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#1227665 - 07/06/10 10:33 AM 'We're in it'
AWHawk204 Offline
Junior Jayhawk

Registered: 12/08/09
Loc: Lawrence, KS
Ned Yost's response when asked about the pennant race.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/ar...jsp&c_id=kc

Mathematically I agree with him, but realistically I'm not so sure. We do seem to be winning more recently, winning 8 of our last 11, and Grienke is on the bump vs some scrub for Seattle tonight. I'm just saying a little momentum going into the all-star break wouldn't hurt.

It wouldn't be the most incredible comeback in sports history, but being a royals fan for the last 15 year, it would definitely seem like it.
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#1227666 - 07/06/10 10:36 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: AWHawk204]
Happy Birthday alexoobers Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 01/19/10
I saw that in The Star today. Even though its unrealistic, I still like his mentality and enthusiasm. That kind of thing can carry over to a team's success.

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#1227667 - 07/06/10 10:48 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: alexoobers]
jayhawk1996 Offline
Pure Jayhawk

Registered: 09/10/08
Loc: Dallas, Texas
They're 12.5 games back in both the division and the wild card. Reel off 8 to 10 wins in a row and they're in it.

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#1227668 - 07/06/10 10:51 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jayhawk1996]
Happy Birthday alexoobers Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 01/19/10
Royals are only 8 back in the division.

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#1227669 - 07/06/10 10:52 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: alexoobers]
jayhawk1996 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Oops -- read the wrong column on mlb.com. You're right.

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#1227670 - 07/06/10 10:53 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jayhawk1996]
Ryan2845 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 09/05/05
We can win our 4th series in a row tonight, gotta like that.

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#1227671 - 07/06/10 10:55 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: Ryan2845]
Happy Birthday alexoobers Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 01/19/10
Inter-league play helps

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#1227672 - 07/06/10 10:55 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jayhawk1996]
jnewell Offline
Crimson & Blue Blood

Registered: 08/07/08
Loc: Lawrence, KS
They are behind three teams, so the "games back" means virtually nothing.

If K.C. is serious about contending, it needs to get to .500 first, then see how many games it's back.

Right now, the Royals aren't sniffing .500, so they're not in the race.

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#1227673 - 07/06/10 10:56 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jnewell]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
"We're in it" had damn well better be code for "DeJesus is gonna cost a lot."
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#1227674 - 07/06/10 10:59 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jnewell]
Ryan2845 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 09/05/05
Interestingly enough, Royals were 8 games back on this date last year too The central standings were almost a mirror image of this year lol. So yah...doesn't mean much

http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings/_/date/20090706

One more win than last year, guess that's improvement right? I guess we'll see if Yost is really an improvement or not, were on completely level ground with last year at this point forward

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#1227675 - 07/06/10 11:01 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
jnewell Offline
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Registered: 08/07/08
Loc: Lawrence, KS
Quote:

"We're in it" had damn well better be code for "DeJesus is gonna cost a lot."




Like Ivan DeJesus?

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#1227676 - 07/06/10 11:03 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jnewell]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Ha! Then David went and had a career year at an unusual age.
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#1227677 - 07/06/10 11:10 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: Ryan2845]
AWHawk204 Offline
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Registered: 12/08/09
Loc: Lawrence, KS
Quote:

Interestingly enough, Royals were 8 games back on this date last year too The central standings were almost a mirror image of this year lol. So yah...doesn't mean much

http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings/_/date/20090706

One more win than last year, guess that's improvement right? I guess we'll see if Yost is really an improvement or not, were on completely level ground with last year at this point forward




On may 6 last year we were 2 games up in the division, so last years numbers are a little flawed since we got off to such a hot start.

Fact is we've gained ground with Yost as manager. I watched all of last nights game, and there seems to be a new (winning) attitude with this team.
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#1227678 - 07/06/10 11:12 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: AWHawk204]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Funny how the new winning "attitude" coincides with playing bad players less.
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#1227679 - 07/06/10 11:16 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
jnewell Offline
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Registered: 08/07/08
Loc: Lawrence, KS
Quote:

Funny how the new winning "attitude" coincides with playing bad players less.




And bunting in the first inning less.

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#1227680 - 07/06/10 11:39 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jnewell]
rhino Offline
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Registered: 12/13/07
Loc: Kansas
If they can win tonight and then take 2/3 from Chicago going into the break they've pulled something off. Sustained success coming off of their first real bout of adversity with Yost at the helm.

They've gotta win the ChiSox series to keep up some momentum.
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#1227681 - 07/06/10 11:45 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: rhino]
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Registered: 12/13/07
Loc: Kansas
This could be its own thread, but I'm going to keep it here. How do you all see the trade deadline going?

