How Moore Decided on Big Gamble

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How Moore Decided on Big Gamble
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It was the last night of the winter meetings. No, actually it was morning, the morning of the last day of the meetings, about 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 6, as Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore recalls. All of the Royals’ top scouts and executives were gathered in Moore’s suite at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, facing a defining moment — for their trade talks with the Tampa Bay Rays, and maybe for their long-suffering franchise.

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