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(Awful Announcing)   Royals TV asks viewers to vote for their favorite young phenom: Bryce Hunter of the Tigers, Matt Jones of the Orioles, Manny Machado of the White Sox, or Mike Trout of the Yankees   (awfulannouncing.com) divider line 52
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2013-05-24 08:43:47 AM  
To be fair, has there been a reason for anyone around KC to pay attention to baseball in the last 25 years?

I'd rather start a team with Miguel Fielder of the Boston Mud Hens
 
2013-05-24 09:54:12 AM  
We sell our souls to the Rays to finally get good pitching and we give them absolutely no run support.

The beginning of the season was smoke and mirrors, reality is setting in.  Moustakas, Francouer, Hosmer are jokes at the plate, now the rest of the team is starting to follow suit.  Getz as the leadoff batter?  Yost get the fark out.  Dayton Moore get the fark out.  Glass I wish you would get the fark out.

Oh, and I vote for Mike Trout of the Yankees.  And relish, always relish vs mustard and ketchup during the hot dog race.
 
2013-05-24 09:54:45 AM  
Graphic mistakes are fairly common...but how the hell do you whiff on half the players' names???
 
2013-05-24 09:54:52 AM  

MichiganFTL: To be fair, has there been a reason for anyone around KC to pay attention to baseball in the last 25 years?

I'd rather start a team with Miguel Fielder of the Boston Mud Hens


Well, they did trade a huge prospect in Wil Myers for a two year rental of a slightly overrated (TB park/defense helps pitchers a ton) pitcher in James Shields because they have to show fans they're "trying" or something.

Granted, Myers has gotten off to a slow start in AAA this year, and Shields has been fantastic, but they're still 21-23.  If they resign Shields past next year, then maybe the deal makes sense, except Shields will be 33 at the start of that contract, while Wil Myers will be 24 and probably crushing home runs.

So uh, yeah.  Royals.
 
2013-05-24 09:57:52 AM  

theurge14: We sell our souls to the Rays to finally get good pitching and we give them absolutely no run support.

The beginning of the season was smoke and mirrors, reality is setting in.  Moustakas, Francouer, Hosmer are jokes at the plate, now the rest of the team is starting to follow suit.  Getz as the leadoff batter?  Yost get the fark out.  Dayton Moore get the fark out.  Glass I wish you would get the fark out.

Oh, and I vote for Mike Trout of the Yankees.  And relish, always relish vs mustard and ketchup during the hot dog race.


Jeff Francouer is the worst.
 
2013-05-24 10:13:15 AM  

theurge14: We sell our souls to the Rays to finally get good pitching and we give them absolutely no run support.


That's the part I don't get. No one's probably coming close to Detroit in the central this year or for the next 2-3. Why try to go for a 'win-now' when you could hold on to a really good prospect (Myers) and hopefully develop a few more. Then in 3-4 years, when Fielder/Cabrera/Verlander/Sanchez are slowing down (along with their big contracts), Martinez and Hunter have retired and the Tigers may not have been able to resign Jackson, Scherzer, Fister due to the money tied up in big contracts (although you never put anything past Mr. Illitch), the Royals may have the best shot at winning the central for a few years.

Instead, you have Shields, who, if you do resign him, will be 36-37 by the time the window in the central may open again.

/Chicago/Twins are a mess and will be for a few years. Cleveland is playing above their weight class and will fall back like every year. Royals/Tigers games for the next few years could be fun to watch, but would have been more fun with Myers.
 
2013-05-24 10:15:26 AM  

MichiganFTL: That's the part I don't get. No one's probably coming close to Detroit in the central this year or for the next 2-3. Why try to go for a 'win-now' when you could hold on to a really good prospect (Myers) and hopefully develop a few more.


To sell tickets now.  A Royals fan on fark was talking about how it was a good trade to "show the fans that ownership is invested in winning" or something like that.

If your argument for a trade isn't a baseball argument, you're in trouble.
 
2013-05-24 10:15:30 AM  
If Tampa's front office calls you to offer a trade, hang up the phone, take the battery out, and hide in your basement.  They always win.
 
2013-05-24 10:15:36 AM  

MichiganFTL: Why try to go for a 'win-now' when you could hold on to a really good prospect (Myers) and hopefully develop a few more.


Because Dayton Moore is probably going to be fired if we lose 90 games again. It was a complete "save my job" move.
 
2013-05-24 10:20:40 AM  

Dafatone: If your argument for a trade isn't a baseball argument, you're in trouble.


