They're either lying or incompetent and neither one is good news.
Well said, I hope this sentiment grows until they can't ignore it anymore. Even my truly die hard parents who don't miss a game are fed up and say its hard to watch.
Givem hell David..... 100%. The organization is at risk of driving off whatever good sentiment came from 14 and 15 permanently. Thank God for the Pirates, or the Royals would be the worst org in MLB for the last 30 years. Its maddening to watch Santana and OHearn get ABs every day. The only fun to be had watching this horrible product is the kids. With the relative success of Junior, MJ and Rivera, we are way past valid excuses for not bringing up Pasquantino at a minimum. Everyone has to be held accountable.... from the players to the front office.
Thanks for writing what I was thinking. Only way Sherman is really going to get the message is to stop going to the ballpark.
We all are. I was with my family watching the tail end of the game last night. Our interest peaked when the Royals tied the game. From that time on the group began predicting the outcome of the game. With over 30 comments back and forth, NONE OF US predicted a win. Right before the pitch that put Cleveland up by three, I turned to the others and laughingly said "game over 3 run homer". Then came the pitch. The room went silent and we turned off the TV.
This is the legacy of the current Royals. All of us fans are done with this!
I attended last night's game and the Royals certainly had a chance to win it, but the manager put in a couple of relievers who had little or no time in the major leagues. Between them they gave up 4 runs and the game was over. Does management have an excuse for this incompetence as well? The fans and the players deserve better management and coaching. Getting rid of the hitting coach has proven beneficial, and now it is high time to finish housecleaning.
I was going to ask why are they letting Ramirez beat them….not ONCE but TWICE with an open base if they are trying to win? It’s just very clear they don’t know what they are doing. Manager through front office. I actually don’t mind Picollo…..but he’s in a tough spot. He’s got a title but I don’t fully believe he actually pulls any strings. DM has to go. You keep Picollo…fine. It’s to the point I’m actively rooting against the Royals just so they will clean house. That’s pretty bad.
I agree David. To use a nearby example, when the teams in the AFC West began upgrading their talent, it was initially worrisome. Would the Chiefs be able to maintain their strangle hold on the division? Then I thought "Wait a minute, the Chiefs have the best coach and GM in the division, they will be able to keep up with or ahead of the rest of the division. With the Royals, we all realize they have one of the very worst front offices in all of baseball, and certainly the worst in the AL. Sherman invested a ton of money to buy the Royals, why would he want people with a long and proven history of incompetence running the team? Why does he seem to be asleep at the wheel? Why did he promote a GM who has 3 winning seasons out of the 16 he has been on the job? Sherman is allowing the problem and only he can fix it.
I have to admit that I just don’t know enough about JJ Picollo to determine how culpable he is. I have gotten generally positive impressions of him from what comments I have seen, so I’d be inclined to not get rid of him pending more exposure without Moore and crew to deal with.
But I am completely sympathetic to everything else you said, Sir. This has gone on WAY too long, and while I am not giving up on being a Royals fan, it’s quite clear that it’s time to make some drastic changes. If the actual plan is to alienate so much of the fan base that Sherman has an excuse to move the team when the stadium lease expires, it seems to be working.
I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking that the broadcast crew has 1) become a mouthpiece for the front office and 2) continues to act like baseball is still in the 90s. I would create a drinking game centered around how many times Rex mentions putting the ball in play, bunting, or pitching to contact, but I'd probably end up in the ER by the 3rd inning.
I'm pissed at myself for wasting the money on 2 months of DirecTV Stream to watch this shit show. I'm done until real changes are made.
I agree, David. I covered the Royals frequently for UPI in the early 80s and felt the managers and front office were surprisingly open and en point with sportswriters, particularly Dick Howser. But writers had the advantage of entering the lockerrooms post-games, and Howser went out of his way to be available to talk about the game and strategies long into the evening. Covid protocols have cut into that face-to-face and direct openness. Bland news conferences lead to platitudes and talking points. But I'm with you. Clear the decks.
Bases loaded with a chance to seize control of the game. Up to the plate is Santana. Pretty sure Vinnie would've gotten a better result.
What they did with Whit Merrifield in 2015 is emblematic. They were not able to see that they had a second baseman/right fielder in the organization and wasted his time and organizational resources (Manea) to fill a void that only existed because of their blindness. The problem is they are too caught up in measurable athletic tools and do not value "players." They did not respect Whit because he was not rated highly when he was drafted. That's their problem with Pasquantino. He's tainted by being an 11th round pick. They have not learned. You can argue that Pratto is young and needs a little more time. (Though I don't agree.) But you cannot make a reasonable argument about Pasquantino. I cannot bear to watch Santana waste another single at bat. With the game tied yesterday and the bases full of Royals, what did he do? Exactly what we all knew he would do. I'm not going to watch again until they bring up Pasquantino.
Since they are so interested in making money, they had better bring the young guys up or attendance will decline dramatically.
So I’m assuming Vinnie comes up in a week and Pratto in a couple more and they use that as a chance to save face. But when you want to burn the boat, you can’t go back. I’m with you, but if the best thing moving forward is removing JJ and Dayton, do we actually want to see Pratto, Vinnie, or anyone who gives us hope? I think strategically of you want the fans up in arms then you don’t want them up until they’re fired.
They definitely need to clean house at the top!