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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Duffy pleads guilty in the forum Baseball 8 hours, 36 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, 48 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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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Will our Big 3 Free Agents be Begging soon? in the forum Baseball 23 hours, 24 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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    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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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Duffy pleads guilty in the forum Baseball 1 day, 9 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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    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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    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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    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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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Royals Trade Soria and Alexander in the forum Baseball 1 week, 6 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?

    I am very skeptical of Alexander as well. Rany called him Zack…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 started the topic Royals Trade Soria and Alexander in the forum Baseball 1 week, 6 days ago

    Gets Trevor Oaks and Erick Mejia. Both seem meh prospects that are close to their cup of coffee.

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/01/dodgers-nearing-acquisition-of-scott-alexander-in-3-team-swap-with-royals-white-sox.html

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Quick! Someone hide Dayton's pen! in the forum Baseball 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Rumor has it the Royals have offered Hosmer $147/7. That’s two years too many for me. AAV is little more than I’d like, but not the end of the world.

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Quick! Someone hide Dayton's pen! in the forum Baseball 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    Taking a quick break from helping my mother in law with brunch to post. Merry Christmas everyone.

    This is what Moore was hoping for: one of the player’s market To collapse and he could get them for “less” than expected. $100/6 isn’t unreasonable for the Royals to pay for Hosmer. All the amateur money has caps now, so really the question is if G…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    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.

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    I don’t have time to respond to your points. Instead, I’m going to write 8 paragraphs of subjective nonsense that is utterly divorced from reality. Whatever.

    I’ll do a point by point.

    “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…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    Given the choice of all other baseball people out there, of course not. But that is a meaningless question because the Royals don’t have their choice of all available baseball people. The ones I would want are under contract with franchises with deeper pockets and richer histories. My point through all of this is that warts and all, Moore is a…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    The idea that anyone would have brought KC to the World Series is total nonsense, perhaps the hottest crap take I have heard on here. Winning isn’t reandom in baseball. You have to be good to win.

    You can cite Moore’s entire tenure, which includes the mess he inherited. Last five years only, one team has more wins in the AL. That isn’t luck.…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Dayton's Statements in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    You assume the return by trading those guys would have been better than what comes in the draft. Last deadline, I don’t know if that is true unless you know something about Boog Powell I don’t.

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Hoz, Moose, and LoCain and Musical Chairs in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    Panic is a month away for them. They’ll be getting paid soon.

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    I think the Glass family learned they lack expertise and delegate. Let someone with baseball knowledge take care of things day to day and just provide resources. Much like how Magic Johnson et al. are not telling the Dodgers front office what to do.

    Also, if you do what everyone else is doing you end up competing with people with more resources…[Read more]

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    Southpaw1188 replied to the topic Teardowns in the forum Baseball 1 month ago

    So if few are well run aren’t the odds of us finding one that is not employed currently low?

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