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Deberg_1990
08-19-2010, 01:48 PM
Well that sucks.....




http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/19/2161031/glass-spikes-rumors-saying-he.html


David Glass has a definitive answer to persistent rumors circulating that he is looking to sell the Royals:

“I have never ever talked to anyone about selling the club,” he said. “Period. I have never had a discussion with anyone about it, and I have no interest in doing so.”

Those rumors continue to buzz through the blogosphere, fueled by occasional discussion on talk radio, but Glass said he was unaware of them until questioned Thursday by The Kansas City Star.

“The only guys who hear rumors are you guys in the media,” he said. “I’m surprised to hear that (we’re looking to sell the club). We’ve never considered it. We’ve never talked to anybody. And we have no interest in talking to anybody about it. Period.”

Glass bought the Royals in April 2000 from the estate of the late Ewing Kauffman after serving the previous seven years as interim chairman and chief executive officer following Kauffman’s death in 1993.

The club, under Glass’ stewardship, experienced a staggering decline in competitiveness after spending the two previous decades among the game’s elite franchises.

The Royals have only one winning season since 1994 and carried a 51-69 record into Thursday’s game against Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium.

Even so, the organization shows signs of reinvigorating itself following sharp increases in funding for scouting and player development over the last four-plus seasons under general manager Dayton Moore.

The club’s farm system now appears loaded with high-end prospects.

“I want to be around for the good times,” Glass chuckled. “I don’t want to miss that. I think we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think the organization is doing it the right way.

“It’s hard to have the patience that you need, but the payoff will be worth it. I absolutely believe that. I think we’re getting close, and I’m excited about it.”

Glass often gets a first-hand view in assessing many of the organization’s top prospects since he lives just minutes away from its Class AA affiliate in Northwest Arkansas.

“What’s fun is you go to the games down here,” he said, “and see all of the scouts (from other clubs) sitting behind home plate with their radar guns. It’s a sign that you do have some talent when you begin to attract the attention of other teams.

“There are no guarantees, but Dayton and J.J. (Picollo, who oversees the scouting and player-development departments) have enough numbers coming through the system now some percentage of them are going to succeed.

“We know there are no sure things. And some of them won’t wind up being as good as you thought they were going to be. But others will surprise you. What you need are big numbers coming through so the percentage who do succeed get you where you want to go.”

Glass believes the Royals have those numbers in the pipeline and are poised to succeed in coming years. Why would he walk away, he asks, when things finally appear to be falling into place?

“Let’s just keep building on all of this and make it work,” he said. “I am excited, and I really think we’ve done it the right way – as painful as it’s been. It’s hard to have the patience to see it through, but we’re almost there.”



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BWillie
08-19-2010, 01:50 PM
Good. He's actually shown the last couple of years he's willing to put a little bit of money in this franchise (contrary to popular belief)

The midget just has spent it poorly

KingPriest2
08-19-2010, 01:52 PM
People don't buy it. He is looking to sell. All the signs are there

blaise
08-19-2010, 02:09 PM
I bet he doesn't know what the Royals record is right now.

Renegade
08-19-2010, 02:12 PM
I bet he doesn't know what the Royals record is right now.

That's not fair. I don't know what their record is either, and I consider myself a "fan". Heck I don't know any records in baseball, it just doesn't matter right now. I do know we should be close to being eliminated from postseason.......again

Thig Lyfe
08-19-2010, 02:25 PM
Sell em to Mark Cuban!

dirk digler
08-19-2010, 02:30 PM
Sell em to Mark Cuban!

I agree

HotRoute
08-19-2010, 02:39 PM
the royals record right now is 51-69 which puts the at 19 games back.

Fruit Ninja
08-19-2010, 02:41 PM
LOL, The only reason why the other clubs are watching their minor league players is because they know eventually they wont be playing for the Royals. Its not like they are able to keep anyone

That whole article with him is just a bunch of bullshit.

Bowser
08-19-2010, 02:43 PM
Sell em to Mark Cuban!

I'm good with this.

Thig Lyfe
08-19-2010, 02:51 PM
I'm good with this.


He's in the market for a baseball team and is obsessed with winning. He'd be the best thing to happen to KC sports in a very long time.

HemiEd
08-19-2010, 02:57 PM
I hate the fucker for pulling the double A team out of Wichita, and moving it to Arkansas for his own viewing pleasure.

