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Fired Royals Executive Receives Overwhelming Praise From Peter Gammons

Tyler Maher
Peter Gammons praised the former Kansas City Royals president of baseball operations.
Peter Gammons praised the former Kansas City Royals president of baseball operations. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Since the Kansas City Royals fired President of Baseball Operations Dayton Moore yesterday, several high-profile media members have displayed public support for Moore.

One such voice was Peter Gammons, who showered praise on Moore via Twitter on Thursday morning.

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One of the main things that Gammons and others have complimented Moore for is his character and integrity. He apparently made a great impression on a number of people during his time leading Kansas City's front office from 2006-2022.

Unfortunately for Moore, being a good guy only gets you so far in professional sports. At the end of the day it's all about results, and the results just haven't been there for the Royals recently. They're currently mired in their sixth straight losing season and haven't made the playoffs since 2015.

While there's optimism for the team's future based on its strong farm system, the organization still appears several years away from returning to contention due to a lack of talent at the MLB level. Moore oversaw just three winning seasons during his 17 years at the helm, although he did lead the franchise to a pair of pennants and a World Series title in 2015.

Given how well-liked and respected Moore is around the game, he shouldn't have trouble finding another job in baseball, if he wants it. There's a saying that "nice guys finish last," but Moore proved it's possible for nice guys to finish first.

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