OTC: KC Media Weighs In On Zack’s Attack

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10 Responses to OTC: KC Media Weighs In On Zack’s Attack

  1. Anonymous says:

    Everybody is trade-able and nobody should be off the table? Isn’t that what the Royals have been doing for the last 15 yrs? When do we start saying no he’s not up for trade?

  2. Anonymous says:

    While I agree with you in principle, Greg, that you’d consider trading anyone on this team, in practice it just doesn’t work out. Klingler’s right; no way you’d get enough in return for a live-armed 26 year-old ace. And if they could get enough in return, it’d have to be proven talent, not prospects. And if the Royals could entice someone to trade for Greinke, given his past, and could get someone who represented fair value for him, no way the Royals could afford to keep that player on the roster. Also, the qualiity of player that would bring in the right value for Greinke probably has a no-trade clause in his contract and I don’t see a very good to great player agreeing to play in Kansas City right now, do you?

    I think what they have to do is try and convince Greinke that they mean to make it work and they probably need to coax him with some out-of-the-box thinking like they did with Mike Sweeney to get him to stay. Obviously, Sweeney didn’t work out like anyone had hoped, but every Royals fan I know was happy when they got him to stay. It was only when his injuries hurt his performance that everyone was against it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Maybe Greinke WAS a Cy Yong winner. He sure doesn’t look like a Cy Young winner.

    Look, you don’t trade him for John Buck and Mark Teahan but if you can get a super haul for him why the hell not? Obviously if his contract ran out today he wouldn’t re-up anyway. Right now his value is still HIGH coming off a Cy Young. The farther he gets away from that and continues to be a 3.96 ERA pitcher, the weaker his trade value will be. The problem with the Royals has always been 1) they overvalue their own players and, 2) they can’t seem to identify the right prospects to trade for.
    Personally, I kind of like the direction this organization is going in now. They finally got a farm system up and running and in the next 5 years it should start producing some real talent. Moore tried to come in and build a quick winner while building the farm system at the same time…a job easier said than done. 1.Pare that payroll down
    2.Trade Greinke, Soria, Butler, whoever if you can get more coming in than going out…but don’t you dare make the wrong choice…making the right choice in this one area should be the reason a team like the Royals hired you!
    3.Quit firing managers now that you have one who is probably halfway decent. Hillman was a ridiculously bad hire that needed the canning. Yost is adequate and firing him because he “lost the team” when there truly was no team to begin with is taking two steps back. Your manager ain’t going to make the difference.
    4.You drafted enough high schoolers, time to draft the college prospects that will arrive at the same time. The Royals best chance is to play moneyball until they at least have a competitive team on the field that can compete while high schoolers come up.
    5.Plan ahead for free agents! Just because it’s okay to pull the money back now and not find the next Guillen, Farnsworth or Rick Ankiel, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spend that money. Put it in a safe, a bank, an underwear drawer and KNOW THAT IT IS NOT YOURS TO SPEND. When this team is ready to take a real step…2012 or 2013…sign the BEST player(s) available with the money you’re saving now in the rebuild. Maybe the 20 mil you could spend now is 30-40 mil in a few years. This won’t happen unless…
    5.For God’s sake, sell the team. You bought it for $75 mil and can probably sell it for $350 mil easy. You’re one of the worst owners in the history of sports. Please be content with your quarter-billion profit and sell this team to someone like Mark Cuban who wants to win.

  4. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Until the Royals are sold to someone who wants to win, they will continue to stink for years to come. Let Zac go, let the man have a career that matters.

    You have to mix vets that are very good with young guys, we can’t do that, Butler is just a B plus hitter, no power and no timeing with the big hits, just isn’t. The rest are just o.k. Last place again. And next year, and next year after and so on. The Chiefs have some hope, the Royals don’t.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ah, Zack, you fit in so well in Kansas city. Bitch and whine about the process, complain about the results, and then smile and shrug your shoulders when asked for a solution. Oh, and to top it off, instead of backing up your words, you just show up, do your job (ineffectively) and go home. Yep, a true Kansas Citian now.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Zac is mentally weak. Only produces when he cares to produce. Trade him for prospects before he quits caring and lays down completely.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Zack is a dope. On the heels of his blistering of the team, he goes out and gives up a half-dozen runs to the stinking Mariners. Let him go.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Harry Balczak
    Glass needs to sell the team, maybe we can get the AA franchise back to Wichita where it belongs. Any association with Wal mart is one to be embarrassed about.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    All you jackoffs making Greinke out to be the bad guy need to be smacked in the face. Everything he said is true.

  10. Anonymous says:

    greg…is hearne phasing you out…now glazer
    is doing the sports columns.

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