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Mr. Laz
09-14-2006, 03:04 PM
Posted on Thu, Sep. 14, 2006

Teahen ‘still sore’ but already looking ahead

By BOB DUTTON
The Kansas City Star
CLEVELAND | Royals third baseman Mark Teahen is about to switch positions.

For now, that just means getting off the couch and heading back to Kansas City for a follow-up examination today on his surgically repaired right shoulder.

“It’s still sore from the surgery,” he said. “So it’s not like I have full range of motion yet. But I haven’t had to take too many pain pills.”

He has, however, become something of a “couch potato” since undergoing surgery last Friday in Los Angeles to repair a partial tear in his rotator cuff and some fraying in his labrum.

“It’s tough,” he said, “because I definitely wanted to finish the season. And I could have finished it if the situation was different. But, hopefully, the games early next season will be more important than the games late in this season.”

Teahen will meet today with Royals chief physician Steve Joyce to refine his rehabilitation program. Once Teahen’s range of motion improves, he’ll begin strength exercises as a precursor to starting a throwing program in late December.

Those throwing exercises could be modified if the Royals switch Teahen to the outfield, as expected, to accommodate the arrival of top prospect Alex Gordon.

Inherited success

Reliever Scott Dohmann’s 7.27 earned-run average is about twice as high as what might be viewed as acceptable. But a closer look at the numbers reveals at least one major plus in his 15 outings since arriving from Colorado in a July 31 trade.

Dohmann has not allowed any of 11 inherited runners to score.

Minor details

Class AA Wichita and short-season Idaho Falls resume postseason play tonight in their leagues’ championship series.

Wichita is tied 1-1 with Corpus Christi in the best-of-five Texas League finals.

Idaho Falls returns home in a 1-0 hole to Missoula in the best-of-three Pioneer League finals.


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Counting it down

(Through Tuesday)

•Record needed to avoid 100 losses: 8-9

•Record needed to avoid matching club-record 106 losses: 2-15

•Tragic number for clinching worst record in baseball: 16


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Inherited runners

(Minimum 10; through Tuesday)


Reliever In. runners Scored Pct. stranded
Scott Dohmann 11 0 100.0
Joe Nelson 13 3 76.9
Jimmy Gobble 40 12 70.0
Mike Wood 15 5 67.7
Joel Peralta 46 16 65.2
Luke Hudson* 11 4 63.6
Todd Wellemeyer 26 11 57.7
Andrew Sisco 56 25 55.4
Ambiorix Burgos 40 20 50.0

Cochise
09-14-2006, 03:10 PM
If only Gordon could play shortstop...

Mr. Laz
09-14-2006, 03:12 PM
why move Teahan to the outfield??


we had some success in developing outfielders ....... we need a shortstop.

why can't we move Teahan 15 feet to his left and let him play at shortstop?

the angle of the hits is similar ... the throws to 1st are similar


i think Teahan is athletic enough to learn how to "turn 2"


Teahan is a solid hitter at 3rd base .... but would be considered a fantastic hitting shortstop.


Gordon,Teahan,Grud,Shealy,Buck is a solid infield ... especially if Buck can develop as a hitter.

german and berroa as backups


Jesus,Costa,Saunders in the outfields with Gathright and Brown as backups.


Brown,Sweeney :rolleyes: at DH


full roster already under contract .... Moore can concentrate on just picking up pitching this coming off season.

tk13
09-14-2006, 03:14 PM
Hochevar pitches tonight for Wichita, I do believe. They're playing on the road these last three games though. Supposed to be Hochevar-Lumsden-Greinke pitching, something to watch for.

Demonpenz
09-14-2006, 03:15 PM
we aint going to do shit without some guns in the rotation trade him for roy holiday!

jiveturkey
09-14-2006, 03:15 PM
There were discussions about this on the radio today.

Brown probably won't be here next year. Sanders will be a trade candidate.

Grud is a much more likely candidate at SS. He's actually played it before.

Mr. Laz
09-14-2006, 03:17 PM
There were discussions about this on the radio today.

Brown probably won't be here next year. Sanders will be a trade candidate.

Grud is a much more likely candidate at SS. He's actually played it before.
German at 2nd then?

tk13
09-14-2006, 03:21 PM
I don't think Teahen has the range to play SS. I think the interesting question is what will happen to Gathright and Huber eventually.

I think we might try and find a SS in free agency. If not, maybe just give Blanco the job.

Emil's up for arbitration I do believe. And he's probably going to win a pretty good chunk of salary, he's just kinda quietly rolling along hitting almost .300. Although with Sanders and Sweeney, we're going to need a right handed bat somewhere. Maybe it's Justin Huber.

Mr. Laz
09-14-2006, 03:24 PM
I don't think Teahen has the range to play SS.
i hope they at least try

i'd hate to see them dump Teahan in the outfield much like they dump pitchers into "middle relief" whenevery they can't handle being a starter or closer.

jiveturkey
09-14-2006, 03:26 PM
German at 2nd then?
I didn't hear anything about 2nd but that would be a possibility.

Is there anyone in the minors that's being groomed for 2nd? Maybe it's a position we address in FA.