Guess I better buy some season tickets now, since the team is going to great soon and tickets will be hard to get.

alnorth
08-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Just a few more years, thats all we have left to put up with this.

Put up with Glass as the owner? No, I'm talking about putting up with all these stupid "Glass is a bad owner/will sell the team" stories, and all these silly little "I hate David" posts from clueless casual fans who dont know jack-s*** about what the Royals and the owner have been doing the last few years. Just a few more years from now, we'll be winning and wont have to put up with that nonsense anymore.

HemiEd
08-19-2010, 03:08 PM
Just a few more years, thats all we have left to put up with this.

Put up with Glass as the owner? No, I'm talking about putting up with all these stupid "Glass is a bad owner/will sell the team" stories, and all these silly little "I hate David" posts from clueless casual fans who dont know jack-s*** about what the Royals and the owner have been doing the last few years. Just a few more years from now, we'll be winning and wont have to put up with that nonsense anymore.

Seriously? Or are you being sarcastic? You honestly think they are going to get it done?

I hope you are right, but the evidence is pretty solid, since Glass has been the owner, to the contrary. I feel fortunate to have been a fan in the 70s and 80s, lived the Royals, but the memories are getting faded.
To be honest, the last strike kind of ruined me on baseball.

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-19-2010, 03:10 PM
The biggest problem with the Royals right now is not the owner, but the General Manager.

The minors are stacked, but what happens when those kids come up and they need to take the next step? Will they go after legit major league talent, or sign more Kendall, Ankiel, and Guillen types to fill the roster?

gblowfish
08-19-2010, 03:10 PM
He should sell the team to Fidel Castro.
At least that way we might get some pitching.

CaliforniaChief
08-19-2010, 03:13 PM
He should sell the team to Fidel Castro.
At least that way we might get some pitching.

LMAO

Frankie
08-19-2010, 03:28 PM
Didn't the Royals nose dive after the original owner sold them to this clown?

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Didn't the Royals nose dive after the original owner sold them to this clown?

Ewing Kauffman didn't sell the team, he died in 1993. Glass was the head of a board of trustees that ran the team for a while, then bought the team outright in 2000.


The nosedive began before Kauffman died then got worse during the ownerless days. They're just now (hopefully) making some progress

HemiEd
08-19-2010, 03:45 PM
Didn't the Royals nose dive after the original owner sold them to this clown?
Actually EK died, and yes it has gone down hill since then.

IIRC he died in 93, the year before the baseball strike in 94. The Royals were making a hell of a run, right up to the strike. They were still very competitive. I was traveling coast to coast at the time, and it was very difficult to keep up with the team real time, but I did. Followed the updates on the CNN scroll byes.

That ****ing strike pissed me clear the **** off.

PunkinDrublic
08-19-2010, 03:45 PM
I wish he'd use some of that Wal-Mart money to sign big name free agents. Fuck it I'll say it. I wish he had the drive and will to win like George Steinbrenner did instead of just loosening the purse strings every now and again upping the payroll incrementally.

Spott
08-19-2010, 03:46 PM
I'll give him $50 for the Royals.

gblowfish
08-19-2010, 03:47 PM
Glass isn't even a Royals fan.

He's a Cardinals fan.

He just happens to own a major league baseball team. That's business.

The Cardinals are his pleasure.

Demonpenz
08-19-2010, 03:58 PM
Glass Deserves a duece.

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 04:02 PM
Just a few more years, thats all we have left to put up with this.

Put up with Glass as the owner? No, I'm talking about putting up with all these stupid "Glass is a bad owner/will sell the team" stories, and all these silly little "I hate David" posts from clueless casual fans who dont know jack-s*** about what the Royals and the owner have been doing the last few years. Just a few more years from now, we'll be winning and wont have to put up with that nonsense anymore.

It's not entirely nonsensical. The money we've been spending in the draft and Latin America is great. Fabulous. And I give Glass much credit for doing this.

But we need to increase our ML payroll, as is the norm with many other teams with "new" stadiums. We shouldn't be content to go backwards in this regard, and this is almost certainly going to happen next season.

Plus, we're still suffering b/c of Glass's neglect of the club. So there's nothing wrong with fans still hating him because of many years of abuse.

PunkinDrublic
08-19-2010, 04:08 PM
It's not entirely nonsensical. The money we've been spending in the draft and Latin America is great. Fabulous. And I give Glass much credit for doing this.

