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kc rush
08-05-2010, 01:48 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Jose Guillen(notes) has been designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals.

The outfielder-designated hitter was signed three years ago to a $36 million, three-year contract that made him the Royals’ highest paid player per year in team history. He was leading the Royals with 62 RBIs and 16 home runs, and he is owed approximately $3.93 million from his $12 million salary this season.

Kansas City is Guillen’s ninth major league stop. The Royals have 10 days to trade or release him.

The Royals also selected the contract of right-hander pitcher Philip Humber(notes) from Triple-A Omaha.

LINK (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-royals-guillencut)


About time.

Stanley Nickels
08-05-2010, 02:24 PM
If only there were some sort of a thread in which we could, y'know, compile Royals news like this. If we did have such a thread, I'd bet this would've been posted by now

BWillie
08-05-2010, 02:24 PM
http://pastorron7.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/rejoice.jpg

Thank you god

RockChalk
08-05-2010, 02:30 PM
http://www.socalbeerpong.com/files/webform/PeanutButterJellyTime_3.gif

wutamess
08-05-2010, 02:34 PM
If only there were some sort of a thread in which we could, y'know, compile Royals news like this. If we did have such a thread, I'd bet this would've been posted by now

This deserved it's own thread.
Why even have new thread posting abilities if everything was to be combined into a general thread.

The 15000 different discussions per thread thing gets old.

Fish
08-05-2010, 02:35 PM
Stay down, bitch!

DeezNutz
08-05-2010, 02:40 PM
Stay down, bitch!

LMAO. Win.

gblowfish
08-05-2010, 02:40 PM
Jose is just misunderstood. Bet in the next two weeks we'll see an article where he trashes KC, the fans, the team, the whole situation, and will blame everybody and everything....except himself...for the losing.

When you get paid $36 million you're supposed to make a difference. He's just been stealing from the Royals, like Gil Meche, and Mike Sweeney, and Juan Gonzalez, etc etc etc etc etc.

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.
Same as it
Ever
Was.

kc rush
08-05-2010, 02:41 PM
If only there were some sort of a thread in which we could, y'know, compile Royals news like this. If we did have such a thread, I'd bet this would've been posted by now

If only there was some sort of a poster who wasn't, y'know so uptight about seeing a thread that many people may be interested in without having to dig through thousands of posts, I'd bet they would be a happier person now.

MVChiefFan
08-05-2010, 02:43 PM
Jose is just misunderstood. Bet in the next two weeks we'll see an article where he trashes KC, the fans, the team, the whole situation, and will blame everybody and everything....except himself...for the losing.

When you get paid $36 million you're supposed to make a difference. He's just been stealing from the Royals, like Gil Meche, and Mike Sweeney, and Juan Gonzalez, etc etc etc etc etc.

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.
Same as it
Ever
Was.


I totally agree with this. He's gonna trash everybody and everything just like the douche-lord that he is.

SnakeXJones
08-05-2010, 02:50 PM
Best Day Ever

Nightfyre
08-05-2010, 03:05 PM
I wonder who we are going to trade him to. And what are we going to get?

Zeke
08-05-2010, 03:08 PM
There is a god.

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-05-2010, 03:09 PM
I wonder who we are going to trade him to. And what are we going to get?

Anybody
Anything
Nothing

Don't care just get him gone

No excuse for Kila not to be playing every day now

jbwm89
08-05-2010, 03:18 PM
Jose is just misunderstood. Bet in the next two weeks we'll see an article where he trashes KC, the fans, the team, the whole situation, and will blame everybody and everything....except himself...for the losing.

When you get paid $36 million you're supposed to make a difference. He's just been stealing from the Royals, like Gil Meche, and Mike Sweeney, and Juan Gonzalez, etc etc etc etc etc.

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.
Same as it
Ever
Was.

Guillen is an asshole but I don't think you can take that list of players and say they are stealing from the Royals. If the Royals ever had a team around them maybe they would have made a difference. There is not a single player in this league that you could insert instead of one of these guys and he makes any of the teams they play(ed) on a contender.

blaise
08-05-2010, 03:19 PM
Good, now the Royals will have some money to sign another underperforming has been that none of the other MLB teams want.

petegz28
08-05-2010, 03:41 PM
This deserved it's own thread.
Why even have new thread posting abilities if everything was to be combined into a general thread.

The 15000 different discussions per thread thing gets old.

Gotta agree with all of this.

petegz28
08-05-2010, 03:43 PM
The guy has gone like 2 for his last 36 AB's or something. I hope we see Kila now as the DH and not Bloomy or someone else. It's Kila time. Give the kid a fucking chance.

