Bob Fescoe: "How close are we to winning here in Kansas City is the question we get all the time from fans and quite frankly, a lot of us want to know"
David Glass: "I keep asking Dayton and Dan the same thing and they keep telling me that we're getting there. I've been watching baseball since 1946 when I went to my first baseball game. This group of young players are talented, now whether that talent translate into winning or not depends on a lot of things. But I believe in these kids and then when I see some of them at AA and AAA that are on their way and look at the potential that they have, I gotta believe that Dayton and his folks are gonna put together a winning team very quickly"
BF: "What kind of resources is Dayton gonna have in the offseason to go.. maybe acquire some starting pitching, a Greinke or a Cole Hamels, guys like that are gonna be available"
DG: "We've always said that if we're in it, that we'll be willing to step up and do what it takes. Now, Obviously we can't.. Kansas City can't support a payroll like the Yankees or the Red Sox or some of the big market clubs but we'll jump onto any opportunity to take advantage of a chance to win"
BF: "When you say we're in it, what do you mean by "we're in it"?"
DG: "Once you get half way through the year, you oughta be able to assess your team and decide whether or not you got a chance to be a player. Doesn't always work out. Sometimes it does. Sometimes it doesn't. But I think that if you got a half-seasons of history then you oughta be able to make that assessment and we'll sit down during the all-star break and talk about it and see where our baseball people think we stand."
— Royals owner David Glass spending his vacation in KC with 610's Bob Fescoe and laying out the Glass paradox, where he won't spend money to win until they win half a season despite all evidence that would suggest the money part comes before the winning part. Good to see that an owner obsessed with winning won't bow to that obsession by actually spending to assemble a pitching rotation in 2013.