Dayton Moore Legacy: Moneyball Or Luck???

At the end of another disappointing season, baseball fans are engaging in existential debate in the absence of any hope for a playoff appearance.

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"The only thing that you can hang your hat on during this era is the brief window from 2013 to 2017 where the team was competitive and managed two somewhat miraculous playoff runs. It took them a long time to get there, and then it collapsed quickly as even calling the 2017 team competitive is stretching things a bit with them coming up short of .500 by a couple of games. My analytical brain wants to just wish Dayton luck and say this is what you get when you can’t win. But shouldn’t back-to-back World Series and a trophy give him something more, even if in a lot of ways, it was just lightning in a bottle?"

Actually, somebody wrote a book on this topic and Hollywood even produced a movie about the concept . . . Moneyball. The only person the concept really benefited was Brad Pitt.

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How much is a championship worth?

Dayton Moore's departure is not surprising given the team's lack of performance over the past half-decade. And yet, it feels a little strange to see someone bring home a championship and then be fired rather unceremoniously. His tendency toward loyalty, or at least the media's perception of him being loyal to a fault, is not the norm in the cutthroat world of professional sports.

Royals Review Radio: The farewell Dayton Moore episode

Max Rieper, Matthew LaMar, and Jeremy Greco react to the firing of Dayton Moore and look ahead to what J.J. Picollo might bring as the new man in charge. Plus Max talks to David Lesky on whether Mike Matheny is the next to go and who might be a candidate to replace him.

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