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MLB: Is There A Worst Team Than Kansas City?  
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1258 times:

You have GOT to read about the 9th inning the Royals had Tuesday night:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=250809107

That's just incredible. You have 5 run lead, and make 3 errors in the 9th, to lose.

Gawd, but I feel bad for Buddy Bell-good guy, caught in a nightmare.

Can't be a worse team in baseball.

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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1250 times:

Sounds like a somewhat typical Detroit Tigers performance to me. Not desired, but not unusual, either. Regards...jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

 sigh 

It is such a same too because they bring up so many young players only not to be able to afford them when they get good. MLB needs to do something to make smaller markets more competitive like the NHL has recently done.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
Gawd, but I feel bad for Buddy Bell-good guy, caught in a nightmare.

I remember when he was a member of the Texas Rangers in the 80's. We all called him "Butty Smell"!! I know, juvenile, but hey, they were the Strangers!!

I disagree, I think the Texas Rangers are the worst. At least the Royals have gone to and won the World Series (at least were given the World Series in 1985 by Don Denkinger stupid umpire at 1st base).



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User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 3):
I disagree, I think the Texas Rangers are the worst.

WHAT! HAHAHAHAHA. You got to be kidding me! He never said all time, which the Rangers aren't anyway, but of present teams. Have you even watched the Rangers recently.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

My guess is you will see a sweep starting Monday when KC and Seattle meet. The only reason you might not is if Felix is pitching. Percentage wise, you are correct. KC is even worse than Tampa, which is real sad.

Thank God football season is starting.


User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1219 times:

No, they are in fact the worst team in the MLB.

However, dollar for dollar, the New York Yankees are the worst team in the league.



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 2):
It is such a same too because they bring up so many young players only not to be able to afford them when they get good. MLB needs to do something to make smaller markets more competitive like the NHL has recently done.

-SOAC

Bullcrap they don't have the money. They have money, but the owner just refuses to spend it. They may not have Yankee or Big City money, but thats no reason that the roster should be full of players that would be struggling to survive in Triple A ball. I really wish they would trade poor Mike Sweeney. A good player and a good guy i na miserable situation.

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 3):
I disagree, I think the Texas Rangers are the worst. At least the Royals have gone to and won the World Series (at least were given the World Series in 1985 by Don Denkinger stupid umpire at 1st base).

Obviously you know nothing about baseball. Texas doesn't have the pitching to compete right now, but they have mashers throughout the lineup and win allot of games just from pure run scoring ability alone.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

I think what Texas needs is a domed stadium, with a retractible roof, to keep them away from taht God-awful Texas heat in the summer. Maybe they would be more competitive that way.

And the Rangers, worse than Kansas City? Uh, ok.


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

"Hey, cabana-boy! Another mai-tai over here!"

Signed, Tony Pena



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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

I think that the Rockies can give the Royals a run for their money, at least away from Coors Field they can.

Quoting MrChips (Reply 6):
However, dollar for dollar, the New York Yankees are the worst team in the league.

And aint that a beautiful thing!  slaphappy 



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User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1186 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 7):
Texas doesn't have the pitching to compete right now, but they have mashers throughout the lineup and win allot of games just from pure run scoring ability alone.

You hit the nail on the head. All they really lack is good quality starting pitching. But the Texas Rangers remind me of the Colorado Rockies. They pound out the hits (ok.... Texas currently has more mashers in the lineup) but their staff can't pitch worth a #^$%&.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 11):
You hit the nail on the head. All they really lack is good quality starting pitching.

It was a good point. And it's proven that in post-season, that, more often than not, you need that quality pitching. Ask the '95 Indians, who had a modern-day Murderers' Row that year. The Braves didn't have near the offense the Indians had that year, but their pitching was better.


User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 12):
It was a good point. And it's proven that in post-season, that, more often than not, you need that quality pitching. Ask the '95 Indians, who had a modern-day Murderers' Row that year. The Braves didn't have near the offense the Indians had that year, but their pitching was better.

Ah, the good old days at the Jake. I used to go to the Jake during my Cleveland days, but went after the 1st inning, and got tickets for dirt cheap.
Good atmosphere and good team. I had a great time. Cleveland fans are great...too bad their teams have always let them down.



