I've had people screaming at me the past couple of days that actually want to know the names of the sources I use for my stories. Just so you know they aren't imaginary and it would be stupid of me to tell you their names.
I can understand why some of you want to know who these people are, but in the journalism world you have to build trust with the insiders that give you info. In many cases these people can get fired for telling writers what they know because they aren't authorized to speak. So that is why I will not be telling you who my sources are for any story. If it would make you feel any better I will start using the stupid terms "high ranking baseball official with knowledge" or "a person close to the situation" but in all reality that tells you squat!
Newspapers and other publications use those terms freely to dummy down the situation and try to keep your panties out of a wad. If you sit down and think about it those terms really don't tell you anything. Just like this post. I just felt that I needed to explain this situation because some of you understandably aren't aware. So what I WILL tell you is that I used the same source that Ken Rosenthal used when he reported the same things I did about Michael Young. You can go knock on his door, but good luck getting Ken to tell you who the source is as well.
On a side note, I am making no money from this site. It is being done purely on my free time and sometimes my work schedule at the paper does not allow me the time to post rapidly. I do not get paid for my time on this site like most writers do nowadays. What that means is that at times I will post whatever is on my chest. I'm an open book. You may get a crappy column and you may get something real useful. Hopefully it will be the latter.
Also, understand it is the offseason and there isn't much news out there. I hate posting about rumors but some of you need the fix and so I will talk about what is being whispered around the league. Mellinger isn't posting right now and I am trying to make an effort to keep you guys in the loop. If someone asks me to write on something I'm going to do my damnedest to do it for you guys as quick as I can.
I do my best and I know I'm not going to please everyone. My intentions are to promote the Royals and all that goes on in the organization. I hope you and I have a better understanding of what this site is about now.