I just read this post my favorite blog (other than The Henry Wiggen Blog, of course), MLBTradeRumors.com: Mike Sweeney signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners.
A few months ago, Sweeney said he wanted one more chance to be a successful major leaguer again. And I really hope he succeeds.
I have nothing but good memories from his days in Kansas City. He's criticized for spending too much time on the disabled list after signing a huge contract with the Royals. But I don't blame him for getting hurt. When he was healthy, he was a monster.
Sweeney's not the only old Royal in the news today. The Arizona Diamndbacks are reportedly showing interest in 41-year-old Tom Gordon. Flash Freakin' Gordon. Good for him.
Here's hoping the 2009 Royals are as good as the memories we have of some great former Royals.