Reports are that Moore has to be blown away by an offer but let's be honest, it doesn't exactly take much to wow him and he does have a fetish for defensively challenged low OBP guys. So in theory a Greinke could trade could help KC but if done wrong it could set the rebuilding process back. And my money is not on Moore getting back equal or greater value.
But that's not why I'm against Greinke getting dealt. I'll give you three reasons, no I take that back, I'll give you twelve.
- Rick Anderson (47 IP, 61 ERA+)
- Mauro Gozzo
- Ed Hearn (39 PA's, 91 OPS+)
- David Sinnes
- Tony Medrano
- Chris Stynes (134 PA's, 56 OPS+)
- Gregg Jefferies (657 PA's, 103 OPS+)
- Kevin McReynolds (838 PA's, 105 OPS+)
- Keith Miller (614 PA's, 85 OPS+)
- Jeff D'Amico (13.2 IP, 56 ERA+)
- Brad Rigby (29.2 IP, 53 ERA+)
- Blake Stein (355.2 IP, 99 ERA+)
Moore's strategy of loading the farm system with potential superstars while simultaneously acquiring below average talent for the major league team may still payoff, in fact I'm almost certain it will. As long as Moore stops signing turds (for lack of a better word) 2012 and beyond should be entertaining for Royals fans. Hopefully next season will be the springboard to competitiveness making a Rangers/Giants type turnaround imminent.
Here's a little three year comparison to this years World Series participants with their respective payrolls in parenthesis (courtesy of Cot's).
|2008||75-87 (58,245,500)||79-83 (67,712,326)||72-90 (76,594,500)|
|2009||65-97 (70,519,333)||87-75 (68,178,798)||88-74 (82,616,450)|
|2010||67-95 (74,985,210)||90-72 (64,810,570)||92-70 (96,277,833)|