Monday, September 29, 2008

Our Contest winner for 2008

Is Steve Hurst who kept it up the whole season when everyone else quit his final stats are:
Avg .273
Hits 169
Runs 66
2B's 33
3B's 3
HR 15
RBI 81
K/BB 112/37

And would have been a good season for anyone, so thanks Steve and to everyone else the contest just like the Royals will restart in March

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

C.C. Sabathia

Ok Sabathia will cost a TON OF $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
But why can't we do it ? Offer the man 6Y $120 M plus. I mean come on that is a huge decision but look at it this way, who'd be a better opening day starter at New K then CC ? It's not like Kc wasted $12m on Guillen O wait.
Yeah Sabathia could be bust but he's only 28 and therefore would be 34 at the end of his contract but 15-8 225 K's 224.1 IP plus an ERA of 2.81, 9 Complete games and a 5 shutouts, and it's only September the 10 !! (The Royals team has 2 CG's)
And how sweet would a rotation of :
  1. Sabathia
  2. Greinke
  3. Meche
  4. (unkown)
  5. Hochevar
Look ?
Yeah that one could win some games. Of course we'll probably end up with some AAAA pitcher and if we sign Sheets but not Sabathia I won't be ok with that, sure the Royals could use a power bat, but Sabathia < Teixeira (Yeap CC eats Tex*)
But that's just all hope instead look for Furcal or Ibanez but remember Kc almost got Hunter maybe we'll almost get the biggest free agent franchise pitcher of all time.
* (But I'd take Teixeira also or either)
Everything about CC is big even his 200 x 300 photo (average player is 90 x 135)!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Rundown

Kila Ka'aihue is up
And has now made it into 2 games more then if BB were still the manager, wonder if Kila or Shealy shall be the power hitter we've searched for. Who knows other then what Kila has done is very reminisc of what one Craig Brazell did last year. Come to think of it,
Royals 1B-men of note since 04,
Ryan Shealy
Justin Huber
Ken Harvey
Craig Brazell
Calvin Pickering
Matt Stairs
Doug Mientkiewicz
Ross Gload

Power in the Free Agent market
A recent MLBTR article said, we will not resign Grudzielanek but will look to sign Ibanez and Furcal and that's fine by me but will they help the team win more games probably.

The K-Men
Enough with the talk the Royals must sign Greinke long term even if it means they don't sign some FA because the way Zack and Gil have been on a K streak. We should vote Grienke/Meche in 09.
But while dreaming let's look at what the rotation could look like:
  1. C.C. Sabathia
  2. Zack Grienke
  3. Ben Sheets
  4. Gil Meche
  5. Luke Hochevar
Yep that's one that's to good to be true.

Our Buddy Horacio
Is no longer in the grove since moving away from Gates BBQ (get it Horacio-Horatio Gates ?) as he is now 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA in 11 games and a K/BB of 2/5
Thank you Horacio now sink the pale horse

So who's the clone ?
In case you didn't know the Reds also have a Ramon RamirezAs do we

But only one can be crowned best looking RamRam I'll cast the first vote of the contest for Ramon Ramirez. While we're at it let's send our Tony Pena to the D-Backs as a gift.

Leaving you with this:
Todd Hellemeyer I mean Wellemyer is 12-6 with an ERA of 3.74 and 168.1 IP this year.
Even worse LaRue is batting .236 for the Sparrows.