Quick Hits: Royals, Astros, Lee, Reyes, Young, Prior

Real live baseball was played in Florida and Arizona today, even though it was nothing more than a handful of exhibition games. That's better than nothing in my book. Here's some links for Saturday…


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57 Comments on "Quick Hits: Royals, Astros, Lee, Reyes, Young, Prior"


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Zeppelin5083
4 years 4 months ago

Seems to me Michael Young has every right to not be happy with the Rangers. He was asked to move positions several times, he does for the good of the team. Then he moves to a spot where he may not play the field near as often, and the team goes out and looks to get someone to fill THAT spot as well. I don’t get it.

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Brad426
4 years 4 months ago

I started to type a sarcastic “Yeah, I wish this topic had been discussed before” and then I saw that you’re new here. Welcome, and get ready for the “Blah blah blah $16M per year” people to welcome you as well.

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The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 4 months ago

Welcome you’ll like commenting here, its a great group of people. Just as a caution, sometimes you may get in a disagreement as many have on here, but don’t take it personal.

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4 years 4 months ago

I feel every year I read a new “this is when prior will try to comeback” article. Also he states that he could have made 150 mil, but failed to provide any real information about other contracts and whatnot and really just pure speculation based on 2 seasons of numbers.

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woadude
4 years 4 months ago

Exactly, I mean not baseball related but very similar wasn’t Ryan Leaf supposed to of been better than Peyton Manning? I wonder if any team would sign Ryan Leaf and say well, he could of been this great unstoppable QB, we are going to take a chance he can regain just a smidge of his former self.

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jayrig5
4 years 4 months ago

Those two cases aren’t anything close to comparable. Prior, when healthy, was a dominant pitcher at a young age. Ryan Leaf, when healthy, was awful. Leaf was only thought to be comparable to Manning until both were in the NFL, and then the relative talents were exposed. Prior did live up to the hype, if not exceed it, until his arm fell apart.

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mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 4 months ago

Bingo!

I still can’t help but admire Mark Prior for his continued efforts. He wants to pitch. He’s endured several surgeries, years of rehab, and a treks out in the wilderness. He’s made enough money to live his life; the man still wants to play baseball. He’s going to keep trying to find a mound to pitch on, a way to pitch that works for him. I can’t begrudge him that. I just can’t.

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woadude
4 years 4 months ago

Michael Young “You guys got Mike Napoli? But he is better than me at DH, But you said…..YOU SAID.” ::crying::

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notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

i really want my like button back

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Fifty_Five
4 years 4 months ago

Its alrite. I liked it for you

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Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All
4 years 4 months ago

Why did you lose it? Wait, what?

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notsureifsrs
4 years 4 months ago

i still have a like button, it just doesn’t work anymore. turns out when you’re reincarnated not everything still functions properly

*viagra joke*!

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Verlander_Will_Save_Us_All
4 years 4 months ago

ha

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wickedkevin
4 years 4 months ago

I only liked this for notsureifsrs.

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4 years 4 months ago

My boy Freeman went 3-3 with 3 doubles today. ROY frontrunner, folks.

However, Craig Kimbrel surrendered 2 runs and was topping out at 87mph…….

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myname_989
4 years 4 months ago

Doubtful.

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4 years 4 months ago

Was being sarcastic, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see anyone call him a front runner. He’s one of the few position player rookies who have an opening day starting job. Brown is likely to be platooned. Chapman will be in the pen and probably in a non-closers role for most of the season. This season isn’t stacked with rookies like it was last year.

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ejr
4 years 4 months ago

the problem with starting jobs for rookies is that they fade down the stretch, when voting takes place. there will be rookies coming up in May & June that get more attention if they can stay hot. I’m sure Freeman will have to be spelled often to keep him from losing confidence during bad stretches.

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4 years 4 months ago

How are you sure Freeman will be spelled ‘often’? And by who, Hinske and Mather? They basically handed the job to Freeman mid-way through the 2010 season and made little effort to bring anyone in as his backup. Hinske will likely play more LF than 1B.

I’m not saying Freeman is 100% legit. He’s gonna have his tough stretches, but with his defense he’ll stick at 1B if he can put up a .285, .330, .420 line with 15+ HR(I have complete faith that he can do at least that). Not numbers that usually win the ROY, but as I said…..it’s a relatively weak rookie class, especially compared to last years.

I’m just saying, I’ve seen Freeman mentioned in the top 3 NL ROY candidates by just about every analyst and journalist that’s covered the topic. I don’t think he’ll win, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he did is all I’m saying. He’s quite a few peoples preseason pick, actually.

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ejr
4 years 4 months ago

I was just making a more general comment about rookies that play the full season — they seem to be a fade down the stretch. Freeman is definitely going to be considered in ROY candidate discussions for the first part of the season, but those conversations often change. JA Happ wasn’t on most people’s radars and he had a great 2nd half and got lots of attention.

I think if we come back in August our discussion may include Freeman but a handful of other guys that weren’t even on anyone’s radar will crop up. Not because I think Freeman is gonna be bad/medicore; it’s just the way the ROY discussions seem to go.

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AJCBE
4 years 4 months ago

Phillies have to move Aumont back to the pen. He has serious closer potential.

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dc21892
4 years 4 months ago

According to Heyman (which I wouldn’t put too much stock into) they don’t have a future :x.