It’s not that I dislike Scott Podsednik, but I strongly disliked what signing him meant for some of the younger players around him in KC. If the Royals were serious about whipping this team into shape so they could contend in the near future, I didn’t think Pods had any business being on the team. This is a lost season; we all knew that before Opening Day – so why not let guys like Mitch “MITCH” Maier really show what they could do?
Pods is not young, the Royals are not going anywhere this year. What was his purpose?
But Dayton Moore had a plan in mind. All he needed was for Podsednik to have a decent enough first half, and he could flip him this week. I suspect that if Ankiel had been healthy and somehow played well, this post would be about him instead – or there would be another, very similar post about him as well.
I think it’s great. Even if newly acquired Lucas May is “only” a Triple-A catcher, I still feel better about having May as a backup option (instead of Cody Clark) if anything happens to Old Ironsides Kendall. (The other catcher at Omaha at the moment is Manny Pina, whom I adore but he has very little experience here.) And it sounds like people think Elisaul Pimental can develop into something decent.
Also, did I hear that the Dodgers are even picking up part of Pods’ salary, too? That’s golden. Really, God bless Ned Colletti.
Anyway, on to the hilarious comments from the official Royals Facebook fan page. My thoughts are in italics, and all [sics] are implied.
G.D. wrote, “Hello Fire Sale…….Im am done with the team and the damn franchise…..good riddance.”
The guy had already written “hello fire sale” twice, and then said this. But really? Trading Scott Podsednik – a rental! – is the thing that makes a guy say he’s done? Really?
B.M. wrote, “WOW what retards we have runnin this team. Absolute fools”
I’d LOVE to see this guy run a team. Low-hanging fruit is so fun! Also, we do NOT condone the use of the word “retard” here. Tsk tsk.
J.T. wrote, “the royals are true idiots!! we are locked at catcher and we have plenty of pitchers!!! dumb dumb move! way to go glass”
Oh goodness. I’m dying here. I know my brother can hear me cackling from all the way upstairs.
M.M. wrote, “Acquired who? Dislike… this just in, Royals trade Greinke for the Red Sox groundskeeper and their head usher.”
Yes, because you haven’t heard of the guys means they are no better for the team than an usher. Good job!
J.S. wrote, “Another catcher?? Seriously??!!!”
She’s right. Our problem has ALWAYS been that we have too darn many catchers!
K.P. wrote, “Why would they trade their best home run hitter….especially when the 2 people they got will be going to the minors instead of helping them win?????”
She’s kidding, right? Sweet candied yams, please tell me she’s kidding.
W.E. wrote, “WHy WHY WHY…this is insane…Pds isa good talent..not for long term for sure, but can we at LEAST get through this season..next it will Soria…Guillen…Kendall…then who….wow.”
How long has the rental system been at play in MLB? About the same amount of time this fan has been living under a rock, I think.
K.W. wrote, “YOU IDIOTS GOT RID OF SCOTT, YOU IDIOTS! DUDE, HIM,DAVID, AND BILLY ARE OUT BEST PLAYERS, KEEP SCOTT YOU IDIOTS, NOW YOUR GONNA LOSE MORE GAMES!”
You idiots! Dude! Your gonna yell stuff on teh Internets now!
I could keep doing this, but my momma taught me not to pick on easy targets. And for whatever reason, that Facebook page is full of the easiest of targets. In all seriousness, this was a nice trade. Maybe not earth-shattering, but a good flip – especially if LA is indeed picking up part of Pods’ salary. Can’t wait to see what comes next.