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Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:27 PM
I have no ****ing clue what the lineups are cause it doesn't matter....

Davies pitching

Gordon HR opposite field 1-0 Royals

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:27 PM
Also hochevar part 2 maybe worse...

@MinorLeagueBlog #Royals Aaron Crow got hammered at Wilmington after demoted to Single-A. 6.1IP, 8R, 6ER, 10H, 2BB, 4K, LOSS

Brainiac
08-03-2010, 08:28 PM
They keep SAYING that they're going to play Kila, but their actions speak louder than their words.

BWillie
08-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Gordon homers....
Haha..
Told you he wouldn't suck

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:29 PM
They keep SAYING that they're going to play Kila, but their actions speak louder than their words.

Apparently he will get a start tomorrow, A's are throwing a lefty out there too

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Gordon homers....
Haha..
Told you he wouldn't suck

Sample size son, that said i want him to have a solid 2 mo's

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-03-2010, 08:32 PM
Apparently he will get a start tomorrow, A's are throwing a lefty out there too

:spock:

I've pretty much given up trying to figure out WTF these guys are thinking.

A start vs a lefty is better than no start at all I guess

BWillie
08-03-2010, 08:33 PM
Sample size son, that said i want him to have a solid 2 mo's

Sample size exactly. He hasn't had enough at bats to know much the last couple yrs

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-03-2010, 08:34 PM
:banghead:


I'm lovin Blanco already

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:34 PM
Sample size exactly. He hasn't had enough at bats to know much the last couple yrs

I will say this, no one on the royals roster can probably hit an opposite field HR

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:35 PM
:spock:

I've pretty much given up trying to figure out WTF these guys are thinking.

A start vs a lefty is better than no start at all I guess

Agreed, but he may as well play against everyone. This kid and Gordon are pretty much the only 2 i give a shit about thats not set in stone on this team for next year (soria, greinke, butler)

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:37 PM
Hosmer just hit a HR

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:38 PM
https://twitter.com/acrow43

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-03-2010, 08:40 PM
https://twitter.com/acrow43

This person has protected their tweets.


ROFL

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:48 PM
8 HR's in 18 games for Hosmer, damn

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 08:49 PM
This person has protected their tweets.


ROFL
ive been his friend for awhile on there, i think its always been that way. he has like 14 tweets

KCUnited
08-03-2010, 09:00 PM
The Change is working tonight for Davies.

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 09:20 PM
Moose goes 3-5 with 2 RBI, raising his BA to .269

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-03-2010, 09:20 PM
Wow
Gets to third on a bunt

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 09:20 PM
Gregor Blanco single and 2 run error to 3rd lol

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 09:22 PM
Guillen giving Blanco some love and "the look," which explains why the latter is playing. Meche determines whether or not he gets surgery, and Guillen determines the lineup.

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-03-2010, 09:23 PM
Fuck Guillen

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 09:23 PM
I know the Hosmer HR was mentioned, he also was 3-5, and Wil Myers went 4-4 tonight.

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 09:25 PM
I know the Hosmer HR was mentioned, he also was 3-5, and Wil Myers went 4-4 tonight.

Fucks yes.

Mecca
08-03-2010, 09:32 PM
Why the fuck does Gregor Blanco play everyday?

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 09:42 PM
Why the fuck does Jose Guillen play everyday? he couldnt help a contender

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 09:43 PM
Why the **** does Gregor Blanco play everyday?

Because he still smells like Atlanta.

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 09:48 PM
Gordon chases a pitch down away, cmon man

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Maier leadoff double

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:02 PM
Betancourt singles, runners at 1st and 3rd

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:03 PM
WTF was that???

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 10:05 PM
Classic Royals.

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:09 PM
I dont think mitch ever touched 3b

Dartgod
08-03-2010, 10:09 PM
OK, I'm not watching the game, so WTF just happened?

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-03-2010, 10:10 PM
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk47/low96hb/wellbye.jpg

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-03-2010, 10:10 PM
OK, I'm not watching the game, so WTF just happened?

Hell, I AM watching and don't have a clue

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Getz is worthless

Dartgod
08-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Now Gamecast says Oakland's manager was just ejected?

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:12 PM
I have no fucking clue either, basically maier got in a rundown betancourt got to 3b and maier ran back to 1st so they tagged him and betancourt hoping to get both out, but mitch was the only one called out. Supposedly if mitch tags 3rd and walks off the base he owned that base and hes out and so is betancourt since mitch owns the base.

get it?

me either

petegz28
08-03-2010, 10:12 PM
3rd base Ump kinda fucked that all up. Maier was not on the bag when he was tagged. Therefore he is out. It should have ended then and there.

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 10:12 PM
Insert any Royals player except for Zack, Joakim, and Billy is worthless

FYP

petegz28
08-03-2010, 10:13 PM
Now Gamecast says Oakland's manager was just ejected?

