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Old 08-15-2013, 08:13 AM  
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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 08-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #121
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Is Yost retarded? What manager puts their worst hitter first??

Might as well throw Escobar in there behind him.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:57 PM   #122
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Is Yost retarded? What manager puts their worst hitter first??

Might as well throw Escobar in there behind him.
Also, his batting stance pisses me off. He looks 12. And he gets the most PA's
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #123
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This is where I piss many of you off and say that Anibal Sanchez and Wil Myers make $16.5M this year. Shields, Davis, Hochevar make $17.61M.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #124
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This is where I piss many of you off and say that Anibal Sanchez and Wil Myers make $16.5M this year. Shields, Davis, Hochevar make $17.61M.
Not to toot my own horn here, but I believe this was my primary argument against the trade.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #125
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #126
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Your post is full of fail. hindsight 20/20 but still.
Hindsight is 50/50 bro!
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #127
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I didn't need the benefit of hindsight.


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Would it be out of this world to take a one-year chance on McCarthy AND sign Sanchez?

Sanchez
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Santana
Guthrie
Mendoza

We could win a lot of games. Chen could be a fall back option, not to mention the return of Duffy/Paulino. Then the minor league talent starts to kick in.
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Put this in terms Glass can understand. Keep myers. Spend in free agency. Trade frenchy and eat part of his contract. Cut hoch out of spring training. Sign mccarthy. Promote myers. Win games. Profit.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:17 PM   #128
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I think the problem with Cain is that he doesn't put in the effort. Brett alluded to this in an interview with 810 after he stepped down. Something along the lines of when he took the position, there were a few guys not putting in the effort he expected out of them. Mentioned Cain. But that after getting onto him about it, Cain started putting in a lot of effort.

I think he injuries are directly related to that. He may be in good shape based on genetics, but if he's not working out and training his body correctly, the type of injuries he seems to get would be a result of that. Getting an oblique strain in BP is WEAK
Its baseball dude. BASEBALL. You don't even need to be athletic to play. And it's quite the contrary. You get hurt by playing Max effort. That is what takes a toll. Personally I don't think guys stretch enough especially between innings. You aren't constantly on the go like basketball and football. Its stand in the outfield all day, chew seeds, sit down chew bubble gum.
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You would offer him around 6 years for $114 million?
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #131
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You would offer him around 6 years for $114 million?
Why not. Would be money better spent than Frenchy's deal or Hoch's deal.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:43 AM   #132
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If we can somehow win both games today, I will keep my hope alive. Otherwise, any playoff chances via the division are probably done.

It's so frustrating that all the wildcard teams are playing pretty average or below average right now but we can't take advantage. That being said two victories in one day and loss by some others could put us right back in that race. The season is balancing on the edge. It's make or break time today.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:05 AM   #133
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If we can somehow win both games today, I will keep my hope alive. Otherwise, any playoff chances via the division are probably done.

It's so frustrating that all the wildcard teams are playing pretty average or below average right now but we can't take advantage. That being said two victories in one day and loss by some others could put us right back in that race. The season is balancing on the edge. It's make or break time today.
This lineup is disgustingly bad for any team, especially one that is trying to contend. Dude's, it's over, but then again, it's been over for a while (May). We played out of our ****ing minds since the ASB to give ourselves a shot at contending. We just don't have the lineup depth to overcome any injuries. Hey, we got to mid-August this year. YAY! At K-State, we'd hang a banner for that accomplishment.........

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Old 08-16-2013, 07:46 AM   #134
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