Glazer: An All Star Game With No All Stars, the Indignity of it All

So how bad is this Royals season thus far?

We have an All Star game here in about a month and we don’t even have a single All Star on the Royals!!! At least not now. Maybe one will pop up in time for the mid season classic, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Before the season we thought we had about three or four.

Eric Hosmer, for sure, maybe Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordon and possibly even Danny Duffy. It looks like this today: Hosmer is batting under .200 and has all year – there’s even talk of sending him back to the minors. WOW! Mike, I mean Moose, is decent with an average just over .300 and a weak four homers. He’s our best bet as of today. Moose is also an outstanding 3rd baseman. Alex Gordon has been average, batting in the mid .200’s (.258 now) with just 4 home runs and 16 RBI’s – very average.

Now we get to the best – or is it worst – news.

That being, Danny Duffy, our future HUGE pitching star. The guy, who brings the ball at 100 MPH, or just under. Our brightest and only young pitching star. 610 Sports announced today that Danny needs Tommy John Surgery which means he’ll be out for at least one or two seasons. Meaning, likely he will NEVER BE THE SAME. NEVER. They will give you examples of two or three pitchers who came back, but most don’t!

Duffy complained of pain a couple weeks back. Thank God the Royals didn’t waste that $1,500 dollars on an MRI. Turns out they ruined his arm, their only ace.

Oh yeah, we’ve still got Luke Hochevar. His 7.20 ERA leads all American League Starters as STINKO. Yes, he did win a game Saturday, the guy is 3-3. Maybe he’s our All Star?

The other good news is simple: The Royals are in baseball’s worst division.

Though the Royals have stunk it up and badly with no end in sight. And yes, I am aware that they have won 10 of the last 16. So? They are just 4 1/2 games back.  They have no pitching and mediocre hitting thus far.

So much fun, AN ALL STAR GAME WITH NO ALL STAR.

Not to worry, the American League manager will pick one…Hmmmm…you’re up Billy Butler.

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9 Responses to Glazer: An All Star Game With No All Stars, the Indignity of it All

  1. smartman says:

    It’s a Great Day at the KKK
    C’mon Craig! Even moi, no lover of the Royals or Glass Family, is impressed. After the 12 game turd the boys in blue have bounced back nicely and they’re still not firing on all cylinders. You gotta admit, it’s impressive. I still think they lose 100 games, but give some credit when it’s due.

    The fact that no Royals will be on the team is just another indictment of the Glass regime, for all the world to see.

    The biggest thing we can hope for is that no visitors get killed during All Star Week and that Kyle James stays off the radar screen

  2. Super Dave says:

    @ smartman
    Sorry smartman I am sure he will be there with the ole man sucking down scotch and acting the big shot he isn’t.

  3. the dude says:

    roll out the Brett from mothballs for the game,
    he could probably play better than any of this sorry lot of losers even at his age.

  4. PB says:

    Huh?
    “Danny needs Tommy John Surgery which means he’ll be out for at least one or two seasons. Meaning, likely he will NEVER BE THE SAME. NEVER.”

    2 or 3 examples? David Wells had 239 ML wins AFTER Tommy John surgery. Mariano Rivera became the greatest closer in baseball history AFTER surgery. Joakim Soria, Brian Wilson and Eric Gagne became dominant closers AFTER surgery. John Smoltz put together half of a HOF-type career AFTER surgery. Phil Humber threw a PERFECT GAME after surgery. Jamie Moyer returned to the big leagues at the unheard age of 49 AFTER surgery. Tim Hudson, Chris Carpenter, Billy Wagner, Francisco Liriano, Ryan Dempster, Matt Morris, AJ Burnett and Tom Gordon all had successful seasons AFTER surgery with Stephen Strasburg looking like just the latest post-op success story, but yeah, there is absolutely zero chance that Danny Duffy can ever match the “success” he’s achieved over a whopping 26 ML starts.

  5. andy160 says:

    You idiots do realize….
    that they are required to have at least one all-star selection on the team, right?

  6. andy160 says:

    Also…
    “Duffy complained of pain a couple weeks back. Thank God the Royals didn’t waste that $1,500 dollars on an MRI. Turns out they ruined his arm, their only ace.”

    if duffy was hurt a few weeks ago and an MRI showed damage, he would still need to have the ligament replaced. if he wasn’t or there was a tear that did not appear on the MRI, the outcome still doesn’t change, he is still hurt and in need of surgery. as stated above by BP, tommy john surgery is not that big of a deal and some guys come back better than before. there are even stories of parents wanting the surgery done on their kids to get it out of the way early in their career.

    if you want to come down on the royals about mistreating a pitcher, bitch about how they destroyed gil meche’s shoulder. but this is stupid.

  7. PB says:

    Andy160
    I’m hoping he meant legit all-star but consider the source. Actually, I would think that Jonathan Broxton would be a worthy chocie right now. Maybe even Alcides Escobar if he keeps up his hot streak.

  8. Merle Tagladucci says:

    Glazer makes me crave a Bob Fescoe take on the Royals, if you feel me.

  9. dreamwriter326 says:

    I’m an idiot — Go Royals
    I said it in a Leftridge column a week or two ago, and I’m saying it again here: I believe the Royals will be at least a .500 team by the All-Star break. Anyone thinking KC is going to lose 100 games this season is insane. I’d put $100 up on that bet any day.

    The Royals probably won’t make the playoffs this year, but they’re better than their record, and these pitchers are showing potential in more frequent spurts lately. I think Crow needs to be in the rotation, but that bullpen is looking tough, too, so who’s to say that’s not where he fits best?

    I’m not sure what psychological factors compel all the negative, “our team sucks” attitude from you guys, other than recent history, but I’m thinking that’ll change in the next few months. We’ll see.

    Yes, I’m an idiot, shoot me. Or just keep watching and remember, some of us have the patience to wait for this young team to pick up steam. Eventually they’ll be able to start out a season like they’ve been there before. This year, it’s a process that doesn’t fit many people’s insistence on immediate success, but it’ll pay off in the long run.

    For what it’s worth. Go Royals.

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