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KC Royals: Can Dayton Moore Defy Gravity?

Most of the front office cut their baseball teeth during Atlanta’s historic run of success from the early 90’s through the mid 2000’s. The Braves won 14 National League West division titles in 15 years, including 11 straight at one point.

Apparently, Dayton Moore believes he can replicate such consistent success despite rule changes that make the task more difficult. The biggest obstacle to an Atlanta-like run today is restrictions on draft bonuses and international spending that come with a strong regular season finish.

That reality forced even baseball super-executive Theo Epstein to “tank” early soon after taking over the Chicago Cubs before the 2012 season.