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Off-topic: All-Star game advice sought

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I was thinking of flying into KC for the All-Star festivities and was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts re. areas to look for hotels. Don't really know the area and was curious about what neighborhoods or surrounding towns might be convenient/good spots to stay in. Thanks!

Greinke scratched with shoulder discomfort

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According to Bob Dutton on Twitter. Not good...

Big springs and what they might mean

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Aviles is now hitting .514 this spring and it seems that they just have to get his bat (now that it's back) in the lineup come the regular season. Maier is continuing his great spring (.426) and Kila (.381) hit his club-leading 4th HR today. Does anyone else feel like none of the above matters, and that we'll still be seeing way too much of Scotty Pods, Yuniesky, and company instead of the guys who give us the best chance to win?

Astros extend Wade (!)

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This got me thinking...just which is the worse move: the Royals extending Moore for no good reason, or the Astros extending Wade for no good reason? Which move has the potential to do more damage?

"Defense, to me, is a product of athleticism, fundamentals and concentration," Moore...

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"Defense, to me, is a product of athleticism, fundamentals and concentration," Moore said. "Certainly there are statistics that play a part of that, but defensive statistics are very misleading and unreliable ... every statistician that I speak to will tell you that, including our own. Statistics are something to look at, but they are not the most important part of evaluating a player. You want defensive players that are very sure-handed, players that are instinctive to position themselves appropriately, players that are two or three steps ahead of a certain situation -- that's all part of the defensive player."

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100208&content_id=8041530&vkey=news_kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc&partnerId=rss_kc

Moore chat transcript is up

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While some of his answers are discouraging, I at least give him credit for taking a few non-cream puff questions.

Interesting comp to Greinke contract- U. Jimenez signs

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One day after the Royals signed Greinke, the Rockies locked up Ubaldo Jimenez to a 4 year deal of their own that: "...guarantees $10 million, with club options for 2013 and '14 that could bring his total earnings to $22 million...He will receive $750,000 in 2009, $1.25 million in 2010, $2.8 million in 2011 and $4.2 million in 2012. The club options are for $5.75 million in 2013 and $8 million in 2014. There is a $1 million buyout on the options. "

Perhaps Moore misread his name and thought Soria had an equally talented brother?

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"The Royals moved to replenish their depth-depleted bullpen by signing former-Pittsburgh reliever Franquelis Osoria to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to big-league camp. Osoria, 27, was 4-3 with a 6.08 ERA last season for the Pirates in 43 games." *************************************************************************** I will be more impressed than ever with Moore's ability to build a bullpen on the cheap if this guy pitches well in the bigs in 2009. Ugly numbers (87H alllowed in 60.2 IP) last year, and not exactly dominant when he was in AAA, either. Looks like his recent, decent performance in the Dominican League convinced the Royals to take a shot. Hopefully we'll all be pleasantly surprised.

Kaegel officially has lost it

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Dick Kaegel at royals.com is getting further and further out there...now he's hinting that bringing back Odalis Perez wouldn't be the worst idea for KC and also suggesting that Khalil Greene to the Royals "does make a lot of sense...doesn't it?" Uh, no, Dick. What scares me is that he writes for the official club website...let's just hope that this isn't a case of "where there's smoke, there's fire"...

The Star strikes again

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I'm shocked that no one has commented on the scary, oversized, outdated photo of Paul Splittorff published at the KC Star website today. Positively frightening, and perfect with Halloween just a couple of weeks away. And really, it's nothing compared to some of the famous gigantic, megapixel player photos we've seen there in the past couple of years. Who is it there that makes the decisions to publish this stuff?

Burgos in big trouble

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It appears that ex-Royals Ambiorix Burgos was involved in a fatal crash and is being sought by police in the Dominican Republic. Sad and troubling story...

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Shealy- a viable option next year?

It's interesting to see Shealy making the most of his opportunity. With 2 HRs today and 4 in all since his call-up less than 2 weeks ago, he has already surpassed Gload's season total (which only...

