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The Dayton Moore approval poll

How’s he doing?

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Dayton Moore begins his eleventh full season leading the Royals this season, and while things were slow going at first, he has produced two pennants and a championship, and the team has managed to avoid a losing record in each of the last four seasons. There were some grumblings that ownership and management were at odds over payroll at the beginning of the off-season, but ultimately the Royals raised payroll to a franchise-record level.

Moore faced a critical juncture last off-season, with several impending free agents, and chose to extend the window by trading off a few players for younger, MLB-ready contributors, signing short-term deals, and extending or negotiating to keep core players. Here is a summary of Dayton Moore’s off-season:

The Royals have not foreclosed the possibility of re-signing a few more players out of the group eligible for free agency - Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar.

The 2017 season could be a critical one for the Royals. It could be a last hurrah with the current group, it could be a firesale, or it could be an extension of the current window of contention.

How is Dayton Moore doing? Do you approve?

See the August 2016 Dayton Moore approval poll.