JoPo on the RoyalsJanuary 24th, 2010 by Lee Eldridge
I’m glad that Joe Posnanski is still contributing to the Star. He remains one of my favorite sports writers. This last week the Royals signed outfielder Rick Ankiel. The signing makes little sense to me. And it appears, has JoPo just as confused.
Here’s just a snippet of Joe’s article:
It is troubling that Dayton Moore’s entirely sensible plan for success — find young players, develop them, bring them to the big leagues — seems to be spinning in the mud. If you are going to be that kind of organization, you actually have to be that kind of organization. I don’t know if Jason Kendall, Scott Podsednik, José Guillen, Rick Ankiel, Yuniesky Betancourt, Kyle Farnsworth, Juan Cruz and so on are blocking any promising younger players from the big leagues.
But I guess that’s the point: If they are blocking younger talents, then the Royals are doing a lousy job of developing players.
And if they are not blocking younger talents, then the Royals are doing a lousy job of developing players.