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Postby Gags Sports » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:35 pm

Yoda wrote:This is quite possibly one of the worst looking teams on paper that I can remember. Even Florida, who has 6 rookies in their lineup doesn't look nearly as abd.

Throw in the fact that Sanders/Sweeney will most likely be traded to a contender by July, I can totally see this team being one of the worst if not THE worst team in this era.


This made me chuckle! I couldn't agree more. ;-D
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Postby Gags Sports » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:36 pm

How is it that a franchise can be run so damn poorly? I mean, I think the fault lies one of two places. It's either the owner (is Glass still the owner?) is too much of a tightwad, or they hire the worst GM's.
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Postby AT » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:12 pm

Anybody know if the stadium renovation was voted for or against yesterday? Because if it was against then they may move.
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Postby thedude » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:31 pm

AT wrote:Anybody know if the stadium renovation was voted for or against yesterday? Because if it was against then they may move.


They might have to fight the Marlins for Vagas.

It is bad for bussiness to have two teams looking to move at once. Normally MLB plays the cities off each other to get new ballparks, but if two teams are looking to move, the cities now have the upperhand.
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Postby echrisl » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:07 am

AT wrote:Anybody know if the stadium renovation was voted for or against yesterday? Because if it was against then they may move.


Renovation was approved by the voters, a rolling roof (or some such nonsense) was voted down.
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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:27 am

longtime KC fan.....thr problem is lack of talent resulting from a tightwad owner.......the GM can only do so much. he has NO margin for error with EVERY draft pick and FA signing, and then that may only get them to .500 because of the owner and his "budget". His budget isnt even meeting what the league gives every team from revenue sharing.

KC went from the highest payroll in MLB in 1994 to the lowest in less than 10 years, and its not due to a "Small market" its called "crappy owner holding city of 2 million hostage"

until Glass goes, dont look for KC to win more than 75 games, and thats in a GREAT year.

my prediction is 57-102
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Postby Havok1517 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:38 am

They'll continue to be horrible until Grienke (let the guy pitch how he wants to) comes back, Bautista finds the strike zone, Alex Gordon and Billy Butler gets called up, and Mike Sweeney is moved (contract really handcuffs them) for Huber.


C: Buck
1B: Huber
2B: German/Grundz
SS: Berroa
3B: Gordon (Stud)
RF: Butler (Stud)
CF: DeJesus
LF: Brown

SP: Greinke
SP: Bautista
SP: Affeldt
SP: Hernandez
SP: Madritsch
RP: Sisco (not sure if they'll make him a SP or not)
RP: Burgos
PR: MacDougal



Things are looking up...
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Postby san76er » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:36 am

Yes, being a Royals fan is tough. You watch them develop good young players, only to watch them trade them away when they reach their potential. Their starting pitching is god-awful this year (and Greinke isn't the answer), and their hitters have no plate discipline whatsoever. I would imagine Sanders, Sweeney, MacDougal and or Affeldt are all traded before the season is over.

I watch most of the Royals games that are on TV, and I would love to say something good about them. But right now they are on pace to lose 162 games. Sooo....

Renovation was approved by the voters, a rolling roof (or some such nonsense) was voted down.


That's too bad, because that rolling roof thing looked like it would have been pretty cool.

KC Proposed Rolling Roof Video(scroll down)
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Postby GiantFan666 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:29 am

LouisC9999 wrote:Looks like it's going to be a 'Spot-start ANYONE going against KC!!!' season...


Every season is a spot start anyone against KC season!! Except for Sundays, when the Royals win so they can blow my lucky ladder picks all to hell!!! :~(
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Postby decoy562 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:37 am

Arrowhead Nation wrote:my prediction is 57-102


That's only 159 games :-D
-Go Braves!
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