[Hiram] Kyle Davies
The Royals just traded Octavio Dotel for this guy. He's basically a 23-year-old ex-prospect who was once considered the best pitcher in the Braves system until he got through their system and proceeded to not be very good. A lot of potential. A lot of issues with how fast he's advanced. A lot of questions about why he doesn't use his given name of Hiram. A few things to make note of here:
1. It doesn't seem like the Royals necessarily got the best deal for Dotel, but they did get a guy named Hiram which is hard to argue with. That's much harder than getting a guy who throws strikes. Sub-things to note. Things I would do if my name were Hiram:
- Not go by Adam anymore.
- Name my kids Adam.
- Learn how to handle my curveball.
- Learn if the name is properly pronounced Hy-Ram or Here-am.
- Correct everyone who pronounces it one way by telling them I pronounce it the other.
- Make it unclear if I were Jewish or Scottish by wearing a yarmulke and a kilt.
2. A lot of Royals fans seem upset that they didn't get Wlademir Belentien. I can understand this as the team desperatly needs a power-hitting OF as long as Teahen keeps doing his David Dejesus impersonation and David DeJesus keeps doing his...you get the idea. I can't be too dissapointed, however, as getting someone named Wlademir is presumably harder than getting someone named Hiram. I mean, that name has a spelling error in it.
3. Dayton Moore has earned the right to trade for whatever pitcher he wants and have everyone's trust until he messes up. So far he's given up Tony Graffanino, Mike MacDougal, and Ambiorix Burgos for Brian Bannister, Jorge de la Rosa, Tyler Lumsden, and Daniel Cortes. Jury is still out on all of those guys, but would any GM rather take the Graffanino/MacDougal side there?
4. A lot of deadweight still on this Royals team but things are looking up after the deadline. The only players I can definitely see clearing waivers are Emil Brown and Odalis Perez with Reggie Sanders a maybe. It's unlikely any get dealt, but it would be nice to see Joey Gathright back up. Check out this video.
Is it too late to add jump cars to the list of things I would do if I were named Hiram?