See also: The Nationals signing Jayson Werth for 7 years/$126M, for his age 32-38 seasons.

Bonus: His contract has this in it: "Award bonus: $0.5M for MVP ($0.2M for 2nd-5th in MVP vote). $1M for second MVP. $1.5M for third and any subsequent MVP".

Well, at least that $3M looks safe.
 
2013-05-24 10:26:43 AM  

theurge14: We sell our souls to the Rays to finally get good pitching and we give them absolutely no run support.

The beginning of the season was smoke and mirrors, reality is setting in.  Moustakas, Francouer, Hosmer are jokes at the plate, now the rest of the team is starting to follow suit.  Getz as the leadoff batter?  Yost get the fark out.  Dayton Moore get the fark out.  Glass I wish you would get the fark out.

Oh, and I vote for Mike Trout of the Yankees.  And relish, always relish vs mustard and ketchup during the hot dog race.


This may be the most Royals thing ever.   The trade did exactly what it was supposed to do: it brought in a great young ace who consistently pitches quality innings.  And the Royals' young studs completely crap out on him.  By all accounts we should be calling Dayton Moore a genius for pulling off this trade, but the Royals' poor player development strikes again.
 
2013-05-24 10:28:37 AM  

Mentat: theurge14: We sell our souls to the Rays to finally get good pitching and we give them absolutely no run support.

The beginning of the season was smoke and mirrors, reality is setting in.  Moustakas, Francouer, Hosmer are jokes at the plate, now the rest of the team is starting to follow suit.  Getz as the leadoff batter?  Yost get the fark out.  Dayton Moore get the fark out.  Glass I wish you would get the fark out.

Oh, and I vote for Mike Trout of the Yankees.  And relish, always relish vs mustard and ketchup during the hot dog race.

This may be the most Royals thing ever.   The trade did exactly what it was supposed to do: it brought in a great young ace who consistently pitches quality innings.  And the Royals' young studs completely crap out on him.  By all accounts we should be calling Dayton Moore a genius for pulling off this trade, but the Royals' poor player development strikes again.


James Shields isn't young.  He's 31.  He's also not great, but you can at least make a case for his greatness.
 
2013-05-24 10:28:45 AM  

jayhawk88: MichiganFTL: Why try to go for a 'win-now' when you could hold on to a really good prospect (Myers) and hopefully develop a few more.

Because Dayton Moore is probably going to be fired if we lose 90 games again. It was a complete "save my job" move.


Ah, inept ownership who doesn't see the big picture.

10 years ago Detroit was nearly the worst (by record) team ever, maybe the worst ever if you're not looking specifically at the record (although the AA clubs in Houston/Miami this year may contend). The next 4 years we drafted Verlander, Porcello, and two players we'd trade for Miguel Cabrera (Maybin, Miller). Arguably though, I think bringing in Ivan Rodriguez was the turning point. Made Detroit show up on some players radar and he was the beacon for some other prominent Latin-American players to come up to the D. Are the 2013 Royals as bad as the 2013 Tigers, hell no, they're a good .475-.500 team, but you need someone there with a presence to build around. Shields isn't that person, Moustakas isn't, Butler isn't, Hosner, no. Gordon's the closest, but he's not that personality I don't think.

Outside of pulling off a coup for Giancarlo Stanton, I don't see anyone in the 2014 FA class that'll put the Royals on the radar, so enjoy being a ~.500 team that doesn't make any noise for the next 7 years.
 
2013-05-24 10:29:48 AM  

MichiganFTL: theurge14: We sell our souls to the Rays to finally get good pitching and we give them absolutely no run support.

That's the part I don't get. No one's probably coming close to Detroit in the central this year or for the next 2-3. Why try to go for a 'win-now' when you could hold on to a really good prospect (Myers) and hopefully develop a few more. Then in 3-4 years, when Fielder/Cabrera/Verlander/Sanchez are slowing down (along with their big contracts), Martinez and Hunter have retired and the Tigers may not have been able to resign Jackson, Scherzer, Fister due to the money tied up in big contracts (although you never put anything past Mr. Illitch), the Royals may have the best shot at winning the central for a few years.

Instead, you have Shields, who, if you do resign him, will be 36-37 by the time the window in the central may open again.

/Chicago/Twins are a mess and will be for a few years. Cleveland is playing above their weight class and will fall back like every year. Royals/Tigers games for the next few years could be fun to watch, but would have been more fun with Myers.


