...is the title of a pretty funny blog post that you can access here.
I think people here might take for granted that our team is regularly mentioned as a possible destination for a lot of big name talent despite it's lack of success in getting to the big show . If not for the Tribune Co.'s deep pockets these last few years...OK, so here's the rub: I'm flat sick and tired of going on Baseball Think Factory or one of the other baseball Web sites every other day and reading some headline that says: "Red Sox Back in Santana Derby," or "Don't Count Out Yankees In Race For Santana" or "Mets Take Santana Lead." First off, you can't take a "lead" when it comes to a trade. This isn't NASCAR. You don't get points for leading a lap. Some team may trade for Santana, or maybe not, but one thing is certain: There won't be a second place. And no team will get even one scoreless inning because they "led" the Santana race in December.
But that's not my real problem here. No, my real problem is that whenever there's something enormous like this going on in baseball -- some gigantic free agency deal or some monster trade involving the best pitcher in baseball -- the Kansas City Royals might as well be playing Major League Soccer. I'm not just saying that the Royals are not involved. I'm saying they are a MILLION MILES AWAY from being involved. I'm saying they are more likely to pick up Carlos Santana or Johann Sebastian Bach or some other play off the guy's name. I'm saying Royals fans -- and probably from from 10 or 15 other teams out there -- realize that they are playing a different game.