Sunday, March 25, 2012

Getz your season tickets !

So it looks like Chris Getz will be our starting second-baseman unless of course that honor ends up going to Yuniesky Betancourt. So yeah I decided to draw this:
I made this because I was angry

But now that we that Getz will at least start the season with the Royals, well maybe it's time to finally order those season tickets....

But it did say on Royals.com that Yuni and Getz will share custody of Second Base....

And hey in case you missedor simply though Jarrod Dyson wasn't a star in tha making:

"There are players that intimidate you when they come to the plate," Yost said. "Barry Bonds was one, [Gary] Sheffield was one. But, in a strange sense, Dyson intimidates
And that is probable the only time you'll see Dyson, Bonds and Sheffield mentioned together.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Catching up to things

Well I'm behind the times but in case you where wondering what my thoughts are on everything.
Well my first thought is what the news just told me, and that is that Queen Elizabeth is about to have her 60th year on the throne. And I'm left wondering if Royals once star closer Joakim Soria will ever pitch in 60 games again. I mean it doesn't look good on the first glance.
With Tommy John you never know how or if they will ever be able to bounce back, let alone a second surgery.

 "That wasn't the news I wanted to hear," Yost said. "You knew that there was something in there that wasn't right. We'll see what Dr. Yocum says tomorrow, but it doesn't look very good. 

So with that the news that Aaron Crow will be heading back to the bullpen:

From Royals.com:
Removing Crow from the starting candidates narrows the field to seven, Yost said. That leaves Felipe Paulino, Luis Mendoza, Danny Duffy and Everett Teaford competing for the final two spots behind Luke Hochevar, Bruce Chen and Jonathan Sanchez. 

And with that the rotation looks that much stronger. That and the fact that Bruce Chen has been pitching so well. Okay maybe I'm just a little sarcastic rely on a rotation with a history of woes.

So with that in mind (and the recent injury of Sal Perez) the Royals went out and acquired OF Jason Jerrod Bourgeois and C Humberto Quinteroof whom GMDM said:

"Humberto Quintero is a guy we like as a solid catch-and-throw guy and has a lot of experience at the Major League level and gives us the depth that we need at this point," 
And all it cost was our 4th Rd pick from 2010 Kevin Chapman, oh and the infamous PTBNL of whom Crawfish Boxes mentioned that:

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said PTBNL will be "key component" of trade

 And there you go, your set. Well after you read the Royals Review comments anyway.

But at least I found out some great news today and that's that Royales With Cheese is back !

And if injuries or Yuniesky Betancourt end up Getzing the season ruined. Well we can at least talk about what a great season it could have been, at least we will all be entertained....



Friday, March 2, 2012

2011 Ray W Award Winners !


 Well here it is. The 2011 Ray W Award winners. A big thanks to everyone who voted, it still wasn't an extremely high voter turn out,  but it was much higher then the previous years.
And as spring training descends upon us, 2012 looks like it's going to be a pretty great year for the Royals !

Without farther ado,
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 "The Best Royals Blog" goes to:

Rany on the Royals 
In what ended up being the closest vote by far as Rany beat out Kings of Kauffman by a single point.

Previous winners:
2008: Rany on the Royals
2009: Royals Centricity
2010: *
2011: Rany on the Royals

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Best New Royals Blog

Pinetarpress.com 

Previous winners:
2008: Royally Speaking
2009: Kings Of Kauffman
2010: *
2011: Pine Tar Press

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*New Award* Best Royals Twitter(er)

@FakenedYost 
 Twitter is huge for baseball and according to the fans a fake manager is a great as Royals Twitter land gets.

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Best Royals Relief Pitcher

Greg Holland 

Previous winners:
2008: Ramon Ramirez
2009: Robinson Tejeda
2010: *
2011: Greg Holland

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The IRTGFNORRP
 
Matt Treanor 
This is my favorite award. Jeff Fulchino 2008 ! :) 

Previous winners:
2008: Jeff Fulchino2009: Zack Greinke
2010: *
2011: Matt Treanor

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Best Royals Board

Royals Review 

Previous winners:
2008: Royals.com Board2009: Royal Board
2010: *
2011: Royals Review

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Best Royals Sportswriter:

Bob Dutton 

Previous winners:
2008: Sam Mellinger2009: Joe Posnanski
2010: *
2011: Bob Dutton

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Best Royals Prospect Blog:

Pine Tar Press

Previous winners:
2008: The Royal Tower
2009: The Pipeline
2010: *
2011: Pine Tar Press
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The Overall Best Royals Site

Royals Review  
 I'm just going to rename this the Royals Review Award I think......

Previous winner:
2008: Royals Review
2009: Royals Review
2010: *
2011: Royals Review

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Best Restaurant Chain

Applebees

 Previous winners:
2008:Sonic
2009: Hooters
2010: *
2011: Applebees
 
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Best Royals Executive or Non Player

JJ Picolo 
After co winning in 2009 JJ gets the award all to himself.

2009: JJ Picolo + Mike Arbuckle
2010: *
2011: JJ Picolo

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Royals Prospect of The Year
Jake Odorizzi

Previous winners:
2009: Mike Montgomery
2010: *
2011: Jake Odorizzi

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Best Kc Radio Personality

Nick Wright 

Previous winners:
2009: Greg Schaum
2010: *
2011: Nick Wright

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Best Soda

Dr.Pepper 

Previous winners:
2009: Pepsi
2010: *
2011: Dr.Pepper

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Special Achievement Award

Matt Treanor 

 Previous winners:
2008:Joe Posnanski
2009: Zack Greinke
2010: *
2011: Matt Treanor

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Best Royals on Radio Affiliate

610 AM  

Previous winners:
2008: Versailles 95.1 (Missouri)
2009: Omaha 590 Am (Nebraska)
2010: *
2011:   610 Am Kansas City
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Thanks for reading ! And let's make 2012 even greater !