Breaking: Royals Fire Team President

After its sixth straight losing season, the Kansas City Royals have fired president of baseball operations Dayton Moore after 16 years at the helm.

Moore took over in 2006, and led a significant rebuild, culminating in the 2015 World Series championship, led by manager Ned Yost.

Moore has also drafted a number of the top prospects that now litter the Royals' lineup, including Bobby Witt Jr., MJ Melendez, Vinnie Pasquantino, and Brady Singer. 

But the Royals struggled again this season, in a year they were hoping to vault back into semi-contention. 

“I’m proud of our culture and what we accomplished in Kansas City," Moore told The Athletic. "I’m disappointed we weren’t able to see it through. But I have confidence in John Sherman, J.J. Picollo and the entire baseball operations department to finish it off.

“I certainly expect to stay in baseball,” Moore continued. “I want to stay in baseball. I’m a coach by nature. One of the things I got criticized for was staying with players too long. But coaches stay with players. That’s what they do. That’s how they are wired.”

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