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Old 12-11-2012, 09:59 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 05-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #4726
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:01 PM   #4727
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I think Yost is an average manager. He does some good things, some arguable things that are defensible, and some bad things. I don't think firing him will "turn the team around," especially if Dayton Moore hires his replacement, unless it's part of a broader move to impose accountability on the whole organization.

Ned's biggest mistake was firing Seitzer. Would the team be hitting better if Seitzer were still here? Who knows? What we DO know is that Yost believed he had identified the problem and the solution -- and he was dead wrong. So you can hold him accountable for that.

The lineup stuff is aggravating, but really, most of those arguments involve trying to find a way to "hide" bad bats, and there are too many of them to do that. Yeah, hitting Getz leadoff is stupid, but playing him and batting him 9th really isn't much better.

The bottom line is there are too many crappy players on the roster -- Frenchy, Getz, etc. -- and too many prospects who haven't developed. And that all points to Dayton Moore.
Good post.

Firing Ned now would solve nothing. In fact chances are his replacement would be worse. I do not think Ned is a good manager, I also dont think hes horrible or even the one that should be blamed for this reality we are witnessing. He doesnt seem to bring anything to the table as a manager but there just isnt much to work with with this roster.

Any of us could have a turn at setting the lineup for a game and it would not matter. any team scoring 3 runs or less a game is going to loose night in night out.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:02 PM   #4728
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #4730
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:18 PM   #4731
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Same thing with the Royals almost every year...

At some point early in the season... April or May they go on a killer losing streak that effectively puts them out of serious contention and then come late August and September when they have nothing to play for they start winning games.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #4732
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