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#1941058 - 07/31/13 02:09 PM BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR OF JUSTIN MAXWELL
KUSPORTSFAN93 Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/30/09
Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
If you don't know his name, you shouldn't feel bad. He is a 4th OF. Played for Houston all year.

The guy is 29 years old, hitting .240 with no power. He is, however, a pretty good hitter against lefties. He's decent defensively.

I'm not a fan of the trade, but I'm sure they didn't give up much, so whatever. More details to come when it's announced what the Royals gave up.
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#1941061 - 07/31/13 02:13 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
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Registered: 11/21/12
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Head scratcher...
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#1941062 - 07/31/13 02:17 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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The guy did have 18 home runs last year and with the amount of lefties we have in our lineup, having a guy that can pinch hit against a lefty could have some value.
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#1941066 - 07/31/13 02:37 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
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Registered: 09/29/05
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Kyle Smith is who we traded.
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#1941067 - 07/31/13 02:46 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
kylecof11 Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: Kansas
He is a good RH hitter. Showed some good power last year hitting 18 HRs. His OBP is over .300 throughout his career. This is what KC was looking for, a good RH hitter that has some pop.
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#1941070 - 07/31/13 02:50 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Which is fine, except he is not good. He can hit lefties some, but it seems to me like the Royals had this guy all year, and his name was Jeff Francoeur.
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#1941071 - 07/31/13 02:52 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: JFish26]
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Registered: 11/21/12
Loc: KC, KS
Originally Posted By: JFish26
Which is fine, except he is not good. He can hit lefties some, but it seems to me like the Royals had this guy all year, and his name was Jeff Francoeur.


Bingo.
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#1941072 - 07/31/13 03:00 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: JFish26]
KUSPORTSFAN93 Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/30/09
Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
Originally Posted By: JFish26
Which is fine, except he is not good. He can hit lefties some, but it seems to me like the Royals had this guy all year, and his name was Jeff Francoeur.


Winner. Francoeur has the better arm. Maxwell has more range. Francoeur might have a little more power. Maxwell hits for a slightly better--albeit still abysmal--average. Maxwell has better plate discipline. Maxwell has more speed. Francoeur was getting $8M. Maxwell is under contract until 2017 getting less than $500K.

Maybe a slight upgrade from Frenchy. But he isn't anything worth being excited about.

Royals receive:

OF Justin Maxwell (.241/.311/.387, 2 HR, 8 RBI in 2013)

Astros receive:

P Kyle Smith (104.1 IP, 5-4, 2.85 ERA, 1.169 WHIP, 8.3 K/9, 3.31 K/BB @ Hi-A Wilmington in 2013)
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#1941073 - 07/31/13 03:01 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: rockchalker5]
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Frechy's hitting .203 with an OBP of .240, SLG of .302 and and OPS of .542. Maxwell's hitting .241, OBP of .311, SLG .387, and OPS of .698. Also a career .824 OPS vs. lefties.
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#1941074 - 07/31/13 03:01 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: JFish26]
kylecof11 Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: JFish26
Which is fine, except he is not good. He can hit lefties some, but it seems to me like the Royals had this guy all year, and his name was Jeff Francoeur.


But the thing is Maxwell is not going to play everyday. The real question is now, do the Royals dare send down Lough, or send Maxwell to AAA until September call ups? This was mainly for depth, I think, and the options in the OF past the guys in the majors now are very slim.
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#1941075 - 07/31/13 03:03 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
kylecof11 Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: KUSPORTSFAN93
Originally Posted By: JFish26
Which is fine, except he is not good. He can hit lefties some, but it seems to me like the Royals had this guy all year, and his name was Jeff Francoeur.


Winner. Francoeur has the better arm. Maxwell has more range. Francoeur might have a little more power. Maxwell hits for a slightly better--albeit still abysmal--average. Maxwell has better plate discipline. Maxwell has more speed. Francoeur was getting $8M. Maxwell is under contract until 2017 getting less than $500K.

