This quote from Billy Beane appeared in an issue of Baseball America which speaks to the scouts versus stats debate.
You have to be careful when you see something with your eyes, because sometimes your emotions tend to dictate your viewpoint. I can’t explain why a magician looks like he pulls a rabbit out of his hat. I just know the rabbit wasn’t in the hat.
What does this mean for the Royals? Well, the organization either believes that the rabbits live in the hats of magicians or Dayton Moore just sucks at magic.