An interesting fact in this morning's Kansas City Star.
According to an info box in the sports section, the Royals have 20 of the players on their 25-man roster under team control for 2010.
That seems like an unbelievably high number.
Can you imagine if this was a GOOD TEAM? Or even a decent team with players on the verge of goodness? That's how dynasties are built, friends.
But that doesn't really seem to be the case. Instead of being a good thing, basically what it means is what Sam Mellinger wrote about the Royals today:
"...You might want to sit down for this - the 2010 team might look a lot like the one that's now in last place."
--Matt Kelsey, looking for reasons to get out of bed tomorrow morning
PS - Just after I finished this post, my Pandora radio station must have sensed my mood, and kicked on Van Morrison's version of "Days Like This," which features the line "My mama told me there'll be days like this..."