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Like Wren, Moore did a great job this offseason by not trading any of his top pitching prospects...

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Like Wren, Moore did a great job this offseason by not trading any of his top pitching prospects including Mike Montgomery, Chris Dwyer, Jake Odorizzi and Aaron Crow, as well as holding on to top outfield prospect Wil Myers. The Royals are close to becoming legitimate contenders, and a veteran pitcher or two could put them over the top. However, Moore was shrewd to not give in to the temptation of making a short-term deal just to try to contend now, and instead held on to all of his best assets. Thus, when they are ready to win in 2013, all of their young pieces have been left intact. Sometimes the best deals you make are the ones you don't make, and that was the case with Moore and the Royals this offseason.

Jim Bowden writes about 5 GM's who helped their teams long-term. Dayton is #5.
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