But we need to increase our ML payroll, as is the norm with many other teams with "new" stadiums. We shouldn't be content to go backwards in this regard, and this is almost certainly going to happen next season.

Plus, we're still suffering b/c of Glass's neglect of the club. So there's nothing wrong with fans still hating him because of many years of abuse.

Exactly either buck up and pay what it takes to make the team a contender or don't buy the team.

blaise
08-19-2010, 04:12 PM
Just a few more years, thats all we have left to put up with this.

Put up with Glass as the owner? No, I'm talking about putting up with all these stupid "Glass is a bad owner/will sell the team" stories, and all these silly little "I hate David" posts from clueless casual fans who dont know jack-s*** about what the Royals and the owner have been doing the last few years. Just a few more years from now, we'll be winning and wont have to put up with that nonsense anymore.

Yeah, I'll believe the Royals will be a "winning" team when they actually win, and not before. I've heard enough about minor leaguers.
It's like a no good friend or relative who borrows money from you all the time, and then claims he's going to get this great job. After a while you just say, whatever, I'll believe it when I see it.

alnorth
08-19-2010, 04:13 PM
Seriously? Or are you being sarcastic? You honestly think they are going to get it done?

I hope you are right, but the evidence is pretty solid, since Glass has been the owner, to the contrary. I feel fortunate to have been a fan in the 70s and 80s, lived the Royals, but the memories are getting faded.
To be honest, the last strike kind of ruined me on baseball.

From the early-mid 90's until about 2004 or 2005-ish, David Glass has completely sucked ass as an owner/quasi-owner. A lot of people have been irrevocably scarred for life from that, and will not think otherwise until we win the division 5 years in a row.

At about 2006 or so, he either had a massive change of heart, was abducted or eaten by space-aliens and replaced with a doppelganger, or whatever, and has been about as good an owner as we could have reasonably expected.

The royals are overpaying in the draft, they are paying more than almost every other team for scouting and signing international talent, and the minor leagues have gone from dead-ass empty to arguably the best farm system in all of baseball. It is possible that the half-dozen A-list prospects and the dozen and a half 2nd-tier prospects all crap out and we suck some more, but highly unlikely.

Our new GM has not yet proven that he knows what he is doing with judging talent in free agency, but he seems to have performed very well in the draft, and our payroll isn't really a problem anymore.

PunkinDrublic
08-19-2010, 04:15 PM
Yeah, I'll believe the Royals will be a "winning" team when they actually win, and not before. I've heard enough about minor leaguers.
It's like a no good friend or relative who borrows money from you all the time, and then claims he's going to get this great job. After a while you just say, whatever, I'll believe it when I see it.

I hate the thought of rooting for a multibillionaires tax write off.

kcfanXIII
08-19-2010, 04:16 PM
glass needs to sell the team now, before this "the minors are stacked" myth is exposed as the fraud it is. the only reason the royals are so pathetic is because he refused to invest anything back in the team for 15 years. just because he's finally building something that MIGHT be special. oh ya, we're being told that even though the tax payers spent 250 million dollars to renovate the stadium, its still going to be a couple more years before the team will be competitive. give me a break with the glass apologist stance. IF the royals start playing better consistently and are competitive in september i'll back off it. until then, i can't help but think about how much better off my beloved royals would be with an owner like cuban running the team.

alnorth
08-19-2010, 04:17 PM
The biggest problem with the Royals right now is not the owner, but the General Manager.

The minors are stacked, but what happens when those kids come up and they need to take the next step? Will they go after legit major league talent, or sign more Kendall, Ankiel, and Guillen types to fill the roster?

I'm going to (wildly?) optimistically think/hope it is just small sample size. Maybe over the long-run it'll balance out and he'll turn out not to be an idiot after all in free agency. I find it hard to believe a guy who is seemingly this good in the draft could be this bad with free agent talent.

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 04:21 PM
I'm going to (wildly?) optimistically think/hope it is just small sample size. Maybe over the long-run it'll balance out and he'll turn out not to be an idiot after all in free agency. I find it hard to believe a guy who is seemingly this good in the draft could be this bad with free agent talent.

"Seemingly" being the operative word.

Currently, he has one bust on his hands in Hochevar. Thus, I stand by my assertion that Moore is not necessarily particularly adept at identifying young talent. Rather, he is a GM who has been equipped with enough dollars to sign legit players at their draft slot and to get 1st-round talent that drops because of signing demands.

