The best case scenario for the Kansas City Royals is that they become the Twins.
What's the problem? Why are people bitching so much? That's my question. That's my frustration. The problem is people having patience with the process.
A lot of comments this year about Soria not being as crisp as we're used to. He is throwing more pitches per inning than he has in the past. Pitch numbers from Baseball Reference
Jim "Boy Wonder" Bowden (!) leads a "Small Market GM Roundtable" with contributions from Theo Epstein (representing big markets), Josh Byrnes, Dave Dombrowski, Mark Shapiro, and... wait for it... a really, really, beaten-down looking Dayton Moore. I'll let you watch for the highlights.I made a bunch of jokes on Twitter, but I'll let you guys take it. Dayton does say "impactful" and busts out the "we have to overpay... not that we're making excuses!" line.
Looming in the background, of course, is Willie Bloomquist, who played seven different positions and made just 10 errors despite all the switching around. "He's unbelievable. Willie can do all," Hillman said. "Willie's our ace in the hole. He's one of those guys who'll never get the credit he's due."
"There’s so much to be gained from process," Irvin told me and two Miami radio hosts. "Professional athletics doesn’t have time for process. Athletes are given wealth instantly. We live in a society that used to prepare meals in a process and put them in the oven to bake and now we put things in a microwave and eat right away. We’re into instant gratification. We’ve lost the process. We’ve lost patience."
Normally, I would trust the process and take the Cardinals here.