Jason Kendall hasn't played in the big leagues since his 118 games with the Royals in 2010. He hit .256/.318/.297 then. He was 36. He showed no signs of future promise. He looked finished, and had season-ending rotator-cuff surgery in September to prove it. So we thought we were free to send Kendall off as a…
Last month, Kansas City Star blogger/reporter Lee Judge wrote that Wilson Betemit should have leaned into a pitch with the bases loaded in a tie game. It wasn't received well, as leaning into the pitch is easy for sportswriters to recommend, while they're sitting comfily at home.
Yesterday, Nick Wright of 610 AM was interviewing Royals prospect Mike Moustakas when he asked him a wholly innocuous question about possibly starting the season in AAA to delay his arbitration clock. That's when Jason Kendall, not even part of the conversation, jumped in.