A) The Tigers are not as good as you think they are.
B) Wildcards
C) It is baseball, even if the Tigers are as good as you think they are, some bad pizza at the postgame buffet could put half the team on the DL and then the central is up for grabs.
 
2013-05-24 10:34:22 AM  

MichiganFTL: Outside of pulling off a coup for Giancarlo Stanton, I don't see anyone in the 2014 FA class that'll put the Royals on the radar, so enjoy being a ~.500 team that doesn't make any noise for the next 7 years.


Please, if we could be that good I'd take it in an instant.
 
2013-05-24 10:41:12 AM  

jayhawk88: MichiganFTL: Outside of pulling off a coup for Giancarlo Stanton, I don't see anyone in the 2014 FA class that'll put the Royals on the radar, so enjoy being a ~.500 team that doesn't make any noise for the next 7 years.

Please, if we could be that good I'd take it in an instant.


This.  I can't take any more 100 loss seasons and AL Central basements.  We've milked all we can out of the George Brett days.
 
2013-05-24 10:41:26 AM  

MichiganFTL: To be fair, has there been a reason for anyone around KC to pay attention to baseball in the last 25 years?



it is probably impossible to explain rationally.
 
2013-05-24 10:41:36 AM  

bacongood: MichiganFTL: theurge14: We sell our souls to the Rays to finally get good pitching and we give them absolutely no run support.

That's the part I don't get. No one's probably coming close to Detroit in the central this year or for the next 2-3. Why try to go for a 'win-now' when you could hold on to a really good prospect (Myers) and hopefully develop a few more. Then in 3-4 years, when Fielder/Cabrera/Verlander/Sanchez are slowing down (along with their big contracts), Martinez and Hunter have retired and the Tigers may not have been able to resign Jackson, Scherzer, Fister due to the money tied up in big contracts (although you never put anything past Mr. Illitch), the Royals may have the best shot at winning the central for a few years.

Instead, you have Shields, who, if you do resign him, will be 36-37 by the time the window in the central may open again.

/Chicago/Twins are a mess and will be for a few years. Cleveland is playing above their weight class and will fall back like every year. Royals/Tigers games for the next few years could be fun to watch, but would have been more fun with Myers.

A) The Tigers are not as good as you think they are.
B) Wildcards
C) It is baseball, even if the Tigers are as good as you think they are, some bad pizza at the postgame buffet could put half the team on the DL and then the central is up for grabs.


A) The #1 all-around offense in baseball. A top 3 starting rotation even when our ace is sputtering for a few games. Middle of the road bullpen and a defense with limited range, but currently a top 5 in Fielding% are the only dings you could put up.
B) New York, Boston, Texas, Oakland, Detroit. That's probably you're best bet for the 5 spots. KC's better than Baltimore/Tampa Bay too right? Even the LAA may get on a streak with the lineup they can throw out there.
C) When's the last time a team has had mass food poisoning? Jackson's out, Avila's horrid, Martinez is trying to get out of a slump and Fielder is in a slump, yet they're still putting up the most runs in baseball. A week of bad pitching and you don't think the Tigers are #1 or #2 in AL (Texas), please...
 
2013-05-24 10:43:52 AM  

MichiganFTL: A) The #1 all-around offense in baseball. A top 3 starting rotation even when our ace is sputtering for a few games. Middle of the road bullpen and a defense with limited range, but currently a top 5 in Fielding% are the only dings you could put up


I agree with you overall, but the Tigers' defensive range is "limited" in the sense that no range whatsoever is a limit.
 
2013-05-24 10:47:24 AM  

Dafatone: MichiganFTL: A) The #1 all-around offense in baseball. A top 3 starting rotation even when our ace is sputtering for a few games. Middle of the road bullpen and a defense with limited range, but currently a top 5 in Fielding% are the only dings you could put up

I agree with you overall, but the Tigers' defensive range is "limited" in the sense that no range whatsoever is a limit.


Jackson's the only + defender, maybe Fister if we stretch that far, but everyone else is either neutral (Infante/Hunter) or subpar.
 
2013-05-24 10:52:04 AM  
I'm sure Billy Butler won the write-in vote after the hissy fit everyone threw in KC last year, when Robinson Cano didn't pick him for the HR Derby, the most important thing in the history of things.
 
2013-05-24 10:54:40 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: I'm sure Billy Butler won the write-in vote after the hissy fit everyone threw in KC last year, when Robinson Cano didn't pick him for the HR Derby, the most important thing in the history of things.


Especially since butler wasn't close to the others in total.

Buck might pull it off in terms of home team rep this year.
 