In short, anyone with a similar pocket could get the same results.

BWillie
08-19-2010, 04:24 PM
From the early-mid 90's until about 2004 or 2005-ish, David Glass has completely sucked ass as an owner/quasi-owner. A lot of people have been irrevocably scarred for life from that, and will not think otherwise until we win the division 5 years in a row.

At about 2006 or so, he either had a massive change of heart, was abducted or eaten by space-aliens and replaced with a doppelganger, or whatever, and has been about as good an owner as we could have reasonably expected.

The royals are overpaying in the draft, they are paying more than almost every other team for scouting and signing international talent, and the minor leagues have gone from dead-ass empty to arguably the best farm system in all of baseball. It is possible that the half-dozen A-list prospects and the dozen and a half 2nd-tier prospects all crap out and we suck some more, but highly unlikely.

Our new GM has not yet proven that he knows what he is doing with judging talent in free agency, but he seems to have performed very well in the draft, and our payroll isn't really a problem anymore.

Good post.

alnorth
08-19-2010, 04:26 PM
"Seemingly" being the operative word.

Currently, he has one bust on his hands in Hochevar. Thus, I stand by my assertion that Moore is not necessarily particularly adept at identifying young talent. Rather, he is a GM who has been equipped with enough dollars to sign legit players at their draft slot and to get 1st-round talent that drops because of signing demands.

In short, anyone with a similar pocket could get the same results.

interesting thought.

I wonder if someone went back and did a comprehensive comparison at how all the teams did in rounds seven through twenty or whatever the last few years, if we would still stack up well compared to others.

I hope so, because our money advantage in the early rounds of the draft is probably temporary. A lot more teams paid their draft picks this season, and pretty soon every team will wake up and stop being cheap with the draft.

PunkinDrublic
08-19-2010, 04:29 PM
"Seemingly" being the operative word.

Currently, he has one bust on his hands in Hochevar. Thus, I stand by my assertion that Moore is not necessarily particularly adept at identifying young talent. Rather, he is a GM who has been equipped with enough dollars to sign legit players at their draft slot and to get 1st-round talent that drops because of signing demands.

In short, anyone with a similar pocket could get the same results.



One team to look at as an example is the Texas Rangers. When they initially hired their young GM Jon Daniels, he made his share of bonehead FA moves and folks around here were ready to run him out of town. At the time they were stocking their minor league system with young talent. Now this year they have an 8 game lead in the west and looked primed for a deep run in the playoffs.

Fruit Ninja
08-19-2010, 04:33 PM
He's in the market for a baseball team and is obsessed with winning. He'd be the best thing to happen to KC sports in a very long time.

Except the Dodgers may be up for sale soon and he's already stated he's been interested in the Dodgers. Frank McCourt is not goign to be able to keep the team imo. Well, he can, but so far he's turning our fucking payroll into a low Budget ass team.

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 04:36 PM
interesting thought.

I wonder if someone went back and did a comprehensive comparison at how all the teams did in rounds seven through twenty or whatever the last few years, if we would still stack up well compared to others.

I hope so, because our money advantage in the early rounds of the draft is probably temporary. A lot more teams paid their draft picks this season, and pretty soon every team will wake up and stop being cheap with the draft.

Ironically enough, in Moore's "first" draft in '07, the Braves selected a HS guy out of GA, paid him 1.7. Some untalented looking scrub named Heyward. Dayton had to be heavily involved in the scouting that led to this selection...

We couldn't afford (Moore's own words) Posey in '08, and if he continues on the same pace, Hosmer would have to be damn near otherworldly to meet the same level, based on positional value.

And, I'm sorry, you can't miss on a Longoria because you want a "ready-now" prospect in Hochevar. These mistakes cannot happen. So...where's the great eye for talent?

Myers? **** that. Everyone knew he was a legit first-rounder who slid because of money. Melville? Same thing.

Perhaps Montgomery and Lamb will help us forget about the Aaron Crows of the world?

Fruit Ninja
08-19-2010, 04:36 PM
From the early-mid 90's until about 2004 or 2005-ish, David Glass has completely sucked ass as an owner/quasi-owner. A lot of people have been irrevocably scarred for life from that, and will not think otherwise until we win the division 5 years in a row.

