The Kansas City Royals front office was very busy today, and I cannot resist a good Katamari Damashii joke, you see.
Royals sign four free agents
Scott Elarton, 2yr/$8mil
Paul Bako, 1yr/$700k
Mark Grudzielanek, 1yr/$4mil (plus option)
Doug Mientkiewicz, 1yr/$1.85mil (plus incentives)
In all honesty, I think these are fairly reasonable signings. I'm only making fun of them because I can't believe one team managed to sign the top two of my Confuse-an-Announcer name game awardees. All they'd need to do is sign A.J. Pierzynski to be their catcher, trade for Rob Mackowiak at third, and they'd have a whole square of Polish Alphabet Soup! Yummy!
Anyway, it is interesting to see what the Royals have been payrolling up onto their Kansasmari, at any rate. Perhaps, perhaps We will lose less than 100 games this year, wouldn't that be nice? Yes, yes it would, our Prince. So, so very sorry. We were awful this year, completely awful. But we have signed, oh yes, we have signed. Many many letters, in player names have We have rolled up. Soon the stars fill the sky and for Us, we are delighted. Royals Rainbow!