Top of the 1st, Gordon and Getz get on. No outs.
Moose whiffs. (He has stunk at the plate the last month)Billy lineout.Frenchy whiffs on a pitch right down the middle.
Maybe it's time for Seitzer to go. What good is it when you get 12 hits a game and 11 of them are singles?
And Chen gives up a lead off Home Run.
This is arguably the worst starting pitching staff I have ever seen.
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Just turned on the 5th, didn't see past the first. Have we took a pitch yet this game?
Chen in some trouble, only 1-0.
Clutch 2-out hits by Abreu and Gordon!
billy with a 3 run bomb. 5-2 royals.
frenchy just can not lay off pitches down in the zone. does he not understand that, that's where the pitchers want him swinging?
Compliments to Yost for leaving Herrera in for the entire 8th and not playing righty/lefty...
Also, why wasnt Abreu here all along over Yuni???
"Also, why wasnt Abreu here all along over Yuni???"
That is a $2 Million question.
Abreu was signed before Betancourt was last off season. Irving Falu was also there. The fatal attraction to Yuni lies somewhere in the recesses of Dayton Moore's mind. Dayton has been absolutely obsessed to having Yuni Betancourt on his ballclub..........for several years.
Back in Spring Training I commented that one guy who was really pounding the ball in live BP and intersquad situations was Tony Abreu. He just killed it. Then...however........when he played in the Spring Training games he couldn't hit a bull in the butt with a base fiddle.
His defense also looked a little suspect at that time. He is......and really has always been quite erratic. This season he seems to be on a roll. Now..........I don't know how long it will last with Abreu.............but we need to take everything that he seems to be giving right now. While it lasts.
For quite some time even pre-dating Moore, the Royals have seen this obsessive need to spend seven figures on a veteran utility guy. Well, we got to admit it worked. Guys like Desi Relaford, Tony Graffanino and Willie Bloomquist were pretty good utility guys.
But once again, you got to wonder what kind of minor league system you have if you don't have confidence that it can produce utility infielders.
Yep. They do it every year.
I've never understood why you don't give one of your system guys a shot at that role.
i don't know - i've always perceived a utility man to be a veteran guy with experience.
a guy that can handle the role of not getting everyday opportunities.a guy that has big league experience that you KNOW can step in and get the job done in an everyday role if need be.a guy that understands the dynamics of a big league clubhouse.
i think i'd be much more comfortable with an experienced big leaguer in that role than i would an unknown fresh off of the farm.
guys normally play themselves into utility roles, do they not?
Well I'm not sure what the organization has against Falu. I thought he did well when he came up, and deserves to stay up here. He may be 28, but has he been undervalued? I am starting to question Moore's ability to judge talent....as well as his scouts.
It just baffles me that if you're a mediocre player, we have a spot for you. But if you do ok, you're headed to the minors. Adcock is getting a raw deal IMO
I'm actually kind of stuck between your opinion, and kdub's.
Surely a guy like Falu would seem a great current candidate, but the three cow mentioned also brought a lot to the table with their experience.
HeII, I'd have been happy if Willie Boom Boom had finished out his career here.