Maybe the Jonathan Sanchez debacle is finally going to come to an end. This will undoubetly go down as one of the worst trades in the history of the Royals organization, rivaling anything Alaird Baird ever even pulled off and that’s not easy to do.
In case you missed it, Sanchez put forth another stellar effort last night in his most recent start. This time he was able to make it a full inning and a third! He also graciously allowed the worst hitting team in baseball to score 5 runs before he even recorded one out. His final line ended up at 1.1 IP, 7 hits, 7 runs, 2 HR’s allowed, 1 BB and 2 SO’s. Knowing Ned Yost he will say that “Sanchez can build of the 2 strikeout performance”.
Actually I think Ned has finally seen enough. At least I would hope so. This performance made it 11 straight starts for Sanchez without a victory and ballooned his ERA to a whopping 7.76. The guy has one victory since becoming a Royal and it came in his very first start of the year. His stats for the year you ask??? Okay here you go……..you might want to skip this part if you don’t like to throw up in your mouth:
In 12 starts (53.1 IP) the Dirty Sanchez has posted a 1-6 record, 7.76 ERA, yielded 65 hits, 47 runs (46 of which were earned), 8 HR’s allowed (he’s lucky that isn’t higher), 44BB to 36 SO’s, .302 average against and a 2.04 WHIP.
Those numbers are abysmal. In fact, I would venture to say they are among the worst in baseball from any pitcher making at least 10 starts. And the Royals just keep trotting him out there. The reason behind that is b/c GMDM doesn’t want to concede to the fact he made a terrible mistake. I guess he also thinks since he’s paying the Dirty Sanchez so much money he has to keep throwing him. Well Dayton, those thoughts are very flawed. Please quit torturing your fan base and send this guy packing.
Not only are the fans suffering, the players are suffering as well. How is a team supposed to fight for their pitcher when he digs them a 7-0 lead before they even take the field. It is pretty obvious in my eyes that the team does not like the guy as they think he isn’t giving his all (which it doesn’t appear he is) and they want him gone. Another thing that pisses me off is the fact he screwed Teaford’s chance of making a start tonight in a bid to become part of this rotation.
What I’m trying to say is simple, it’s time to cut ties with the Dirty Sanchez at the major league level. If they want to send him down to the PCL league and let him hang out in Omaha the rest of the year to “figure it out” that’s fine. Actually, I take that back. That isn’t fine b/c he will end up poisoning that young group of players. Maybe the best place for ‘ol Dirty is behind his hot Dominican Girlfriend getting ready to wipe her upper lip.