I'm hoping we accomplish the following:

*Deal Jose G., eat the dough...call up KK and give him every possible at bat at DH.

*Flip Farnsworth and some salary...I'd be happy to get a guy that projects as a 4/5 starter. Credit to Farnsworth as he is throwing great. In the short term we fill the void by sending one of LaRue/Chen to the pen. Probably LaRue.

*Only trade DeJesus for the kings ransom it should take to get him. If we trade him throw Gordon in left for the remainder of the season and see what you have.

I haven't scanned the board, so apologies in advance if this discussion is already going.
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#1227682 - 07/06/10 12:35 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: rhino]
jamboslice Offline
John Brown

Registered: 07/05/09
Loc: Overland Park, KS
All of those ideas are probably best for us. I heard the Red Sox had interest in Dejesus but that backup outfielder for them just hit two homeruns last night and will be given more time out there. I haven't scanned the Red Sox prospect list so I don't know what we'd get back anyway.
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#1227683 - 07/06/10 01:34 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jamboslice]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Red Sox are pretty flush. But Epstein's too smart. I'd rather go after an easier mark...the Giants' Brian Sabean maybe?
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#1227684 - 07/06/10 01:40 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jamboslice]
Topcitykid10 Offline
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Registered: 04/14/09
Loc: Kansas
I just hope that if and win the Royals deal some guys they get a decent catcher prospect back. Does anyone know who is the royals top catcher prospect in the minors or do they really have one?
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#1227685 - 07/06/10 02:08 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: Topcitykid10]
crzykufan987 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/05
Wil Myers is basically our top catching prospect... http://royalrevival.blogspot.com/2010/03/top-prospects-4-wil-myers.html
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#1227686 - 07/06/10 02:11 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: crzykufan987]
rhino Offline
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Registered: 12/13/07
Loc: Kansas
Wil Myers is a legit prospect. 1st round talent that slid due to signability concerns.

Fish may know more about his recent comings and goings...He is currently in High A.

http://royalsblog.kansascity.com/?q=node/581


Edited by rhino (07/06/10 04:10 PM)
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#1227687 - 07/06/10 02:15 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: rhino]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Myers is a very, very good prospect. In just over 400 professional plate appearances, he's sitting on a pretty nifty .316/.415/.542 line...awesome for a guy at 18 and 19. Many close watchers, however, doubt he'll stay at catcher. That's the bad news. The good news is he might hit well enough to play anywhere.
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#1227688 - 07/06/10 04:33 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
AWHawk204 Offline
Junior Jayhawk

Registered: 12/08/09
Loc: Lawrence, KS
Brayan Pena showed signs of a solid hitter last year when we called him up, however this year he's been pretty bad. Myers is probably our best choice if Pena doesn't work out
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#1227689 - 07/07/10 04:33 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: AWHawk204]
tyler Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
Loc: Lawrence
I realize we are still 8 games below .500 right now, but gosh it feels good to see a couple breaks go right and for this team to be winning games I have grown up accustomed to them losing. Boy it'd be nice to have a reason to go to a KU football game and have them update the crowd in between each quarter on the score of the Royal's game. Hmmm wishful thinking I suppose..
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#1227690 - 07/07/10 07:26 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: tyler]
AWHawk204 Offline
Junior Jayhawk

Registered: 12/08/09
Loc: Lawrence, KS
Quote:

I realize we are still 8 games below .500 right now, but gosh it feels good to see a couple breaks go right and for this team to be winning games I have grown up accustomed to them losing. Boy it'd be nice to have a reason to go to a KU football game and have them update the crowd in between each quarter on the score of the Royal's game. Hmmm wishful thinking I suppose..




I would love an occasional "Offical Royals Gameday Thread".. even more wishful thinking
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#1227691 - 07/19/10 10:16 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: AWHawk204]
pwhittemore Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Loc: NYC
6 game losing streak. Still in it?

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#1227692 - 07/19/10 10:18 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: pwhittemore]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Better not be. Time to sell.
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#1227693 - 07/19/10 10:24 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
jayhwk01 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Loc: Mt. Oread's Shadow
Oh we are in it alright. In the shitter again. Hopefully soon some of this talent gets here, produces, and makes the last twenty five years nothing but a painful memory rather than a yearly reality.


Edited by jayhwk01 (07/19/10 10:24 AM)
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#1227694 - 07/19/10 10:25 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
oreadical Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Loc: TJ's Fanny Pack
Quote:

Better not be. Time to sell.



