From the bottom of the 2nd to the end of the 3rd inning in tonight's season finale, Ryan and the Wonder Dog caught up with Owner David Glass, discussing how the team has played this season, scenarios for the off-season, this year's MVP, and other hot topics. Here are some of the notes I took from Glass:
- State of the Royals: "Dayton and his people have done a fantastic job. Our major goal coming in was to build up our Minor League systems and I feel very good where we are right now."
- "Watching during Spring Training, I thought we would play .500 baseball this year."
- Glass is going to allow whatever it takes to get pitching this off-season.
- Wasn't too confident about trading.
- 1st time in a very long time that we have enough prospects to trade for good starting pitching.
- "You're a baseball fan aren't ya Mr. Glass?!" - Rex. (Thanks for chiming in there Wonder Dog.)
- "We're committed to win here in Kansas City. This town will have the Royals for a very long time. I think we would be in the playoff hunt right now if it weren't for Paulino and Duffy going down."
- "As for Dayton, he makes the call on whether we have to fill the holes internally or to go out and sign somebody. I trust Dayton and his people's judgement."
- "Our pitching is developing very well throughout the organization. Not only pitching, but some of our newly drafted kids. Bubba Starling will do great things, so will that Mondesi kid we've got."
- "Guthrie and Sanchez were essentially the same player, but once we brought Jeremy here to KC, he was a totally different player."
- Glass on the A's, "I didn't think they would be good, watching them in Spring Training early this year."
I was glad to hear that David would 'do whatever it takes to get pitching.' Now I was concerned about how he wasn't sure about trading. To me, he probably meant he wasn't sure if trading prospects is the best way to go. I'm very curious as to how Dayton and his team will go about getting pitching during the winter. One thing we can all agree on: pitching is in dire need for our rotation. Whether we look into young arms to fill the void, or go after say Shawn Marcum, Edwin Jackson or even Zack Greinke, it's all in GMDM's hands. Remember Dayton: Mr. Glass has your back and will help! (So he says tonight...).