Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore is deeply disappointed in his players and coaches after 10 players and three coaches were unable to travel to Toronto due to Canada’s COVID-19 travel restriction.
Royals star infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield was one of 10 players unable to travel with the team as he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. He suffered a toe injury on Sunday that broke his streak of 553 straight games on Monday. But if he was healthy, he revealed he might have been vaccinated… if the Royals were indeed a team that was in the playoffs and they might have to play the Blue Jays in Canada.
“That’s the only reason I would think about getting it at this point is to go to Canada,” Merrifield explained MLB.com’s Anne Rogers. “That could change later. Something happens and I get put on a team that has a chance to play in Canada in the postseason, maybe that will change.”
Royals President Dayton Moore spoke to 810 WHB’s Soren Petro in Kansas City about the situation and he wasn’t happy.
Royals President Dayton Moore is ‘disgusted’ by Whit Merrifield and others
Kansas City Royals President Dayton Moore revealed to Petro that he heard Whit Merrifield’s comments and was not happy.
“I was disappointed,” Moore said. “To be honest, I was disgusted.”
He also said Royals owner John Sherman was also “disappointed and upset” by the events.
Moore also said it was a season-long issue. “We’ve already dealt with a lot of frustration and tension over the course of this season to be completely frank with you.” said Moore.
The Royals weren’t built to be a winner in 2022, but if there’s as much team contention as there seems to be, the Royals need to hit the reset button and trade in some of their players at the trade deadline and some managers and/or do The coaching is also changing.
https://fansided.com/2022/07/14/royals-dayton-moore-comment-whit-merrifield/ As 3 coaches drop out of Jays streak, Dayton Moore’s disappointment says it all