Wow. I don't think this saga is never going to end. Mark Teahen, God bless his soul, has agreed to again switch positions for Kansas City this season. This time the 3B/RF/LF/CF will give second base a shot. As if the poor guy hasn't wasted the past four years getting jerked around from position to position by the club, Teahen seems to be ready to take another lump for the team.
Look, I know some of you guys aren't big Teahen fans. I understand I'm likely in the minority on this one, but I honestly feel for the guy. Yeah, yeah, I know the Royals pay him a lot of money to play baseball. But I honestly feel his slump in offensive production has had everything to do with the fact that every year he's spending so much time learning a new position.
Brian McRae more or less said the Royals need to crap or get off the pot with Teahen. I think all of us fans would agree. McRae, like myself, feels Teahen is an everyday player and should be in the lineup regularly. He also agreed that the team should leave him alone and reap the benefits of his offensive game, or trade him to someone who will. You can read the entirety of my interview with McRae in the coming weeks. It's possible that you will see the McRae interview posted on Wednesday.