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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Duffy pleads guilty in the forum Baseball 20 hours, 29 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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    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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    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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    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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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Royals Trade Soria and Alexander in the forum Baseball 1 week, 5 days ago

    @gene said:
    Do you mean that you don’t think Alexander could sustain his effectiveness? i.e. that the league would adjust and that he wouldn’t be able to repeat his success?
    What do you think they should have gotten for him if he wasn’t tied into this plot to dump Soria’s salary?

    Yeah, don’t love Alexander, don’t hate Alexander. I don’t think…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Royals Trade Soria and Alexander in the forum Baseball 1 week, 6 days ago

    You weren’t going to get anything for either player.

    This was nothing more than a salary dump.

    You have to afford Hosmer somehow. 🙂

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Quick! Someone hide Dayton's pen! in the forum Baseball 1 week, 6 days ago

    Again, to make it clear, the “right” move is to just say no. Like I said they’re not going to save the money and if you’re not going to save it why not spend it, it’s not my money, but it’s not the right move.

    I’m not amongst the fans that are calling the radio programs and saying the Royals don’t have the money, certainly they have the money.…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Esky in the forum Baseball 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Just say no.

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Quick! Someone hide Dayton's pen! in the forum Baseball 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Actually he’s not wrong.

    That doesn’t mean I think signing Hosmer is the right move but unless you’re going to suggest that the Glass family is going to hide away all the money they’d save by not doing it and build up a “war chest” full of MILLIONS of dollars they would save over the next 4 to 5 seasons just to then all of a sudden spend it on…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    @southpaw1188 said:
    Holiday armistice. I’m with family basically through the end of the year and don’t have time to reply now.

    Hope everyone has a happy and healthy holidays. We may bicker and argue, but I really enjoy the conversations with everyone here.

    Oh hell yeah. You’re one of the few I’ve argued with over the past 15 years about thi…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    So since SP brought it up in defense of Dayton that these 3 guys were going to get “paid” and that was validation that they were star players…………….

    It seems that most doors are starting to close on them, at least in the bigger markets where they really would have got big paychecks.

    When Boston chooses Moreland over you, you know that…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Dayton's Statements in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    Point of fact but I made it very clear that I would have traded them 2 years ago at the deadline. And yes I can quite confidently say that no matter how much Dayton would have screwed that up, it still would have been better than whatever he’s going to get in a comp pick.

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    Here let me make it simple…..

    What is the objective of the General Manager? To win World Series? I mean that’s sort of the objective of the entire organization and the General Manager is pretty much the guy. So we’ll say his job is to pretty much win the World Series.

    But we all know it’s not really that simple.

    Honestly his job is to do…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    I should have clarified but sort of figured you’d understand that when I said I didn’t care what the other teams you listed did I meant that as large market clubs… which is why I specifically said that’s what large market clubs do.

    Small market clubs don’t. Or shouldn’t. They should draft and develop their OWN players and build or supplement…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    I don’t have time to adequately destroy/answer your questions.

    But I do have time to say this.

    I don’t care how many starting pitchers that were developed by 1 team are still on that team. And I especially don’t care when it comes to larger market clubs because we all know they develop guys (mostly) just to use them as trade bait because others…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    By the way, suggesting Dayton Moore was some guru genius by putting together a competent bullpen as if it’s never been done before in the history of the game is complete and utter bullshit.

    And you know better.

    Plus, giving him credit for Wade Davis is disingenuous, since it was made very clear that when he traded for Davis HE said that he was…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    Dayton Moore has presided over a franchise that in 11 seasons has had 3… three winning seasons.

    You can sit there and drink the koolaid and keep trying to suggest that in the history of the baseball world nobody has ever, and I mean EVER taken over a team that was as bad as ours but we all know that’s a joke.

    And yet still the bottom line is…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Dayton's Statements in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    Never, not once, in all the time you’ve known me have you ever heard me complain about losing. I don’t mind losing if there is a purpose.

    It’s when there is no purpose or no plan or just complete and utter bullshit coming from the team about the state of the franchise like in 2003 and 2004 that I complain about.

    And I complain about stupid…[Read more]

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    RoyalRich replied to the topic Moore's Bizarre Comments about Hosmer in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    It is hard to fault them for trying something but that doesn’t mean it was the right thing to do. Much like I said I “understood” why they signed Starling but that doesn’t mean I agreed with it.

    I don’t believe they had or have any chance of bringing Hosmer back. Never thought they did. But that still doesn’t mean it was a good idea – in the…[Read more]

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