No news on Andy Marte, though I read a report that the Twins were interested in him. (They did just ink Joe Crede tonight though, so that interest may or may not be diminished.) On to something that bugs me. Why is it assumed that you need a lefty in your rotation? More and more I'm getting the feeling that Horacio Ramirez is essentially guaranteed the #4 spot in the rotation simply because he is a southpaw. I simply do not understand this thinking. I understand the thought process that you want to mix up your pitchers from day to day so hitters don't get accustomed to the same type of pitching. (Though I think this theory is much more applicable for in game situations, i.e. Joel Zumaya after Tim Wakefield.) I think it is much more important to put the best rotation together possible, regardless of handedness.
That being said, I think this rotation would best suit the Royals, at least for the beginning of the year:
I imagine it will look more like this, however:
Which I am OK with, I would just rather see Luke start to make more of an impact, considering he was the #1 pick in the draft in '06.
I think I'll end my short post on that note. If anyone has any questions or would like me to cover any certain topics leave a comment and I'll be sure to look it over. Thanks.