Royals Potpourri: My Thoughts

Jordan BrattCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2009

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 04: The Kansas City Royals logo is seen outside of the team offices before the spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium on March 4, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

This is the way I see things:

The Royals should use Dayton Moore’s relations with Atlanta to acquire SS Yunel Escobar—He can rake!

Luke Hochevar is coming along.  He’s inconsistent right now, but gaining confidence and learning to pitch.  It would be a shame to see him blossom on another team.

Gil Meche needs to be shut down for the season. He’s too valuable, and this season is already lost.

Zach Greinke needs to be on a strict pitch count. Do not burn him out for 2010!

Coco Crisp should be bought out of his contract after this season given his injuries.

David Glass recently announced that payroll will not expand this coming offseason, and his contract is too heavy to support when taking health, ability and team needs into consideration.

Mike Jacobs should be gone after this season.  Eric Hosmer is the future, and I think everyone would like to see what Kila Ka’aihue can do in the meantime.

Despite what I hear on local sports talk radio, I am happy Hillman is not using Soria for more than one inning per outing.  * See Greinke comments above

I like the Yunesky Bentancourt acquisition.  Moore definitely gave up too much, but Yu-Bent is not the worst player in baseball, as suggested by some. The last Royal shortstop was.

Having the All-Star game in KC will be awesome.  I hope KC can accommodate the events appropriately.  

Kyle Davies is a tease.  I now know why Atlanta fans were happy to be rid of him.

I’ll give Alex Gordon through next year to prove himself, but my patience is growing thin.

Frank White bores me in the booth, but he knows the game and would make an excellent manager at the big league level.

The outfield experience at “The K” is sweet.

Dayton Moore is no John Schuerholz. This does not need to be said by the General Manager when you are 19-43 in your last  62 games:

"Trey's done and the staff have done and are doing a tremendous job with our baseball team."

I am ready for winning baseball in Kansas City!