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Pitt Gorilla
03-01-2007, 03:03 PM
I see that Sportsline has them down 2-1.

bsp4444
03-01-2007, 03:09 PM
Four to two Angels. Alex Gordon scores the first run of the Royals pre-season, Berroa gets an error. Haven't been able to listen continuously so I have no info on the pitchers.

SPchief
03-01-2007, 03:09 PM
Berroa gets an error.


I'm shocked really.

tk13
03-01-2007, 03:11 PM
We scored the first run, they came back, we tied it at 2. They scored again. Pretty much all subs in right now.

Bannister started and pitched 2 scoreless innings, Soria came in didn't allow a run. Ken Ray and John Bale allowed the runs, if I'm not mistaken. Gordon walked and scored on a Berroa single, Teahen had a base hit and did okay in RF... German started and got on base all three times he came to the plate.

bsp4444
03-01-2007, 03:13 PM
German just seems to have a knack for getting on base. Wish he could play short stop!

The Dynasty
03-01-2007, 03:21 PM
Thank you guys for Burgos. Bannister should be solid for you guys,

Reaper16
03-01-2007, 03:33 PM
Thank you guys for Burgos.
You won't be thinking that for long.

leviw
03-01-2007, 03:37 PM
German just seems to have a knack for getting on base. Wish he could play short stop!

He's going to at times during the spring, per Buddy.

Halfcan
03-01-2007, 03:49 PM
Berroa sucks.

Halfcan
03-01-2007, 03:49 PM
When is Home Opener anyway?

leviw
03-01-2007, 03:51 PM
When is Home Opener anyway?

April 2.

vs Boston @ The K.

tk13
03-01-2007, 03:55 PM
Billy Butler just hit a 2 run single in the top of the 9th inning to give the Royals a 6-4 lead.

Halfcan
03-01-2007, 03:56 PM
April 2.

vs Boston @ The K.

I will be there! Gordons first game-is a must see.

leviw
03-01-2007, 03:56 PM
Billy Butler just hit a 2 run single in the top of the 9th inning to give the Royals a 2-run lead.

Man, I'm excited for this season. Hearing Denny's voice on the radio earlier this afternoon about made my day.

eazyb81
03-01-2007, 03:57 PM
You won't be thinking that for long.

Ha, I was about to post the same thing.

He will wilt under the pressure in NY.

Coach
03-01-2007, 03:59 PM
He's going to at times during the spring, per Buddy.

German should be the starter over Berroa, even if German's range is not good enough, his offensive output is sure as hell alot better than Berroa as of this point.

eazyb81
03-01-2007, 04:00 PM
German should be the starter over Berroa, even if German's range is not good enough, his offensive output is sure as hell alot better than Berroa as of this point.

I imagine that's what they are thinking as well, and they want him to get as much practice at SS this spring to see if he can at least split time with Berroa.

sedated
03-01-2007, 04:02 PM
as weak as Berroa is, you can't just go for offense and neglect defense all around

The Dynasty
03-01-2007, 04:04 PM
Ha, I was about to post the same thing.

He will wilt under the pressure in NY.

No my fault your organization was stupid enough to rush him to the majors.

Rick Peterson has already changed where he pitches on the mound which is definitely helping his location.

Skip Towne
03-01-2007, 04:05 PM
April 2.

vs Boston @ The K.
They 're holding the home opener at the K this year?

leviw
03-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Ha, I was about to post the same thing.

He will wilt under the pressure in NY.

You can't blame them for wanting him, though. Twenty-two years old and a 100-mph fastball. Wow. Omar Minaya said: “Burgos saved 18 games last season. That’s all I needed to see.” Yeah Omar, but you probably needed to see that that was out of 30 opportunities.

He might develop into something, but I'd say it's at 40-60, at this point.

Coach
03-01-2007, 04:06 PM
as weak as Berroa is, you can't just go for offense and neglect defense all around

They're not really neglecting defense all around in my view. Both of the corners appears to be pretty sharp. The way I see it:

Berroa can't contribute to anything on offense AND defense. German can't contribute to defense, BUT can contribute on offense.

