Originally written on The Viril View: On the KC Royals  |  Last updated 10/21/14
by John Viril— Omaha 2B Johnny Giavotella is running out of time. He’s been crushing AAA for his third straight season (currently .323/.391/.471). He’s had three trials in Kansas City over the last 2 seasons. He’ll turn 26 on July 10. Johnny Giavotella still hasn’t established himself as a major league player. Instead, his repeated failure to hit in Kansas City makes him look like a AAAA bat. And, an offense-first player like Giavotella needs to hit to win a big league job. Yet, it looks like the baseball Gods are about to give him one more chance. Current Royals 2B Chris Getz is playing like…well….Chris Getz. Getz is what he is: a guy who will play a solid second base, do the little things to help the club, and yet still end up being a liability at the plate. Getz is batting a mere .227/.250/.364. The slugging percentage is career high, but he’s just not getting on base. With Kansas City looking like it can be a contender, the Royals cannot afford to bleed runs in front of leadoff ...
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