(USA Today)While most of the country was out shopping for bargains on Black Friday, watching college football with the family or traveling to and from holiday gatherings, some rare and fairly significant day-after-Thanksgiving baseball news was breaking.
Beginning in Kansas City, the Royals announced a two-year contract extension for general manager Dayton Moore.
#Royals and GM Dayton Moore agree to a two-year extension, which runs through the 2016 season.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) November 29, 2013
Aside from the odd timing of the announcement, Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star notes the extension comes as no surprise. With the Royals coming off their first winning season since 2003 and highest win total (86) since 1989, owner David Glass wants to keep the continuity going with Moore and manager Ned Yost, who also received a two-year extension in October.
It makes perfect sense from a baseball perspective. As Mellinger also mentions, the stability sheds a more positive light on the organization as a whole, beginning right at the top with Glass.Read More »from Black Friday deals: Royals give GM Dayton Moore two-year extension, Giants re-sign Ryan Vogelsong