by John Viril—
Dayton Moore is a Prophet.
Move over Nostradamus. Forget about Jimmy the Greek. Three weeks ago, Dayton Moore asserted that his team would “keep pushing” to win this season instead of selling off assets as the trade deadline approached. He insisted that there was “no reason” that the Royals could not win 15 of 20 games and pull into contention.
Moore’s comment was mocked far and wide in sports bars, in living rooms, and across the internet. Blogger Rany Jazayerli insisted the Royals should sell. Craig Brown from Royals Review called for Moore’s head. I derided Moore for being “unrealistic” and insisted that he made a mistake by failing to trade not only pending free agent Ervin Santana, but making the case that Greg Holland should be put on the block as well.
The very next day Moore’s team returned from the All-Star break and did exactly what their general manager said they could do. The Kansas City Royals have now won 15 of their 19 games. If you inclu...