DJ's left nut
08-05-2010, 03:43 PM
Jose is just misunderstood. Bet in the next two weeks we'll see an article where he trashes KC, the fans, the team, the whole situation, and will blame everybody and everything....except himself...for the losing.

When you get paid $36 million you're supposed to make a difference. He's just been stealing from the Royals, like Gil Meche, and Mike Sweeney, and Juan Gonzalez, etc etc etc etc etc.

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.
Same as it
Ever
Was.


Correction:

When you pay a player $36 million, you should probably ensure he's capable of being a difference maker.

Moore offered him the money - he took it. In the meantime, he's been pretty much exactly what he was for his entire career.

If Moore offers you $5 million to pitch for the Royals, you'd be an idiot not to take him up on it. When you throw 50 mph and can't get anyone out, we'll it's Moore's fault to have expected you to do so.

When you sign a guy on the backside of his prime who was never an elite player to begin with, you have nobody to blame but yourself when he doesn't live up to the exorbitant sum of money you agreed to give him.

Stewie
08-05-2010, 03:51 PM
I wonder who we are going to trade him to. And what are we going to get?

We aren't going to get anything... just the fact he's gone is a plus.

Demonpenz
08-05-2010, 03:53 PM
He's leading the team in Homeruns and Rbi's and we are glad he is off the team. Odd. I understand why people want him gone, he is blocking the youth, and we see what he can do. I think the signature moment in gulliens career came in his first year, where we were down by 2 in the bottom of the 9th, he hits one that any other staduim any other night would have been the game winner, but it gets caught on the warning track.

Denny Matthews : *crack* there it goes, .....to left and deep.........................................and it caught up against the wall and that's the game. It looked for everything in the world, that it was gone.

DeezNutz
08-05-2010, 04:02 PM
He's leading the team in Homeruns and Rbi's and we are glad he is off the team. Odd. I understand why people want him gone, he is blocking the youth, and we see what he can do. I think the signature moment in gulliens career came in his first year, where we were down by 2 in the bottom of the 9th, he hits one that any other staduim any other night would have been the game winner, but it gets caught on the warning track.

Denny Matthews : *crack* there it goes, .....to left and deep.........................................and it caught up against the wall and that's the game. It looked for everything in the world, that it was gone.

Nah.

His signature moment occurred at Fenway when he was responsible for a force out at home...on a ball hit to right ****ing field.

Or

When WTI ripped his ass for missing the cut-off man.

gblowfish
08-05-2010, 04:16 PM
I liked a couple weeks ago in Yankee Stadium where Guillen is jogging home from third on a shot in the corner, Betamit gets thrown out trying to stretch a double for the final out of the inning, and gets tagged out a step before Guillen hits home, so he doesn't score. Loafing can't be tolerated when you're on the field, ever, ever, ever. My dad used to say "Hustle makes up for a multitude of sins." I believe that.

ChiefsCountry
08-05-2010, 05:12 PM
Meche is more Hillman's fault than anything. I wouldn't say he was a real mistake.

DJ's left nut
08-05-2010, 05:15 PM
I liked a couple weeks ago in Yankee Stadium where Guillen is jogging home from third on a shot in the corner, Betamit gets thrown out trying to stretch a double for the final out of the inning, and gets tagged out a step before Guillen hits home, so he doesn't score. Loafing can't be tolerated when you're on the field, ever, ever, ever. My dad used to say "Hustle makes up for a multitude of sins." I believe that.

No matter what happens, you'll never embarass yourself by playing hard.

Guillen could've slid into home while the OFer was laying in LF dead and nobody would've remembered it a day later.

Meanwhile his loafing left an indelible mark.

Is it too much to ask for a professional athlete to run 90 feet. 90 feet?!?!?

The Cards have our share of this as well. And I'll get tagged for this, but the worst are always the latins. Molina, Pujols and Lopez dog it all the time out there, especially Molina. It appears you guys have the same issue with Guillen. I don't get it but it absolutely pisses me off.

Dave Lane
08-05-2010, 05:31 PM
Meche is more Hillman's fault than anything. I wouldn't say he was a real mistake.

Agreed Meche was a great find till his arm fell off.

Demonpenz
08-05-2010, 05:50 PM
you would think with how many homers pujols has hit he wouldn't act so fucking amazed at what he just did

The_Doctor10
08-05-2010, 06:08 PM
Jose is just misunderstood. Bet in the next two weeks we'll see an article where he trashes KC, the fans, the team, the whole situation, and will blame everybody and everything....except himself...for the losing.

When you get paid $36 million you're supposed to make a difference. He's just been stealing from the Royals, like Gil Meche, and Mike Sweeney, and Juan Gonzalez, etc etc etc etc etc.

