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Royals' Spin On Jose Guillen Quotes Begins

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Royals GM Dayton Moore has responded to Jose Guillen quotes that recently appeared in a Jeffrey Flanagan column on FOX Sports Kansas City.

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For a refresher, Guillen said the Royals were:

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  • "Fundamentally, this is one of the worst teams in all of baseball."
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  • "Why do we get 14 or 15 hits and we score one or two runs. How does that happen? Lack of concentration. Lack of being smart."
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  • "Respect for the game has been lost. That pisses me off. When you get older, you like to be around guys with winning attitudes and winning atmospheres."
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Ned Yost already said: "He is a guy who is fundamentally sound and wants to see that in others. So, I get that."

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And Dayton Moore's take on it, per the Kansas City Star:

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"I read it, and I took it as a positive," Moore said. "I know José’s spoken this way in the past, but I know for a fact that he’s over that because we’ve talked about it. I do know from the conversations we’ve had that he’s happy about being here."

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There's no way you can read those comments and honestly look at them as a positive. I understand Moore needs to spin it that way but that's clearly not the case.