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MIAdragon
01-09-2009, 01:07 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Royals Sign Willie Bloomquist
By Tim Dierkes [January 9 at 12:20pm CST]
According to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel, the Royals signed utility man Willie Bloomquist to a two-year deal for about $3MM. Assuming Bloomquist passes his physical today, he'll compete for the second base job. The 31 year-old hit .279/.377/.285 in 192 plate appearances for the Mariners in '08.

Demonpenz
01-09-2009, 01:07 PM
to the mothership!

Detoxing
01-09-2009, 01:09 PM
Did the Chiefs Sign Scott Pioli? No....this is not news. If it ain't Pioli, it ain't news.

Jeezus, people sometimes....the nerve

SCTrojan
01-09-2009, 01:10 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Royals Sign Willie Bloomquist
By Tim Dierkes [January 9 at 12:20pm CST]
According to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel, the Royals signed utility man Willie Bloomquist to a two-year deal for about $3MM. Assuming Bloomquist passes his physical today, he'll compete for the second base job. The 31 year-old hit .279/.377/.285 in 192 plate appearances for the Mariners in '08.

Good lord - a .279 batting average with a .285 slugging percentage? Talk about your stereotypical singles hitter.

Sure-Oz
01-09-2009, 01:11 PM
weak

cmh6476
01-09-2009, 01:14 PM
print em

DeezNutz
01-09-2009, 01:19 PM
As long as this doesn't affect Ross Gload's playing time, this is an outstanding signing.

Demonpenz
01-09-2009, 01:20 PM
As long as this doesn't affect Ross Gload's playing time, this is an outstanding signing.

unless he is hurt then he shouldn't play

DeezNutz
01-09-2009, 01:21 PM
unless he is hurt then he shouldn't play

Agree completely. If Gload is hurt, he should sit out. Same with Guillen.

RUSH
01-09-2009, 01:25 PM
Baseball must suck being in a small market. I got the Yanks so I'm spoiled, but I don't know how any of you guys can get into it when you know the big markets can just spend whatever they want and assemble all star teams. Coming from a Yankees fan it is time for a salary cap.

Deberg_1990
01-09-2009, 01:31 PM
Baseball must suck being in a small market. I got the Yanks so I'm spoiled, but I don't know how any of you guys can get into it when you know the big markets can just spend whatever they want and assemble all star teams. Coming from a Yankees fan it is time for a salary cap.

Thanks for your honesty.

Definition of futile= KC Royals

kc rush
01-09-2009, 01:55 PM
Thanks for your honesty.

Definition of futile= KC Royals

Not necessarily futile, but definitely an uphill climb. Small market teams can and have won before, they just have to get everything right since they can't buy their way out of a situation.

I would love for baseball to adopt a salary cap, a salary floor and revenue sharing, but the union won't let it happen. There is too much money out there for owners to force a lockout so the only way to get there is with baby steps over a long period of time.

MIAdragon
01-09-2009, 01:58 PM
Baseball must suck being in a small market. I got the Yanks so I'm spoiled, but I don't know how any of you guys can get into it when you know the big markets can just spend whatever they want and assemble all star teams. Coming from a Yankees fan it is time for a salary cap.

How those "All Star" teams working for you>

RUSH
01-09-2009, 02:07 PM
How those "All Star" teams working for you>

You can't deny that the Yankees have an all star team if that's what you were getting at by putting it in quotations. But we will see after this year. Past few years have been rough, but the pitching hasn't been there. Wang getting hurt killed us last year. Best of 5 series in the first round also give good teams a chance as well. They got the pitching this year and no one is going to beat the Yankees this year if they stay healthy.

Demonpenz
01-09-2009, 02:09 PM
royals and yanks were in the position when playoff time rolled around last year. Exept one spent 100 million dollars more to do it

petegz28
01-09-2009, 02:23 PM
As long as this doesn't affect Ross Gload's playing time, this is an outstanding signing.

ROFL

Man, that was too funny...I spit up my diet coke on that one

POND_OF_RED
01-09-2009, 02:29 PM
no one is going to beat the Yankees this year if they stay healthy.

I'll bet you all of your casino cash that someone beats the Yankees this year.

HemiEd
01-09-2009, 03:10 PM
royals and yanks were in the position when playoff time rolled around last year. Exept one spent 100 million dollars more to do it

I think it was well more than 100 million, wasn't it?

MIAdragon
01-09-2009, 03:47 PM
You can't deny that the Yankees have an all star team if that's what you were getting at by putting it in quotations. But we will see after this year. Past few years have been rough, but the pitching hasn't been there. Wang getting hurt killed us last year. Best of 5 series in the first round also give good teams a chance as well. They got the pitching this year and no one is going to beat the Yankees this year if they stay healthy.

You had 2 position players in the game last year and one of them goes by name alone, he has no business there so if you can field a 2 player team they good for ya. LMAO with the "healthy" comment hell my Sox if "healthy" go to the WS last year.

sedated
01-09-2009, 03:51 PM
how much was the Rays payroll last year?

ya know, the team that finished ahead of both the yankmees and bosox?

