As the Mariners return to the Kansas City Royals, they will see some former teammates, including Gil Meche, who got a $55 million contract - wow, just, wow on that, Miguel Olivo, who was part of the forgettable Freddy Garcia trade, Willie Bloomquist, who is getting his wish of playing close to every day thanks to a myriad of injuries and overall bad to other players, and of course, the man above, the recently traded Yuniesky Betancourt.
Since joining the Royals, Yuni is hitting .113 in 16 games. Not exactly a major improvement over what they had before in Tony Pena and Mike Aviles
GM Dayton Moore somewhat infamously defended the trade and all of his recent moves - acquiring Mike Jacobs and such - saying "trust the process" - a moniker which has now become almost a mocking statement by KC fans with every loss.
The KC Star has fantastic coverage of the Royals, in their Ball Star blog, Sam Mellinger compares Yuni and Jack Wilson, particularly on their defensive ratings.
And the Star's award-winning columnist Joe Posnanski has his own blog, which I feel is must reading for sports fans. His books on Buck O'Neill
Posnanski, who I've linked to often on here, is a die-hard baseball fan, who has also embraced the latest sabrmetric stats along, and often comes up with great opinions and analysis on baseball, not just the Royals.
Like most, he was not exactly pleased when he found out that the Royals traded for Yuni.
And since then he's also done a few "Yuni Watch" posts keeping track of his progress as a Royal. They are fairly entertaining to read.