KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Royals left-hander has a quick message for any Royals fan ready to abandon ship: Don't do it.
"You know, I'm a fan, too," Duffy told me. "I'm a fan of the Lakers, and they're struggling, and it's tough to be a fan of a team that's struggling. But I hope the fans hang with us a little longer because we will prove to you that it will pan out.
"This is a good team."
Duffy understands that it's a fan's prerogative to get down on the team and to get disappointed. But he warns that it's simply too early to bail on this group.
"I just feel like we've been playing better than the results," he said. "It's not showing up in the standings yet. But if you know the game, you know we're very close. If you know the game, you know we're good.
"But if you're looking at the game just for wins and losses right now, you're not seeing what we have. It will pan out. There's no way we can go through many losing streaks like this. We won't. This team is too good and I think we'll s...