Tavish wrote: J35J wrote:
The only reason I felt compelled to say something in that thread is because the information regarding Hosmer was way off
I'm not sure how it was way off...we weren't saying anything that we just made up, everything we said has been said over and over from the front office over the last few years. Too be honest I'm completely shocked he's up right now.
Not only the last few years, even a couple weeks ago Moore was pretty solid in saying that he felt a month wasn't nearly long enough to either sink Kila or have Hosmer force his hand. I can't help but think that the continuing struggles of the Twins / ChiSox is playing a major role in this. If the thought process is focused around trying to see what kind of push can be made this season by using prospects to fill in gaps then Davies had better be on a "1 bad start" leash and Duffy should have a standing plane reservation.
There really isn't a whole lot to draw from when referencing the Royals front office decisions regarding blue chip prospects. Keep in mind Dayton is a Braves disciple and has said repeatedly the player will dictate when a promotion is called for (I think of Andruw Jones and more recently Jason Heyward). Given that the extra year was out of play it became an easy decision.
What was Dayton Moore supposed to say? Kila has 3 weeks to produce and if Hosmer hits AAA pitching he'll be up immediately? Again, this was an easy call. Keep in mind that I was originally responding to a statement that said Hosmer's likelihood of getting the call this year was minute...if you guys need some info regarding the Royals prospects and their chances to crack the major league roster, feel free to shoot me a PM (there will be a lot of wondering for the next few years).
This decision was based on a number of factors, not the least which being that Kila proved to be inept at 1B defensively and didn't dispaly the ability to hit at the major league level (which I did mention in the original thread.) I'm sure we can all agree that Hos is the future and Kila was merely the placeholder.
Next hype train will be Duffy. All Aboard!!!!!!!