The angel on one shoulder fought with the devil on the other all night, but no matter your thoughts on Lynch, he validated them last night.
The pitching is its own set of concerns, but as I look at the hitters, 8 of the 11 who played last night are batting under .250 and two are under .200. Sure, some players are taking walks but what does a walk do no one consistently drives them in? I have faith in Massey because he's the only one of the kids that has kept his average from bottoming out. We've talked about replacing Taylor in CF but he's quietly become one of the team's best hitters (which isn't saying much). Is the new hitting instruction not kicking in yet? Where are we more likely to see significant improvement next year, hitting or pitching?
Surprised by Picollo’s comments really. Not so much on Lynch because I don’t feel like he’s had enough time yet. I can see it with Bubic more so though. Right, wrong, or indifferent, he has been up in the majors for three years now. I’m not saying its a lost cause or anything like that but the front office putting some pressure on him is fine with me. Lynch…ehh, lets not do that quite yet.
And on the offense. I don’t think we will garner anymore information from them this year. Just let them play it out and get the at bats. Even if it is 8 shutouts in a row. If they don’t hit next year or show improvement on that front, it isn’t going to work for this FO…but same can be said on the pitching front as well.
The Royals let go their Director of minor league pitching the other day.. Now this article...
Heads are gonna roll. Its a big indictment.
A great analysis of everything that right and wrong for Daniel Lynch. Thank you!