“Royals send Mike Moustakas down to Omaha. Jimmy Paredes IF/OF to be called up. Wow.”
Micheal Mahoney, @KCMikeMahoney, Twitter
GH: You know it’s big news when Micheal Mahoney is tweeting about it.
“There’s a Moose loose on I-29.”
Chris Fickett, @ChrisFickett, Kansas City Star deputy sports editor, Twitter
“Ned Yost said he’s never been wrong about these players. Well, I think Ned Yost lied.” Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: Petro did not say this to be funny. He said it because he thinks Yost was being protective of Moose and his young prospects. I disagree. Yost is an incredibly arrogant manager who thinks he is incapable of making a mistake.
“Since the 2012 All-Star Break – NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO – Mike Moustakas has hit .215/.269/.346. Remind me again why it took this long?”
Rany Jazayerli, @jazayerli, Twitter
GH: This may have been a rhetorical question from Rany because he knows the answer as we all do. Moose was allowed to pretend to be a big leaguer despite all the evidence against it because Dayton Moore drafted him with his first pick. The irony of it all is that the Royals refusal to send Moose down until now has likely retarded his development by two seasons and quite possibly cost him his career.
“Send some more of them down!”
Caller Will, 610 AM
“Kansas City has optioned 3B Mike Moustakas to Omaha. Storm Chasers open homestand Friday.”
Gary Sharp, @GarySharp1620, Twitter
GH: While the Royals will be in LA taking on the Angels, Moose will be in Downtown Omaha facing the Round Rock Express.
“On the plus side, Moustakas won’t have to go to the 810 Zone anymore.” @TheFakeNed, Twitter
“It was inevitable and the right move.”
Jeff Passan, @JeffPassan, Twitter
“They did what needed to be done. They should be celebrated for doing it. This is a big day for the Kansas City Royals in a lot of different ways.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: I am hearing a number of people in the media applauding the Royals for this move. Why? The organization should be embarrassed that it took the complete and utter collapse of this highly-touted prospect for them to act.
“You think Moustakas will watch some video now or nah.”
Kevin Scobee, @scobes15, Twitter
“I’m going to save the #dennymatthewsvoice for later.”
Carrington Harrison, @cdotharrison, Twitter
“Apparently Mike Moustakas is going somewhere but I’m not sure where. But Peyton Manning knows…”
Tate Vobach, @TVobach, , 810 AM
“The bottom line is it’s time to win. It’s about winning now. Everybody is fighting for their jobs.”
Jay Binkley, on the Royals decision to send Moustakas to Omaha, 810 AM
GH: This move smells of desperation from two desperate men; Moore and Yost. They tried almost every other option to avoid this day. They know 80 wins is not going to be enough to placate even Walmart Dave.
“I think it’s time for Mike Moustakas to shag some balls. I think it’s time Mike Moustakas is no longer considered the answer at third base but what can we get out of him? The problem is he doesn’t hit well enough to be your third baseman. He doesn’t hit well enough to be a utility player. If he doesn’t hit (in Omaha), get rid of him.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: I think Moose is salvageable. I believe his issues are in his head. I also think Ned Yost protecting him like he was a superstar was the worst thing for his development. Moose obviously thought he had made it and deserved to be treated like Butler, Gordon and Hosmer. If the Royals started treating Moose like they do Gio, I think we would see an entirely different asshole playing third for the Royals. The kind of asshole who wins games.
GregHall224@yahoo.com and Twitter @greghall24