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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 04-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #3256
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Im pretty sure 610 am in Kansas City has every game.
Thanks ill try them.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:19 AM   #3257
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Just watching the highlights of yesterdays game. 4th inning called strike to martinez and he argues a bit it looks like but then looks like he starts talking to shields and big Salvi looks like he says you don't want any part of us. There are no announcers in the mlbtv highlights so just wondering what the announcers were saying, any further details?
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:19 AM   #3258
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Im pretty sure 610 am in Kansas City has every game.
I know their station broadcast does, but I've tried their internet stream a few times this year that didn't include the broadcast. Worth checking into though.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:21 AM   #3259
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I know their station broadcast does, but I've tried their internet stream a few times this year that didn't include the broadcast. Worth checking into though.
Hopefully they DO broadcast the games via the internet. I'll Look into it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:21 AM   #3260
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Thanks ill try them.
They turn the stream off during games.

Seriously, just download the At Bat app on your phone and pay the $20. It's completely worth it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #3261
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They turn the stream off during games.

Seriously, just download the At Bat app on your phone and pay the $20. It's completely worth it.
I might. But due to the timezone difference, it may not be worth it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #3262
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Start googling the radio stations in Kansas on that list. You will find one with an internet stream.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #3263
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Start googling the radio stations in Kansas on that list. You will find one with an internet stream.
When I'm at my pc I will. Cheers.
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When I'm at my pc I will. Cheers.
In the past I've had some success with small stations forgetting to cut their stream, but you can't really count on it.
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In the past I've had some success with small stations forgetting to cut their stream, but you can't really count on it.
Yeah I had one for awhile. They eventually caught on. I doubt you'll find one.
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When I'm at my pc I will. Cheers.
I do a search for Royals on TuneIn, and try to find one of the stations that's carrying it. I've never had consistent success with any one station (I want to say KFEQ has been the most reliable, but that was last year), but I also usually can find at least one.
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Also, I have NO IDEA if this is at all accurate, but my anecdotal experience is that I have more luck on my mobile than on desktop PC. That could be because I usually look for a stream on firstrow or vipbox if I'm in front of the computer, but just FYI.
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I might. But due to the timezone difference, it may not be worth it.
Either way you are listening so what is the difference? You can get a reliable stream for every game through at bat. Other benefits are you can listen to Royals announcers or the opponents announcers which can be fun. Or you can just buy the season for like $100 and actually watch them play. Have you ever gotten to watch a game?
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