2013-05-24 10:55:39 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: I'm sure Billy Butler won the write-in vote after the hissy fit everyone threw in KC last year, when Robinson Cano didn't pick him for the HR Derby, the most important thing in the history of things.


Stop using logic, this is a Royals fan thread where emotion counts.
 
2013-05-24 10:59:00 AM  
How did they get "Matt Jones"? Is is a combination of "Matt Harvey" and..... someone? I mean, "Harper" to "Hunter" is dumb as shiat, but at least it's kinda sorta slightly close-ish. "Jones" is no where near "Harvey".
 
2013-05-24 11:04:48 AM  
The Royals are horrible, I was fully sucked into their breakout.  Hosmer is killing me, what happened to the guy who looked like a future MVP candidate?  I now feel like that Myers will be the only one of Myers/Hosmer/Moose that is going to pan out and he is the one who was traded.  Of all their pitching prospects the only one who looks like he might have an MLB career is Duffy, and he was considered a mid-level pitcher/prospect.  I love Sal, but I have questions about his bat.

Now even their farm system is hurting, Starling looks like a bust and no one else outside of Mondesi looks like a star.  It seems like they do a great job of acquiring talent but they simply can't develop it.  I am now waiting for the Rays to turn Oderizzi into a star and right Montgomery.
 
2013-05-24 11:12:52 AM  
What a Bryce Hunter might look like

i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-24 11:26:22 AM  
When your 'we know we suck because we're rebuilding' seasons and your 'all our young guys are ready, let's make a playoff run' season look exactly the same, it's time for your scouting and development people to be lined up against a wall and shot.
 
2013-05-24 11:37:14 AM  

Dafatone: James Shields isn't young. He's 31. He's also not great, but you can at least make a case for his greatness.


31 is young to me.
 
2013-05-24 11:53:11 AM  

MichiganFTL: A) The #1 all-around offense in baseball. A top 3 starting rotation even when our ace is sputtering for a few games. Middle of the road bullpen and a defense with limited range, but currently a top 5 in Fielding% are the only dings you could put up.
B) New York, Boston, Texas, Oakland, Detroit. That's probably you're best bet for the 5 spots. KC's better than Baltimore/Tampa Bay too right? Even the LAA may get on a streak with the lineup they can throw out there.
C) When's the last time a team has had mass food poisoning? Jackson's out, Avila's horrid, Martinez is trying to get out of a slump and Fielder is in a ...


A)  They are good, but the they not heads and shoulders above the other teams.  See: last year when they try to give away the division.  Do that often enough and someone will take it.  Not the Twins, but somebody.  And yeah... that defense is horrible, no way around that.
B)  Because the best five teams on paper in May always get the WCs?  Like Baltimore last year?
C)  I think you missed both the joke and the point.  The point is that random stuff happens every year.  Detroit *should* win the division, but that doesn't mean they will.  If half the divisions are won by the favorites, that is a good year.
 
2013-05-24 11:53:35 AM  

MichiganFTL: A) The #1 all-around offense in baseball. A top 3 starting rotation even when our ace is sputtering for a few games. Middle of the road bullpen and a defense with limited range, but currently a top 5 in Fielding% are the only dings you could put up.


The Tigers' defense is the worst in baseball.

Fielding% is worthless.  You can only be charged with an error on a ball you reach, and it makes no allowance for making exceptional plays.  If you're evaluating team defense, you look at something very simple: What percentage of batted balls do they turn into outs?

Borrowing from yesterday: Detroit is dead last in baseball in that:
Put a ball in play against the Tigers' defense (worst): .318 batting average.
Put a ball in play against the Royals' defense (median): .292 batting average.
Put a ball in play against the Cubs' defense (best): .266 batting average.

The Tigers' pitching is much better than you think.  They strike batters out at the highest rate in baseball (9.6 K/9, and they're in the DH league), they're above average in control (2.8 BB/9, league average is 3.1), and they give up the fewest home runs in baseball (granted, park effects).  The problem is that when the ball is put in play, it's the Austin Jackson Tries To Clean Up After Seven Fat Guys show.

Every pitcher on that staff eats "earned" runs left and right because medium-speed ground balls slip through the massive gaps in the AJTTCUASFG defense.  The league bats .237 on ground balls.  Against the Tigers, the league bats .269 on ground balls.  MLB bats .391 on non-sacrifice bunts.  Against the Tigers, MLB is batting .714.

Put that staff in front of an average defense and they'd likely be the best run prevention unit out there.
 
