The Royals aren't that close, but I also wonder if they're closer than it seems sometimes. That, plus a sweep in Seattle and what's coming up this week is all inside.
Great read on the season! Yeah, maybe Lyles can sit this one out? Diarrhea? Bad cold? Blister? Even if he's pitching decently, it seems like he's bad luck for the team.
Part of me says just shut down Singer if there is any sign of injury. But then part of me says nobody is going to trade for him if there is concern for injury. I tend to agree that there isn’t really a wrong injury with Singer. But if the velocity starts dropping, there might be a wrong answer because as you mentioned his stuff isn’t elite and he doesn’t really have a full arsenal to go too. It’s interesting to keep an eye on indeed!
If I was in charge Lyles would be buried in the bullpen, and one or more of those young guys would be up, to see what they can do. There is nothing to be gained by starting Lyles any more. We know what he is, and nothing can be gained by continuing to run him out there every sixth day.
Your comment about not pitching Lyles next Saturday was pretty funny. Thanks, Buddy. Always enjoy your comments.
I liked your discussion about pinch hitting for Massey...I hope to see more analysis about Q's decisions going forward as we start to play more meaningful games....re: your comment..."in a completely demoralizing season." I think things are past the the darkest days of the Royal Vacination Scandle when this team hit Rock Bottom.... I think the bat will come from inside the organization....but the pitching.....we are gonna need some out side help.... Enjoy the Ned Yost tribute!
I find myself rooting more and more for MJ as the days go by. A strange sensation. Thx for good wrap. Looking forward to offseason, should be interesting regardless of how it turns out.
Good article but I am still laughing on the Massey comment. I know, he’s hitting .380 on Tuesday nights after it get’s dark, he has great power (but only in Yankee stadium) , he’s hit into a lot of bad luck , etc., etc. he’s still a .225 hitter with little power and an average glove
They are not moving Lyles to the bullpen. IDK why you guys are even suggesting it. They are going to get every penny out of that investment. Every bloody inning.