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MIAdragon
03-18-2009, 02:48 PM
Royals Release Gobble, Sign Lerew
By Drew Silva [March 18 at 2:19pm CST]
According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, the Royals released left-hander Jimmy Gobble, and signed right-hander Anthony Lerew to a minor league contract.

Gobble spent the last 10 years in the Royals' organization, but his lack of success against right-handers finally led to his termination Wednesday morning. The Royals will save $1.1MM with the move, but are reportedly still about $4MM over their budget for 2009.

Lerew will head to Royals camp after he passes a physical. The 26-year-old pitched in 11 games for the Braves from 2005-2007, but spent all of last season in the minors.

keg in kc
03-18-2009, 02:52 PM
End of an era.

Fish
03-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Thanks Jimmy. You were an alright guy despite the whole "vs. righties" thing.

Demonpenz
03-18-2009, 03:03 PM
he will go to the braves where glavine can teach him

Rooster
03-18-2009, 03:49 PM
I didn't hate the guy.

doomy3
03-18-2009, 03:50 PM
Shocking. We signed another Braves minor leaguer.

Chief Faithful
03-18-2009, 03:51 PM
I'm glad to see Jimmy replaced as the team in the past has been too patient with players like him. I soo much wanted to see him be successful, but just never got over the hump.

gblowfish
03-18-2009, 04:02 PM
Gobble.
Gobble.
Gobble!

Sure-Oz
03-18-2009, 04:10 PM
Should've done the Gobble for Blalock trade a long ass time ago

kcfanXIII
03-18-2009, 06:50 PM
with the royals luck, he'll probably be an allstar somewhere. he had the potential, but never quite got there. oh well, good luck jimmy.

Pitt Gorilla
03-18-2009, 06:54 PM
So, Yimmy Yobble is gone and we get Jason LaRue masquerading as a 26-year-old pitcher?

thurman merman
03-18-2009, 11:18 PM
I didn't hate the guy.

are you a royals fan?

tk13
03-18-2009, 11:31 PM
Hard to believe it's been 10 years.

Sam Hall
03-18-2009, 11:46 PM
This all goes back to July 21, 2008. He never should have been out there, much less that long.

Coach
03-19-2009, 06:29 AM
Eh.

Oz_Chief
03-19-2009, 08:53 AM
He should have been off the team years ago. He is a great example of how statistics and box scores do not tell the whole story. His numbers were sometimes low but it was because the previous pitcher was always given credit for the runs that Gobble gave up.

This is a good move.

chiefsfan4life1978
03-19-2009, 11:12 AM
It's about friggin time. This should have happened atleast three seasons ago.

HemiEd
03-19-2009, 01:29 PM
Has it really been 10 years? Are you kidding? Wasn't he part of the Beltran trade? Wasn't it Buck, Gobble and Teahan?

MIAdragon
03-19-2009, 04:33 PM
Looks like Buck is on the market.


Stark On Cameron, Ohman, Jenkins
By Tim Dierkes [March 19 at 3:44pm CST]
ESPN's Jayson Stark has a new blog post up.

•The Astros plan to give Chris Johnson a chance to win the third base job, but Stark says Juan Uribe, Jose Bautista, and Jeff Baker "could still show up on their shopping list in the next two weeks."
•Stark heard "rumblings the Yankees are poking around again on Mike Cameron's availability." Back in December, the Yanks and Brewers were pretty close on a deal.
•Eric Milton is looking decent and appears to be the frontrunner for the Dodgers' fifth starter job (given Pedro Martinez's asking price).
•Will Ohman seeks a one-year, $1.75MM deal with easily-reachable incentives for another million. He also prefers the West Coast, and Stark believes the Padres and Giants are more likely than the Dodgers. Like the Dodgers, the Phillies and Marlins have interest at a lesser price. Stark has also heard the Phils connected to Giants lefty Jack Taschner.
•Shawn Camp, Geoff Geary, John Buck, and Geoff Jenkins are currently available. The Phillies would eat almost all of the $8MM owed to Jenkins.

doomy3
03-19-2009, 04:40 PM
Has it really been 10 years? Are you kidding? Wasn't he part of the Beltran trade? Wasn't it Buck, Gobble and Teahan?

No, it was Buck, Wood, and Teahan

SPATCH
03-19-2009, 05:17 PM
No, it was Buck, Wood, and Teahan

and mother fuck that guy btw

Sam Hall
03-19-2009, 05:50 PM
The Royals had their "30 in 30" episode today on MLB Network. I don't understand Mitch Williams' prediction for the season. He has us over .500 but in last place. Our division isn't good enough for that. John Hart has us in fourth place. They like our bullpen and the top of the rotation. They aren't as optimistic about the offense.

thurman merman
03-19-2009, 05:53 PM
No, it was Buck, Wood, and Teahan

jeez, what a fucking horrible trade.

