BillyHallDisciple wrote:I seriously don't understand why Kansas City doesn't want to help themselves win. Does this have something to do with the stupid arbitration clock or whatever the hell it's called?
No. Instead of waiting until June to call up Gordon as to not start his clock too early, they handed him the job in April so he can suck it up for two months in MLB. They started Butler's clock early as well and then benched him. THen sent him down only to call him up again to bench him. Now that he is starting to hit, they are going to send him down when Sweeney comes off the DL. Great minds...
Mike Sweeney is making 11 millions this year. For a team with a payroll like the Royals. You just don't bench this type of guys no matter what.
Butler's only position right now is DH, he can't play left worth a crap and we have yet to see him in 1B in the majors. Royals were in interleague when he was called up so he's not going to start at all due the the defensive inability.
As to Gordon, well, you were looking forward to him taking over a starting job too in April I bet. He seemed ready back then. Of course he didn't hit all that well for 2 months, but what's to say he wouldn't suck it up for 2 month if his promotion is delayed half a year?
Again, you have any better idea? Letting Butler play defense or letting Sweeney play defense not being one of them?