Before you search David Glass on Wikipedia, I’ll fill you in. He’s the owner of baseball’s doormat, the Kansas City Royals. But according to him, the Royals will be a doormat no longer. He’s predicted some big things from the Royals, going as far as predicting they’ll contend in the AL Central.
“I think all of us can look forward to a competitive team this year,” Glass said. “We’ve not had good teams in recent years, but the fans have hung in there. All we want is to have a competitive team, where every time we go out to the park we feel we have a chance to win. And I think that’s what we’ve got this year.”
I admire your optimism David. But you’re taking it a bit far. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the Royals’ run when they finished 83-79 in 2003. I’m also happy the Royals made a free agency splash in the offseason. What I don’t like is the player they got. Gil Meche isn’t worth $55 million. In fact, the entire Meche family isn’t worth $55 million.
I don’t think the Royals would contend in any division in baseball, especially the AL Central. This is a division with three great teams and another good one. The Tigers are AL Champions, the White Sox are World Series contenders, and the Twins have some of the best young talent in baseball. All three of those teams will be contending for playoff spots and the World Series. The Cleveland Indians aren’t too far behind. That leaves the Royals having to face each of those four teams 20+ times. Uh oh.
Listen Glass, I really do admire your optimism. Your Royals may improve but in the end, they’ll get wrecked. The Royals are the Glass Joes (left) of the AL Central, pun intended. That means they’re going to be knocked out in the first round of every game they play. I’d like to be wrong but I don’t think I am.