Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Plenty of Time Left"

"We have the guys in here to do it. There's plenty of time left here. We can take this team where it needs to be." -Eric Hosmer
Interesting choice of words from the Royals' blossoming superstar. Let me preface all of this by saying I am probably reading way to much into his comments, and the following is more thinking out loud than anything. However, when I read this quotation, it was enough to make my stomach turn.

"There's plenty of time left here."
What do you mean there's plenty of time left here? Has Hosmer already made a decision to test free agency? Or does he just realize that the Royals core won't be together forever? Or was he just commenting in a calming manner for fans?

Obviously, we all know that the Royals won't keep their core together forever. We know that more likely than not in six seasons Eric Hosmer will be testing free agency. But there is something odd about a player referencing the ticking service clock.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with Hosmer's comments. However, for a guy the fans are praying will sign long term, it is a bit disconcerting to hear him even hint that someday the clock will run out.

Hosmer, is right; there is plenty of time left in Kansas City. Unfortunately, Hosmer is also right that eventually that time will run out. I just wish it wasn't Eric Hosmer himself that reminded us.


  1. Are you kidding me? At most he is talking about having time to turn the season around. He is trying to win games...not wondering how he would look in pinstripes.