Steve_balboni_pose

jackie ballgame

  • joined Jul 01, 2008
  • last login Aug 26, 2014
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Ned Yost on Democracy in Afghanistan (and other topics)

Ned Yost on the European Financial Crisis: "You know, they’ve hit a few bumps in the road, but Europe is looking stronger than ever and I expect them to compete with the best of ‘em this year." ...

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Regardless of what actually happened with Frank White, the Royals really need someone like him in the booth.

This isn't so much an opinion one way or the other on the departure of Frank White; we only have spin to go on and it isn't even direct spin, at least not from the Royals' side of things. The only...

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Breaking the Draft: MLB fix looks fair (to Selig) on paper, but further stacks the deck against small market teams

The question is about to be cast into the realm of the hypothetical: Would the open market principle have eventually worked against small market teams in the MLB draft?  It certainly was showing no...

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Searching For the Next Tampa Bay Rays: What the Moore Regime Should Do Between Now and 2012

When the Royals’ farm system began to seem exceptional to national writers last year, and then to seem even better than your run-of-the-mill best farm system in baseball, a thought kept running...

Royals' farm system gets its best-ever ranking

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How can this possibly be today's headline? The Star is cutting edge isn't it? I have a few more suggestions: Front Page: "Unrest Breaks Out In the Middle East" Science: "Doctors Find That 'Stem Cells' May One Day Provide Solutions to Various Diseases." Politics: "Republicans Take the House" Hollywood Beat: "[Anything About Charlie Sheen]" Business: "US Economy Not What it Was Four Years Ago"

Juicy Grienke Trade Scenario from Paul White at USA Today

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I should work for MLB Trade Rumors. This linking other peoples' articles business is back breaking work. Here's the money paragraph: Projection: We projected last week that Lee would wind up with the Yankees. So, here's the place for the Rangers to get over the disappointment, especially because they have the high-ceiling pitching prospects the Royals would demand. Moore probably would want both of Texas' top young arms -- Martin Perez and Tanner Scheppers -- but we figure he'll get one, plus a more major league-ready type. So, our package is lefty Perez, who was in Class AA as a teenager this year, plus Derek Holland, who's been relieving for Texas but was groomed as a starter. Shortstop Jurickson Profar, another teenage blue-chipper, becomes the Andrus of this deal -- he's blocked by Andrus anyway -- and outfielder Julio Borbon is the final piece, a solution for center field and leadoff the the Royals.

2006 Article on Joaquin Arias

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Not a bad pickup for a SS-starved organization. Bridge to Colon? He's only 25, and had a back injury last year which limited his awful performance. Once upon a time I thought we should make an offer to Texas for this guy.

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The Song of Kendall

  The Song of Roland (a.k.a. the Song of Kendall) is, according to Wikipedia, the oldest major work of French literature.  The surviving manuscript was created around 1140, although an oral...

David Cone Trade History

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An argument for not trading Greinke. The prospects you get in return just don't pan out often enough.

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Drafting versus Trading—Both Boil Down to Scouting. How Can You Do One Well But Not the Other?

Was listening to the most recent Rany on the Royals podcast (around four days after the fact, which is pretty good for me).  Rany had Rob Neyer on as a guest caller and something Neyer said about...

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Dejesus’ Injury is a Blessing in Disguise and May Wind Up Saving Dayton From Himself

  This argument turned out to have three parts.  Wow.  Wasn’t expecting that. Part 1: The importance of somehow obtaining extra draft picks. Let’s relive, as briefly as possible, a conversation...

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On Casting Moore as Anti-Baird-Acquisition Guy

Wanted to comment on a conversation Rany had with Jason Alexander on Rany-on-the-Radio yesterday (listening to podcast now): There was an attempt to reconcile the fact that Dayton seems to be...

Christian Colon Changes Name to Jeter, Signs with Royals

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I really just started this thread so I could link to this quote from Royals scout Scott Groot, who brought up an interesting point about Colon I hadn't thought of before: "What he brings to the table is not only his ability to play, but his leadership." The fact that we signed him sort of made my day though, is that pathetic?

