Monday, May 21, 2007

Wherefore thou forsaken us?

There's absolutely no reason to post this now, but it's an off-day for the Royals and I'm bored, so here you go.

That link is of Joe Posnanski throwing in the towel last week. Wherefore, Poz, wherefore? From the man who preached, "Royals GM has to stick to the plan," and led kindred spirits to console our parcel of humble boosters...

Milwaukee Brewers fan here who stumbled upon this article. I think Kansas City's GM is absolutely on the right track. Build through the draft and the farm system. It's the only way to go if you don't have $200 million like the Yankees and Red Sox. Follow the blueprint of teams like the Indians and the Brewers. See the trade last year with the Brewers, Tony Graffanino for young guys with alot of upside like a Jorge De La Rosa. That's what the Brewers did when they acquired Chris Capuano and David Bush from the Diamondbacks and Blue Jays respectively and now those are two important starters in one of the best rotations in the league.


(That response from the Brewers fan is decidedly different than the one from these White Sox fans to Poz's 2004 throw-in-the-towel article. The slight differences between Milwaukee and Chicago, you see, aren't so slight.)

A few more fun links:

1. Charley Radburn, known as "Old Hoss," is a Hall of Famer who once posted a 59-12 record, pitching 678 and two-thirds innings. In one season! [Hat tip to B.D.]

2. 30-0.

3. Hey Andruw, how's that platinum sombrero fitting you? (If any Atlanta Journal-Constitution editors are reading this, I'll have you know I was going to use a link from your website until your damn register/log-in screen proved too much an encumbrance. I'm sure it wasn't your fault. Do proceed lamenting the death of the newspaper.)

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