Allard Baird

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Allard Baird

Biographical Information[edit]

Allard Baird became General Manager of the Kansas City Royals in 2000, when he replaced Herk Robinson. He had been the Royals' assistant GM in 1999-2000. During Baird's tenure, the Royals had three 100-loss seasons and finished above .500 only in 2003. He was responsible for trading away stars Carlos Beltran, Johnny Damon, and Jermaine Dye. He was fired on May 31, 2006 and replaced by Dayton Moore.

In 2008 Baird was an Assistant to the GM of the Boston Red Sox. In 2011-2012 he held the position of VP/Player Personnel and Professional Scouting for the Red Sox. The title was shortened to VP/Player Personnel in 2013. He left the Sox after their World Series win in 2018 to join the New York Mets as Vice President and Assistant General manager of scouting and player development, working alongside newly hired GM Brodie Van Wagenen, a position that had been filled by J.P. Ricciardi under the previous regime. He was fired alongside Van Wagenen when new owner Steven Cohen took over on November 6, 2020.

Prior to joining the Royals front office, Baird was an assistant coach at Southern Arkansas University in 1985-1986 and head coach at Broward Community College in 1987-1988. He was then a minor league coach (1988-1989 Appleton Foxes) and scout and was responsible for signing Johnny Damon to his first pro contract.

Preceded by
Herk Robinson
Kansas City Royals General Manager
Succeeded by
Dayton Moore

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