See ya, Guillen.
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#1227695 - 07/19/10 10:26 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: oreadical]
jayhwk01 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Loc: Mt. Oread's Shadow
Guillen being gone can't happen soon enough for me. I just hope DM finds a way to squeeze some young talent out of somebody by trading him.
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#1227696 - 07/19/10 10:41 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jayhwk01]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
The big fish is DeJesus.
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#1227697 - 07/19/10 10:45 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
oreadical Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Loc: TJ's Fanny Pack
I wouldn't move Dejesus without getting something in return of value. As far as Guillen, I wish we'd just release him if nobody's willing to play ball.
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#1227698 - 07/19/10 10:46 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: oreadical]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Well, with DeJesus, it's pretty simple: get something better than a first-round pick and a sandwich pick. Or don't trade him.
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#1227699 - 07/19/10 10:48 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
oreadical Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Loc: TJ's Fanny Pack
At least we have some leverage with him. I hope Farnsworth's gone sooner than later.
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#1227700 - 07/19/10 10:50 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: oreadical]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
He'll net a lottery ticket. Every now and then those hit.
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#1227701 - 07/19/10 11:01 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
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Registered: 01/22/05
Loc: Mt. Oread's Shadow
The more I look at DD's numbers among OF he is awfully underrated. Sans the HR's he is really good and relatively young with good years left. IF we would trade him we really need to be sure and get something.
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#1227702 - 07/19/10 12:18 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jayhwk01]
jamboslice Offline
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Registered: 07/05/09
Loc: Overland Park, KS
Are the Giants still interested in Dejesus? Lot of good pitching has come out of that organization lately.
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#1227703 - 07/19/10 12:46 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jamboslice]
jayhwk01 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
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Cain for DeJesus. Done. LOL.
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#1227704 - 07/19/10 12:50 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jayhwk01]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Giants would be a great trade partner. Sabean hasn't figured it out at all.
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#1227705 - 07/19/10 01:00 PM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: JFish26]
jammahawk Offline
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Registered: 01/02/05
Loc: In the Corleone compound
Guillen will probably go on waivers after the deadline.
DeJesus will be delt only if someone is desperate to give the Royals way more in return. Royals are in a great posotion with DDJ.
Posednik may be a better option to trade, won't get the same return that DDJ will, but a team like San Diego who is offensive starved may be a willing trade partner. Posednik is the perfect player for the stadium San Diego plays in.
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#1227706 - 07/20/10 09:46 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: tyler]
oreadical Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Loc: TJ's Fanny Pack
Sure was cursing Farnsworth last night, even though he ended up getting the W.
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#1227707 - 07/30/10 06:26 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: oreadical]
larryb2 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Loc: United Center
"We're in it"?

In what? The toilet? Last place? Yep, you're "in it".

18 under and 15.5 back - Not "in it" any more. Right?

I know, I know, the Cubs suck too. The haven't won a World Series in over 100 years. Very good. Very good.

Well, hopefully in a few years the Royals can have a Marlins or Rays type of "youth movement" resurgence. Time will tell.

Fire away kiddies!
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#1227708 - 07/30/10 06:32 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: larryb2]
jammahawk Offline
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Registered: 01/02/05
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Little late to the party Gutter. Yost made the statement about three weeks ago when we only had one foot in the drain, now I'm sure he wouldn't issue such a statement.
BTW, surprised Lee hasn't been dealt yet?
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#1227709 - 07/30/10 08:44 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: jammahawk]
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Registered: 11/22/09
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Just me being me. 3 weeks ago when I read Yost's statement I admired his optimism. See what can happen in 3 weeks? When the Pale Hose (White Sox) were down 9 games the Sox pitching coach said ot that, "We saw death, and I don't think we fear it anymore".

As far as Lee - he vetoed a trade to the Angels. I thought it might be a good move for him. He has a no trade clause. It's a shame he is such a nice guy or Cubs fans might turn him in to the next Todd Hundley* which I wouldn't mind seeing. Sure Lee has done a lot and is a great guy but he must lead the majors in hitting in to double plays over the past 3 seasons. He's one of those guys who hits well when there is no pressure. Otherwise, he blows nuts.

*Todd Hundley, Chicago Cubs: A constant target of boos at Wrigley, Hundley once flipped off the fans during a home run trot, likely figuring he wouldn't get to run around the bases many more times. It's not easy to cheese off a fan base that loves your dad, but Hundley pulled it off.
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#1227710 - 07/30/10 10:31 AM Re: 'We're in it' [Re: larryb2]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Lee has some powerful reasons to stay in Chicago.
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