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Old 12-11-2012, 08:59 AM  
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2013 Kansas City Royals Repository Thread

Proposed 2013 Slogan: Tigers: They're what's for dinner
Actual 2013 Slogan: Come to Play
A better, more accurate, or alternative slogan: All in, no panic, we promise.

Dayton Moore has pushed all his chips in and is riding on King/Jack suited, hoping it comes together, he gets some good luck, and he hits the nuts by the river card. There's potential, oh yes, there's potential. There's also risk.

At the midway point, Dayton is left counting on the river card. The flop and turn didn't help him, and he's looking at the Tigers holding a pair of Queens and the Indians holding a pair of 9s. His 2013 plan hasn't failed - yet - but the odds are not in his favor.

Burning questions updates below.

Burning Questions for 2013:

1) Will the improve rotation be improved enough? Does James Shields pitch like a fringe No. 1 away from Tampa Bay? Does Ervin Santana pitch to his highest upside in his walk year? Can Jeremy Guthrie build on his strong performance as a Royal in 2012? Can Wade Davis bring his new mentality- and velocity - back to the rotation?

Midseason check-in: Yes, the rotation is certainly improved enough. Shields has pitched like a fringe No. 1 and Santana is having his best season. Guthrie has horrible peripherals but has continued to perform well at his home park and eat innings on the road. Davis brought neither his kick-ass mentality or improved velocity back to the rotation and is in Luke Hochevar/Hiram Davies territory.

2) When will Luke Hochevar be shown the door?
Midseason check-in: It appears, never, at this point. Hochevar has been solid in non-leverage situations, though pretty much every time he has been used with men on base in an inning, it has been a disaster.

3) Does Hosmer bounce back?
Midseason check-in: It took some time, but Hosmer's performance from June 1 on is probably the most encouraging thing about the 2013 season so far.
4) Can Moustakas hit for a whole season like he did in the first half of 2012?
Midseason check-in: Nope. Moustakas was god-awful, then great for about 3 weeks, then god-awful again. He has been better since he started working with Brett and Grafol but still has a long way to go.
5) Who regresses?
Midseason check-in: Welp, Alicides Escobar is not a surprising name here (though Yost's stubborn insistence on hitting him second is ridiculous). Billy Butler is a surprise. He isn't having a terrible year - still contributing a lot to the offense - but he's not hitting for the average or power he has displayed over the past several years.
6) Who plays 2B?
Midseason check-in: A whole bunch of people, and not that great. Gio is at least getting a shot, though he once again is not doing much with it.
7) Can Jeff Francoeur be at least replacement level, rather than epic horrible level?
Midseason check-in: Hahahahahahahahahahaha
8) Will Dayton Moore survive to see 2014?
Midseason check-in: Outlook uncertain. Probably still around, unless the team completely tanks in the second half and he does something foolish. My guess - he sacrifices Ned Yost this offseason and gets one more shot with a new manager in 2014.
9) Will Danny Duffy come back healthy? And if he does, is he the same, better or worse?
Midseason check-in: Yes. Velocity looks the same, and it looks likely he is the same guy as before.
10) And the big one: Has KC added enough to run down the big-money Detroit Tigers?
Midseason check-in: Doesn't look like it, does it?

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Old 05-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #3751
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #3752
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:41 AM   #3753
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #3754
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Facts hurt, don't they?

You know what doesn't hurt? When someone who chronically overreacts gets proven wrong and tries to lash out with insults to make himself feel better.

You're still on the "banish Moustakas" bandwagon, even though he has started to turn things around (if you take a look at split stats and recent trends).

Being "right" about needing to yell at Moustakas and banish him to Omaha to "show him it's serious" is more important to you than what is actually happening and can be tracked statistically.

Maybe you should sit a few plays out, and not overreact for a while.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #3755
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The nice thing about baseball is there usually (not so much this year so far) a game the next day.

It helps when you drop games like yesterday.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:55 AM   #3756
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Facts hurt, don't they?

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Whoa. You are the one using facts huh? Yeah I just make up the stats. There's really no truth behind what I wrote at all. It's fictional.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:56 AM   #3757
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Facts hurt, don't they?

You know what doesn't hurt? When someone who chronically overreacts gets proven wrong and tries to lash out with insults to make himself feel better.

You're still on the "banish Moustakas" bandwagon, even though he has started to turn things around (if you take a look at split stats and recent trends).

Being "right" about needing to yell at Moustakas and banish him to Omaha to "show him it's serious" is more important to you than what is actually happening and can be tracked statistically.

Maybe you should sit a few plays out, and not overreact for a while.
He's background noise.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #3758
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One of those was a 12 pitch AB in the first inning. He ultimately did not get on base, but that was a great AB given his struggles.



Anyway back to reality. By my calcs Moose has to hit .361 the rest of the way to finish at .300. Obv wont happen but if he hits .300 from here out he can finish at .250. (That's how buried he already is)
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Anyway back to reality. By my calcs Moose has to hit .361 the rest of the way to finish at .300. Obv wont happen but if he hits .300 from here out he can finish at .250. (That's how buried he already is)
Thanks for proving my point that you're nothing but a broken record. Background noise.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:29 AM   #3760
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Anyway back to reality. By my calcs Moose has to hit .361 the rest of the way to finish at .300. Obv wont happen but if he hits .300 from here out he can finish at .250. (That's how buried he already is)
Here's more proof that you're a moron.

I don't know what numbers you are using to calculate this (obviously flawed), but if he ends up with the same number of ABs for the season as last year (563) and he hits .300 the rest of the way, he'll end up at .283. At a more conservative 500 ABs, he'll finish at .281.

I'm not saying he's going to hit .300 the rest of the season, only pointing out that you don't know what the **** you are talking about.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:32 AM   #3761
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Anyway back to reality. By my calcs Moose has to hit .361 the rest of the way to finish at .300. Obv wont happen but if he hits .300 from here out he can finish at .250. (That's how buried he already is)
What is he gets 0 walks?
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #3762
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What is he gets 0 walks?
He's a moron. That .361 number he's throwing out would mean that he only gets 151 ABs the rest of the season. He's currently at 91.

Maybe he can see into the future and knows that Moose will experience a season ending injury in about a month and a half.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:48 AM   #3763
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He's a moron. That .361 number he's throwing out would mean that he only gets 151 ABs the rest of the season. He's currently at 91.

Maybe he can see into the future and knows that Moose will experience a season ending injury in about a month and a half.
Assuming he gets the same number of ABs as last year, I believe he needs to hit .260 the rest of the way to finish at .250 for the year. That would be 123 more hits in 472 more ABs.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:52 AM   #3764
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Assuming he gets the same number of ABs as last year, I believe he needs to hit .260 the rest of the way to finish at .250 for the year. That would be 123 more hits.
Correct.

I can't wait for an explanation of his projection.
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