A nice post over at letsgotribe looking at the prospect rankings of the top MLB players. "Not every top prospect becomes a star, but most stars were once top prospects."
Well on the positive side, apparently we only need to get 31 more runs and allow the exact same amount to get to 90 wins. Go Dayton!
"I think we're going into (spring training) with Bruce having one of the five spots, I'm going into it with the mindset that you can't evaluate Bruce in spring training. He's not one of those kind of guys that can go in and compete because he's not a spring training pitcher. But once the bell rings, he's been phenomenal for us. He's been as consistent as anyone can be. You know what you're getting with Bruce. You're going to get six or seven really solid innings and he's going to keep you in the game. Unless something really dramatically happens between now and then, Bruce will probably have one of those five spots."Ned Yost as quoted by Jeffrey Flanagan.
For reference, the Ned quote when Mendoza beat out Chen for the 5th spot from the 3/26/2013 KC Star:
"Mendy had a better spring, He’s a better guy right now. The reason for that is Bruce, like most veteran players, has been a little slow to get it going in spring training. Starting the season, we wanted to put the guys out there who were doing the best in spring training. I’m not saying that won’t change somewhere down the road because the more we get deeper into it, who knows what is going to happen? But that’s where we’re starting"
You can't evaluate Bruce in Spring Training except when you can.
1 IP, 4.10 ERA. New market inefficiency is 50 year old players.
12. Ventura 29. Mondesi 34. Zimmer 46. Almonte 78. Manaea 96. Dozier 99. Bonifacio
If this is true, and the Royals AREN'T in on it, then they're stupid.
Ever thought we need some Royals flavor in the MLB FanCave? You probably already know Troy Olsen from either the stadium or the inter webs and he seems like the perfect Royals fan to unleash on the denizens of the FanCave. Watch the video and give it a thumbs up if you're so inclined.
Signing more minor league bullpen depth. Just what the Royals need.