Nyroyal3a

Scott McKinney

  • joined Mar 29, 2008
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I was born and raised in Kansas and I attended Kansas State University and the University of Minnesota Law School. I moved to New York City in 2000 and I've been here ever since. But my obsession with the Kansas City Royals has only grown since I moved here.

I will state my opinions clearly, boldly and sometimes undiplomatically. Sometimes I'll agree with you, but often I'll disagree with you. I will challenge your statements and I'll be critical. Don't take it personally. I just state my opinions and I enjoy a good discussion or debate more than merely expressing my agreement.

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  • MLB Kansas City Royals
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Recent Activity
Just read the article
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 4:47p - 1 reply
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Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 4:40p - 2 replies
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Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
It's about acquired WAR, not acquired numbers of players
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 4:22p
Suddenly you care about minor league results
Commented on An Update on the Royals 2014 Draft on Aug 20 2014, 4:21p - 1 reply
Therefore he's Paul Goldschmidt!
Commented on An Update on the Royals 2014 Draft on Aug 20 2014, 4:20p
FIP
Commented on An Update on the Royals 2014 Draft on Aug 20 2014, 4:19p
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Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 4:17p
I'm not sure what you're asking
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
I think for success to be sustained, there will have to be more success from the draft and develop category
Commented on Here's how the Royals acquired the 2014 roster on Aug 20 2014, 4:03p
I'm not sure what you're talking about
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 4:02p - 2 replies
If he has a bad arm, does that then mean he's not an upgrade?
Commented on Should the Royals be in on Rusney Castillo? on Aug 20 2014, 3:58p
And when was Herrera signed in 2006?
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:58p - 1 reply
Is the Gordon MVP debate even about rWAR vs. fWAR?
Commented on Alex Gordon tears Baseball Twitter apart on Aug 20 2014, 3:57p
Are you sure? I have a strong memory of just the opposite.
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:55p - 2 replies
Yeah, actually he has claimed credit for that draft
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:55p
I responded there
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 20 2014, 3:53p - 1 reply
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Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:42p - 2 replies
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Commented on Alex Gordon tears Baseball Twitter apart on Aug 20 2014, 3:41p - 1 reply
Wasn't he drafted shortly after Moore was hired?
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:38p - 2 replies
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Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:36p - 1 reply
So he'd be third in the AL WAR-MVP race
Commented on Alex Gordon tears Baseball Twitter apart on Aug 20 2014, 3:24p
I think that is one fair way to determine "most valuable"
Commented on Alex Gordon tears Baseball Twitter apart on Aug 20 2014, 3:17p - 1 reply
Not cool
Commented on Royals on the cover of Sports Illustrated on Aug 20 2014, 3:16p
Well...at the time it was made
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:15p - 1 reply
I think these are all fair points and it is an interesting, debatable issue
Commented on Alex Gordon tears Baseball Twitter apart on Aug 20 2014, 3:12p - 1 reply
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Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:06p - 1 reply
Yes, he deserves credit, but the proper amount of credit
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:04p
That's why they pay you the big bucks
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 3:02p - 2 replies
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Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 2:56p - 1 reply
It has been fixed
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 2:41p - 1 reply
You're right
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 2:33p
2 dingers from a catcher helps your WAR a lot
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 2:31p
I did a study in this vicinity
Commented on Where the 2014 success came from on Aug 20 2014, 2:30p - 1 reply
Where the 2014 success came from
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 2:07p
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Commented on Should the Royals be in on Rusney Castillo? on Aug 20 2014, 1:52p
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Commented on Should the Royals be in on Rusney Castillo? on Aug 20 2014, 1:49p - 1 reply
That's because $100 bills have obvious and clear value
Commented on Should the Royals be in on Rusney Castillo? on Aug 20 2014, 1:26p - 2 replies
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Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 20, 2014 on Aug 20 2014, 1:25p - 1 reply
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Commented on Should the Royals be in on Rusney Castillo? on Aug 20 2014, 1:20p - 1 reply
what are you asking?
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 20, 2014 on Aug 20 2014, 1:13p - 1 reply
In terms of actual run prevention, arm is a pretty minor element of defense
Commented on Should the Royals be in on Rusney Castillo? on Aug 20 2014, 1:10p
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Commented on Should the Royals be in on Rusney Castillo? on Aug 20 2014, 1:10p - 1 reply
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Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 20, 2014 on Aug 20 2014, 12:47p - 1 reply
Yes
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 20, 2014 on Aug 20 2014, 12:31p - 2 replies
If David Glass is willing to increase payroll a lot, then maybe yes.
Commented on Should the Royals be in on Rusney Castillo? on Aug 20 2014, 12:08p - 1 reply
He figured out how to get more strikeouts by throwing more sliders and fewer curveballs
Commented on Moderately Far Back Machine: Jorge de la Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 11:42a
More lies from the Royals front office
Commented on Moderately Far Back Machine: Jorge de la Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 11:26a
Ah, I see
Commented on Royals on the cover of Sports Illustrated on Aug 20 2014, 11:22a - 1 reply
I remember JDLR was a big subject of debate when I first came to RR (in the offseason, not long before he was traded)
Commented on Moderately Far Back Machine: Jorge de la Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 11:19a
Wasn't Jin Wong asked about this in his RR interview?
Commented on Moderately Far Back Machine: Jorge de la Rosa on Aug 20 2014, 11:18a - 2 replies
Because we have common sense
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 20 2014, 11:10a
Mostly bad luck
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 20 2014, 11:09a
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 20 2014, 11:07a - 1 reply
Pitcher wins? Yeah, they don't matter.
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 20 2014, 11:01a
Wow, pitcher wins? Really?
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 20 2014, 11:00a
That's not the cover
Commented on Royals on the cover of Sports Illustrated on Aug 19 2014, 5:07p - 2 replies
Someone needs to hem those pants
Commented on Rockies Series Preview: Flyin' a mile high on Aug 19 2014, 5:05p - 1 reply
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 5:04p - 1 reply
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 4:59p - 1 reply
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Commented on An Update on the Royals 2014 Draft on Aug 19 2014, 4:56p - 1 reply
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 4:53p - 1 reply
Are each of the 7 guys drafted ahead of him in the top 20 too?
Commented on An Update on the Royals 2014 Draft on Aug 19 2014, 4:28p - 3 replies
Yes
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 4:24p
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 4:22p - 1 reply
So you are joking, right?
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 4:14p - 2 replies
Is this saracasm?
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 4:09p - 2 replies
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 4:06p - 1 reply
Considering that he would be in the pen, while Guthrie would be in the rotation, I wouldn't consider that a "good problem"
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 4:04p - 1 reply
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 3:51p - 1 reply
It depends on whether you want to measure/project the pitcher's contribution or the overall runs allowed
Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 3:50p
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 3:49p
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 3:45p - 1 reply
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Commented on Jason Vargas continues to completely disregard stupid things I have written on Aug 19 2014, 3:43p - 1 reply
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