Kansas City Royals fire chief Dayton Moore, the team’s 2015 World Championship title architect

Kansas City Royals chief Dayton Moore, architect of the club’s 2015 World Championship title, amid its 13th losing season since 2006: ‘The bottom line is it’s time for a change’

  • The Kansas City Royals have fired longtime chief executive Dayton Moore
  • Moore was promoted from general manager to team leader earlier this year
  • Although the Royal Family won their second title with Moore, they suffered too
  • This is the team’s thirteenth losing season since being appointed as GM in 2006
  • Moore, a devout Christian, is best known for holding anti-porn seminars for gamers in 2018

The Kansas City Royals have sacked team boss Dayton Moore, the architect of their 2015 championship, amid the club’s 13th losing season in his tenure.

Team owner John Sherman announced at a press conference on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. He did not hire Sherman Moore, but kept it after acquiring the club from elderly businessman David Glass in 2019.

“The bottom line here is that it’s time for a change,” Sherman said Wednesday. “There is a gap now of where we are and where we expected to be.”

The Kansas City Royals have sacked team boss Dayton Moore, the architect of their 2015 championship, amid the club's 13th losing season in his tenure.

The Kansas City Royals have sacked team boss Dayton Moore, the architect of their 2015 championship, amid the club’s 13th losing season in his tenure.

Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, left, and owner John Sherman watch a practice during spring baseball practice Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in Arizona

Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, left, and owner John Sherman watch a practice during spring baseball practice Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in Arizona

Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, left, and owner John Sherman watch a practice during spring baseball practice Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in Arizona

Moore was the team’s general manager, but his title was lifted earlier this year as his assistant, JJ Piccolo, took over as general manager. Piccolo is now responsible for the operations of the baseball team.

The royals are aged between 59 and 89 for Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins.

Moore’s tenure in Kansas City included two highlights: the 2014 MLS logo and the 2015 World Championship title.

Under former scout, Moore, and then manager Ned Yost, the royals transitioned from a permanent 100-loss team to a competitive club in 2013, going 86-76, featuring young players like Eric Hosmer, Mike Mustakas and Salvador Perez. Reliable offensive threats. Of the three, only Perez is still with the team.

The Royals would reach the World Championships in 2014, falling to the San Francisco Giants in seven games, including a painful 3-2 loss in the final.

However, the core of the team remained the same in 2015, and with Moore adding bowlers Edinson Volkes and Johnny Koito, he beat the New York Mets in five games to claim his second World Championship title.

Kansas City would drop to 0.500 the following year, and it’s been a losing team ever since.

Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals, left, and general manager Dayton Moore lift the championship trophy during the team's celebration of the World Championship on November 3, 2015

Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals, left, and general manager Dayton Moore lift the championship trophy during the team's celebration of the World Championship on November 3, 2015

Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals, left, and general manager Dayton Moore lift the championship trophy during the team’s celebration of the World Championship on November 3, 2015

Moore's tenure in Kansas City included two big highlights: the 2014 MLS banner and the 2015 World Series title. Under former scout, Moore, and then manager Ned Yost, the royals transitioned from a permanent 100-loss team to a competitive club in 2013. , he moved to 86-76, where young players such as Eric Hosmer, Mike Mustakas and Salvador Perez featured reliable offensive threats.  Of the three, only Perez is still with the team

Moore's tenure in Kansas City included two big highlights: the 2014 MLS banner and the 2015 World Series title. Under former scout, Moore, and then manager Ned Yost, the royals transitioned from a permanent 100-loss team to a competitive club in 2013. , he moved to 86-76, where young players such as Eric Hosmer, Mike Mustakas and Salvador Perez featured reliable offensive threats.  Of the three, only Perez is still with the team

Moore’s tenure in Kansas City included two big highlights: the 2014 MLS banner and the 2015 World Series title. Under former scout, Moore, and then manager Ned Yost, the royals transitioned from a permanent 100-loss team to a competitive club in 2013. , he moved to 86-76, where young players such as Eric Hosmer, Mike Mustakas and Salvador Perez featured reliable offensive threats. Of the three, only Perez is still with the team

Moore’s time with the royal family will also be remembered for his Christian faith, which he regularly shared with his players.

More importantly, Moore held an anti-pornography seminar with gamers in 2018.

“But when you sit with guys and they open up and talk about their struggles, you can often trace them back to pornography,” Moore told USA Today in 2018. It was a major problem in their life. They are exposed to it at such a young age, and they become obsessed with it.

It was this seminar that many returned to on social media after Moore’s firing on Wednesday.

Journalist Kevin J.

Many Twitter users were quick to remember Moore's anti-porn seminars when he was fired

Many Twitter users were quick to remember Moore's anti-porn seminars when he was fired

Many Twitter users were quick to remember Moore’s anti-porn seminars when he was fired

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