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David Lesky

I never had a chance. I was born into a family who loved baseball and the Royals, so I accordingly love baseball and the Royals. I just so happen to love to write also, which makes writing about the Royals for this site something that makes me happy each and every day. When I first started blogging, a fairly well known baseball writer told me to only do it until I'm unhappy doing it, but I don't see that coming any time soon.

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    Preaching to the choir here, David. Most excellent assessment.

    I agree, even if we wanted Ned fired today, it won’t happen because Dayton is not ready to admit the mistake. But get off to even a 15-20 start and I predict some scorching emails from Glass to Moore. Glass plopped down another $10-15M this year and expects a return. Another 0.440 season will not cut it.

    My main problem with Ned is that he does not treat his players as professionals. All we ever hear is how great their potential is, how soon they will break out, and my favorite, “he is about to turn a corner”. All good excuses but not reality and not helping the players to seek help and improve.

    You are right, it is time for Ned to stop making excuses and start accepting responsibility. Maybe Ned is right and a decent starting staff will make him a better manager.

    But what I hear so far is very disturbing. The words out of many mouths in Surprise are that Ned still wants hitters to swing away and pull for the fences. Don’t work for walks. The bench will be a bench. No timely PH, no resting players to keep them fresh in August and September and no honest assessments of people struggling like Hosmer, Francoeur or Hochevar. Ned is also already talking about 13 pitchers and running the I29 express again.

    I hope and pray as you say, he has learned from his mistakes the last two years. Dayton Moore has put a good enough team on the field to win games this year. Now we just need a manager that does not lose them with his decisions.

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