Friday, April 22, 2005

Calvin, We Hardly Knew Ye

Down goes Pickles.

Pickering has been sent to AAA and the Royals have promoted Matt Diaz to Kansas City.

I don't see how anyone could be surprised at the move. Pickering has been worse than terrible, and he's so one-dimensional that it really hurts the team when isn't providing any hitting against right-handed pitching. Diaz has been tearing up AAA, and at age 27 he's ready for his shot with the major league club.

I'm hoping this isn't the last we'll see of Pickering this season. Hopefully, he'll find his stroke in AAA and he'll back up in a month or so. I don't think he should be condemned to the minor leagues for the duration of the season, unless he struggles in Omaha.


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