Dayton Moore's Remarks to the Chamber of Commerce

So, I don't believe that I have posted here before although I have followed along for several years.  My buddy went to the chamber of commerce event with Dayton today and he jotted down the following notes.  I thought it would be interesting to get the take of everyone on here.  Who know that Dayton was able to prolong his timeline from the mythical year of 2012 to 2013 without anyone noticing?  I wish my bosses would give me 9 years, and somewhere between zero and negative progress at the highest level of my job, to prove that I am doing "a good job".  Anyway, here are the notes that my friend jotted down.  He emailed me this right after the meeting and was very enthusiastic,  Catch his thoughts after the jump.

Some notes from the Dayton Moore conversation this morning:

  • 2013 is the year
  • To win a championship you need a leadoff guy, 3 and 4 hole guy
  • He believes Butler is a legitamate 4 hole guy
  • It takes 5-7 years to develop Latin American players due to cultural differences
  • He says that Francis, Franceur, Butler are going to surprise people this year
  • Gordon is going to breakout this year with his bat
  • It takes 7 pitchers in a rotation to win a championship....3 starters, 2 righty relievers, a lefty and a closer (not necessarily dominant, but one that is fearless, can throw strikes and knows how to get people out
  • He thought Grienke would leave in '06, '07, and '08....said it was a full time job to take care of him, but that he would take him back in 2013 because they know how to deal with him
  • we will never be a 100 mill payroll team
  • there were only 5 "home grown" players on the team when he started
  • the Cuban defector we got and paid 7 mill last year had minor shoulder surgery that went fine and he will be in A ball this year like they thought
  • Since he has been there only 2 organizations have had less picks than the royals so they have been effecient in their drafting

Let's hear it.  Who has more confidence than before?  He has done so well with so little :(

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