Dayton Moore Reacts to Dayton Moore’s Trade

Posted on Tampa Bay Rays blog DRaysBay, one will find the most curious analysis of the recent Rays-Royals super trade that send James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City for Wil Myers and every minor league pitcher in the Royals system.

The fair user dennet passes along this visual, extracted from Out of the Park Baseball 2013, in which A.I.-version Royals GM Dayton Moore reacts to the trade real-life-version Dayton Moore greenlit some 17 hours ago:

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Granted, who is to say the Royals or the economy for baseball talent in that particular OOTP13 season at all match with the present scenarios that precipitated the real-life deal. Also, this trade was proposed pre-2012 season, before Shields and Davis both improved their stock, and Mike Montgomery hurt his. But then again, the fact the Royals are still apparently streets away from contention, one would imagine real-life Moore would be only increasingly distrustful of this offer.

But that wouldn’t be the real-life Moore, would it?

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6 Responses to “Dayton Moore Reacts to Dayton Moore’s Trade”

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  1. Jeremy Blachman says:

    This is great.

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  2. Mr. Observant says:

    Agreed – and the funniest part is to think that anywhere from 1/4 to 1/3 of MLB GM’s could be replaced by the algorithims that run this game’s programming and make more informed decisions on trades and signings…

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  3. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    “M. Booty”

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  4. TheMooseOfDeath says:

    I don’t understand why everyone is so upset with Dayton Moore when it is now clear that Andrew Friedman must have hit the “Force Trade” button

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    • Antonio Bananas says:

      This wasn’t just force, this was rape. “you can have a 30 year old start who’s likely already had his career years (and you won’t keep him more than 2 years before losing him) and a solid starter who will end up your ace once Shields is gone due to your shittiness at building teams. In return, I’ll take your best hitting prospect, your best pitching prospect, and a former top prospect who we feel we can turn around”.


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      • Josh says:

        Or, you can take an ace still in his prime years with a relatively cheap contract along with a younger starter who showed promise last year as a RP for an OF prospect who strikes out in 25% of his AB’s in the minors in a hitter friendly league, a pitching prospect who will be a #3 at best and most likely just a back end starter (not even good enough to start for Tampa), a complete bust starting pitcher who never even fully mastered A+ ball, and a R ball 3B. Yeah, you can flip this trade either way.

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