Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals fired longtime general manager Dayton Moore on Wednesday.
Signed in 2006, Moore helped take the club from consistently losing 100 or more games a season to a World Series champion team in 2015, before the new slide began.
Kansas City also took part in the Fall Classic in 2014, losing in seven games to the San Francisco Giants.
The following year, the Royals triumphed in five matches against the New York Mets.
The announcement was made at Kauffman Stadium by owner John Sherman, who kept Moore in place after acquiring the club from David Glass in 2019.
“The goal is clear and it’s to be able to aspire to a championship again,” said Sherman. We’ve rolled back to 2022, which can happen. But in talking with Dayton and others, I determined there needed to be a bigger change than what was mentioned.”
Moore was present on Wednesday. He addressed the media briefly, before quietly leaving the room.
He had become president of baseball operations earlier this year, handing over the GM duties to JJ Picollo. The latter will now take over baseball operations.
The Royals entered the day Wednesday with a 59-89 record.
Their last winning season dates back to 2015.