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What's the point in starting Odalis Perez

Tonight Odalis Perez will take the mound for the Royals.  Chances are, based off recent performances, he will eat three to six innings of baseball, give up about half a dozen hits and at least four or so runs.  Allowing this mockery of pitching to continue in to the month of August is ridiculous, paticularly for a team launching a youth movement and with playoff aspirations for the not too distant future.  

Odalis Perez has no future with the Kansas City Royals.  Why did we not dump him at the deadline for a low tier prospect?  Only Dayton Moore knows.  The fact of the matter is that the Royals, although not wealthy with minor league ptiching, have young players that deserve a shot in the major leagues.  It is baffling that Perez has had fourteen months to flounder with the big league club while up-and-coming players like Billy Buckner are stuck in Omaha.  Knowing that Perez is a Runelvys Hernandez-esque journeyman, what would it hurt to find out if someone like Buckner could pull a Bannister or Nunez and surprise some people. Let's hope that Perez's start tonight is his last in KC.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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