Jayhawkerman2001
03-19-2009, 08:29 PM
I'm glad to see Jimmy replaced as the team in the past has been too patient with players like him. I soo much wanted to see him be successful, but just never got over the hump.

he definitely was a much better bullpen guy then he was a starter. Also, not this past year but the year before when he went to the sidearm delivery he actually looked like he was going to fill some of the potential that got him drafted. then last year showed exactly what kind of pitcher he really is

Jayhawkerman2001
03-19-2009, 08:33 PM
Has it really been 10 years? Are you kidding? Wasn't he part of the Beltran trade? Wasn't it Buck, Gobble and Teahan?

no, we drafted him.

Jayhawkerman2001
03-19-2009, 08:37 PM
jeez, what a ****ing horrible trade.

well teahen and buck were very highly touted prospects by everybody in the majors. I still like teahen a lot, i don't care what anybody else things about him. He's really scrappy and is definitely a team player and he's much faster than you would think for a white boy from canada. i think he just got screwed over when they decided to move him from position to position every year. when you're changing positions it makes it much harder to focus on the offensive side of the game when you're having to learn the ins and outs of a new position

SPATCH
03-19-2009, 08:41 PM
well teahen and buck were very highly touted prospects by everybody in the majors. I still like teahen a lot, i don't http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/smilies/cuss.gifcare what anybody else things about him. He's really scrappy and is definitely a team player and he's much faster than you would think for a white boy from canada. i think he just got screwed over when they decided to move him from position to position every year. when you're changing positions it makes it much harder to focus on the offensive side of the game when you're having to learn the ins and outs of a new position

he's actually american, born and raised...

but i agree with you.. teahen doesn't get a fair shake

DeezNutz
03-19-2009, 08:53 PM
he's actually american, born and raised...

but i agree with you.. teahen doesn't get a fair shake

Teahen has been shit upon b/c of our talent deprived roster.

If he were a 4th outfielder, he'd be a fan favorite.

MIAdragon
03-30-2009, 01:50 PM
Rangers Release Jimmy Gobble
By Tim Dierkes [March 30 at 12:37pm CST]
According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers released lefty reliever Jimmy Gobble today. They'll go with C.J. Wilson and Eddie Guardado as southpaws in the pen. The Rangers had signed Gobble on March 21st after the Royals let him go. Gobble can still get lefties out, and can be retained by his new team for 2010 as an arbitration-eligible player.

Sure-Oz
03-30-2009, 05:08 PM
Rangers Release Jimmy Gobble
By Tim Dierkes [March 30 at 12:37pm CST]
According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers released lefty reliever Jimmy Gobble today. They'll go with C.J. Wilson and Eddie Guardado as southpaws in the pen. The Rangers had signed Gobble on March 21st after the Royals let him go. Gobble can still get lefties out, and can be retained by his new team for 2010 as an arbitration-eligible player.

ROFL

Someone may get some use out of him as a loogy

Demonpenz
03-30-2009, 05:13 PM
I wish we would have just had the draft pics instead of buck and tehan

MIAdragon
04-05-2009, 12:26 PM
White Sox Sign Jimmy Gobble
By Nat Boyle [April 5 at 10:07am CST]
Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports the White Sox have signed Jimmy Gobble to a minor-league deal. The 27 year old left-hander will report to Triple-A Charlotte this week.

Just five years ago, Gobble was a top prospect for the Royals but never found success against right-handers and was released by Kansas City on March 17th. The Rangers signed Gobble to a minor league deal but opted to go with lefties Eddie Guardado and C.J. Wilson instead, cutting Gobble on March 30th.

Gobble held left-handed hitters to a .200/.246/.323 line in 2008 and can be retained by his new team for 2010 as an arbitration-eligible player.

Deberg_1990
04-05-2009, 12:29 PM
End of an era.

The sh*tty era?

Sure-Oz
04-05-2009, 12:32 PM
White Sox Sign Jimmy Gobble
By Nat Boyle [April 5 at 10:07am CST]
Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports the White Sox have signed Jimmy Gobble to a minor-league deal. The 27 year old left-hander will report to Triple-A Charlotte this week.

Just five years ago, Gobble was a top prospect for the Royals but never found success against right-handers and was released by Kansas City on March 17th. The Rangers signed Gobble to a minor league deal but opted to go with lefties Eddie Guardado and C.J. Wilson instead, cutting Gobble on March 30th.

Gobble held left-handed hitters to a .200/.246/.323 line in 2008 and can be retained by his new team for 2010 as an arbitration-eligible player.
Oh no, they may get our secrets from him, like bunting alot

VonneMarie
04-05-2009, 01:18 PM
Just like Chicago, always getting our rejects.

KCKY-Fan4life
04-05-2009, 10:39 PM
i hate saying this about any Royal. But Gobble was so frustrating to watch. Never lived up to a fraction of his hype. We are better off replacing him.