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Moore reiterates his commitment to Royals

KC general manager not interested in Atlanta GM vacancy
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KANSAS CITY -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore held his end-of-the-season news conference Wednesday, and eventually the question of the open Braves general manager position surfaced, as one would expect.

And once again, just as he did two weeks ago, Moore reaffirmed his conviction to the Royals organization. He also said the Atlanta job had not been offered to him.

KANSAS CITY -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore held his end-of-the-season news conference Wednesday, and eventually the question of the open Braves general manager position surfaced, as one would expect.

And once again, just as he did two weeks ago, Moore reaffirmed his conviction to the Royals organization. He also said the Atlanta job had not been offered to him.

"To me, it's really unprofessional to comment on another vacancy in another organization," Moore said. "I will say this: Nobody has presented that [job] to me. I will say at this point in time I'm extremely passionate about leading, and I'm committed to leading -- not only as a general manager, but in this community as a husband and as a father.

"As long as I get an opportunity to do that, I'm doing what I'm supposed to do. I don't say I do it well, I'm just saying I'm committed, and I'm passionate about doing it."

Video: Moore discusses what Royals can improve from 2017

Moore and owner David Glass spoke for several hours Tuesday, much of the discussion centered on the 2018 Royals, which Moore said is his focus.

"I can't think of [anyone] that would be better to work for than the Glass family," Moore said. "I adore Mr. Glass and the opportunity he has given us. [The Atlanta opening] is not something I think about or something I discuss publicly or privately with our leadership team. We're focused on what we're doing in Kansas City."

Moore also said he understands how rumors about the Atlanta job get started.

"I get the connection there, because that's where I started, so it's natural for someone to ask that question," Moore said. "But again, I don't think it requires me to comment any further about that point."

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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