At about 2006 or so, he either had a massive change of heart, was abducted or eaten by space-aliens and replaced with a doppelganger, or whatever, and has been about as good an owner as we could have reasonably expected.

The royals are overpaying in the draft, they are paying more than almost every other team for scouting and signing international talent, and the minor leagues have gone from dead-ass empty to arguably the best farm system in all of baseball. It is possible that the half-dozen A-list prospects and the dozen and a half 2nd-tier prospects all crap out and we suck some more, but highly unlikely.

Our new GM has not yet proven that he knows what he is doing with judging talent in free agency, but he seems to have performed very well in the draft, and our payroll isn't really a problem anymore.

What does having a good draft and investing in the minors have to do with a team thats successful in the majors? To me that only looks like, he is just going to keep trading for younger guys. Royals have kept who exactly thats been worth a fuck? Zach already stated publicly that the team is ass and they dont do shit year after year.

He's a goner as soon as his contract is up. Royals having a great farm system is awesome, for other teams who really want to compete.

BWillie
08-19-2010, 04:47 PM
All I can say is if I was planning on selling the team in the next couple years I wouldn't be going out of my way to spend money. Glass is spending much more money than we are accustomed seeing in these recent years.

Frankie
08-19-2010, 04:50 PM
Glass isn't even a Royals fan.

He's a Cardinals fan.

He just happens to own a major league baseball team. That's business.

The Cardinals are his pleasure.

So THAT's why he is treating the Royals like a farm club. I don't follow Baseball that much, but it seems every time they develop a good player he gets traded to hotshot teams for a bunch of losers.

Valiant
08-19-2010, 05:12 PM
From the early-mid 90's until about 2004 or 2005-ish, David Glass has completely sucked ass as an owner/quasi-owner. A lot of people have been irrevocably scarred for life from that, and will not think otherwise until we win the division 5 years in a row.

At about 2006 or so, he either had a massive change of heart, was abducted or eaten by space-aliens and replaced with a doppelganger, or whatever, and has been about as good an owner as we could have reasonably expected.

The royals are overpaying in the draft, they are paying more than almost every other team for scouting and signing international talent, and the minor leagues have gone from dead-ass empty to arguably the best farm system in all of baseball. It is possible that the half-dozen A-list prospects and the dozen and a half 2nd-tier prospects all crap out and we suck some more, but highly unlikely.

Our new GM has not yet proven that he knows what he is doing with judging talent in free agency, but he seems to have performed very well in the draft, and our payroll isn't really a problem anymore.

I will agree with this.. Of course it is easier to do when you get a 100+mill from the league each year.. Not counting what the teams makes off of everything else.. I do think we need to add about 20-30 mill a year and actually pay an allstar FA to come here.. The problem is who and when and IF they will still come for even that..

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 05:15 PM
Many have said that we should model the Minnesota Twins. Sounds like a great approach. Ideal "small-market" franchise.

What's their current payroll, again?

What should plan B be for a model?

dirk digler
08-19-2010, 05:58 PM
Just a few more years, thats all we have left to put up with this.

Put up with Glass as the owner? No, I'm talking about putting up with all these stupid "Glass is a bad owner/will sell the team" stories, and all these silly little "I hate David" posts from clueless casual fans who dont know jack-s*** about what the Royals and the owner have been doing the last few years. Just a few more years from now, we'll be winning and wont have to put up with that nonsense anymore.

:spock: LMAO

I hope this is sarcastic because that is how I took it.

But just in case it wasn't what have the Royals being doing the last few years except losing close to 100 games every year?

teedubya
08-19-2010, 06:04 PM
Sell em to Mark Cuban!

I've had a convo with Cuban via Twitter on this... he doesn't want the Royals.

He wants the Cubs or the Rangers.

BWillie
08-19-2010, 06:04 PM
I've had a convo with Cuban via Twitter on this... he doesn't want the Royals.

He wants the Cubs or the Rangers.

What did he say verbatim?

Damn it Carl!

teedubya
08-19-2010, 06:06 PM
I, too, call this progress.

G. Blanco cf
J. Kendall c
B. Butler 1b
K. Ka'aihue dh
W. Betemit 3b
A. Gordon lf
M. Maier rf
Y. Betancourt ss
C. Getz 2b

Bwhahahaha. Jesus what a shitty lineup.

