I don’t make a habit of lifting entire passages from another person’s blogs, but I’m blown away by Jeff Francoeur’s (admittedly misplaced and misguided) excitement over becoming a member of the Kansas City Royals.
December 16, 2010
Kansas City, Here I Come!
I am extremely excited about my new opportunity with the Royals. I want to give thanks to Dayton Moore and the Royals for giving me the opportunity to continue the path I wanted to follow. I am excited that I will once again be the everyday Right Fielder, and I plan to have my best year in 2011. I know there were other offers out there, and I know some of you might have felt those offers were more appealing. However, I know what I am capable of and this is where I need to be in order to show that. I turn 27 next month, and I plan on having a long career in baseball. I look forward to the spring and getting acquainted with all my new teammates and coaches.
I am also looking forward to Christmas, which is somehow already right around the corner. I have been busy with the Winter Meetings and with the Royals, so it will be nice to relax for a couple more weeks with family and close friends. I hope all of you have a great holiday season as well as a Happy New Year!
Take care and thank you for all of your support.
Keep in mind, thus far Francoeur has played for Bobby Cox, an all-time great manager; the Mets, who play in New York; and the Rangers during their World Series year.
K.C. in the midst of a youth movement? Meh.