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Jack Marsh

  • joined Mar 04, 2011
  • last login Aug 19, 2014
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Royals Starting Pitching Rotation: Where Do We Go From Here?

NOTE: This is completely premature, and as you are probably all aware, some of this may change as the season goes on. Let me just say this up front: If the Royals are really willing to contend in...

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Random Royals Open Thread: EVERYONE SETTLE DOWN (!!!) Edition.

God, quit freaking out everybody. The Royals are in practically the same shape that they were in as soon as spring training started, but everyone is freaking out because of a couple roster moves...

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Royals/Rockies Unofficial gameday thread.

Free gameday audio. Leggo.

Royals Expect to compete for AL Central Title in 2012.

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Surprised no one has posted this yet. I'm really glad that the players are optimistic.

Me: How are the Royals approaching getting Joakim Soria back to dominant form? Will we ever see him...

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Me: How are the Royals approaching getting Joakim Soria back to dominant form? Will we ever see him being converted into a starter? Bob Dutton: Soria and the Royals believe he pretty much fixed himself last year. And...here's a tease: That's our story for tomorrow's paper. Offer far more detail there.

Oh Snap, Maybe that's why we got Broxton.

Billy Butler is in the Best Shape of His Life.

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"There are a ton of position players here, too. Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas — I’m extremely proud of both of those guys. They are in the best shape they’ve been in their career. Billy looks great, and I hardly recognized Moose, he looks so good." - Ned Yost

Hearing Fox Sports KC's top two candidates to replace Frank White as analyst on #Royals' telecasts...

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Hearing Fox Sports KC's top two candidates to replace Frank White as analyst on #Royals' telecasts are Rex Hudler and George Frazier...

Per Bob Dutton.

Was at the Royals' camp in Surprise, AZ on Monday, and it was impressive -- about 60 guys already...

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Was at the Royals' camp in Surprise, AZ on Monday, and it was impressive -- about 60 guys already there, working like crazy. Nice vibe.

More praise from Buster Olney for the Royals.

I asked a longtime agent to give me an estimate of what it would require for the Kansas City Royals...

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I asked a longtime agent to give me an estimate of what it would require for the Kansas City Royals to sign Eric Hosmer to a 10-year-deal, to lock him down. "I'd say $80 million to $90 million," he said.

Buster Olney in his daily column. Would you sign him?

"(Building a good farm system) is the only way I know for Kansas City to win. The problem is that...

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"(Building a good farm system) is the only way I know for Kansas City to win. The problem is that this way takes tremendous patience and it's easy to abandon the plan. The team starts losing, and you want to trade away prospects to win a few more games. A prospect goes through a bad stretch, you wonder if maybe you were wrong about him. The thing I kept thinking was, 'We're doing this the right way. We're doing it with good people. At the end of the day we're going to win.'"

Dayton Moore in the SI BFSE article from a year ago. I found this quite intriguing, since we were considering trading away a lot of our prospects for a pitcher or two earlier in the offseason. I think that this is the way to go, and that Dayton has done a good job not trying to "win now".
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Revisiting the Sports Illustrated BFSE Article. (Part 1)

While making a collage for art class, I stumbled across this article from the midst of the "BEST FARM SYSTEM EVUHHH" hype. It's titled "Royals, Flush", and it's by Joe Posnanski. So, I wanted to...

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Why Are You a Royals Fan?

I get asked this question a lot. It is usually followed by something like "They suck" or "They're never going to win". I usually say something to the effect of "Well, they're my team. I love the R...

jonathan sanchez $5.6M plus pbs. #royals

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jonathan sanchez $5.6M plus pbs. #royals

Per Jon Heyman.
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2013 SP strategy: By Me and a buddy of mine.

Fanshot didn't work, but Here we go: Trade #1: Royals trade Billy Butler and Danny Duffy to the Mariners for Felix Hernandez. Royals get: ace Mariners get: Consistently good DH/1B with two years of...

The asking prices have come down significantly for veteran FA starters: Oswalt (said to be at $8m),...

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The asking prices have come down significantly for veteran FA starters: Oswalt (said to be at $8m), Kuroda (10-11m), Edwin Jackson.

