The goodwill from the Royals winning streak is now gone and we're back to 2023 baseball.
I don’t see Vazquez on that list why would they keep him
It’s at the point where the Royals should DFA everyone on your list. Sigh.
Lesky, listened to you and Petro on your spot yesterday from earlier in the week. (Petro seemed grouchy, lol). But when you brought up Olivares in the article today it reminded me of that convo. Are you getting any impression they are done with Olivares and MJ in the outfield after this year? I think they statement that stood out to me the most is “when do they really start following the rays model” of best defense on the field. Which is kind of what I’m hoping for now going into next year if that is Isbel, Waters, and some left fielder (shoot, I’d take a platoon with MJ and Velasquez…but that doesn’t help the defense really so IDK). Do you get the impression they are going to go full defense and figure out the offense later going into next year?
Also, I know it’s hard, but people really got to get over not trading people. Singer has to have a good few starts here to at least provide the FO the option of trading him. You have to get more assets for him, they just have too. They need more assets and if you aren’t going to sign them, then it’s trade and draft. And the draft hasn’t exactly been a boom for them historically. It needs to be done. Let’s just say after the deadline, I have more faith in this FO finding guys via trade than I do their FA signings or historical drafts. Lol.
Long winded comment, but. Really good article on royals review the other day about the longevity of the front office. Have you heard, are you getting the impression, do you expect them to make some pretty big changes this offseason? Petro will go to his grave this isn’t this FO’s fault…everyone has their opinions which is totally fine. The reality is always somewhere in the middle right. Just really want this “evaluation year” that is now turning into “evaluation years” to be on everything within the organization. I expect there to be pretty big changes this offseason. Firing and hiring within that group. Do you? For someone who has some sources, if that what you hear?
It took me a long time but I am finally okay with them trading Singer. I feel like at this point we have a good idea what he is, and he is a lot more valuable as a #4 starter for a contender than as the Royals' #2 in another non-competitive season, so I think the return should be pretty good compared to what we gain from keeping him.
I didn’t see Velazquez listed in any of their transactions. DH, Wed evening
I wonder with Singer, is this just what Singer is going to be. Flashes of great, but mostly average. I hoped that a full season with a different pitching staff we would see consistency. We see what they did with Chapman, Ragans, etc. which makes me think why not Singer. And I understand these examples are all very different pitchers & Ragans is a small sample size.
Is it that Singer maybe has to unlearn a few things the old pitching staff trained him to do? Welcome your thoughts, as always!