Josh Robbins wrote about the recent Royals/Rays trade on Monday, this is my view of the deal….
What’s the rush in Kansas City?
The Royals have not made the post-season since 1985. They have earned just one winning season (2003) since the 1994 strike. So what’s the hurry? I just don’t get it. They’ve been losing so long, what’s another year or so.
Entering the 2012 season, Baseball America ranked the Royals minor system third best in the major leagues. Add to that all the budding young talent that is already in the big leagues, like Alex Gordon, Billy Butler, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez, Lorenzo Cain, Johnny Giavotella, Tim Collins, Aaron Crow, Greg Holland, Louis Coleman, Kelvin Herrera, and Danny Duffy, and you were looking at a Royals team that was ready to compete for a division title the next 10 years.
What made the Royals minor league system rank so high? Three of the guys they just traded away, that’s what.
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