Maybe a slight upgrade from Frenchy. But he isn't anything worth being excited about.


Being under contract for another 3+ years is nice. Especially for cheap.
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#1941076 - 07/31/13 03:03 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 05/17/04
I don't get it....not one bit.

Can this guy play 2B? If not, this trade makes zerooooooooooooooooooooooooo sense to me, none, squat, nil....what other words can I use?

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#1941077 - 07/31/13 03:04 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: kylecof11]
oreadical Offline
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I think the Royals platoon a bit with Maxwell getting some starts against lefties.
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#1941078 - 07/31/13 03:04 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
christgs80 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 05/17/04
So clearly an OF is going down to the minors....who is it.....and why?

Because they didn't trade for this guy to be a 5th OF....or did they?

Good lord...I need a drink.

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#1941080 - 07/31/13 03:08 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: christgs80]
kylecof11 Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: christgs80
So clearly an OF is going down to the minors....who is it.....and why?

Because they didn't trade for this guy to be a 5th OF....or did they?

Good lord...I need a drink.
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Don't overlook it. Brought in for depth in the OF. It's no guarantee he will be with the big league club.
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#1941083 - 07/31/13 03:08 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
This makes just no sense. And to give up a 20 year old pitcher? I get that his numbers are skewed by his park/league, but Jesus.
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#1941086 - 07/31/13 03:10 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: kylecof11]
christgs80 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 05/17/04
Originally Posted By: kylecof11
Originally Posted By: christgs80
So clearly an OF is going down to the minors....who is it.....and why?

Because they didn't trade for this guy to be a 5th OF....or did they?

Good lord...I need a drink.
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Don't overlook it. Brought in for depth in the OF. It's no guarantee he will be with the big league club.


So you're trading a 20-year old pitcher who has shown lots of promise (yeah yeah, I know all about the park/stuff) for a guy that might not even be on the roster.

That's comical at best.

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#1941087 - 07/31/13 03:11 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: JFish26]
christgs80 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 05/17/04
Originally Posted By: JFish26
This makes just no sense. And to give up a 20 year old pitcher? I get that his numbers are skewed by his park/league, but Jesus.


But Maxwell is DEPTH...

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#1941095 - 07/31/13 03:15 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: JFish26]
KUSPORTSFAN93 Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/30/09
Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
Originally Posted By: JFish26
This makes just no sense. And to give up a 20 year old pitcher? I get that his numbers are skewed by his park/league, but Jesus.


Exactly.

Kyle Smith is very young and very far away from the majors. But he has been doing very well this year in A+. Certainly a top 6 or 7 pitching prospect in the organization. I don't think the Royals shot themselves in the foot by losing him. But he could have had value a few years down the line.

I don't see what Maxwell brings, other than some decent hitting against lefties. Granted, Maxwell was injured earlier this year and hasn't looked right since. But it's not as if he was a superstar before. The guy is 29. He isn't a prospect. He isn't even young. I expect to see him in AAA, unless the Royals think they can do without one of their bullpen guys. Which is entirely plausible. Mendoza and Coleman can go to AAA when Duffy comes back and (presumably) Wade Davis moves to the middle-long reliever role.

At the end of the day, this trade doesn't make me mad. It just doesn't make sense. But it's just so inconsequential that I don't really care.
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#1941112 - 07/31/13 03:52 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
kylecof11 Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: Kansas
I think the main thing KC was wanting to do was keep the team together and not ruin the chemistry. Santana is a well-liked guy and has been outstanding this year.
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#1941116 - 07/31/13 03:58 PM Re: BREAKING: ROYALS TRADE FOR JUSTIN MAXWELL [Re: KUSPORTSFAN93]
KUSPORTSFAN93 Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 01/30/09
Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
Any chance Santana gives KC preference this off-season because they took a chance on him? I doubt it. I don't even know if I want to see KC give Santana a big deal this off-season. They probably get two years slightly worse than this one, but still very good. But they probably also get two years of 5.00+ ERA pitching.
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