Deberg_1990
08-19-2010, 06:07 PM
One team to look at as an example is the Texas Rangers. When they initially hired their young GM Jon Daniels, he made his share of bonehead FA moves and folks around here were ready to run him out of town. At the time they were stocking their minor league system with young talent. Now this year they have an 8 game lead in the west and looked primed for a deep run in the playoffs.

So tell me about all the titles the Rangers have won over the years.......Rangers have long been one of he majors underachieving franchises.....never won a thing
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teedubya
08-19-2010, 06:07 PM
What did he say verbatim?

Damn it Carl!

Heh, I don't recall verbatim, it was a 2-3 tweet exchange back in 2008, I believe. If he couldn't own the Cubs he wanted a Texas based baseball team.

There is no viable business reason for him to own the Royals.

I would jokingly bug him about it, every few days.

ChiefsCountry
08-19-2010, 06:19 PM
Currently, he has one bust on his hands in Hochevar. Thus, I stand by my

I think you let Dave Duncan work with Hochevar you would have a hell of a pitcher. Hocheaver is a Dave Duncan project to the T.

BWillie
08-19-2010, 06:21 PM
I think you let Dave Duncan work with Hochevar you would have a hell of a pitcher. Hocheaver is a Dave Duncan project to the T.

What is the deal w/ Hochevar? Did Trey Hillman rip off his arm on his way out? How do we contact Trey to get it back and surgically reattach it? I figured this guy would be back a long long time ago.

SPchief
08-19-2010, 09:34 PM
So tell me about all the titles the Rangers have won over the years.......Rangers have long been one of he majors underachieving franchises.....never won a thing
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And that means what to this season?

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-19-2010, 09:37 PM
I've had a convo with Cuban via Twitter on this... he doesn't want the Royals.

He wants the Cubs or the Rangers.

But is he looking for houses in Leawood?

SPchief
08-19-2010, 09:37 PM
What does having a good draft and investing in the minors have to do with a team thats successful in the majors?

Im guessing that having a good drafts and a great minor league system will eventually lead to success at the major league level which is the ultimate goal.

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 09:37 PM
What is the deal w/ Hochevar? Did Trey Hillman rip off his arm on his way out? How do we contact Trey to get it back and surgically reattach it? I figured this guy would be back a long long time ago.

The rumor from 810 is that he fucked up his arm working on throwing a screwball, which is just what you want to hear. Your former #1 overall pick needs a bullshit gimmick pitch that's dangerous as fuck to throw.

SPchief
08-19-2010, 09:38 PM
There are some really dumb posts in this thread btw

Thig Lyfe
08-19-2010, 09:39 PM
There are some really dumb posts in this thread btw

This should just be everybody's signature.

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 09:40 PM
It's all about high school, high-upside players.

Wait. Fuck. We need to draft advanced-college bats and arms. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Trust the process (even though the process has changed in the short time that I've been here).

tk13
08-19-2010, 09:50 PM
One day when I become a GM, I will only draft players who throw knuckleballs. And screwballs. But mainly knuckleballs.

blaise
08-19-2010, 09:58 PM
One day when I become a GM, I will only draft players who throw knuckleballs. And screwballs. But mainly knuckleballs.

Sometimes I think that it's kind of crazy that there's only one or two knuckleballers out there. You have Tim Wakefield staying in the majors for like 20 years throwing a knuckler, but other than that there's not many. I know it takes a lot of practice, and Wakefield's a pretty good athlete, but I sometimes think, "Man, I wonder if I could throw a knuckleball if I tried."

Sure-Oz
08-19-2010, 10:08 PM
Royals lose tonight, and it hurt...

NewSchoolSS

Just left the locker room Haven't seen Ned Yost look like that after any loss. This one clearly hit him HARD. less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

We lost 7-3 after leading 3-0 in the 7th, the indians had 5 fucking errors, no way we should lose like that

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 10:16 PM
Sometimes I think that it's kind of crazy that there's only one or two knuckleballers out there. You have Tim Wakefield staying in the majors for like 20 years throwing a knuckler, but other than that there's not many. I know it takes a lot of practice, and Wakefield's a pretty good athlete, but I sometimes think, "Man, I wonder if I could throw a knuckleball if I tried."

You couldn't.

