Thursday, September 27, 2007

NHZ of Royals Review posts some optimistic thoughts

When someone else says what's on your mind, only says it in essay form and uses 2,700 words, that just means less thinking for you. Less thinking = less work, and thusly I am grateful.

In no particular order, here's my list of undeniable positives.
3. Gil Meche: American BA
Dayton Moore's an idiot? Dayton Moore's a goddamn genius. That might be an exaggeration, but mad props to him for recognizing that the Royals could get more out of Meche than the Mariners had able to. I mean, what a surprise. It's not like the Mariners a give away good players all that often. I heard they traded this bum for a utility infielder and some banana twinkies.

4. Alex Gordon Charges Back From Oblivion
June: 883 OPS - on June 1st, Bell walks into the locker room with a crinkle-eyed, good-natured smile on his face and tells Gordon he was "just fucking around" when he told him to "swing at everything that moves." The veterans on the team have a good-natured laugh at Bell's pranking of the rookie. Realizing that it's okay to "take a pitch," and "wait for a ball to drive," Gordon hits the hell out of the ball.
8. We have approximately three thousand viable options for next year's rotation
9. Billy Butler's going to tear the cover off the ball playing a full year.
10. This, seriously folks, is a team on the upswing.
If outsiders, including ESPN talking heads, think that this franchise and fanbase have been crippled by David Glass or the small payroll or a general lack of interest, they're in for a surprise in the coming years.

Well said all around.

1 comment:

  1. That NHZ sure is an insightful fellow. :P

    Glad you enjoyed the post. :)