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.
Same as it
Ever
Was.

These days, I'm pretty sure 36 million means you're supposed to be a quality number 3 starter... Sad state of affairs, I think.

tk13
08-05-2010, 06:13 PM
I never understand the hate for Meche. He didn't steal anything... we signed him to a huge contract then abused the daylights out of him. What do you think is going to happen? At least he actually performed well when he was healthy.

The_Doctor10
08-05-2010, 06:18 PM
I never understand the hate for Meche. He didn't steal anything... we signed him to a huge contract then abused the daylights out of him. What do you think is going to happen? At least he actually performed well when he was healthy.

Not following the Royals at all... What happened to Meche? He was the toast of free agency a few years ago is all I remember.

Consistent1
08-05-2010, 06:21 PM
No matter what happens, you'll never embarass yourself by playing hard.

Guillen could've slid into home while the OFer was laying in LF dead and nobody would've remembered it a day later.

Meanwhile his loafing left an indelible mark.

Is it too much to ask for a professional athlete to run 90 feet. 90 feet?!?!?

The Cards have our share of this as well. And I'll get tagged for this, but the worst are always the latins. Molina, Pujols and Lopez dog it all the time out there, especially Molina. It appears you guys have the same issue with Guillen. I don't get it but it absolutely pisses me off.

Fuck you, you are partial to Japanese players just like the entire league is.

DeezNutz
08-05-2010, 06:36 PM
Meche is more Hillman's fault than anything. I wouldn't say he was a real mistake.

Initially, it was on Hillman. Once it was abundantly clear that Trey was fucking stupid, the responsibility for protecting the investment went to Moore.

Ultimately, both are responsible.

BWillie
08-05-2010, 07:04 PM
I never understand the hate for Meche. He didn't steal anything... we signed him to a huge contract then abused the daylights out of him. What do you think is going to happen? At least he actually performed well when he was healthy.

Meche was stellar for two years. Bad thing is, we sucked. Meche wasn't a bad signing until he was ran into the ground. He had two career years...BUT there is no excuse to let him not get surgery or to get surgery. It really shouldn't be his choice, he should have something in his contract about that. It sounds like he could have had surgery last year and probably would have been fine towards the end of this year.

CoMoChief
08-05-2010, 07:24 PM
Jose is just misunderstood. Bet in the next two weeks we'll see an article where he trashes KC, the fans, the team, the whole situation, and will blame everybody and everything....except himself...for the losing.

When you get paid $36 million you're supposed to make a difference. He's just been stealing from the Royals, like Gil Meche, and Mike Sweeney, and Juan Gonzalez, etc etc etc etc etc.

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.
Same as it
Ever
Was.

He's never really "made a difference" anywhere he's been. He's hit 20+ HR's a few times in his career, BFD. It was our front office's dumbass idea to give him that contract for such a mediocre player. Same w/ Gil Meche.

rtmike
08-05-2010, 07:27 PM
Slackers.

http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/530495_o.gif

BWillie
08-05-2010, 07:32 PM
No matter what happens, you'll never embarass yourself by playing hard.

Guillen could've slid into home while the OFer was laying in LF dead and nobody would've remembered it a day later.

Meanwhile his loafing left an indelible mark.

Is it too much to ask for a professional athlete to run 90 feet. 90 feet?!?!?

The Cards have our share of this as well. And I'll get tagged for this, but the worst are always the latins. Molina, Pujols and Lopez dog it all the time out there, especially Molina. It appears you guys have the same issue with Guillen. I don't get it but it absolutely pisses me off.

I don't think you want Pujols running 100% after he drives a hard ground ball to short that was fielded correctly. You have to play 100% smartly, not when it doesn't matter. If you play 100% all the time you are going to get Griffey'd and dive into a f*cking wall or pull your back out of place 1,000,000 times like Mike Sweeney. Certainly you don't want to dog it like Guillen does when trying to reach home to score a run when Betamit is trying to stretch a double, but the point remains.

BigRock
08-05-2010, 07:35 PM
I totally agree with this. He's gonna trash everybody and everything just like the douche-lord that he is.

True to form, he lets us all down.

“This is all good for me and the Royals,” he said. “I understand the business side of the game. They couldn’t trade me, and they wanted to go with some young guys and get a look at them. It’s just one of those things.

“I had some great teammates here and I really liked Kansas City. I know it got a little rough at times. My passion is I want to win, and sometimes that gets misunderstood by people.”

BWillie
08-05-2010, 07:41 PM
That is actually good to hear what he said about Kansas City.