So I see that Berroa has 2 negatives and no positive, and German has one negative and one positive.

I think that starting German is the right choice to do, and for the long run of the franchise, IMHO. His defense will come around, eventually. It won't happen overnight, but it'll come one day.

leviw
03-01-2007, 04:07 PM
They 're holding the home opener at the K this year?

Ha. I thought he said season opener.

Ultra Peanut
03-01-2007, 04:07 PM
That's it. Season's over.

L.A. Chieffan
03-01-2007, 04:09 PM
I hear this Gordon kid is a 'can't miss'. U think the Royals will find a way to f that one up?

leviw
03-01-2007, 04:15 PM
I hear this Gordon kid is a 'can't miss'. U think the Royals will find a way to f that one up?

Like Damon and Beltran?

No, they won't F him up. But they have to find a way to hold onto him for the long-term.

eazyb81
03-01-2007, 04:19 PM
Like Damon and Beltran?

No, they won't F him up. But they have to find a way to hold onto him for the long-term.

Or do what Oakland does: Draft well so you have another young stud ready to take his place when he bolts in free agency.

L.A. Chieffan
03-01-2007, 04:24 PM
Like Damon and Beltran?

No, they won't F him up. But they have to find a way to hold onto him for the long-term.
Yeah how did that work out for the Royals in regards to Damon, Beltran?

leviw
03-01-2007, 04:25 PM
Yeah how did that work out for the Royals in regards to Damon, Beltran?

Read the second and third sentences, bud.

L.A. Chieffan
03-01-2007, 04:26 PM
Read the second sentence, bud.
What I mean is what did the Royals get in return for losing two of the best players in baseball, bud.

leviw
03-01-2007, 04:32 PM
What I mean is what did the Royals get in return for losing two of the best players in baseball, bud.

Berroa was Rookie of the Year, obviously not panning out now.

Teahen had a great second half of the season last year, and will start in right field this year and will hopefully become one of the cornerstones of this team by season's end. John Buck is still developing, but is a fine defensive cather. His offense sucks.

They got some return, but no, probably not what Damon and Beltran were worth individually.

However, both of those guys developed in the Royals system. I think Gordon will be great, but the Royals have to hold onto him.

DaWolf
03-01-2007, 04:55 PM
You can't blame them for wanting him, though. Twenty-two years old and a 100-mph fastball. Wow. Omar Minaya said: “Burgos saved 18 games last season. That’s all I needed to see.” Yeah Omar, but you probably needed to see that that was out of 30 opportunities.

He might develop into something, but I'd say it's at 40-60, at this point.

Yeah, I really LOL'ed at Minaya's comment when I read it.

He might turn out to be an excellent pitcher long term. I think the message Moore was sending is that A) We're not going to play the wait and see game anymore, guys who come up here better be ready to produce, and B) To be a Royal you need to have a winners attitude. To my understanding that is why both Burgos and Sisco were dealt...

Ebolapox
03-01-2007, 09:28 PM
Thank you guys for Burgos.

hello, my baby... hello my dahlin... hello my ragtime... GAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL

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Cochise
03-01-2007, 09:47 PM
Burgos was rushed to the majors. Our cupboard was so bare that there was nobody else to put there.

He could be a good pitcher someday, but he needs control. Sometimes he appears to have it, but in pressure situations I think he gets out of his head.

Wouldn't be surprised if someone teaches him to pitch and he's productive.

petegz28
03-01-2007, 09:49 PM
Burgos was rushed to the majors. Our cupboard was so bare that there was nobody else to put there.

He could be a good pitcher someday, but he needs control. Sometimes he appears to have it, but in pressure situations I think he gets out of his head.

Wouldn't be surprised if someone teaches him to pitch and he's productive.


Burgos needs to learn to control his splitter and get a 3rd pitch he can rely on. He is not good enough to be a 2 pitch pitcher.