The Royals are promoting Dayton Moore to president of baseball operations and JJ Picollo to GM, per source.
Royals promoting Dayton Moore and JJ Piccolo
Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman and GM Dayton Moore will be holding a joint presser today at 2 p.m. “to discuss several items pertaining to the organization.”
JJ Picollo, longtime assistant GM and the head of the Royals' revamped player development plan, is the new GM. Dayton Moore will take on a president's role in the organization. Confirming reports by @JonHeyman
, not that they need it.
Royals are the smallest market to win a WS in 30 years, their future looks great with Witt, Pratto and others. Job well done by Dayton Moore and Co. https://t.co/frNVVV7qA4
There’s not a more respected executive in the game than Dayton Moore, who is being promoted to president in the #Royals organization while JJ Picollo is promoted to GM.
What Dayton Moore has done for this franchise, this organization, and baseball in Kansas City can’t be understated. Keeping him in the organization was an absolute must. With that said, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited… https://t.co/SbH4aRAII6
A source confirms that today's #Royals announcement expected to be promotions of Dayton Moore to president of baseball operations and JJ Picollo to GM. @JonHeyman
But of course the devil is in the details: Dayton Moore is still Picollo's boss, and it's not clear whether their responsibilities are shifting or whether their titles (and presumably salaries) are simply getting a fresh coat of paint.
NEWS: The Royals are expected to hold a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Reportedly, its contents will include addressing the soon-to-be promotions of two key members of the organization's staff. More ↓
The longest-serving GM in Kansas City Royals history, Dayton Moore, will be promoted to the role of team president after 15 seasons. His longtime assistant J.J. Piccolo takes over as general manager, per reports: https://t.co/AKuCobIYAG
As of today, the #Royals W-L% under Dayton Moore as GM = .458 (1106-1308)
Without Dayton as GM = .488 (2886-3026)
Appears to be an addition by subtraction move to remove Dayton as GM.
Looks like Dayton Moore gonna be team president and let JJ handle the GM duties .. I think this is a great move #TogetherRoyal
Dayton Moore's no longer the GM of the Royals :)
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Well, you kind of have to take into account both the championship and the many, many, many years under his tenure of complete and utter failure. One championship doesn't outweigh literally everything else. Dayton Moore has been bad at his job overall.
A news conference with Royals CEO John Sherman and GM Dayton Moore is scheduled for this afternoon. https://t.co/py9bKwR37k
And they were absolutely LOST when Dayton Moore took over.
Some people overestimate what a small market GM can do—and forget that he’s the only small market GM who made two straight World Series appearances and won a championship.
Dayton Moore getting a promotion gives us all hope that we can fail our way up.
The #Royals are promoting Dayton Moore to president of baseball operations and JJ Picollo to general manager, @Feinsand
Big news from the Royals organization coming this afternoon. Our friend Dayton Moore looks to be getting a promotion. 👀 #TogetherRoyal https://t.co/O5Ierdlcdh
Dayton Moore promoted to president in the #Pirates organization. Confirmed.
Report: Royals' Moore to president, Picollo to GM: Dayton Moore, who presided over the Royals to help the club reach consecutive World Series, has been promoted to president while longtime assistant GM J.J. Picollo will fill his vacancy at general manager. https://t.co/ctKYzBCu0b https://t.co/vQqnggt4Bk