It was always going to be a long shot for the Royals to bring back second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist.
Suitors with deeper pockets were waiting to snap up Zobrist following his stellar postseason play for the Royals. The Cubs reportedly have a deal with Zobrist, who is a free agent, on a four-year, $56 million deal.
So you can tip your hat to Zobrist and say thanks for the help in getting the Royals a World Series title.
But that’s not the sentiment from a Facebook user named Jack Dempsey on Tuesday.
He wrote many things including this: “I thank Ben Zobrist for his contributions this year but I do not wish him good luck in Chicago. In fact, I hope he falls flat on his face. You leave my team, you are not my friend. And I unfollowed is wife’s Facebook page.”
There were more posts. Here are screenshots of some of his comments:
It’s an interesting argument, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. But it seems odd coming from a Royals fan. For most, there was great sadness among many in hearing that Zobrist would leave: