Originally written on The Viril View: On the KC Royals  |  Last updated 11/9/14
by John Viril— Royals General Manager Dayton Moore has carefully rebuilt the franchise over the last seven seasons.  He turned a woeful minor league system into one of the best in baseball. He took over an aging roster and turned it into a young and promising one. When he recognized his talent pipeline wasn’t giving him starting pitching, he traded 2012 Minor League Player of the Year Wil Myers for two proven starters. This last move signaled that Moore has transitioned his efforts from development to building a winning major league roster. Moore, however, will not build a consistent winner without one final thing: the Royals need a superstar. A superstar brings instant credibility not only within your own clubhouse, but also from other players around major league baseball, your fans, and the national media. A superstar is more than his individual production on the field. His team takes on an identity that everyone associated with the organization can rally around. When the pressure...
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