Kansas City Royals: 3 impacts selling of team would have on future

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2. New owner likely means all new staff

Dayton Moore became the Kansas City Royals General Manager in June 2006. It was the turning point of the franchise under David Glass as he drafted really well in 2007, taking Mike Moustakas in the first round. The following season, Eric Hosmer. In 2010, he made the trade for Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, Jeremy Jeffress, and Jake Odorizzi.

While Ned Yost could certainly find himself looking for a new job this season, Moore has done pretty well as the general manager. Sure this 2019 roster is garbage but small market team’s are more susceptible to rebuilding modes because the higher payrolls are not sustainable. I hate to keep using this as example but look when the Chicago Cubs changed ownership in 2009.

Tom Ricketts hired Theo Epstein who hired Joe Maddon who filled out his own staff to support him. That’s the likely scenario if Glass ends up selling the team; however, I parallel his situation much like the Wrigley family prior to selling to the Ricketts family.

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Again, while some people are frustrated with Dayton Moore, change is not always for the better. He’s done well drafting and now it’s just a matter of complementing the prospects with quality free agents.