Royals extend GM Dayton Moore through 2016

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Moore took over as Kansas City's general manager in 2006.

The Kansas City Royals have extended the contract of general manager Dayton Moore through the 2016 season, according to Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star. Terms of the deal have not yet been announced.

Moore took over as the Royals' GM in June of 2006 after the midseason firing of Allard Baird. In his first seven seasons at the helm, the team suffered through losing campaigns; their best record during that time was a 75-87 mark in 2008.

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Then, with his job seemingly on the line and several young players primed to break out in 2013, Moore made a push for the playoffs. He re-signed starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie after acquiring him from the Rockies for Jonathan Sanchez in 2012, traded for Ervin Santana, and dealt a package of prospects highlighted by eventual Rookie of the Year Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays for two more hurlers, James Shields and Wade Davis. With those pitchers, homegrown hitters Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez, and All-Star closer Greg Holland, the Royals challenged for a Wild Card in 2013 and finished with an 86-76 record -- their most wins since 1989 and their first winning record since 2003.

Despite the recent success that seems to have saved his job, Moore has not always been a popular figure in Kansas City. His references to "The Process," his term for his long-term plan to get the Royals back into contention, have become something of a running joke among fans. Here is what Craig Brown of Royals Review had to say about him last July:

Among the evidence I presented was his infatuation with replacement level players, his inability to construct a coherent major league roster while misreading the markets and his complete failure on the player development front.

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