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Kansas City Royals week in review: 8/1/2011

I don't think mitch should have a larger role. I just like him as a guy and I'd like for HIM to be a part of royals winning although that won't happen because he likely isn't good enough.

Jeff Francoeur is an OK bat that could fetch a decent return in trade and could be replaced VERY easily by any number of players.

I don't care how many RBI a guy has because it doesn't tell us anything. He's got a mutual option after the season that he might not pick up or the royals might not pick up. IF that's the case then he will be a free agent and the royals will get nothign out of him.

You have to get value out of players when you can, especially when the team likely improves with his departure. Cain in CF and melky in right improves the defense significantly.

I'm sure you like francoueur and his "leadership" has been oversold through the media. He's a nice guy who gives lots of quotes.

August 1, 2011 at 2:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City Royals week in review: 7/11/2011

I think hosmer decided to go on his own, but it still makes no sense.

July 11, 2011 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/27/2011

no way Yost or Moore are fired this year, regardless of record.

June 28, 2011 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/20/2011

Part of the reason stems from the fact that the Royals have too many relievers. there just isn't enough innings for these guys to get work. I don't know much more than that. Maybe he strained something, who knows. Remember when Adcock didn't get in like 12 straight games?

I just don't like how the whole roster is constructed. They need a bench player, not another pitcher.

June 20, 2011 at 2:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/20/2011

don't forget that the Burlington Bee's are no longer a Royals affiliate. They've moved their low-A team to the Kane County Cougars. They are still in the same league as the Bee's so you can catch them when they're in town.

June 20, 2011 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/13/2011

I honestly have no clue. Ned was asked last week if he'd thought about it, and he said

"yes, but I'm not telling you. That's 2 weeks away."

I laughed, but I wondered what he wants to do.

June 13, 2011 at 3:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Was pinch hitting for Alcides Escobar the right call?

"We're talking about the ninth inning of a game where there will be no tenth inning for a glove to impact without plating a run."

No "no" but "unlikely". A tie game goes to the 10th. But I understand.

"Surely you agree that in 'the future', with development of a player not an issue, the worst hitter in the league should be hit for in that situation even if he has the best glove in league?"

I do. But I think and I know ned thinks that Escobar won't be the worst hitter in the future and he believes (rightly or wrongly) that these opportunities will help him become a better hitter.

"Then why is Bill Butler almost always pinch ran for with the game on the line?"

Because Butler is NOT developing into a decent runner in the future. Pinch running for him has no long term effects. I'm not saying I always agree with the pinch running for him, in fact I typically disagree.

June 9, 2011 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Was pinch hitting for Alcides Escobar the right call?

Yost said last night that in the future he wants escobar's defense on the field late in games, so he won't pinch hit for him in the future. So if he isn't going to PH for him in the future (which is debateable itself) then why PH for him in a meaningless game right now.

I see both sides, but I like the idea of putting a guy in those situations.

June 9, 2011 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Was pinch hitting for Alcides Escobar the right call?

"but isn't part of the defense Yost has been using?"

Not that I've heard.

"None of these games are meaningless to me so I reject that portion of your argument as well."

I understand that. That's why I brought up context. To you, winning yesterday was very important. That extra 10-15% chance of aviles or maier getting on base was important for you.

Ned Yost, and I pretty much agree with him, believes the long teram goals are best served by taking the chance on Escobar in the situation and giving him opportunities to try and hit in pressure situations. His 2nd to last at bat was really good, he crushed a ball that happened to go right to the CF.

If we could be guaranteed that PH for escobar would have won the game, then I'd do it. But it's only a slight probability shift, not a promise of success.

June 9, 2011 at 12:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Was pinch hitting for Alcides Escobar the right call?

the difference between jacobs, guillen and bloomquist is that Escobar IS a part of the future. Those guys never were.

I really don't care if the royals win a meaningless game against the blue jays in 2011. This team isn't a contender. Winning today at the expense of the future is a short-sighted approach.

I don't think that pinch hitting for escobar will crush his confidence.

June 9, 2011 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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