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An Attempt to Make Sense of the SSPods Move

One can make sense of the move if this is your planned lineup on Opening Day:

1.  SS Pods-Left field

2.  Getz-second base

3.  Butler-DH

4.  Fields-Right field

5.  Gordon-first base

6.  Collaspo-third base

7.  Mike A-SS

8.  Mitch M-CF

9.  Kendall-C

On the bench:  one of the Anderson boys (this assumes we will acquire another soon),  Blumin' Onion the Super Sub,  Pena, Betancourt and whoever we get for DDJ.  

Traded and Dumped as a "sunk cost":   DDJ and Guillen, aka "LJ".

Rationale 1:   LJ's gotta go, DeJesus has value, and we can unload the SSPods after 1 year if he sucks, or trade him away to somebody who needs him in July, should he be performing at his 09 level. 

Rationale 2:  Mitch gets a year to sink or swim, Anderson kind of does too, Pena gets mentored like nobody's business, and we find out if Mike A is ready for prime time, or a flash in the pan with a suspicious "forearm" injury.   

Fallback Rationale:   this lineup, which is built on the notion that our pitching is in pretty good shape,  may perhaps (1) catch lightning in a bottle in 2010 (i.e., 75 wins), and/or (2) creates a nucleus of good youngsters at every position but catcher for a run in 2011, when a corner outfielder can be bought with the Guillen and/or Meche money.

Mark it in ink and let the abuse begin!

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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