Daily Archives: September 9, 2015

How the Kansas City Royals built a championship club


SEPTEMBER 2015 – After crowned the American League champions last year and entering September with the AL best record, let’s examine how these Kansas City Royals were built by general manager Dayton Moore and his lieutenants.

It began a decade ago with the selection of Alex Gordon, the second overall pick in the 2005 draft. Gordon appeared to be a bust early, with sub-par batting averages – .215 in 2010 and .232 in 2009 – and just average power. Then Kevin Seitzer modified his swing — a .303 average with a career high 23 home runs in 2011