Dear Mr. Bloomquist,
When Dayton Moore signed you, I was not happy. I said some things. I thought I knew who you were.
He signed you to a contract that I didn't think was wise. I thought that your ability to aptly cover multiple positions was your only saving grace with your on-base percentage of 2007 being a mirage. An outlier. You only had one extra-base hit last year. I thought you were Joey Gathright with more versatility but less speed and no upside.
These past few weeks you have proven me wrong. For this I am humbly offering my apology.
You have played so well thus far that I cannot even get upset with you over the couple of gaffes with the leather you have had. Your bat has been a big part in the Royals success. You have been working counts for walks, stealing key bases, shooting grounders between the infielders, and getting extra-base hits. Color me shocked. Continue to do what you are doing, William. Even if you do not manage that, you have already earned your paycheck for the season as far as I am concerned.
Old Man Duggan