2013-05-24 11:54:48 AM  
The answer is always Mike Trout.
 
2013-05-24 12:43:12 PM  

bacongood: B) Because the best five teams on paper in May always get the WCs? Like Baltimore last year?


I don't get this rejoinder. The "good teams on paper" this year in the AL are Toronto and Anaheim (and to a lesser extent the Royals themselves, to hear their fans in the preseason threads). They're horrible, and that wasn't who the guy you're responding to was predicting to make the postseason.
 
2013-05-24 12:49:09 PM  
What you refer to as "Royals TV" is Fox Sports. Usually it's a pretty professional broadcast. Well, it was until Rex Hudler showed up, anyway.
 
2013-05-24 12:56:24 PM  

regindyn: Graphic mistakes are fairly common...but how the hell do you whiff on half the players' names???


Not 4 out of 4 logos!
 
2013-05-24 12:57:54 PM  
hey! wait a second... there is something wrong with that list.....
 
2013-05-24 01:16:06 PM  

jayhawk88: MichiganFTL: Outside of pulling off a coup for Giancarlo Stanton, I don't see anyone in the 2014 FA class that'll put the Royals on the radar, so enjoy being a ~.500 team that doesn't make any noise for the next 7 years.

Please, if we could be that good I'd take it in an instant.


This. I'd throw a parade if we won 80 games.
 
2013-05-24 01:24:56 PM  

downstairs: regindyn: Graphic mistakes are fairly common...but how the hell do you whiff on half the players' names???

Not 4 out of 4 logos!


Fair enough; this picture from Tuesday was still too fresh in my mind:

pbs.twimg.com

/ESPN should've kept those 400 employees
//and sacrificed Bayless to the sports Satan
 
2013-05-24 01:25:52 PM  
The FSN Royals broadcasts are totally bush league. They constantly have problems with replays, and graphic snafus. In addition they will sometimes have these inane auctions during the game. Instead of just updating the auctions periodically they will go to the auction of the gator tractor or one night with George Brett or whatever the fark they are hocking for an entire half of an inning completely ignoring what is happening on the field. That combined with Rex Hudler makes the FSN Royals broadcast virtually unwatchable.
 
2013-05-24 01:34:41 PM  

Raelkcmo: The FSN Royals broadcasts are totally bush league. They constantly have problems with replays, and graphic snafus. In addition they will sometimes have these inane auctions during the game. Instead of just updating the auctions periodically they will go to the auction of the gator tractor or one night with George Brett or whatever the fark they are hocking for an entire half of an inning completely ignoring what is happening on the field. That combined with Rex Hudler makes the FSN Royals broadcast virtually unwatchable.


FTFY.
 
2013-05-24 02:11:37 PM  
Fire Ned. Fire Dayton. Run Glass out of town (which means convincing him to come to town first).
 
2013-05-24 02:49:09 PM  
Rush Limbaugh used to work for the Royals and he didn't know what a Louisville Slugger was. In some ways, the Royals show a lot of consistency.
 
2013-05-24 02:51:07 PM  

tumy4me: The Royals are horrible, I was fully sucked into their breakout.  Hosmer is killing me, what happened to the guy who looked like a future MVP candidate?  I now feel like that Myers will be the only one of Myers/Hosmer/Moose that is going to pan out and he is the one who was traded.  Of all their pitching prospects the only one who looks like he might have an MLB career is Duffy, and he was considered a mid-level pitcher/prospect.  I love Sal, but I have questions about his bat.

Now even their farm system is hurting, Starling looks like a bust and no one else outside of Mondesi looks like a star.  It seems like they do a great job of acquiring talent but they simply can't develop it.  I am now waiting for the Rays to turn Oderizzi into a star and right Montgomery.


If I were the Royals I'd follow the same plan that the Nationals did.  I mean, Strasburg and Harper are gifts that fell into their lap, but a big part of last year's leap forward was just sticking with guys who had sucked in 2010 and 2011, and kept letting them play and develop until they didn't suck anymore -- Jordan Zimmermann, Roger Bernadina, Ian Desmond, Ross Detweiler, etc.  Sometimes young teams just have to take their lumps.  It seems unpleasant, but the Royals have to keep trotting Hosmer and Moose and Perez out there.
 