MIAdragon
01-09-2009, 03:51 PM
how much was the Rays payroll last year?

ya know, the team that finished ahead of both the yankmees and bosox?

Do we need to do this again?? Suck for 10 years stock up on #1 over all picks and you're bound to have a good year

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-09-2009, 04:10 PM
Definition of futile= KC Royals

It makes me laugh how so many people still think the Chiefs are such a better franchise than the Royals. Obviously they don't pay attention to what's going on. The Royals are making real progress while the Chiefs have been getting worse. The Royals have a damn good GM and the owner has been loosening the purse strings over the last few years and getting some quality players. The Chiefs MAY get a good GM... but as it's stood for a while now... no.

Compare the winning percentages of the two teams over the last couple years. The Chiefs aren't the better team. One team actually DIDN'T finish in last place last season... and it wasn't the Chiefs... and the Royals are competing and playing an unbalanced schedule against one the the strongest divisions in baseball. The Chiefs... aren't.

Have the Royals been bad for a long time? Yes. But they're getting better. The Chiefs... so far... can't say that. Yea the Chiefs had a nice run of regular seasons in the 90's. Which team won a championship last?

The Royals are on their way up. We'll see if the Chiefs can say the same soon.

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-09-2009, 04:11 PM
Do we need to do this again?? Suck for 10 years stock up on #1 over all picks and you're bound to have a good year

And those players are still there getting better. They didn't sell them off.

DeezNutz
01-09-2009, 04:13 PM
Do we need to do this again?? Suck for 10 years stock up on #1 over all picks and you're bound to have a good year

Well, fuck. Now I'm excited about the upcoming year for KC.

Rigodan
01-09-2009, 04:14 PM
Do we need to do this again?? Suck for 10 years stock up on #1 over all picks and you're bound to have a good year

Why haven't the royals had a good year then if its s easy?

MIAdragon
01-09-2009, 04:20 PM
Why haven't the royals had a good year then if its s easy?

Shitty drafts. Luke Hochevar over Evan Longoria? In the last 10 years the Rays have had 4 #1 over all picks the Royals 1.

Rigodan
01-09-2009, 04:21 PM
It makes me laugh how so many people still think the Chiefs are such a better franchise than the Royals. Obviously they don't pay attention to what's going on. The Royals are making real progress while the Chiefs have been getting worse. The Royals have a damn good GM and the owner has been loosening the purse strings over the last few years and getting some quality players. The Chiefs MAY get a good GM... but as it's stood for a while now... no.

Compare the winning percentages of the two teams over the last couple years. The Chiefs aren't the better team. One team actually DIDN'T finish in last place last season... and it wasn't the Chiefs... and the Royals are competing and playing an unbalanced schedule against one the the strongest divisions in baseball. The Chiefs... aren't.

Have the Royals been bad for a long time? Yes. But they're getting better. The Chiefs... so far... can't say that. Yea the Chiefs had a nice run of regular seasons in the 90's. Which team won a championship last?

The Royals are on their way up. We'll see if the Chiefs can say the same soon.

How are the chiefs not a better franchise?

Clark Hunt>David Glass
Chiefs fan base>Royals fan base
Chiefs ability to compete financially>Royals ability to compete financially

DeezNutz
01-09-2009, 04:23 PM
Why haven't the royals had a good year then if its s easy?

This is a long story, but not really even trying in the draft, due to ridiculous financial restraints from ownership, prior to 2005 would be a start.

The Royals are going in the right direction now, though.

MIAdragon
01-09-2009, 04:23 PM
And those players are still there getting better. They didn't sell them off.

Dont get me wrong they will be good, but they had more than a few guys that had career years.

runnercyclist
01-09-2009, 04:57 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Royals Sign Willie Bloomquist
By Tim Dierkes [January 9 at 12:20pm CST]
According to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel, the Royals signed utility man Willie Bloomquist to a two-year deal for about $3MM. Assuming Bloomquist passes his physical today, he'll compete for the second base job. The 31 year-old hit .279/.377/.285 in 192 plate appearances for the Mariners in '08.

Tell him I said HI. I knew him in college.

Deberg_1990
01-09-2009, 05:00 PM
It makes me laugh how so many people still think the Chiefs are such a better franchise than the Royals. Obviously they don't pay attention to what's going on. The Royals are making real progress while the Chiefs have been getting worse. The Royals have a damn good GM and the owner has been loosening the purse strings over the last few years and getting some quality players. The Chiefs MAY get a good GM... but as it's stood for a while now... no.

Compare the winning percentages of the two teams over the last couple years. The Chiefs aren't the better team. One team actually DIDN'T finish in last place last season... and it wasn't the Chiefs... and the Royals are competing and playing an unbalanced schedule against one the the strongest divisions in baseball. The Chiefs... aren't.

Have the Royals been bad for a long time? Yes. But they're getting better. The Chiefs... so far... can't say that. Yea the Chiefs had a nice run of regular seasons in the 90's. Which team won a championship last?

The Royals are on their way up. We'll see if the Chiefs can say the same soon.

Wake me when the Royals make the playoffs.

Signed, 24 years and counting......