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Colon, Moustakas May Have to Duel For Title of Royals’ Leader

Christian Colon created a dilemma for the Royals when he “repeatedly referred to himself as a ‘born leader’” during an afternoon conference call after Monday's amateur player draft.  The Royals’...

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The Connection between Indians Fans and Royals Fans Solidifies

This about sums it up: "One of the worst parts of being a devoted fan of any crappy team, in any sport, is the sense that you're truly only rooting for the laundry, that the players in the...

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Where Do Hosmer and Moustakas Fit Defensively in KC?

  I usually hesitate to write stuff like this—predictions of how prospects will eventually fit into the major league team.  It’s fun to mentally rearrange the furniture, but when the prospects...

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Bullington

Not to mention Moose at the top of the BA prospect hotsheet (whoa!).  There's a blurb about Melville in there you can shield your eyes from.  But check out the Bullingon blurb: Bryan Bullington,...

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Anyone see what Montgomery did in his first AA start?

Check out this line. Apologies if this has already been discussed, I haven't had time to keep up the RR blog as much as I used to.  This is just awesome.  Will ran a little poll recently to guage...

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Royals Looking at Farnsworth to play the Hot Corner

  By Jackie Ballgame Kaegel With Gordon, Callaspo, and Fields on the mend, the Royals are thinking outside the box and considering using Kyle Farnsworth as their third sacker on opening day. ...

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Outbreak! The Royals Losing Must Be Viral

  I was listening to the latest Baseball America podcast with Jon Manuel (Manual?) and…J.J. Cooper? (as usual, I’m nearly a week late on this).  Manuel voiced a point of view that I’ve heard...

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This Year's Christmas Eve Rant: The Legislative History of the Sandwich Pick System

  Prologue: You know, the following blog post sounds awfully bitter now that I look at it twice.  I’m really not bitter on Christmas Eve, I just have too much fun ranting.  If there is ever true...

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‘AL is vastly superior to NL’ argument doesn’t make sense to me (Casey Casem, set me straight)

  Dear Casey Casem, I don’t understand something and I was hoping you could dedicate a song to help me out.  I don’t understand the ‘AL is better than the NL’ argument.  It is very reminiscent,...

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If Player X isn’t part of The Plan, why not trade him (when his value is decent)?

(Note: the first sentence of this post originally said: “I’ll make this brief.”  Yeah, I redacted that).  Player X most obviously represents Kila Ka’aihue, but you may think of others to plug into...

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The Evolution of the Royals Genome

Over and over again, nationwide, you constantly hear variations on the following theme: “The Royals organization has been making the same inept mistakes for years.”  Here are some of the...

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With the Royals Comfortably Under Water, I’m Home Again

I was starting squirm in my seat when the Royals were leading the division.  What was this strange team?  Who were these ‘Big Three’?  Who was this Bert Callaspo leading the league in doubles and...

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Dayton Moore Is Addicted to Gambling; It’s the Only Explanation

Here’s a sentence you probably won’t read anywhere else: Signing Kyle Farnsworth was not a mistake.  Let me explain.  Signing CC Sabathia to a 3 billion dollar 40-year contract may prove to be a...

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Moore Auditioning For Position As Epstein Assistant

KANSAS CITY:  Dayton Moore, who allegedly declined a job offer as general manager of the Red Sox just three seasons ago is making a bid to become that organization’s assistant GM.  Attempting to...

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Pena Serving Important Role at Spring Training

Laugh away at Tony Pena Jr.’s batting average or on-base percentage.  Slap your knee to the tune of his slugging percentage, which barely broke the Mendoza line last season—a marker normally...

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Crying Over Spilled Hudson

I’ll start off by cutting Dayton Moore some slack.  No one knew, except (supposedly) a few smug I-told-you-so’s on Wall Street, just how far the economy would dive.  Blaming Moore now for not...

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