Report: Royals offer GM job to Braves' Moore

Updated: May 27, 2006, 11:28 AM ET
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The Royals are looking for Allard Baird's successor at general manager, even as he continues to fill the role in Kansas City.

The job has been offered to Braves assistant Dayton Moore, the Kansas City Star reported Saturday, and the team has other candidates in mind if Moore does not accept the job.

Moore, according to the paper, won't take the job unless he has complete control of personnel matters.

The 39-year-old Wichita, Kan., native is Atlanta's director of player development. He has worked for the Braves since 1994.

Should negotiations fail, the Royals could move on to ex-Phillies GM Ed Wade or ex-Tigers and Padres GM Randy Smith, the Star reported.

The Royals (11-35) are mired in one of their worst seasons ever, and rumors of Baird's demise have floated for weeks.