Yeah, he wouldn't stop crying to the Ump. Ump gave him a long time too.

petegz28
08-03-2010, 10:14 PM
I have no ****ing clue either, basically maier got in a rundown betancourt got to 3b and maier ran back to 1st so they tagged him and betancourt hoping to get both out, but mitch was the only one called out. Supposedly if mitch tags 3rd and walks off the base he owned that base and hes out and so is betancourt since mitch owns the base.

get it?

me either

No, if Mitch was tagged while on the bag he owns the bag. He was not on the bag when he got tagged. So he is out.

petegz28
08-03-2010, 10:14 PM
Kendall up there putting on a whiff clinic

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 10:15 PM
Perfect.

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-03-2010, 10:15 PM
And out of all that they get nothing

You suck unspeakable amounts of ass Kendall

petegz28
08-03-2010, 10:15 PM
:facepalm: 3 straight whiffs by our solid #2

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 10:15 PM
Kendall up there putting on a whiff clinic

Relax, Pete. It isn't like we had anybody on the bench with the ability to lay off bad pitches and drive the ball.

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:18 PM
No, if Mitch was tagged while on the bag he owns the bag. He was not on the bag when he got tagged. So he is out.

Right, but mitch touched the bag and tehy were hoping he got off and then tagged him and betancourt for 2 outs at that point, but the A's manager failed

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 10:24 PM
Don't the A's still have the bullpens along the side of the field? At least Kila can guard the catcher or something.

petegz28
08-03-2010, 10:24 PM
Right, but mitch touched the bag and tehy were hoping he got off and then tagged him and betancourt for 2 outs at that point, but the A's manager failed

Well for both to be out they would have had to wait to tag Maier after he left the bag and had to tag Betemit first while Maier was on the bag. That didn't happen. They never should have tagged Maier first. They screwed themselves there.

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:25 PM
Butler is weak this year, rock solid avg but damn the power

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:26 PM
Guillen is just horse shit, retire

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 10:26 PM
:facepalm:

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 10:28 PM
Jose was a victim of the big area of foul territory. In the K, that's a souvenir followed by a home run./GMDM

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:29 PM
He may be one of the worst royals signings ever...just absolute dead weight....his attitude is worse

CHENZ A!
08-03-2010, 10:41 PM
cmon yuni you dickface

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 10:42 PM
Why in the fuck isn't Kila batting here?

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 10:42 PM
Move Maier over and put Bloomquist in RF.

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 10:43 PM
Unbelievable.

Mecca
08-03-2010, 10:43 PM
Gregor Blanco...I just love that this guy is probably going to be playing everyday till his contract is up.

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Great stop.

CHENZ A!
08-03-2010, 10:44 PM
LMAO what the fuck was yuni doing on that slide attempt?

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 10:47 PM
Hopefully we'll bring Kila in as a defensive replacement at DH now that the lead is secure.

Sure-Oz
08-03-2010, 10:48 PM
Good to see blanco drive in the run, go little rascal

DeezNutz
08-03-2010, 10:49 PM
LMAO what the **** was yuni doing on that slide attempt?

Didn't want to make contact with the second baseman. That would be mean.

CaliforniaChief
08-03-2010, 10:52 PM
What a dreamy night for GMDM. Chavez gets the win, Blanco drives in the winning run, Yuni puts away the last out, and one time when he was a child, Alex Gordon and his family made a brief layover in Atlanta's airport.

Mecca
08-03-2010, 10:55 PM
Betancourt, Blanco, Getz, Kendall I defy anyone to find a worse 4 straight batters than that.

alnorth
08-03-2010, 11:09 PM
Sample size exactly. He hasn't had enough at bats to know much the last couple yrs

This. I'm still amazed at how quickly people were willing to dismiss utter domination in AAA and hang their hat on like 1 or 2 weeks of AB in the majors.

JoeyChuckles
08-03-2010, 11:11 PM
Betancourt, Blanco, Getz, Kendall I defy anyone to find a worse 4 straight batters than that.

When you put it that way, that is just pure awful. I love the Royals, but that just makes me groan.

thurman merman
08-03-2010, 11:30 PM
Why the **** does Gregor Blanco play everyday?

Why the fuck does Guillen play every day?
Why the fuck does Betancourt play every day?
Why the fuck does Kendall play every day?

etc.

alnorth
08-03-2010, 11:40 PM
overall fairly good day in the minors, other than another crap start from Crow

Moose Tacos: 3/5
Hosmer: 3/5, solo homer
Aaron Crow: 6 1/3, 6 earned runs, 2 walks, 4 K, loss
Colon: 0/4 with a K but he somehow scored two runs. I'm guessing he reached on both errors from the other team or something
Wil Myers: 4/4 with 2 doubles. Awesome.

BWillie
08-03-2010, 11:40 PM
Why the **** does Guillen play every day?
Why the **** does Betancourt play every day?
Why the **** does Kendall play every day?

etc.

You know, I'm probably half way retarded, but I'm pretty sure that if you gave me an assistant to help me understand the money side of things and let me be the guy who does trades and free agent acquisitions I could have done a better job. Relegate Dayton to the main scout of young talent, but don't let him have any input on trades, call ups, every day decisions, free agents.

I can go back and find every single one of my posts if I need to where I indicated that acquiring Betancourt was terrible, that signing Kendall to more money than Buck would have commanded, etc etc etc. I'm not the only one, I'm preaching to the choir I know.

