I can’t believe these words are coming onto the page. Never would I have thought that this year of all years I would feel this way. Was it our own expectations of what this team could be? I thought 81 wins was very possible for this team, maybe even expected. People just wanted relevant games in September, heck I just wanted to be within spitting distance in August. You have to start somewhere; Rome wasn’t built in a day. After yesterday’s just terrible loss I just don’t know if I can do it anymore. I just don’t know if I can put my support behind this team. I honestly don’t even know if I can be a fan of this team anymore. Did I just say that? Maybe it’s just because this May has been an epic badness for this team, and it will all go away when the Royals put together a streak of winning 10 of the next 18 and us going, well that’s good enough!
Right now I just don’t see any hope. Where is the next wave of hitters? Bubba Starling? If he gets here by 2016 we will be lucky. Minus Christian Colon and Calixte neither of which gets me excited, none of our top hitting prospects are out of single A. Sure there are some great pitching depth in the minors leagues that has some great potential, but as we have seen over the last 23 games, you don’t win many games only scoring 0-3 runs a game. In fact the Royals have only scored 5 or more runs 6 out of the last 23 games. Now you can say well that’s not a large part of the year but it is still about 15% of your games where 11 out of those games they have scored 2 or less runs. You don’t win many games scoring that many runs. In fact if you are the Royals in that stretch you don’t win any of them.
The unfortunate thing is that you guys all know this. You know the stats, you understand what is happening and none of this is new. The question I ask is do I just have to give this team more time to work through whatever epic slump this is? I hate seeing this team that I had marginal expectations for revert right back to their old ways. In some ways it looks worse because heck at least before we could put up a few runs here and there. Is there any hope because right now looking at this team that is so inept to score runs and develop talent that I just don’t know how much more I can live through. So my fellow Royals fans I ask, is there hope? Can you talk me off the ledge or is there anything left. Should I just wait till the entire crew is fired and believe the new regime will restore glory or does it not really matter since Glass has this thing wrapped around his finger?