"I look at statistics all the time,"- Trey Hillman

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Trey Hillman, stat-head...who knew? This article is pretty revealing (and fairly negative) for something published at the team website. It's also (in my humble opinion) all the evidence we need for bringing in a new hitting instructor for next year.

OT- very funny Onion article

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Not sure how many of you are fans of The Onion like me, but yesterday this "news story" was published that I thought some of you might enjoy. Anyone who marvels at and/or is entertained by the many moronic posts to websites/ blogs these days should get a kick out of it...

Erik Cordier- uh-oh...

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Who among us didn't fear this when Dayton Moore made the trade for Tony Pena, Jr.? Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein reports that the young pitcher we gave up for him, Erik Cordier, is working his way back from Tommy John surgery in impressive fashion. First, TPJ is horrible...now imagine if the guy we gave up for him comes back to haunt us, too? Ouch. "Cordier is once again showing promise, allowing just three hits and one run over 5 2/3 innings on Friday night, which actually raised his ERA to 1.56 in four starts. His velocity is already clicking in the low 90s and touching 96, and his above-average changeup has hard, late fade. He's struggling to command his curveball, a common problem for those coming back from TJ surgery, but it projects as an average offering at least. If he can stay healthy, he's a very solid pitching prospect."

Butler back; Callaspo to DL

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6/28/08 Placed INF Alberto Callaspo on the 15-day disabled list for the evaluation and treatment for an unspecified medical condition; recalled 1B/DH Billy Butler from Triple-A Omaha.

Calvin Pickering sighting

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I happened to catch our old friend Calvin Pickering today playing in an Atlantic League game in Connecticut (he now plays for the Bridgeport, CT Bluefish). As you can see from the photo I snapped of him, although he's always been a large man, Cal appears to have put on a few pounds since his cup of coffee in the bigs a few years ago in KC. He was DHing today...I think that's now his regular gig...and is hitting about .250 with 6 dingers and 43 K's in 46 games. Oh, what might have been...

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Quentin: what might have been

I just watched the end of the White Sox- Angels game. The game ended when Carlos Quentin hit a walk-off HR (his second HR of the game) off John Lackey. Quentin is now hitting .301 on the year,...

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Alvarez to KC? Draft buzz

According to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus, there's a good chance we may be welcoming a pretty promising hitter to the organization on draft day: 3. Kansas City Royals. Multiple sources...

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JDLR to Rockies- it's official

4/30/08 Traded LHP Jorge De La Rosa and cash to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named. I just stumbled upon this one-line  mention of JDLR going to...

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Sweeney long for Oakland?

Buster Olney writes that the A's are looking at signing Frank Thomas and speculates that such a move might be at the expense of Mike Sweeney's roster spot. You'd have to think that it might be...

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One man's opinions

For those of you who may have missed them, below is a collection of some recent Royals-related scouting tidbits from Keith Law, who was in Arizona for ESPN. It'll be interesting to see how accurate...

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Moustakas scouting report

Keith Law of ESPN filed this report after watching Mike Moustakas the other day:"Mike Moustakas had a bit of a tough day, striking out against [Neftali] Feliz on a pair of changeups. Moustakas has...

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Whiny young players

I got a kick out of the comment below from Jonathan Papelbon, who signed a $775,000, one-year deal with the Red Sox. According to the AP story posted at espn.com, Paps said:"I feel a certain...

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New managerial philosophy

Very interesting tidbit from Bob Dutton's article about DeJesus in today's Star:http://www.kansascity.com/sports/royals/story/518807.html****************** That speaks, loudly, to new manager Trey...

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Maroth joins the party

From the diaries... -RRAnother warm body is coming to camp: Mike Maroth. It's amazing how many guys Moore is collecting and inviting to camp...but it makes sense.I kind of like this...

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I'm starting to feel nostalgic already...

I just saw this:*****************OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Outfielder Emil Brown and the Oakland Athletics agreed Friday to a one-year, $1.45 million deal.Brown, a former A's amateur draft pick who...

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OT- the Clemens saga

I'm surprised no one has yet started some sort of a Clemens thread. It seems of late that the situation changes daily...today's press conference truly felt like a freakin' reality show...so where...

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