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Farewell to Mitch Maier. Frankly, I’m surprised it took this long. The Royals designated Maier for assignment Thursday, stocking up on pitchers during the dog-days leading up to the All Star Game. It looks like this is the end of the road for Maier, who has spent most of the past six seasons with the big league team. I actually thought this might happen a couple of years earlier, but Maier just kept hanging around. He played good defense, was a positive presence, and even pitched a few times when the team was in a pinch. But he just wasn’t good enough. Not for a team that wants to contend. I take this as a positive sign. The fact that Maier was on the team at all the last several years told me that the Royals just weren’t any good. But Maier kept working his way onto the roster because the old guys who were supposed to start got hurt, or the young guys weren’t quite ready. Something must be different now, because the Royals finally deem Maier expendable. “We’ve got so many young ou...
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