Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Case for Sentiment to Betemit

(Someday red hot Wilson Betimit we get cold)

Not many Royals teams have the unique situation that the 2010 Royals have right now. I mean Willie Bloomquist has a mere 72 Ab's and it's almost July !! A lesser man would have already caused a ruckus in the clubhouse for sure but not good ole Willy.
But the reason I post today is for Mr. Wilson Betemit.
Please could you find it in your heart to open up a spot in the lineup for this poor neglected man. (For best results play a sad song while reading the above sentence).
I mean the numbers don't lie, they do NOT lie.
In only 21 Ab's he has:
10 hits resulting in a .476 Avg
6 of those hits are extra bases 3 Homers and 3 doubles resulting in a 1.048 SlG%
(During Jose Guillen's 21 game hit streak he only mustered 4XBH)
Heck the man has more total bases (22) then at bats (21).
Now I know there is a bit of a jam that prevents the journeyman from the lineup but seriously Betemit is having what could be a career year.
So why not follow the motto of "When Your Hot Your Hot" and then when he cools of to the "When your not your not" part stick him back on the bench.

Is it that much of an upgrade having Senor Betancourt who Frank White roughly said "Alot of people think he's the worst SS to ever play the game but I don't." And let's face it Chris Getz isn't a superhero either.
Betemit has in 21 Ab's the same amount of home runs as Rick "Missing In Action" Ankiel has through 62 Ab's not to mention a batting average .266 points higher.
So why won't Wilson get more playing time ? Because everyone wants Yuni at SS and that is that. Not even for a couple games can we insert WB into the lineup to maximize his torrid hot streak.

Oh and I must say I was really shocked the other day to see Brayan Pena behind the plate. For a second I thought maybe Kendall was just wearing a Pena jersey. And perhaps you were to say BP's having a bad year and doesn't deserve more AB's ? Well if you played as sporadically as him I'm sure you'd have the same problem. Why must backup catcher's like Jason LaRue get all the ab's ?

And in closing I would like to say congrats to Anthony Lerew on his first MLB win and how about that Victor Marte ? ;)

Friday, June 25, 2010

A giddy game for the Royals

So leading up to the I-70 series tonight. Not the rivalry, just the series according to Sammy M of the Star. And that was the big news this morning especially on the Royals yahoo board that is almost half full of Cardinals fans. That and which city has the better food and whether Redbird fans give a dang about the series.Which apparently according to the Cards fans on the Royal list-serve they don't. But hey I like to believe here in Mid-Missouri things are a little different, not an epic matchup but it's still a battle of the state, kinda like the lame preseason Rams-Chiefs game.

But hey it was game time and I was able to catch all of this game and enjoy it. I started watching on FSN Kc but Ryan just seems duller on the tv. And Frank I respect him but he kept rambling. I really like both guys but as you can see by the title of the blog it wasn't long before I was listening to Denny, Bob and Steve.
But not before I was able to answer the quiz question: Which three pitchers have the most wins at Kauffman since 2000 ?
Well my guess of May, Elarton, Ponson was no were near right. :)
But I got 4/5ths of the 2005 all lefty rotation to start the season Anderson,May,Affeldt, and Gobble. They said Reyes but that can't be right because he didn't join the rotation until mid season. So maybe they changed it but that's when I moved to the friendly confines of 1420 AM KRRL. In time to hear Denny say Alberto Callaspo looked liked Ricky Henderson.

Well it was great to finally get back into why I love baseball so much. A great game pitched by Zack Greinke and he seems to finally be getting some run support and pitching like last year.
And speaking of last years Zack a no-hitter by Edwin Jackson against his old team but he threw 149 pitches. Crazy.

Sorry for all the skipping but it's great to be back in reigns of RoRetc I'll be switching up the design a little bit and maybe adding a second author email me if your interested in an application.
God I love baseball.........and Anthony Lerew's sideburns.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I just realized

I still haven't watched or listened to a Royals game completely from start to finish yet this year.
That is a pretty depressing fact and could very well be the cause of why my posts have been so infrequent. But now that Yost is in charge and thing s are starting to settle down for me I hope to have some interviews coming up for you all in the near future.

But for now what an outing by Zack Grienke I can't tell you how worried I was starting to get about him. Not that I doubted him but that hie record might start getting to him a little bit but those 12 K's were a really really refreshing sight to see.

And face it sometimes you have to wait for good things, like oh say the playoffs. And my blog post's are way more frequent then that. But I know they are the highlight of your day so come Tuesday I will watch every moment of the game and then proceed to gripe/flaunt/Gload about it for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Draft time

If you really want to know about the Royals draft selections there are plenty of quality blogs who can tell you every single thing you'd ever want to know about Christian Colon and the other picks.
But for once in my life I really haven't researched the draft this year, sorry I just don't know about all the college and high school guys this year.

And what about Zack Grienke will he ever snap out of this winless funk ? I mean it in no way of his own his fault that he has lost this many. But his ERA has risen to 4.05. :)
Oh that 1-8 record is nasty to look at just imagine if he was a Yankee or Red Sok what his record would be. It's just one of those things I've found so frustrating this year.

And finally what about that Stephen Strasburg 14K's in 7 IP in his MLB debut. If he can stay healthy he'll be a phenom.

PS. I almost forgot tomorrow is the day I'll be expecting that phone call come the final round of the draft ;)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ricky !!!!!!! and who any MLB team should draft

I'm so glad to see that Mr.Parrish and Mr.Ankiel are starting rehab assignments. Mainly because I'd almost forgot who Rick Ankiel was haha.

I'd like to have a big RoRetc welcome to the new reliever Mark er I mean Kanekoa Texeira and from what I've seen he could become a great pitcher. And hey he was definitely an upgrade over Thompson.

Everyone go vote for Billy Butler, here.

Following the Jim Joyce scandal I have to say that everyone makes mistakes and Jim is one of the better umpires in the game. So with that much said I'm glad that MLB will not reverse the call, and that if MLB adds anymore instant replays (the home run one is a freakin joke) I am done with Major League Baseball. (As if this Topps is the exclusive trading card crap isn't enough ?)

And finally with the June amateur draft starting Monday I want to make it perfectly clear that although I will always have a spot in my heart for the Royals. That if anyone would want to draft me in the final round (what would it hurt ?), I'd love to became part of the team. I'm willing to relocate, my name (Raymond Wachter III) would be super cool in the media guide, plus I could blog, work in the front office, do janitor work, become a valued part of the radio broadcasts,(I have an amazing voice), anything, or maybe even become a scout.

Because according to the Royals Linda Smith: "You'll never became a baseball scout unless your a former MLB player." Makes you wonder how she got into scouting.

And of course don't you think the Royals owe me at least that much ?