Salvador Perez was fantastic in the home run derby Monday!
Salvy hit 27 home runs in the first round. Only Pete Alonso hit more, 34. Unfortunately, Salvy was up against Alonso so he didn’t advance.
I was looking everywhere to see if Robinson Cano was there. I miss booing him.
6:39pm – MLB – American League at National League (FOX)
WHY DID JOHN SHERMAN BUY THE ROYALS?
Did John Sherman purchase the Royals to watch the team lose 97 games? That’s the pace the Royals are on right now if you include the entire season. If you look at their pace since starting 16-9, the Royals would be on a pace to lose 110 games.
I can’t make this up. The Royals are absolutely terrible. The worst part? They say they are trying to win! They aren’t tanking!
Enough is enough. We have seen top pitching prospects make their debuts this season only to fall completely on their faces. It hasn’t been just one top prospect. Multiple prospects have made as bad of a major league debut that you can make.
Pitching coach Cal Eldred hasn’t been able to get the pitching staff to perform. The starting pitching has been terrible most of the season. And when the Royals have received decent starts recently, the bullpen has come in and thrown up all over themselves. The pitching coach can’t pitch for the guys, but if almost every pitcher is struggling mightily, doesn’t the pitching coach have to take some blame?
And it hasn’t been just pitching. The offense has been bad most of the season as well. With the entire team struggling, should Mike Matheny be held responsible for the miserable performance? Matheny clearly hasn’t been able to get the club to turn things around.
So the next person in the chain is GM Dayton Moore. If the players aren’t playing well and the coaches can’t turn things around, is Dayton Moore the problem?
The entire organization is struggling. The club is trying to do everything through the development route. Is this really what John Sherman wanted when he bought this club?
The buck stops at John Sherman and the ownership group. Ultimately, the problems with the club are an ownership problem. This is their second season. Sherman has had time to evaluate things. It’s time for him to put his stamp on things. No longer can he sit back and watch Dayton Moore fail to make trades at the trading deadline. No longer can he sit back and fail to spend the money to bring in quality free agents. No longer can he be the next David Glass who purchases the team and then claims not to have the money necessary to compete.
I’m not saying the Royals should sign the next Mark Davis or Gil Meche. The Royals need to be smart with their money. But there is no reason the Royals can’t spend more in free agency or be willing to take on more salary in trades. You want the young pitchers to learn how to win? How about giving them an offense that helps them feel like they don’t have to be perfect.
There is no reason the Royals can’t trade for and sign a Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado like the St. Louis Cardinals. If you want to be a winner, act like it. Yes, most of the club will and should be home grown, but it’s time to be willing to spend some money to try to compete. Dayton Moore says that the team is always trying to win. We can’t take him serious any longer when we see the results we have had the past few years.
It’s time for owner John Sherman to do his job.
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