Buster Olney. ...Okay. Then why don't we go after Oswalt for a 1 year + incentives deal?

ESPN to televise #Royals' season opener on April 6 at #Angels.

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ESPN to televise #Royals' season opener on April 6 at #Angels.

Bob Dutton. Sweet.

Talking w @hos3kc right now...he's already talking abt taking 2 of 3 from the #angels or even...

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Talking w @hos3kc right now...he's already talking abt taking 2 of 3 from the #angels or even sweeping them in the opening series

Bob Fescoe. I'm glad that our players/coaches are optimistic for this year.
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It's Jeff Francoeur's birthday.

Cool.

Like Wren, Moore did a great job this offseason by not trading any of his top pitching prospects...

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Like Wren, Moore did a great job this offseason by not trading any of his top pitching prospects including Mike Montgomery, Chris Dwyer, Jake Odorizzi and Aaron Crow, as well as holding on to top outfield prospect Wil Myers. The Royals are close to becoming legitimate contenders, and a veteran pitcher or two could put them over the top. However, Moore was shrewd to not give in to the temptation of making a short-term deal just to try to contend now, and instead held on to all of his best assets. Thus, when they are ready to win in 2013, all of their young pieces have been left intact. Sometimes the best deals you make are the ones you don't make, and that was the case with Moore and the Royals this offseason.

Jim Bowden writes about 5 GM's who helped their teams long-term. Dayton is #5.
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Comparison between Jonathan Broxton and JJ Putz.

Jonathan Broxton is a younger JJ Putz. Broxton and Putz both blew up after 4 or 5 years in the majors. Both of them were converted closers. Putz had two really good years, Broxton had one. Both...

There's not much this group doesn't have, other than experience -- there are strong...

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There's not much this group doesn't have, other than experience -- there are strong middle-of-the-order hitters, with Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler; extra-base power, from Jeff Francoeur and Mike Moustakas; hitters who are adept at getting on base, like Alex Gordon; speed, with Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain.

Buster Olney's top 10 lineups in baseball. Royals are ranked #8.

Alex Gordon was healthy in 2011 and blossomed, posting a .376 on-base percentage and an .879 OPS...

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Alex Gordon was healthy in 2011 and blossomed, posting a .376 on-base percentage and an .879 OPS and winning a Gold Glove in left field. Jeff Francoeur has been part of the baseball landscape for so long that it's easy to forget he is just 27 years old (he turns 28 in 10 days) and he appears to have settled in -- Francoeur, a strong complementary hitter in the K.C. lineup, racked up 71 extra-base hits and drove in 87 runs, and earned a multi-year deal from the Royals. Melky Cabrera had a good year in 2011 but the Royals moved him, largely to make room in center field for Lorenzo Cain, who has hit .302 in his first 181 plate appearances in the big leagues; he thrived in Triple-A last year, pushing Kansas City to make room for him.

Buster Olney's Top 10 Outfields. Royals are ranked #9.

Alcides Escobar might be the best defensive shortstop in the majors now, and within a few years,...

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Alcides Escobar might be the best defensive shortstop in the majors now, and within a few years, Eric Hosmer seems destined to be one of the game's best players, period. Watch him play and he reminds you a lot of Votto, in his at-bats, in his athleticism, although he is probably more aggressive than Votto on defense. The Royals were encouraged by how third baseman Mike Moustakas finished the season, batting .283 in August and .352 in the last month of the season. Johnny Giavotella hit .247 in his first games in the big leagues last season, as the Royals' new second baseman. This group ranks 10th now, but it's rising -- quickly.

Buster Olney's top 10 infields in baseball. The Royals are number 10a.
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If the Royals traded for Gio Gonzalez today or tomorrow...

Say they give them a package of: Cuthbert (A's are in need of a future 3rd baseman), Crow, Dwyer, and C-Rob. Where would the Royals finish in the division?

Source: #Reds acquire Latos from #Padres. Yonder Alonso among those headed to Pads. #MLB

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Source: #Reds acquire Latos from #Padres. Yonder Alonso among those headed to Pads. #MLB

Ken Rosenthal. We missed our chance!
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