Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Mysticism: Royals Sign Ryan Freel

The Kansas City Royals just acquired infielder/outfielder Ryan Freel from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. I don't get it.

Is this the temporary solution to Coco Crisp and Mike Aviles being out for the year? Peep his impressive numbers as a Cincinnati Red here, and before you navigate away, note his post-Red numbers.

Nine games with Baltimore, then 14 with the Cubs in 2009, for a fantastical .140 average, a .275 on-base percentage, two RsBI, and one stolen base. I just don't understand. Cue the veteran-leadership/clubhouse-positive tag lines.