Originally Posted by gblowfish
Sweeney was a nice guy, but he was also the biggest thief in the history of the Royals. He made $63 MILLION from his KC contract from 2002-2007. During that time, he never played in more than 126 games in a season, and in 2006-2007 played in less than 75 games both of those years. His contract cost us a shot at keeping Damon, Dye and Beltran. Once he got paid, he went right down the shitter. 2005 was his last "all star" year -he was the only guy on the team who could qualify as a borderline "all star" since every team had to be represented. He literally stole $22 million from the team in 2006-2007. Oh, and during that six year span, Royals finished dead last or next to last five out of those six years.
Yep, I got to the point of hating him.