cardinal1975 wrote:I can understand always liking a player, but it comes down to whether KC likes him. If they do not care if he is picked in a rule 5 draft I am inclined to believe they do not think highly of him. I believe Dayton Moore is a fairly good evaluator of talent and it seems he does not care whether Lubanski remains on the roster or not. No other GM felt Lubanski had the type of talent worth a rule 5 pick. But for a minute let's be serious. The KC farm is not exactly set ablaze with talent(as is also the case with the big league club)so why would a team like KC, who would control Lubanski 5 years after he gets to the big leagues, give up a guy that will be a 20hr 80rbi guy for nothing. I mean they are hanging onto Ryan Shealy and Ross Gload for goodness sakes. This means they must think Gload and Shealy are better or have a better chance of reaching their potential than Lubanski. I just do not see how if Lubanski has all of this talent the KC Royals(not the Yankees, Red Sox, or another team with a deep talented farm system)would give him away for nothing....and more suprising is that NO OTHER TEAM WANTED HIM! He may be the nicest guy in the world, but when KC(in the state they are in)does not care if you are there maybe you do not project well as a player.
seriously, i could care less what all of the GMs in MLB think of the guy. i could also care less how nice he is. IMO, the kid is a better player than the Royals current CF. You can Rule 5 me to death, but I'm not changing my opinion on the guy.
and to answer your question of why they would give up a guy like lubanski for nothing, obviously they have a different opinion of him than i do. (DUH!)