Demonpenz
08-05-2010, 07:45 PM
after that first year when he called people babies and tried to go into the stands he really was pretty good. I wish he would have charged the mound or did something really crazy. We haven't had a guy try to go after a pitcher since sweeney

thurman merman
08-05-2010, 07:50 PM
If only there were some sort of a thread in which we could, y'know, compile Royals news like this. If we did have such a thread, I'd bet this would've been posted by now

Why are people such assholes about this? I really don't get it. Not every member of this entire website constantly reads the Royals Repository thread. And even if they did, that thread is more for minor Royals news and chat. This groundbreakingly tremendous news definitely deserves its own thread.

Sure-Oz
08-05-2010, 07:52 PM
Giants are 'discussing' Royals' Jose Guillen


Guillen
Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants are "discussing" Royals outfielder Jose Guillen.
The struggling and overpaid Guillen was designated for assignment by Kansas City on Thursday afternoon after batting .255/.314/.429 over 396 at-bats and .151/.198/.260 after the All-Star break. He's a liability in the outfield and would not do well in San Francisco's spacious AT&T Park, but the Giants want to beef up their bench and Guillen at least boasts a hint of power. The Royals should part with him easily. Aug. 5 - 5:50 pm et
Source: San Jose Mercury News

thurman merman
08-05-2010, 07:55 PM
He's leading the team in Homeruns and Rbi's and we are glad he is off the team. Odd. I understand why people want him gone, he is blocking the youth, and we see what he can do.

It's not just that. Even though he is leading this horrible offense in home runs and RBIs, he is still a terrible baseball player. He is unbelievably slow, he's not aggressive, he's lazy, he strikes out at least ten times a week, he's streaky (and 90% of the time he is on a cold streak rather than a hot streak), and obviously he's just a world-class douche.

thurman merman
08-05-2010, 07:56 PM
**** you, you are partial to Japanese players just like the entire league is.

ROFL

Demonpenz
08-05-2010, 07:58 PM
It's not just that. Even though he is leading this horrible offense in home runs and RBIs, he is still a terrible baseball player. He is unbelievably slow, he's not aggressive, he's lazy, he strikes out at least ten times a week, he's streaky (and 90% of the time he is on a cold streak rather than a hot streak), and obviously he's just a world-class douche.

they lead the league in hitting!

WilliamTheIrish
08-05-2010, 08:12 PM
Nah.

His signature moment occurred at Fenway when he was responsible for a force out at home...on a ball hit to right ****ing field.

Or

When WTI ripped his ass for missing the cut-off man.

That was on a very hot Sunday. Against the Sox, during a ZG start. I will never forget the look on his face. He's simply a stupid player. Blazing hot sun in the afternoon on Mercury type stupid. More to the point it's as if the stupidity of a thousand baseball universes collapsed and that entire dimension of stupid landed between his ears.

And Dayton Moore signed him. I'm not sure how to describe that kind of stupid.

siberian khatru
08-05-2010, 08:15 PM
Giants are 'discussing' Royals' Jose Guillen


Guillen
Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants are "discussing" Royals outfielder Jose Guillen.
The struggling and overpaid Guillen was designated for assignment by Kansas City on Thursday afternoon after batting .255/.314/.429 over 396 at-bats and .151/.198/.260 after the All-Star break. He's a liability in the outfield and would not do well in San Francisco's spacious AT&T Park, but the Giants want to beef up their bench and Guillen at least boasts a hint of power. The Royals should part with him easily. Aug. 5 - 5:50 pm et
Source: San Jose Mercury News

I'll take Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner .... baseball cards. They don't even have to be signed or in mint condition.

CoMoChief
08-05-2010, 08:52 PM
I'll take Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner .... baseball cards. They don't even have to be signed or in mint condition.

they still make baseball cards??? havent seen one for years.......seriously

siberian khatru
08-05-2010, 09:11 PM
they still make baseball cards??? havent seen one for years.......seriously

http://www.toppsonlinestore.com/catalog/10BB1.jpg

gblowfish
08-05-2010, 09:26 PM
True to form, he lets us all down.

Yeahhh.....
Let's wait until he's picked up by another team, then we'll see what he had to say...

DeezNutz
08-05-2010, 09:26 PM
That was on a very hot Sunday. Against the Sox, during a ZG start. I will never forget the look on his face. He's simply a stupid player. Blazing hot sun in the afternoon on Mercury type stupid. More to the point it's as if the stupidity of a thousand baseball universes collapsed and that entire dimension of stupid landed between his ears.

And Dayton Moore signed him. I'm not sure how to describe that kind of stupid.

Because, sometimes, a post just deserves to be quoted.