Friday, May 14, 2010

Does Anyone Still Believe in Dayton Moore?

Royals GM Dayton Moore fired manager Trey Hillman yesterday. This entry is not to criticize Moore for firing Hillman. It has been well chronicled in the mainstream media and in the blogs that Hillman was in over his head as Royals manager. But to place more than a fraction of the blame for the Royals struggles on Trey Hillman is wrong because Dayton Moore is the one responsible for the continued downward spiral of the Royals. As long has Moore has control over the operation of the Royals, Kansas City will not have a contending team.

It would not matter if Mike Scioscia, Sparky Anderson, or Earl Weaver were managing the Royals, the result would be the same because the Kansas City Royals are a lousy team. Trey Hillman was forced to manage the club assembled by Dayton Moore. Trey Hillman was not a good manager, but the blame for the continued failure of the Royals does not rest with him. The blame and responsibility for what the Kansas City Royals are today belongs squarely on the shoulders of the inept, yet arrogant Dayton Moore.

1 comment:

The Rotorat said...

12-7-2006 The Royals agreed to terms with right-hander Gil Meche on a five-year deal worth $55 million Thursday as baseball's winter meetings neared a conclusion. "We were proud to be a part of the process and delighted that Gil Meche made the decision to join the Royals," GM Dayton Moore said. "He is an impact pitching talent who fits in with our plan for long term success. At 28, he is entering the prime of his career." Meche was 11-8 with a 4.48 ERA and career highs of 186 2/3 innings and 156 strikeouts in 32 starts for Seattle in 2006.

His ERA for his career now at 4.51, BB to IP still more than 3 walks per nine innings.

Dayton Moore got exactly what he paid for as Meche's numbers as a Royal have been consistantly in line with his career numbers. Where he got that long term success notion I havn't a clue. LOL

Just one example of his inability to run a major league organization..