I honestly don't think most people here (even the draftubators) could make better decisions than the GM's in the NFL despite what they think, but the kind of shit the Royals pull is ridiculous. Point is, you can be a casual Royals fan and still figure out that 90% of the trades and acquisitions have been shit.

BWillie
08-03-2010, 11:42 PM
overall fairly good day in the minors, other than another crap start from Crow

Moose Tacos: 3/5
Hosmer: 3/5, solo homer
Aaron Crow: 6 1/3, 6 earned runs, 2 walks, 4 K, loss
Colon: 0/4 with a K but he somehow scored two runs. I'm guessing he reached on both errors from the other team or something
Wil Myers: 4/4 with 2 doubles. Awesome.

I know he's playing catch right now, but does Wil Myers even project to be a catcher on his way to the bigs? I've heard rumblings that nobody thinks he could do it.

ChiTown
08-04-2010, 07:05 AM
What a dreamy night for GMDM. Chavez gets the win, Blanco drives in the winning run, Yuni puts away the last out, and one time when he was a child, Alex Gordon and his family made a brief layover in Atlanta's airport.

Yep.

I think Dayton came, just a little, in Ned's mouth.

alnorth
08-04-2010, 07:51 AM
I know he's playing catch right now, but does Wil Myers even project to be a catcher on his way to the bigs? I've heard rumblings that nobody thinks he could do it.

He's going to get every chance in the world, we already have too many 1B/DH guys. I don't think anyone really knows yet, but we dont have much after him.

siberian khatru
08-04-2010, 08:10 AM
He's going to get every chance in the world, we already have too many 1B/DH guys. I don't think anyone really knows yet, but we dont have much after him.

He could play the OF, and we definitely need OFs. But his max value is at C, so yeah, he should get every opportunity there. Mike Piazza was a terrible defensive C and had a Hall of Fame career there.

alnorth
08-04-2010, 09:20 AM
He could play the OF, and we definitely need OFs. But his max value is at C, so yeah, he should get every opportunity there. Mike Piazza was a terrible defensive C and had a Hall of Fame career there.

I'll take him at catcher even if he's barely adequate, as long as the defense isn't an utter embarassment. People freak out a little too much about catcher defense.

Suppose a catcher allows like 6 or 7 extra passed balls and 7 more stolen bases in a year, but he can hit 10 more home runs than the catcher you would have gotten instead? So what? Most of those guys would have either scored anyway or will still be stranded 90 feet closer to home.

Sacrificing defense is less acceptable for shortstop since a bad SS can give away a hell of a lot of runs in a year, but "bad" catchers really dont impact the W/L record via defense nearly as much as people think.

DeezNutz
08-04-2010, 09:25 AM
The only reasons why I'd want Myers moved from C would be if the physical demands of the position were wearing down his body type or negatively affecting his bat.

Demonpenz
08-04-2010, 09:25 AM
If I am a GM I want a good defensive catcher handling the pitching staff. That is where most of the money on the roster is tied up.

alnorth
08-04-2010, 09:31 AM
The only reasons why I'd want Myers moved from C would be if the physical demands of the position were wearing down his body type or negatively affecting his bat.

True, that should be a consideration too. When he's in AA-AAA or so, and it looks like he could clearly go either way (C or OF, make a choice) then I would want a very thorough exam from several sports physicians to answer the question: are his knees more prone to break down than most guys? If not, great, but if there's some question you gotta weigh the risk/reward of a good-hitting catcher vs one of your best hitters landing on the DL before you get all the value out of him.

alnorth
08-04-2010, 09:35 AM
If I am a GM I want a good defensive catcher handling the pitching staff. That is where most of the money on the roster is tied up.

I very, very strongly disagree with the whole concept of a catcher having this ability to "handle the pitching staff" and make them perform better. There is absolutely no statistical proof that catchers that people in the game claim had this mystical voodoo-like ability actually show it in the results, and a lot of people have looked.

A lot of people will stubbornly hang on to this theory until they die out and are replaced with people who dont believe in this nonsense. I view this theory of a catcher being able to "handle pitchers" the same way I view the theory of Bigfoot or the Tooth Fairy.

If I had a front-line ace (like Greinke and Olivo) who demanded "his" catcher and I would not have otherwise gotten or started that catcher, I would probably go along with it, but thats only because of a psychological issue on his part, and he's earned the right to have his own superstitions every 5th day, not because I believed in it.

alnorth
08-04-2010, 09:50 AM
Incidentally, before we get it in our heads that Wil sucks behind the plate, I'm not ready to write him off as a below-average catcher yet. He had a rough first couple years in rookie ball and the low minors, but he seems to have improved a bit on the passed balls in high-A this year. (used to be one PB every 3 games, now he's had just 2 in 15 starts). He throws out about 33% of base-stealers, which isn't great, but right about the break-even point where it makes sense to steal vs not steal. If he can improve on that at all, then he's at least closer to average.

We supposedly have coaches in the low and mid-minors for a reason, I'd give them a chance to do their job. If the AA guys tell me "hey, we did our best, but he is what he is: a below-average catcher with a good bat, and we can't improve his defense", then we can look into it more.