Harvey_copy

benfunke

  • joined Jun 24, 2008
  • last login Jul 01, 2012
  • posts 44
  • comments 1348
User Blog

Dayton Moore's Top 5 One-Track-Mind Acquisitions

34
  1. Veteran/Mentor Catcher - Jason Kendall
  2. True SS - Yuni Betancourt
  3. RBI-Man - Jose Guillen
  4. Power Bat - Mike Jacobs
  5. Hard-Throwing Reliever - Professor Farnsworth

HawkDigest recruiting corner

+

Some recruiting bits as we wait for the outcome of the coach search. Good to see that we haven't lost anyone yet and that the coaches are apparently hard on the trail trying to keep the class intact.

David DeJesus and Dayton's Destiny -- Fangraphs

10

Generally an approval of DDJ (and his contract) and Moore's strategy to trade older players for prospects.

Fangraphs minor league review - KC Royals

1

I haven't read it yet, but I did notice Tim Smith and Jose Bonilla getting mentioned.

FanPost
24

2010 Hitters/Fielders - Snapshot of the roster and salaries

Similar to the 2010 Relievers post from several days ago, this is meant to present a snapshot of who remains on the roster, can we jettison some dead weight, and are there any holes to be filled? ...

BBTF's Royals Minor League Park Multipliers, 2008

2
  1. Omaha 1.02 0.99 0.95 1.10 1.05 1.01 R/H/2B/HR/BB/K
  2. NWA 1.00 1.01 1.05 0.97 1.01 1.00
  3. Wilmington 0.94 0.96 0.94 0.84 1.06 1.07
  4. Burlington (IA) 0.99 0.98 1.01 1.01 1.06 1.00
  5. Burlington (NC) -- not available

Greinke interview from Team Site

8

Nothing out of the ordinary, but any Greinke interview is a good interview. From a couple days ago.

FanPost
36

2010 Starters/Relievers: Surprise, Surprise - not much changes

As it stands, here are the pitchers for 2010.  The analysis was to look at who remains, can we jettison some dead weight, and are there any holes to be filled.  (Obviously there are some holes to...

NY Mets 67 90 .427 Cleveland 64 92 .410 Kansas City 64 93 .408 Baltimore ...

8

NY Mets 67 90 .427 Cleveland 64 92 .410 Kansas City 64 93 .408 Baltimore 60 96 .385 Pittsburgh 59 96 .381 Washington 53 103 .340

Royals in line for 4th overall draft pick, with Indians hot on the trail. Pirates and Orioles nearly impossible to catch since they need to win 6 of 7 and 5 of 6 respectively while the Royals would need to get swept by the Yankees and Twins.

AL attendance - (KC leads AL Central?)

11

That KC has the highest attendance in the AL Central is something for four other teams to be embarrassed about.

Jason Bartlett For Real? - at driveline mechanics

9

maybe someone posted this already, and if so, pardon my oversight

"Bannister, who threw a season-high 119 pitches in his previous start at Seattle, left with one out...

8

"Bannister, who threw a season-high 119 pitches in his previous start at Seattle, left with one out in the second inning because of right shoulder fatigue." (emphasis mine) Bannister sacrifices himself to the quest to not lose 100 games.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/kan/report

"The guys were giving me a hard time about my running, but that's the way I play. I like to respect...

3

"The guys were giving me a hard time about my running, but that's the way I play. I like to respect the game." -- Guess who just earned himself some extra playing time, Brayan Pena. This was his comment about running out his home run, almost running up the back of Mark Teahen. (btw, the recap managed to misspell "Teahan" throughout.)

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=290827112

Stark on Strasburg/Nats negotiations

23

The long and the short of it is Strasburg probably signs for $20M b/c no way he turns down the most money ever offered to a draftee and no way the Nats go two years in a row not signing the #1 pick in the draft (especially when one of them is the best pitcher to come along in a decade). But at the same time, nobody around the league is very confident in predicting the outcome.

Washington Nationals/Stephen Strasburg: Signing Deadline Roundtable. Pt. 1 of 2

+

good insight from some Nats blogger/reporters, with mixed opinions on whether or not Strasburg will sign. here's part 2: http://www.federalbaseball.com/2009/8/10/983627/washington-nationals-stephen

3.5 games behind Nats, 2 ahead of Pirates

5

Please don't ban me for continuing to post the Royals' progress towards overtaking the Naturals for last place. Go Nats! Go Pirates!

