Well it's been a horribly rough year for me and the Royals but we'll make it through this just like any couple who wants it bad enough. So thanks for coming back to read my nonsense again folks.
The third annual Ray W awards will be coming your way with the nominations coming soon and the actual awards coming early January. But for now.......
It appears that so far the only big news since the Giants world series win on the Royals front is the farewell of Brian Bannister and Victor Marte, and a few others*. Well of course that and the fact that Zack Grienke is so much closer to being a New York Yankee or a Texas Ranger. Weird enough as that sounds is that there are a few people around Royals fanosphere that are actually in favor of trading Zack. The reason behind that being that they feel that since Zack doesn't want to be a Royal we should get rid of him and that's a fine idea but do we really trust Dayton and company to get the full haul for him ? Right now is not the time, maybe if the right deal comes along but seriously Greinke is the Royals biggest star right now and to a lot of the average fans trading ZG, well it'd be a big ole slap in the face.
On the free agency side the only name I've heard has been Kevin Millwood.....
Let that sink in for a minute, perhaps this would have been good news in 2000, or even 2006. But it's going to be the 2011 season and Kevin Millwood was 4 - 16 last season with a 5.10 ERA.
Sure it's not atrocious by Royals standards and Kevin is a gamer, but perhaps that is the problem. Everyone has got to have that worry in the back of their mind that it's just another Joe Mays, Scott Elarton, Sidney Ponson type of pitcher and thats perfect for the Royals plans to stay below-average.
*I didn't mention it when it happened and I'm not going to mention it now, David DeJesus was a great player injury's and all, and to trade him for the return they got...... I sure hope I'm wrong on this one.