KC Star has interesting article on Joey Gathright
For me, it is more condemnation of Buddy Bell for not giving Joey the green light. As badly as KC was at scoring runs in 2007, Gathright couldn't run except when BB gave him the green light. Guess BB was waiting for the 3 run homer. RR fans are running out of chances to bash Buddy so get in while you can.
Haven't heard much conversation about Gathright's role in 2008. In thinking about KC's roster, the player I see as the most redundant in position and ability is Ross Gload. He is a backup 1B of which we have Butler and Shealy. Teahen and Gordon can cover 1B, too. Can't forget Huber who is out of options and could be backup LF/C/DH. And Gload is a backup LH outfielder of which we have Gathright who can play all 3 spots. Costa, Maier, Lubanski are in the mix, too.
Although I think Gload could be a valuable role player for the right team, just don't see it being with KC in 2008. Gathright has that one plus skill in speed which people like in backup players. Shealy's ST will play in huge part in whether Gload makes KC roster or not.