First off, I wanted to highlight a few recent Fanposts that are worthy of your attention.
27Down has a couple of posts up. First, gives us a spring training mid-term report.
And I think Raul Mondesi's incredible spring is for the best, given how young he is, and his incredible talent. I can see faint outlines of a Hall of Famer in Mondesi, but they'll only show if he lives up to the talent that he is billed to have. The future looks bright for the kid, and I can't wait to see a possible legend in the making. If the Royals farm system is going to produce someone who will end up in Cooperstown, this may be one of the best chances we get in a while. I just hope he doesn't let me down.
He also looks to the future of the Royals.
Sign Lorenzo Cain to a 2-year to 4-year deal, and try to keep the price as low as possible. In the meantime, draft a high school outfielder, such as Jordan Adell, Calvin Mitchell, or Cole Brannen (But give the scouting director a good kick in the pants first to get results this time. We can't afford a first round bust anymore). Probably best to use our 14th round pick for this one. If a deal with Cain is not possible, give the job to Paulo Orlando, or make a trade for a young, controllable, fast center fielder.
And biancalana is my buddy writes about his spring training meet-and-greet with the Royals.
First visit...the one and only George Brett. George looks tan...even for George. We talk for a few minutes about where I am from, what I'm doing there, where I am working, etc. and George could not have been nicer. He called me by name throughout our conversation, and then proceeded to tell me how I was part of the Royals Family and "F!@$%" this team or "F%!%$" that team, referencing the sports teams of the places I recently/currently live. It was as entertaining as you can imagine.
Most of the big league guys were done with BP by this point but since there was a split squad, there was another group taking BP on another field. I watched for a bit and took some photos, just soaking in the baseball. Then I was introduced to Dan Glass.
Biancalana got me thinking about experiences meeting Royals players. Kansas City is a pretty small town. You are bound to run into a Royals player one of these days. I have spotted Mike Aviles at the next table over at a restaurant, bagged groceries in high school for Johnny Damon, and even ran into Zack Greinke while walking my dog.
Maybe you’ve gotten to attend a VIP event, or you know a guy who knows a guy who invited you to drink beers with Joe Randa, or you quietly stalk Alex Gordon while he’s doing sit-ups. Write up a Fanpost and let us know about your best (or worst) experience meeting a Royals player. Next week we’ll highlight some of the best ones.