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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Duffy pleads guilty in the forum Baseball 8 hours, 46 minutes ago

    What should the punishment for a DUI be? I don’t mean for Duffy, but just anyone that gets one.

    The thing is, that punishment isn’t nothing for most people. Throw on attorney fees, and it costs close to five figures for a DUI. Most people in the US don’t have $5,000 in their bank accounts, let alone $10,000. Throwing people in jail for protracted…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 8 hours, 58 minutes ago

    I think you give opt out clauses to players that request them. All those do is take dollars away from the player IMO in the short turn with the chance that the player leaves if they are doing well and could maybe get paid more in the future. The team would be paying for the clause only years in to the future if talent walks. It really isn’t a bad…[Read more]

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    Gene replied to the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 10 hours ago

    @southpaw1188 said:
    That said we are getting closer to when the music stops playing and these guys might not end up with a chair to fall on outside of what KC offers.

    Bingo. Two questions.

    If Dayton ends up as sole bidder, (essentially bidding against himself) how high do you think he would go?

    Also do you think Dayton will he throw in an opt…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Duffy pleads guilty in the forum Baseball 20 hours, 41 minutes ago

    No, you’re right, the whole thing is stupid.

    Drive drunk. Potentially kill someone. Nothing happens to you.

    Sounds fair to me.

    What I especially love about this though is how Duffy said wait until everything comes out, there’s more to the story…. basically suggesting that he did nothing wrong. And then he walks in to court and pleads…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 23 hours, 34 minutes ago

    I’m inclined to think that Moose clears $50MM before Cain because of age, and in turn, the number of years on the deal. That said we are getting closer to when the music stops playing and these guys might not end up with a chair to fall on outside of what KC offers.

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    RoyalsRoyalsRoyals replied to the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 1 day, 3 hours ago

    I just don’t see them bringing them back on a one year deal. They would 100% be better with them back on a one year deal, rather than not…but they will not be good enough to make a playoff run with them. I think the Royal’s long-term plan is looking at the shaving of money this season. So one year deals for these guys don’t seem to make sense to…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 1 day, 5 hours ago

    I think you have to expect neither Moose or Cain to get paid. Which begs the question of if they would sign a one year deal of some sort and try again next year.

    I don’t know if we are worse if you bring those three back simply because the regression that hurt the team occurred through other players (namely Gordon, the bullpen and RF). Is the…[Read more]

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    RoyalsRoyalsRoyals replied to the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 1 day, 8 hours ago

    What I am afraid of happening is that both Moose and Cain will sign for less then the 50M mark, which will cost us a draftpick. I don’t see either of them in a Royals uniform next season. We don’t have a pitching staff to compete for 162 games and make the playoffs. Bring back Moose, Cain and Hosmer and we are still worse next season.

    Go Royals!

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Duffy pleads guilty in the forum Baseball 1 day, 10 hours ago

    @royalrich said:
    To DUI and gets a year probation aka a slap on the wrist because of who he is.

    Hasn’t been apologetic or even seemed to care one bit beyond his canned no comment statement right after it happened.

    MLB needs to institute a policy where they can reprimand players that do stuff like this. This is stupid.

    The idea that first…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Duffy pleads guilty in the forum Baseball 1 day, 15 hours ago

    Oh and the Royals statement afterward was that it was between Duffy, his agent and the city.

    Nice.

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    RoyalRich started the topic Duffy pleads guilty in the forum Baseball 1 day, 15 hours ago

    To DUI and gets a year probation aka a slap on the wrist because of who he is.

    Hasn’t been apologetic or even seemed to care one bit beyond his canned no comment statement right after it happened.

    MLB needs to institute a policy where they can reprimand players that do stuff like this. This is stupid.

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 2 days, 7 hours ago

    I’m seriously wondering what the going rate is for Cain and Moose and if the Royals can’t afford them for a couple more years.

    With two of the five teams in the division tanking, the Twins overachieving, and the Indians aging, I don’t know if I’d hate the idea.

    Now, the Yankees and Astros are better than the Royals can be. But take a puncher…[Read more]

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    Gene started the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 3 days, 2 hours ago

    With Cutch elimimating Cain’s best market this is beginning to remind me of the year Dawson signed that blank contract with the Cubs.

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic 5 Weeks to "Pitchers and Catchers" in the forum Baseball 1 week ago

    While it’s true that a flurry of deals haven’t been made – and by this point in most seasons at least a few have been done already – I think you can look around and most teams (in fact pretty much all of them) besides the Royals and know what their intentions are. You might not know exactly what players some teams are going after as they play the…[Read more]

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    Gene replied to the topic 5 Weeks to "Pitchers and Catchers" in the forum Baseball 1 week, 1 day ago

    @southpaw1188 said:
    Returning to why nobody is making a move – it is probably the fault of the CBA. All the teams that spend and go over the luxury tax get hit at 50% next year if they don’t go under $187MM. So, the Dodgers, Yankees, etc. are all trying to get under that amount so they get hit at 20% and can spend like crazy with next years FA…

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic 5 Weeks to "Pitchers and Catchers" in the forum Baseball 1 week, 1 day ago

    So reading your post leaves me with two thoughts. First, I don’t think that the lack of clarity fully falls on Moore. The entire league is not acting right now. Yes, Hosmer and the Royals are part of this, but pretty much nobody is signing deals for anyone right now. Dominoes will fall quickly because they have to at this point or players won’t…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic 5 Weeks to "Pitchers and Catchers" in the forum Baseball 1 week, 1 day ago

    @southpaw1188 said:
    Even as someone less down on the team than most, I’m pretty ambivalent right now about spring training. I think that is mostly because the ship is rudderless right now. It’s not clear how the team is rebuilding, so it is impossible what emotion to feel about the team. Mad that we overpaid to win 75 games? Excited about all the…

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic 5 Weeks to "Pitchers and Catchers" in the forum Baseball 1 week, 3 days ago

    Even as someone less down on the team than most, I’m pretty ambivalent right now about spring training. I think that is mostly because the ship is rudderless right now. It’s not clear how the team is rebuilding, so it is impossible what emotion to feel about the team. Mad that we overpaid to win 75 games? Excited about all the new faces because we…[Read more]

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    Gene started the topic 5 Weeks to "Pitchers and Catchers" in the forum Baseball 1 week, 3 days ago

    but so what?

    I can’t remember ever being less enthused about a new baseball season starting.
    Am not especially excited about anybody likely to be among the 25 to head north.

    Am interested to see a few of the younger propects play but that is about it.

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    Gene replied to the topic Royals Trade Soria and Alexander in the forum Baseball 1 week, 4 days ago

    @royalrich said: I do think that maybe he would have been worth more had he not been packaged with Soria but I think we had to package something worthwhile with Soria to get anything in return.
    I guess in the end it’s would you have rather kept Soria and just traded Alexander for something a little better or maybe not get quite as much but get rid…

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