Rockies are linked to the former general manager who won the World Series

The Colorado Rockies could expand their front office very soon, according to a report by Jon Heyman of the New York Post.

The story states that Colorado could hire former Kansas City Royals President Dayton Moore for “a senior position, but probably not as general manager, given that the owners are believed to be supporting Bill Schmidt.” Heyman reports, that Moore didn’t know the Rockies were interested.

Moore was somewhat surprisingly fired last fall when relatively new Royals owner John Sherman handed him the axe. Moore is the rare small market manager to win a World Series. The 56-year-old landed the job in Kansas City back in 2006 and twice led the royals from perpetual basement dwellers to the Fall Classic.

Slow rebuilding lasted nearly a decade and Moore’s subsequent rebuilds failed. Despite two years of amazing success, the team has finished fifth or fourth in 11 of its 17 years at the top of AL Central, finishing top of the division only the year KC won the 2015 World Series.

Moore has made his mark as a scout, finding jewels for the royals like current Rockies Mike Moustakas and former Rockies Wade Davis, Greg Holland and Drew Butera, as well as All-Stars Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield.

Midway through the 2021 season, Schmidt took over the position of GM of the Rockies from Jeff Bridich and assumed the full-time position in the fall.

Bridich wanted to emulate something of what the Royals did when building their championship roster, which is why so many KC players made the journey down I-70 to Denver. But earlier this year, owner Dick Monfort was extremely critical of the royals’ actions.

“[Refueling]worked for the Cubs,” Monfort said at the time. “I mean, I think the Cubs really did that. And the Astros. Kansas City, I don’t know if they tried that or if they were just (bad) over a period of time. Trouble is, Kansas City isn’t attracting anyone now, is it? If the (Royals) are in remodeling, this year is 8 of them. I don’t think our fans want to come to the games and say we’re going to suck for eight years.”

Off the field, Moore has spoken out strongly against pornography and has required players from minor leagues in the Royals system to attend a seminar in support of his faith. Moore has been vocal about his Christian faith, which several people in the Rockies organization have publicly shared.

Moore is currently working as an advisor to the Texas Rangers, who just defeated the Rockies last weekend.



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