What, exactly, is the plan?
This, honestly, will determine what happens with the next six queries, and the first 10 games at the K will go quite a ways to determining what that’ll be. Dayton Moore has never overplayed his hand, never committed to a plan before he knew he was holding all the cards and never did anything to shake the confidence of a fanbase that wandered in the desert in search of the promised land for three decades before he showed up.
But time is running short.
GMDM has 18 days before the trade deadline to decide whether it’s buy, sell or stand, and what he decides in those 18 days could decide the franchise’s fate well into the 2020’s.
Go all-in for one last run and in an effort to become Kansas City Royals immortals?
Sell the farm and stock up for the next run of relevance?
Stand pat, make little moves to try to snare a Wild Card spot (or the AL Central, not out of the question) and hope to get some breaks along the way?
I don’t think other is an option, but if there is another way that can set the Kansas City Royals up for success in the near and long term, rest assured Moore is going to try to find it.