No, this post is not about Kansas City finally gained their much wanted hockey team to be the tenant for the downtown arena.
This is actually about the Royals being able to continue their 2nd base experiment.
With Canada’s (somewhat shocking) early exit from the WBC last night, Mark Teahen will return to Surprise, AZ to continue his quest to be KC’s starting 2nd baseman.
Early returns on Teahen were mixed, with folks saying he looked smooth and fluid in workouts, but then he made 2 errors in his first game. Willie Bloomquist has played well defensively in Teahen’s absence, and Alberto Callaspo remains solid at the plate.
The next couple weeks will be key for the Teahen experiment as his ability to take gain hold of that position will determine many of the backup roles on the club as well.
Eventually, the shakedown of backups and the bullpen for the big league club will eventually create a trickle down effect that will at least in part influence the Naturals opening roster.