3) Ned Yost Is Looking For An Offensive Boost
Manager Ned Yost will never admit it, but his recent lineup shuffles are likely about him looking for an offensive spark.
He’s announced that Omar Infante will not play more than four or five games a week in order to “rest” his elbow and prevent him from wearing down.
Yost knows as much as everyone else who isn’t producing. He’s spending more time with the team than any of us. Of course, he can’t throw anyone under the bus, or act concerned. But, actions speak louder than words.
Yost is looking to help his wallowing offense. He hopes that Christian Colon will start hitting with more regular play and that Orlando can get hot with Dyson simply not getting on base.
If Orlando doesn’t start hitting soon, I wouldn’t be surprised to see either Brett Eibner or Jorge Bonifacio get the call from AAA Omaha, since both are crushing the ball in the Pacific Coast League. After that, the KC Royals could look for help from the trade market.
General manager Dayton Moore brought back players while inflating his team payroll to $132 million in a clear win-now strategy. He can’t afford to let the losses pile up without making a move soon.
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