|“When I got here (in 2007),” he said, “I said, ‘It really doesn’t matter to me if I’m the ace or the fifth guy. We’re all going to pitch.’ |
“The way I look at pitching is as a starter, whenever you go out and pitch, you have to feel you’re the ace of the team. That’s just the mind-set you should have when you pitch.’”
Meche still feels that way. But make no mistake, he now wants the ball on opening day.
“Yeah, I do,” he said. “It’s been fun the last two years.”
I know fans are ready to anoint Zack Greinke the ace of the staff based on last season but his and Meche's numbers are skewed by their April stats. Here is what they did the first month:
Meche is still the ace and deserves the opening day start - maybe next year Greinke moves into the #1 spot but right now it should still belong to the 11 million dollar man.
Royals fans who have participated in the contest are an optimistic bunch. I have gotten a lot of responses and the average record right now is at 84-78. I'd say it's been awhile since there has been this much excitement surrounding the Royals.