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David, tell me why we have such a poor Farm System when we have had a lot of great available picks in years past

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Good review...I have been following the rule 5 draft for decades and understand why it's important to go through the process... and understand that it's a way to keep teams from hording players... but outside of a few relievers changing teams it seems pretty insubstantial....am I right or am being too harsh?

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People who freak out when they hear that a player under team control signed their 1-year deal are among my biggest pet peeves as a baseball fan. Good luck educating the masses :-)

"The Royals infield defense is good enough to carry a bat first utility player, in my opinion." Boy, wouldn't that be nice to see. You wrote that about Devin Mann, but it also applies to Tucker Bradley in the outfield. What a luxury to have guys on the bench who you are excited about using as a pinch-hitter in a key situation because you know they can actually keep a rally moving. I'd much rather have that kind of guy than a .300 OBP guy who might get lucky and run into a fastball and hit a homer once in awhile. (yeah, looking at you, O'Hearn).

I'm so sad that there's even a conversation about leaving Nick Pratto off the 40-man. I'm not at all saying you're wrong, just that he seemed like such a lock after his '21 season. I'm afraid someone else is going to fix his approach and unlock his potential.

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Every player you listed on the non-tender list I wouldn’t mind at all if they were gone. Not that they are bad. But let’s get the bottom of this roster better. Lots of turnover needs to happen in that area….and yeah, injuries suck….and Samad Taylor probably needs a little more of a chance. But otherwise, pretty much everyone on that list has had time to prove themselves and have not. Or at least not enough to not be on the non tender list. Obviously, it isn’t as simple as you have to find guys to replace them…..but move on Royals if you can.

Hearing a bit of talk about Giolito with the Royals. I’d be very excited about that. You hearing anything?

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