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Re: When Do the Royals Make 'The Jump'??

Postby mweir145 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:14 am

It's all part of The Process.
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Re: When Do the Royals Make 'The Jump'??

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:46 am

I noticed Yuniesky Betancourt batting leadoff the other day. Was that part of The Process? :-D

In all honesty the team doesn't look that bad, other than the offensive black hole up the middle with Alcides/Getz/Cain.
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Re: When Do the Royals Make 'The Jump'??

Postby Ender » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:53 am

Skin Blues wrote:I noticed Yuniesky Betancourt batting leadoff the other day. Was that part of The Process? :-D

In all honesty the team doesn't look that bad, other than the offensive black hole up the middle with Alcides/Getz/Cain.


Plus the really mediocre to bad starting rotation. Until the pitching shows up they aren't doing much and the rotation they are putting out there now just isn't very good. Yeah they have a bunch of upside arms but that doesn't always translate and even if it does translate it can take 3 or 4 years.
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Re: When Do the Royals Make 'The Jump'??

Postby Tavish » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:14 am

Skin Blues wrote:I noticed Yuniesky Betancourt batting leadoff the other day. Was that part of The Process? :-D

In all honesty the team doesn't look that bad, other than the offensive black hole up the middle with Alcides/Getz/Cain.

Escobar has actually been great so far offensively. Above and beyond what you would expect from a guy who is basically on the team because of his plus glove. Surprisingly the offensive struggles have nothing to do with Escobar, Getz, and Betancourt. It has been Hosmer, Gordon, and Francouer that have really hurt the team so far at the plate (ok the last one isn't that big of a surprise). The team has been completely inept at hitting with RISP, has an amazing knack for hitting into double plays, and haven't been real smart on the base paths.

The starting pitching wasn't good heading into the season so that facet struggling isn't any sort of shock, the bullpen has been good even without Soria except for Holland who was downright pathetic leading up to his DL trip. Yost finds a way to make at minimum one move a night that just completely baffles the mind whether it is through lineups or bullpen usage.

It all really boils down to that middle of the order starting to hit consistently, once that happens they will be fine. They probably have dug enough of a hole that it is going to take a miracle to finish over .500 though.
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