Dayton Moore will be cashing more of those sweet, sweet Wal-Mart checks from David Glass. The Kansas City Star reports that Glass has rewarded Moore, the Royals' general manager, with a four-year extension. The Star tries to polish a turd:
Moore became the club's general manager on May 30, 2006. The club's record improved in his first two full seasons before this year's slide.
The Royals lost 93 games in his first full season with the club, 87 the next year and 80 so far this year. Overall, Moore's record stands at 242 wins and 317 loses. And FYI: The Royals are only 19 1/2 games out of first place in their division.
Bang up job, Dayton.
Update (3:05 p.m. Monday, August 31): It's official. Read the press release after the jump.
ROYALS EXTEND GENERAL MANAGER DAYTON MOORE THROUGH 2014
KANSAS CITY, MO (August 31, 2009) - The Kansas City Royals today announced they have extended the contract of General Manager Dayton Moore through the 2014 season. Moore has exercised his option for 2011 with the Royals extending the deal to cover the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons. Consistent with club policy, terms of the extension were not disclosed.
"Although it has been a disappointing season," said Royals' President Dan Glass, "I believe we are heading in the right direction and Dayton is an important part of the process."