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#1913327 - 05/19/13 05:50 PM Re: Series 14: Royals @ A's [Re: Phog4ever]
KUSPORTSFAN93 Offline
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Ned sucks sometimes. And I agree with your analysis of his two decisions today. But you can't put the offensive output entirely on his shoulders. 5 runs in 3 games against a sub-.500 team is inexcusable. Especially when you only give up 8.
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#1913330 - 05/19/13 06:00 PM Re: Series 14: Royals @ A's [Re: Phog4ever]
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Moose needs to be sent down. Yost needs to be fired. If those two things dont happen soon its going to be another typical crap year for the Royals. They arent even looking excited to be out there anymore, I put poor attitude of the team on the manager, no one else. Get rid of that fool.
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#1913331 - 05/19/13 06:03 PM Re: Series 14: Royals @ A's [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
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Originally Posted By: KUSPORTSFAN93
Ned sucks sometimes. And I agree with your analysis of his two decisions today. But you can't put the offensive output entirely on his shoulders. 5 runs in 3 games against a sub-.500 team is inexcusable. Especially when you only give up 8.


Maybe not, but he could have definetly pinched hit for Moose with 2 on and 2 out. Especially since Moose was 0-4 already and 1 for what 25. The guy is a bust, dump him.
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#1913336 - 05/19/13 06:15 PM Re: Series 14: Royals @ A's [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
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You are correct, 93, you can't blame him entirely for the offensive woes. But his insistence that Moose stay with the MLB club and playing him everyday plays a significant role in those offensive struggles.

Some of the blame lies with Moore. Signing Frenchy to that ridiculous contract is another significant factor in the issues with the offense.

Those are two huge holes in the lineup. The third large hole (2B) is harder to solve and I'm not nearly as critical of Moore or Yost for that issue.

Hosmer's struggles probably can't be linked directly to Yost or Moore unless you want to look at canning Seitzer at part of the reason. That's probably a stretch.

All things considered, this is still probably a 77-84 win team. With a good manager, I'd say they are more like 80-89. At least it is a substantial improvement over the Allard Baird days.
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#1913358 - 05/19/13 07:22 PM Re: Series 14: Royals @ A's [Re: Phog4ever]
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Good points.

If you ask me, the best things that the Royals could do at this point are as follows:

-Put Moose in AAA for at least a few weeks and let him get some confidence back. He has the potential to be great. But he started so poorly that he's not even in a good place mentally right now. The level of frustration that seems to accompany half of his outs is unhealthy. In the mean time, Johnson and Tejada can share 3B duties. Call up Giavotella to take Moose's spot for a bit.

-When Dyson gets back, put him in RF permanently. Francoeur has to go, and if the Royals can't do that without taking a financial hit, he has to ride the pine. He's a good guy, and a likable guy. But he just isn't a good major league ballplayer.

-Fire Yost, unless you think that doing so will rock the boat too much for a team that has a legitimate shot at competing. Yost rarely makes praiseworthy decisions, and while I don't think he's consistently terrible, he's bad enough to cost them a couple games. There has to be a decent manager available to replace him.

-Fill the hole at 2B. I don't think Getz is a good option, and I don't think Tejada is an every day option. I also don't believe Giavotella would be much of an improvement. In my opinion, the Royals should look for 2B (or a RF) on the trade market. I'm not sure who all will be available, but I know the Phillies haven't been very good. Chase Utley might be a good option, provided that the Phillies pay the lion's share of his remaining contract. The Royals surely could trade a back-end bullpen guy, perhaps in combination with a lesser prospect or two, to improve at 2B.

This team isn't going to win a World Series this year. But there is no excuse for them to be sub-.500. I have confidence that Billy will get back up to .300, but I'm less sure about Moose or Hosmer finding success. I think it is absolutely detrimental to leave the former up in the majors right now. He has been god awful.
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#1913499 - 05/20/13 09:56 AM Re: Series 14: Royals @ A's [Re: Phog4ever]
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So like I said, send Moose down and fire Yost. Who do you bring in as manager if you do that.
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