We're never gonna out-talent anybody here. I understand it goes with the territory, but there was a lot of criticism deflected about why we would sign a guy like Jeff Francoeur. But the truth of the matter is we're not going to out-talent anybody here in Kansas City. It's impossible to do.
We've got one of the smallest markets in all of sports, period. Our owner is a terrific owner, but he's not going to go out and spend a $100 million payroll and a $100 million payroll when we can only sustain a $55 million or $60 million payroll in this market.
So we've gotta, our team has to be better than anybody else. We have to have synergy. We have to have togetherness, very similar to what the Colorado Rockies had three years ago. They had some young, talented players. But they played together, they loved each other, their families got along, and they went out and played hard every single night.
That's what baseball is. We've been together and we've been doing this every day since the 12th of February. Every single day since the 12th of February. These players have been with each other during that period of time. For them to play together as one, they've gotta like each other.
It's gotta be a good team. Guys like Jeff Francoeur and Gordon and Hosmer and guys like that. Treanor and Bruce Chen and Mitch Maier are very important to the team. And that's how you have to look at it.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
A lot has been made of my Twitter post that paraphrased Dayton Moore's comment about never being able to "out-talent" teams in Kansas City. Moore's direct quote from Blog Your Way to the K is below.