2013-05-24 03:23:45 PM  

Super Chronic: tumy4me: The Royals are horrible, I was fully sucked into their breakout.  Hosmer is killing me, what happened to the guy who looked like a future MVP candidate?  I now feel like that Myers will be the only one of Myers/Hosmer/Moose that is going to pan out and he is the one who was traded.  Of all their pitching prospects the only one who looks like he might have an MLB career is Duffy, and he was considered a mid-level pitcher/prospect.  I love Sal, but I have questions about his bat.

Now even their farm system is hurting, Starling looks like a bust and no one else outside of Mondesi looks like a star.  It seems like they do a great job of acquiring talent but they simply can't develop it.  I am now waiting for the Rays to turn Oderizzi into a star and right Montgomery.

If I were the Royals I'd follow the same plan that the Nationals did.  I mean, Strasburg and Harper are gifts that fell into their lap, but a big part of last year's leap forward was just sticking with guys who had sucked in 2010 and 2011, and kept letting them play and develop until they didn't suck anymore -- Jordan Zimmermann, Roger Bernadina, Ian Desmond, Ross Detweiler, etc.  Sometimes young teams just have to take their lumps.  It seems unpleasant, but the Royals have to keep trotting Hosmer and Moose and Perez out there.


I hope it works, but in that case they are missing their window with Shields.  You can also close the book on Davis, I just don't think he is cut out to be a starter.  Sadly he is under contract for a while (team options).  I can't imagine they would pick them up since they actually do find good bullpen arms on the cheap.

The question still remains why they haven't developed their talent.  There are a few successes (Gordon, Butler), but you have to think that they are worse than other clubs.
 
2013-05-24 03:39:25 PM  

Super Chronic: tumy4me: The Royals are horrible, I was fully sucked into their breakout.  Hosmer is killing me, what happened to the guy who looked like a future MVP candidate?  I now feel like that Myers will be the only one of Myers/Hosmer/Moose that is going to pan out and he is the one who was traded.  Of all their pitching prospects the only one who looks like he might have an MLB career is Duffy, and he was considered a mid-level pitcher/prospect.  I love Sal, but I have questions about his bat.

Now even their farm system is hurting, Starling looks like a bust and no one else outside of Mondesi looks like a star.  It seems like they do a great job of acquiring talent but they simply can't develop it.  I am now waiting for the Rays to turn Oderizzi into a star and right Montgomery.

If I were the Royals I'd follow the same plan that the Nationals did.  I mean, Strasburg and Harper are gifts that fell into their lap, but a big part of last year's leap forward was just sticking with guys who had sucked in 2010 and 2011, and kept letting them play and develop until they didn't suck anymore -- Jordan Zimmermann, Roger Bernadina, Ian Desmond, Ross Detweiler, etc.  Sometimes young teams just have to take their lumps.  It seems unpleasant, but the Royals have to keep trotting Hosmer and Moose and Perez out there.


We've been doing that for 20 years.  Trouble is guys like that we've had in the past, Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, Carlos Beltran, all find greener ($$$) pastures once they get good.  We're just a farm team.
 
2013-05-24 03:40:40 PM  
*Jeremy Giambi  (facepalm)
 
2013-05-24 03:49:54 PM  

chimp_ninja: If Tampa's front office calls you to offer a trade, hang up the phone, take the battery out, and hide in your basement.  They always win.


When Walt Jocketty was in St. Louis, you could have said the same thing about the Cardinals(why Kevin Towers continued to make deals with him still confounds me). Mozeliak hasn't quite reached that level yet, although the moves he made at the deadline in 2011 turned out to be pretty fan-f*cking-tastic.
 
2013-05-24 04:03:07 PM  
Even though I'm nowhere close to being a W.Sox fan, I can tell you that they'd kill to have a 3B prospect like Machado.

/I really regret not picking him up during the week he was on the waiver wire in my fantasy league
//now I'm stuck with Kyle Seager... yay. [wanking motion]
 
2013-05-24 04:06:02 PM  

chimp_ninja: If Tampa's front office calls you to offer a trade, hang up the phone, take the battery out, and hide in your basement.  They always win.


Ye Gods, this. I'm glad Jim Hendry got fired by the Cubs before he could send the rest of the farm system to TB for an aging, past his prime, injury-prone starter.
 
2013-05-24 04:37:53 PM  

theurge14: *Jeremy Giambi  (facepalm)


Considering where they are drafting, they should have more success stories.  Of course they didn't always spend on the draft.  You almost have to try to have one fluke .500 season in 2 decades.
 
2013-05-24 10:16:12 PM  

ChrisDe: The answer is always Mike Trout.


Manny Machado and his 67 Hs, 31 2Bs, and .330 average would say otherwise.
 
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