JonahKeri.com - Little Things That Bug Me: Kansas City Royals Edition

+

Little blurb from Keri on some poor management/lineup construction by Hillman, posted a few days ago. - - - - - - - "There are a million facts and figures one could use to describe the Royals' ineptitude this season. They have Sidney Ponson in their starting rotation Since coming over in trade, their new starting shortstop has an OPS of -25 The "big bat" they acquired this off-season is hitting .214 with a .291 OBP With all that said, they do have a few half-decent players, plus a few guys who are useful in the right spots. Yet the Royals' manager, a brilliant tactician who's cost his team at least five games solely based on his inability to run a bullpen, finds ways to muck that up too. To wit: Who do the Royals go to in the #2 slot in their order today, vs. big righty Jeff Niemann? Wilie Bloomquist, he of the .293 OBP vs. righties this year, and career line of.256/.308/.313 vs. right-handers. Batting order, in the grand scheme of things, doesn't make that big a difference. In general, you want your best hitters batting as high in the order as possible, to garner the most at-bats. It's just reassuring to know that the Royals aren't just messing up the big decisions when it comes to winning baseball games. They get the little things wrong too."

Signing Stephen Strasburg Bigger Than Any Trade Deadline Deal For The Washington Nationals

6

Also, a more recent article from the Nationals SBN blog saying that there is no news on the Strasburg front since the ESPN report saying that the Nationals were not on pace to sign Strasburg. http://www.federalbaseball.com/2009/8/4/976635/nationals-news-6-4-in-the-last-10

FanPost
16

7.5 games out of last, but 2 games ahead of 3rd-last

Baltimore 44 61 .419 20.5 28-26 16-35 487 559 -72 Lost 4 3-7 Cleveland 44 61 .419 20.5 22-29 22-32 542 566 -24 Won 1 7-3 San Diego 44 63 .411 21.5 27-27 17-36 400 534 -134 Won 1 6-4 K...

Confusion in the clubhouse: Trey's mustache is gone?

6

Where were you when the bristles of the former nose broom hit the floor?

Luke Hochevar Comes Into His Own - Royals Authority

1

Interesting post from RA that looks at Hoch's pitch selection since the All-Star break as a cause behind his recent success.

SI article about baserunning

4

With quotes from/about some royals such as Willie Wilson. And why did this traitor "Dan Fox" leave K.C. with his baseball stats and take them to Pittsburgh? (not that it's helped them, apparently) H/T jonahkeri.com

FanPost
29

Can we get to the bottom of the Royals front office's use of sabermetrics (or lack thereof)?

The running assumption (at least in my mind) is that the Royals front office doesn't employ any true sabermetric specialists, despite Dayton Moore's suggestion to the contrary.  Moore said in the...

Moustakas finally turning things around

9

The page is ESPN "insider", but the Moustakas blurb is before the jump. At least someone besides us thinks he can still emerge as a top prospect.

"the Royals have two sabermetricians working for them" - GMDM -- if so, do we know who they are...

22

"the Royals have two sabermetricians working for them" - GMDM -- if so, do we know who they are and if they're any good?

FanPost
15

Are there replacements for TPJ in the Royals' system?

(aka Beating A Dead Horse) Of course most of us think that pretty much any living human being would be a better replacement for TPJ, but other than Luis Hernandez are there viable options for...

DeJesus in Fangraph's "Defensive All-Stars"

2

Surprisingly, no other Royals were mentioned.

Tony Pena Jr. has finally crossed back above the Tony Pena Jr. line

8

.105 !!!! but will it last? P.S. Zips preseason prediction of .227 BA for TPJ -- what were they smoking?

J.P. Howell is mocking you

+

(please note that this post was penned by DRaysBay blogger RJ Anderson) Howell's tRA: 2.73 but we counter with Farsworth's tRA: 2.87

FanPost
63

CFer replacements

Looking at teams with multiple centerfielders that would be theoretical trading partners to put a replacement (short term or long term) in CF for the injured Coco Crisp.  I'm simply listing teams...

Showing 1 - 30 of 44 Older
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.