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Jack Marsh

  • joined Mar 04, 2011
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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Some 1999 Royals Video Highlights.

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Last game in old Tigers Stadium, September 27th, 1999. Including a Mark Quinn dong-hanging and Jermaine Dye being awesome in right field.

Would You Bring Beltran Back for 2014?

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With The Frenchman going to FA, Beltran still putting up solid production in his age 36 year, most of the corner OF options in the minors (Bonifacio, Starling, etc.) probably 2+ years away, and Beltran open to signing outside of STL, would you try to bring him back to KC on a 1 or 2 year deal with a cheap base salary and performance incentives? (Insider post, BTW)

Philadelphia Writer Bob Brookover Scoffs At Idea of His Beloved Phillies Playing the Royals.

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"On the positive side, the Phillies open the season against two teams that were a combined 146-178 last season, so the opportunity for a good start is in front of them. On the flip side, it's not all that exciting to think about season-opening home series against the Royals and Mets. Even though Kansas City figures to be improved with the addition of true ace James Shields from Tampa Bay, they are still one of the least attractive and familiar teams in baseball. Go ahead, try to name 10 Royals. We'll spot you former Phillies lefthander Bruce Chen, who led the team with 34 starts last season." What a prick.

Fangraphs and BR update WAR to share more consistent totals

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Not a bad idea, eliminates the "RABBLE RABBLE TOO MANY WAYS TO CALCULATE IT RABBLE RABBLE HURR DURR" argument by old-school people.

Greinke to get elbow checked.

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We are not alone in the potential SP injury department.

Elliott Johnson is the PTBNL from the Shields Trade.

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The Central is ours.

Pete Grathoff Answers Our Question about Wade Davis's cutter/slider from Craig's post.

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He seemed to take subtle shots at the sabermetrics community throughout.

Royals Promotions List Released, and the Frenchy Quarter is Back. (sigh...)

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"Back by popular demand..." Are you shitting me right now, Royals?

"It sucks because at the end of the day, there are a lot of fans out there who are great on Twitter...

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"It sucks because at the end of the day, there are a lot of fans out there who are great on Twitter and they love to hear from you, but those people in their basements ruin it for those people," Duffy said. "It is what it is." Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/19/4020349/fanfest-notes-getz-duffy-feeling.html#storylink=cpy

Really, Danny? ...really?

Jim Bowden thinks that the Guthrie deal will backfire for the Royals, but for all the wrong reasons. (Insider)

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"When the Royals acquired Guthrie from the Colorado Rockies on July 20, 2012, they were pleasantly surprised as Guthrie went 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 1.132 WHIP in 14 starts after the trade. General manager Dayton Moore had seen enough, so he signed Guthrie to a deal during which Guthrie will pitch at ages 34 through 36. That makes it risky in itself. He does bring the strength of being able to give 200 innings pitched a year, which has value. Outside of the 14 starts he made with the Royals, however, the rest of his career doesn’t paint a pretty picture. He led the American League in losses twice with 17 in both 2009 and 2011. Before being traded to the Royals in July, he was almost given his unconditional release by the Rockies after going 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. Sure, you can blame some of that on Coors Field, bad defense, run support and bullpens. But after a while, the excuses run out. The reality is Guthrie has had a total of one winning season in nine years and his numbers are well below the worth of his contract. This could end up being the worst free-agent signing for the Royals since Gil Meche in 2006. It is a deal I believe the Royals will eventually regret."

Former Royal (of 18 appearances in 2009) Ryan Freel Dead at 36.

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Committed suicide today in Jacksonville. Only 3 years removed from playing. So sad.

Mariners and Orioles Still showing "Strong Interest" in Billy Butler.

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Royals trying their hardest not to surrender Grass Creek to the Washington State Seafarers.

Royals and Rangers are Front-Runners for R.A. Dickey

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Lots more news regarding the Royals and the Winter Meetings coming right up.

Updated Dutton Article after Paulino signing (Including some Getz knob-slobbing)

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"We like Getzie a lot," Moore said. "He fits our team. We need a guy like him. He’s a leader on the field, and he makes (shortstop Alcides) Escobar better. Again, we’ll see." -Dayton Moore

Jeff Z Would appreciate this.

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Also a good sign that they are bolstering their analytics department.

Mitch Albom is Lee Judge -2.0

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My god. He's worse than Lee Judge. I never thought I'd say that about anyone.

There have only been two players in major league history named Kyle who have amounted to more than...

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There have only been two players in major league history named Kyle who have amounted to more than 4 WAR (Baseball Reference) over their careers: Kyle Lohse and Kyle Farnsworth. There have been 17 players who have gone by the first name "Kyle" in major league history. Three of them have played for the Royals (Kyle Davies, Kyle Farnsworth, Kyle Snyder), and none of them had accumulated more than 1.7 WAR for the Royals. Kyle must be an unlucky name for baseball players, and especially for the Royals.

Mitch Maier is a Free Agent.

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After five years of Summer Camp, Mitch Maier finally goes home.

#redsox fire pitching coach bob mcclure

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#redsox fire pitching coach bob mcclure

Per Heyman.

Lee Judge Today.

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Interesting article. Actually liked us getting a lead-off walk to start the rally in the 5th. "Fetterolf'd" Moment of the Day: Jim says that Home runs are more valuable a stat than slugging percentage in terms of evaluating a player.

...Yost: "Do you know what our record is when we score first?" (It's 38-16.) "That's why I don't...

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...Yost: "Do you know what our record is when we score first?" (It's 38-16.) "That's why I don't have a problem with it."

Yost on why he lets Escobar bunt in the 1st inning. Per Dutton. Wonderful.

#Royals request unconditional release waivers on Infielder Yuniesky Betancourt.

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#Royals request unconditional release waivers on Infielder Yuniesky Betancourt.

Dutton. The Yunigma has officially been defeated.

#Royals have replaced 1B coach Doug Sisson with Rusty Kuntz effective immediately.

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#Royals have replaced 1B coach Doug Sisson with Rusty Kuntz effective immediately.

Per Dutton. HAHAHAHHA. Rusty KUNTZ.

Would you trade for Bronson Arroyo?

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He's another one of those pitchers that is better away from his home park (3.39 ERA Away compared to 4.45 at home), has decent strikeout numbers (3.74 K/BB), and has posted a 1.235 WHIP so far. He has had decent stats in the past in his career, and since the Royals are talking about getting several #3 starters rather than one ace, I would think that this would be the type of player they would deal for.

#Royals RHP prospect Kyle Smith (4th round; in '11; now at A Kane County) hospitalized for possible...

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#Royals RHP prospect Kyle Smith (4th round; in '11; now at A Kane County) hospitalized for possible appendicitis.

From Dutton. Whoa, I hope he gets better.
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