On Wednesday, Kansas City Royals ownership decided it was time to part ways with longtime executive Dayton Moore.
Moore entered the organization in 2006 and was the general manager until September 2021, when he was promoted to president of baseball operations.
However, the team is currently 29 games under .500 (60-89) after finishing 2021 with a 74-88 record.
That may have played a part in owner John Sherman’s decision to fire Moore.
Moore was the architect of the 2015 World Series championship in Kansas City.
In a period between 2013 and 2015, the Royals were a competitive team in the American League.
They barely missed the playoffs in 2013, but lost the 2014 World Series and won it a year later.
Moore Gave Guthrie A Chance To Win A World Series
Moore was there, making savvy trades and signing the right players for the three-year window.
One of those players, Jeremy Guthrie, posted a heartfelt message on Twitter after learning Moore was fired.
“THANK YOU DAYTON MOORE! Thank you for being an inspiring & honest leader who helped the @Royals become World Series Champions! Thank you for believing in me & giving me an opportunity to pitch in KC when my career was on the brink. You have impacted the Guthrie’s tremendously,” the former pitcher wrote.
THANK YOU DAYTON MOORE!
Thank you for being an inspiring & honest leader who helped the @Royals become World Series Champions!
Thank you for believing in me & giving me an opportunity to pitch in KC when my career was on the brink
You have impacted the Guthrie’s tremendously
— Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) September 22, 2022
It’s nice to know Moore impacted Guthrie’s career, and several others, with his leadership skills.
He was a steady member of the rotation from 2013 to 2015 and endured the World Series loss of 2014 and the victory in 2015.
Now retired, Guthrie is 43 and left a solid 4.42 ERA as an MLB pitcher.
It’s fair to say he enjoyed his best moments with the Royals, in Kansas City.