Sure-Oz
08-19-2010, 10:23 PM
Never thought i'd say this but the heart of the team is DDJ, he is definetly missed out there everyday (that said if we got a haul trade his ass)

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-19-2010, 10:26 PM
Never thought i'd say this but the heart of the team is DDJ, he is definetly missed out there everyday (that said if we got a haul trade his ass)


DDJ never played for Atlanta

Blanco is the future...Remember the process /Dayton

:facepalm:

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 10:31 PM
Never thought i'd say this but the heart of the team is DDJ, he is definetly missed out there everyday (that said if we got a haul trade his ass)

No, no, no!!!! He's not the heart.

What he is, though, is the most talented player on a pathetically constructed roster. Don't confuse this with being the heart.

Sure-Oz
08-19-2010, 10:43 PM
No, no, no!!!! He's not the heart.

What he is, though, is the most talented player on a pathetically constructed roster. Don't confuse this with being the heart.

You're damn right, Jason Kendall is the heart and soul of the team

DeezNutz
08-19-2010, 10:44 PM
You're damn right, Jason Kendall is the heart and soul of the team

Ah, the process, understand it you do. /DM

teedubya
08-19-2010, 11:17 PM
You couldn't.

Bullshit. I can throw a knuckleball 70+ yards. This is Chiefsplanet dammit. :cuss:

alnorth
08-19-2010, 11:50 PM
What does having a good draft and investing in the minors have to do with a team thats successful in the majors?

Did you really write that?

alnorth
08-19-2010, 11:52 PM
:spock: LMAO

I hope this is sarcastic because that is how I took it.

But just in case it wasn't what have the Royals being doing the last few years except losing close to 100 games every year?

yeah, read my follow-up to that one, it'll make more sense. We are basically talking about two owners here: The cheap bastard David Glass for most of the last couple decades, and the much more recent v 2.0 David Glass.

Fruit Ninja
08-20-2010, 01:49 AM
Did you really write that?

lol, i did, because the Royals have kept who exactly that has been worth a damn the last 20 years?

i know they let alot of all star players go. keeping them until they have a break out season, then later. that must be real fucking fun to watch if your a fan of the Royals. My team hasnt done shit in a long time, but we at least keep our players that we have brought up through the ranks.

HemiEd
08-20-2010, 09:46 AM
From the early-mid 90's until about 2004 or 2005-ish, David Glass has completely sucked ass as an owner/quasi-owner. A lot of people have been irrevocably scarred for life from that, and will not think otherwise until we win the division 5 years in a row.

At about 2006 or so, he either had a massive change of heart, was abducted or eaten by space-aliens and replaced with a doppelganger, or whatever, and has been about as good an owner as we could have reasonably expected.

The royals are overpaying in the draft, they are paying more than almost every other team for scouting and signing international talent, and the minor leagues have gone from dead-ass empty to arguably the best farm system in all of baseball. It is possible that the half-dozen A-list prospects and the dozen and a half 2nd-tier prospects all crap out and we suck some more, but highly unlikely.

Our new GM has not yet proven that he knows what he is doing with judging talent in free agency, but he seems to have performed very well in the draft, and our payroll isn't really a problem anymore.

Wow, very encouraging, thanks! I will be thrilled with a playoff appearance, or even a few consecutive years of not losing a 100 games. Then I will raise the bar, but after all, I am also a Chiefs fan.

PunkinDrublic
08-20-2010, 10:05 AM
So tell me about all the titles the Rangers have won over the years.......Rangers have long been one of he majors underachieving franchises.....never won a thing
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I'm not talking about previous years. They are dominating their division (granted the AL west is down this year this year) right now and aside from the losing streak they are currently on look primed for a deep playoff run. The point is they didn't get where they are this season by accident, their roster is stocked with young talent they've been developing with the addition of key FAs.

kcfanXIII
08-21-2010, 11:43 AM
fans should never be told just be patient after 20+ years of losing. trust is not something that royals fans have anymore. sell the team to an owner that wants to win. i don't care if its cuban or cerner or whoever.

eazyb81
08-21-2010, 12:27 PM
I'm not talking about previous years. They are dominating their division (granted the AL west is down this year this year) right now and aside from the losing streak they are currently on look primed for a deep playoff run. The point is they didn't get where they are this season by accident, their roster is stocked with young talent they've been developing with the addition of key FAs.

The Royals currently have the best minor league system in the entire league and will also soon be stocked with young talent, which is why smart KC fans are excited about the future.