Now that Brayan has gotten a chance to play and Kendall is out for the beginning of next season, has GMDM's outlook changed on whether younger, less-gritty Pena and May can hold down the fort? (Not "who SHOULD they be" - that much is clear - "who WILL they be" is the question.)
Where do we think Moore stands on the "need" for a veteran presence behind the plate? Aviles lied about an injury - he was lambasted and banished from the ML team for several months; Kendall lied about an injury - what will his fate be? (Yes, there's a million snarky answers to that question - but Kendall's play is a dark spot on Moore's record, though it remains to be seen if Moore recognizes/cares about that and if Kendall is automatically in Moore's good graces after such treachery.)
The bigger question is this: Does Moore need a gritty veteran to plug the gap from opening day until Kendall can come back? Or is he willing to stick with Pena/May and roll the dice?
Oh yeah, a link to Rany's post, albeit several days ago:
Who will be the Royals catchers for 2011?
Brayan Pena, Lucas May, with Kendall coming back midway through the season (73 votes)
Brayan Pena & Lucas May, no Kendall (yeah right) (21 votes)
Brayan Pena & yet-to-be-named gritty veteran, with Kendall coming back midway through the season (18 votes)
Lucas May & yet-to-be-named gritty veteran, with Kendall coming back midway through the season (6 votes)
Yet-to-be-named gritty veteran & Another Yet-to-be-named gritty veteran, with Kendall coming back midway through the season (9 votes)
127 total votes