Not many highlights in a truly terrible weekend of baseball for the Royals.
Good stuff, David, especially regarding Mondi and injuries to players in general. Spot on! Enjoy your well-written material, and thanks for continuing to plug ITC on Royals Review until I remembered to sign up!
I had the same emotions about Dayton and the front office this weekend. I think I can finally say that he probably shouldn't be in the general manager's chair anymore, but dammit, I want to keep him in the organization somehow. He's an exemplary leader, good for baseball, and too important to the city to lose.
I took an emotional health break this weekend and enjoyed victories by the Chiefs and Sporting KC, while just score checking on the Royals. What a nightmare they must be trapped in as this year winds down, with things not working out! I understood and agreed with the idea to bring in Benny and Carlos and Minor to help to start to turn things around. But Carlos Santana is wearing out, and we still having to pay him for next year. Minor is average at best, not someone to lead a young staff. Dozier's unwise albatross contract. Whit declining. Singer too stubborn to change. Olivares and Kowar not getting a fair shot. The medical staff and Mondi not being able to figure things out - like they did with Lorenzo's legs to get him and keep him on the field. I hope we make wise choices the rest of this year.
You saying this weekend might be the push that leads to a change in leadership reminds me of David Glass opening up the pocketbook a little after seeing how well Royals fans responded the week of the 2012 All Star Game. I hate to say it, but agree think it is time for a change in the front office.
Being at Friday and Saturday nights' games and then again tonight, it really was a little saddening to see that our biggest attendance yet (Saturday) was seemingly due to the opposing team's attendance.
Keeping the FO on for '22 with it being a make or break year is just going to lead to more bad decisions. It already has led to some. You either have to commit to DM (or Picollo w DM as Prez or something) or cut ties as soon as possible.
You wrote this article before the Houston series. So I'm eager to see how you explain a team that took 3 of 4 from the Astros (and probably should have won the last game), won 2 of 3 in Chicago, and took 3 of 4 at home against the White Sox (and it should have been a sweep). How can a team be so bad and then so good from one week to the next. Luck? The other team not taking KC seriously?