Sure-Oz
09-14-2006, 03:29 PM
So Teahan in LF next year? with Dejesus in CF and ??? in right

siberian khatru
09-14-2006, 03:30 PM
I don't think Teahen has the range to play SS. I think the interesting question is what will happen to Gathright and Huber eventually.



I've wondered about Gathright. Did Moore acquire him to see what he's got, and if he doesn't pan out he maybe can flip him for a Grade-C prospect and move on?

Or is he thinking of dangling DeJesus for pitching help, installing Gathright in CF and flanking him with strong bats? Because I don't like the idea of having both Gath and DeJesus in the OF. DeJesus has more value (as a hitter) in CF, and I don't like having so little firepower in 2/3 of the OF.

I'd rather have either one in CF flanked by power bats (Teahen and Huber?) What does that leave ... Gordon at 3B, Shealy at 1B, Butler at DH and Lubanski and Meier as backups/trade bait/other? Or maybe Huber is trade bait for pitching?

Basically, I think Moore has a lot of options emerging in the next 1-2 years.

jiveturkey
09-14-2006, 03:30 PM
So Teahan in LF next year? with Dejesus in CF and ??? in right
I'm hearing Teahan in right.

If Sanders gets traded then LF is wide open.

Pitt Gorilla
09-14-2006, 03:33 PM
There were discussions about this on the radio today.

Brown probably won't be here next year. Sanders will be a trade candidate.

Grud is a much more likely candidate at SS. He's actually played it before.
Why no Brown? Do other teams want him that badly?

Pitt Gorilla
09-14-2006, 03:35 PM
I've wondered about Gathright. Did Moore acquire him to see what he's got, and if he doesn't pan out he maybe can flip him for a Grade-C prospect and move on?

Or is he thinking of dangling DeJesus for pitching help, installing Gathright in CF and flanking him with strong bats? Because I don't like the idea of having both Gath and DeJesus in the OF. DeJesus has more value (as a hitter) in CF, and I don't like having so little firepower in 2/3 of the OF.

I'd rather have either one in CF flanked by power bats (Teahen and Huber?) What does that leave ... Gordon at 3B, Shealy at 1B, Butler at DH and Lubanski and Meier as backups/trade bait/other? Or maybe Huber is trade bait for pitching?

Basically, I think Moore has a lot of options emerging in the next 1-2 years.That would be a defensively terrible outfield. Having Gathright and DeJesus in the OF is in line with Moore's plan: defense (speed) and pitching.

tk13
09-14-2006, 03:36 PM
I've wondered about Gathright. Did Moore acquire him to see what he's got, and if he doesn't pan out he maybe can flip him for a Grade-C prospect and move on?

Or is he thinking of dangling DeJesus for pitching help, installing Gathright in CF and flanking him with strong bats? Because I don't like the idea of having both Gath and DeJesus in the OF. DeJesus has more value (as a hitter) in CF, and I don't like having so little firepower in 2/3 of the OF.

I'd rather have either one in CF flanked by power bats (Teahen and Huber?) What does that leave ... Gordon at 3B, Shealy at 1B, Butler at DH and Lubanski and Meier as backups/trade bait/other? Or maybe Huber is trade bait for pitching?

Basically, I think Moore has a lot of options emerging in the next 1-2 years.
I think Gathright might be a 4th OF type who plays a lot. Come in as a defensive replacement and still end up with 300 or so AB's. I don't know really. Too many position players and not enough spots on the field.

Sure-Oz
09-14-2006, 03:44 PM
I think Gathright might be a 4th OF type who plays a lot. Come in as a defensive replacement and still end up with 300 or so AB's. I don't know really. Too many position players and not enough spots on the field.
So you think Gordon starts the year with us next year and how will our OF look then?

tk13
09-14-2006, 03:51 PM
Why no Brown? Do other teams want him that badly?
He's going to be up for arbitration. And he probably could win a decent chunk of money. With the inflated FA market like last year, I think he could ask for 5+ million in arbitration and win. But I'm not an arbitrator, and I don't know if he'd ask for that much. He probably should, this offseason might be his best chance at a payday.

He had a horrible first month, but since May 1st, he's hitting .307... since the All-Star break, he's hitting .320. Plus his defense is way less embarrassing. Last year he had 11 errors and this year he's had 3.

tk13
09-14-2006, 03:58 PM
So you think Gordon starts the year with us next year and how will our OF look then?
I don't have the first clue... haha. I don't know what Dayton's gonna do. He said he wanted Gordon to start in AAA. We'll see. I think he'd have to have a monster spring to start the year in KC, it's possible I guess.

Chief Chief
09-14-2006, 04:11 PM
We oughta try Teahen at RT and put Black in the outfield...

jiveturkey
09-14-2006, 04:43 PM
He's going to be up for arbitration. And he probably could win a decent chunk of money. With the inflated FA market like last year, I think he could ask for 5+ million in arbitration and win. But I'm not an arbitrator, and I don't know if he'd ask for that much. He probably should, this offseason might be his best chance at a payday.

He had a horrible first month, but since May 1st, he's hitting .307... since the All-Star break, he's hitting .320. Plus his defense is way less embarrassing. Last year he had 11 errors and this year he's had 3.Defense and price tag were the reasons that I heard.