I usually agree with Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger…
He’s done a top notch job replacing Jason Whitlock and Joe Posnanski. Today he wrote an article suggesting former Royals star Zack Greinke may one day return here. Sorry Sam, I don’t buy it.
I know you asked him recently and he mentioned he liked the city, the people, the coaches, and still had a place here. All true. However the team has the worst record in the American League and along with the Twins, and is going nowhere fast.
Zack on the other hand is fast becoming one of baseball’s best pitchers.
He’s 23-8 with the division champion Milwaukee Brewers with an ERA of 3.62 during his two year’s there. Sam also mentioned something a tad bit important about the Zack Attack when he was leaving.
THAT HE HATED OUR TEAM, THEY SUCKED, HE KNEW IT AND HE FELT THEY WOULD ALWAYS BE TERRIBLE.
So far Zack is right. So no Sam, he’s not coming back anytime soon. Maybe when his career is shot in three to six years for more money than anyone else would pay him.
If and only if his career is in the toilet or by some miracle the Royals are a first place team, which is not likely.
Oddly enough, it’s not just the pitching that keeps the Royals from competing or even mattering to anyone outside KC.
The pitching is decent, at just unde ar 4.00 ERA with the leagues overall best bullpen. But we have no hitting. A team that was suppose to hit has not one hitter that matters. AND YES, THAT INCLUDES BILLY BUTLER.
Butler has decent numbers, but come on, nobody really fears Billy’s 285 hitting and 12 homeruns.
He’s merely the best on a poor hitting, no power ball club. And yes, Eric Hosmer can blame himself for the team being in last place, again. Had he been anywhere near the hitter we expected the Royals would have won at least 6-8 more games and be competing for the division. A very weak and open division. His pals are no better.
I don’t need to do the roll call, nobody is hitting at all, nobody.
I mentioned a few weeks back that we had no All-Star.
And I got some hate comments and some give them a chance comments. Really? They still STINK and are on yet another losing streak. Likely one that will continue tonight with Zack on the mound.
No he is not coming back and nobody wants to come here.
Well, maybe a few guys in South America who just want to get into the league.
The Royals continue to be the most unimportant major sports franchise in America.
They are truly a sad joke.
NOBODY that really matters that has played here since George Brett, save Kevin Appier maybe.. I know, I know, Carlos Beltran and Johnny Damon. I mean who really even remembers they ever played in KC? I was in Puerto Rico and mentioned to the locals their guy Carlos was once a Royal.
"Oh yeah, he played there a minute," they said. And Johnny Damon never mentions KC and nobody talks about him playing here.
And when they were here they got little to almost no national attention. Not one Royals player is known outside of KC. We are never mentioned on ESPN unless we are getting beat by a team that matters or do something stupid like hitting into a triple play or maybe Alex Gordon makes a great catch.
We DO NOT MATTER. We haven’t for decades.
When will the Royals ever be on the map again? Nobody knows. It was suppose to be this year.
THIS WAS OUR TIME…ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN FROM THE FIFTY (The Chiefs stupid ad the year they went 2-14).
With no position players above a B, Hosmer on his way to being the next Alex Gordon – decent not great – and no starters, it could be years and years from now.
But hey, it’s a nice stadium. Enjoy.