Do we really need to see him play more? Do you think he went to Milwaukee last year and suddenly figured it all out?
We know what we're getting with Betancourt defensively. I don't care where he lines up.
"Do we really need to see him play more? Do you think he went to Milwaukee last year and suddenly figured it all out? "
His defense at short is not a mystery. His defense at the other two spots certainly is. Even for Ned Yost.
"If he can't handle SS, how is he going to handle 2B?"
Well, for one, it's just not that simple. Two, I'm fine with his defense at short as a backup - just not a regular.But, you seem to have mistaken my initial post as some kind of Yuni praise or something.
No, I didn't.
I've just seen enough of his defense to know that the only glove I want to see him wearing on game day is a batting glove.
And even that doesn't excite me.
Well Yuni WILL play for him on occasion. That's his job. Moustakas isn't going to play 160 games. But there is a different between a platoon - and 'on occasion'.
I just looked and the Royals will be paying Yuni more then Arizona will be paying Bloomquist.
Baseball reference also says the Royals were to receive a player to be named or cash when they traded Willie. I don't remember what it ended up being do you?
[["Well I still would be against letting Yuni take over 3B from Moustakas on occasion when there is a Left on the mound because Moose needs to learn how to hit lefties. Were not building the future to have a platoon of Moose/Yuni at 3rd base. I don't care if that leads to us with a couple less victories because Moose isn't hitting LH's as well, who cares? I want Moose developed without any distractions, like Yuni playing over him on occasion.."]]
Absolutely on the money with this comment, Gordo.
So in a single day I've agreed with both Topeka and you. I am getting horribly soft in my old age...
Oh come on. So you two don't want Moose to get off days in general......Or just because Yuni is the backup? Or you would just rather the off day be completely arbitrary instead of doing it when it makes the most sense?
For the love of.....you just agreed with:"[["Well I still would be against letting Yuni take over 3B from Moustakas on occasion when there is a Left on the mound because Moose needs to learn how to hit lefties."" I want Moose developed without any distractions, like Yuni playing over him on occasion."
No, I have no idea if the Royals ever received anyone for Bloomquist. All things considered, things are pretty quiet so far this spring. Nothing to get overly excited or upset about (well, maybe Betancourt). Getting Salvador Perez signed long-term has been the only surprise, and it was a pleasant one.
The Royals look much better so far this spring, which is what I think most of us expected. I'm still not sold on Sanchez or Broxton. Sanchez is the more important one of the two. If he's good, then the team should have a winning record this year. But if he's not, or if he develops a sore arm early in the season, then the offense will really have to score a lot of runs for the Royals to have a winning record. SF was reportedly going to let him go before the season, and before the trade. I don't know.
Yost said three to four days a week.
No, I don't want him out in the field that often. Unless he gets there as a pinch hitter in late innings when we're already up by more than two runs.
"SF was reportedly going to let him go before the season, and before the trade. I don't know."
That reminds me too much of when I heard Jacobs was going to be released before the Royals traded for him and after posting that I was nearly run off the board here and at the Star.
By the way, I still miss the old Star board and many of its members. Some made it over here but not all of them.