Thursday, January 27, 2011
Should we envy the Kansas City Royals?
Matt Meyers of ESPN Insider notes that while the Royals may have the No. 1 farm system in baseball, they might not even win 60 games this season. That's in part because of trading players like Zack Greinke to boost their future.
As Dodger fans, would you be willing to live through a 100-loss campaign if you had these kinds of hopes for the talent coming up from the system?
On the one hand, it was not long ago that the Dodgers had this kind of talent coming up, when names like Billingsley, Kershaw, Martin and Kemp were all new, and you can see that's no guarantee of a World Series title. On the other hand, there's something to be said for having another crack at it.
I'd vote for keeping things the way they are, not because I'm afraid of one 100-loss season, but because I don't think the potential of the current Blue Crew is tapped out.