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Dayton Moore defends himself over the Alex Gordon move

Aug 20, 2009, 10:53 AM EDT

Matthew tore Dayton Moore and the Royals a new one the other day following their optioning of Alex Gordon to Omaha.  Yesterday, Moore defended himself, claiming that he had no choice but to demote Gordon, because the Royals wanted to keep a thirteen-man pitching staff, and even if they didn’t, the only pitcher that has options left is Joakim Soria. As such, they’d have to designate one of their relievers for assignment in order to make room for Kyle Farnsworth.

Hey, if that’s his story, good for him, but (a) any team keeping a thirteen-man pitching staff is insane, even if that’s what everyone does these days; and (b) given that Soria is the only guy down there worth a diddly durn, I can’t see why they’d be so hesitant to DFA one of them.  John Bale is 35 years old and has an ERA north of 6.  Is keeping him around really more important than letting Alex Gordon get right against major league pitching? 

  1. ecpglp - Aug 20, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Please. Dayton. DFA one of those bums. I don’t care which one. Anybody who claims him off waivers is welcome to him. Then when Juan Cruz is ready to come back from the DL, DFA another one. They will not be missed.
    Want more insanity? (Hey, when it comes to the Royals, we’re used to it.) Not only are they carrying 13 pitchers, they are carrying THREE catchers.

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