• http://travis.pflanz.me Travis Pflanz

    Mark, Great read. I do have one disagreement. Giavotella is not the heir apparent to 2B. When the organization drafted SS Christian Colon, they immediately said they expect him to play 2B at the MLB level… As well, the Royals expected Colon to already be on the MLB roster as the starter at 2B. The stated goal was for Colon to arrive in the MLB at the same time as other top prospects (Moustakas, Hosmer, Duffy, etc). Colon has been behind in his development, although playing pretty well in 2012. Right now, maybe Giavotella should be starting at 2B… But let’s not get too upset. The bigger issue is that the projected 2B is NOT yet here or ready.

  • Jim

    Dayton has done a tremendous job.  The time has come to fire Rex Hudler.

  • http://travis.pflanz.me Travis Pflanz

    “Tremendous”? I may be mistaken, but the goal is to win ballgames, not to prepare to win ballgames…

  • Mark Poulose

    Travis, I will concede that when Colon was drafted, he was the heir apparent at 2B. However, I believe Gio became the 2B of the future because of his hitting in the minors and surpassed Colon.