Tort reform now. Throw lawyers in jail later.
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Tex- come on man: Soriano, Blalock, Young, Texiera. Thats a good line up right there. Even Bajaras is good.


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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 14):
Tex- come on man: Soriano, Blalock, Young, Texiera. Thats a good line up right there. Even Bajaras is good.

In the last 15 years, there has never been a question about the Texas batting lineup. However the pitching has continuously been a question mark.
The Rangers have always lacked pitching, whether in the old Arlington stadium or the new Ballpark.

Furthermore, at least the Royals have won in the past, as have the Brewers, Pirates, Mariners, etc.

IMHO, there are only two teams as worse or worse than the Strangers....Colorado and Tampa Bay, two recent expansion teams.
Everyone, and I mean everyone, have had more regular season and postseason success than the Rangers.



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User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 14):
Tex- come on man: Soriano, Blalock, Young, Texiera. Thats a good line up right there.

Best infield in the bigs.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
think what Texas needs is a domed stadium, with a retractible roof, to keep them away from taht God-awful Texas heat in the summer. Maybe they would be more competitive that way.

Naw, because they are use to it and the oppenents aren't. The only way that would benefit the Rangers is because maybe some good pitchers wouldn't be afraid to come to North Texas.

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 11):
All they really lack is good quality starting pitching.

Supposedly we have some great pitchers coming up from Frisno.

Quoting KROC (Reply 7):
Bullcrap they don't have the money. They have money, but the owner just refuses to spend it. They may not have Yankee or Big City money, but thats no reason that the roster should be full of players that would be struggling to survive in Triple A ball.

Well that doesn't change anything. KC still can't afford decent players....be it because of the owners.

Quoting KROC (Reply 7):
I really wish they would trade poor Mike Sweeney. A good player and a good guy i na miserable situation.

Sweeney is the one who wanted to stay.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 16):
Well that doesn't change anything. KC still can't afford decent players....be it because of the owners.

Sorry but this is a load of crap. Not only does the Royals owner have hundreds of millions of his own money, he is getting revenue sharing money now. Instead of just pocketing that, perhaps he should invest that money back into the team in the form of some decent quality players instead of the roster of Triple A rejects they have on the field now. I don't agree with the Yankees, Red Sox, Angles and even my Mets to name a few spending the boatloads of money they do, but teams like Pittsburgh, K.C., Oakland, Milwaukee etc all have money they could be spending on players but they don't.

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 16):
Sweeney is the one who wanted to stay.

As a Sweeney Fan, I try and follow him as much as I can seeing as he is stuck in a Cow Town. And while he did at one point want to stay, he also wants to win and would be willing to go elsewhere to "help the team" as well as have a chane to win. And he said this himself a few weeks back on The Jim Rome Show.


User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 12):
Ask the '95 Indians, who had a modern-day Murderers' Row that year.

That was a scary lineup.... Kenny Lofton, Albert Belle, Jim Thome, Roberto Alomar..........

You should see #30 in the cnnsi power rankings this week. To quote specifically from there:

"#30 Kansas City Royals

At midweek, they'd lost 11 straight games, one shy of the team record. That includes 4 straight to the Devil Rays. Midway through the streak, they made eight roster moves in one day to shake things up -- and were outscored 27-1 in the next two games. Finally, they led the Indians 7-2 Tuesday night -- only to give up 11 runs in the ninth inning on eight hits and three errors, including two dropped balls. Still, number 30 is as low as we can go."



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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1603 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
MLB: Is There A Worst Team Than Kansas City?

I don't know, the Pirates should give them a run for their money.

I was watching the Pirates and Rockies last night. Bottom of the 5th inning. Pirates lead 1-0. Mark Redman is on the mound for the Pirates. There are 2 outs, with an 0-2 count on Aaron Cook (the PITCHER). What's Redman do? He walks Cook! With an 0-2 count. Four straight balls. It's the pitcher, we're not talking Albert Pujols here. Then the Rockies get four straight hits (2-1 Rockies), and Matt Holliday walks up and hits a 3-run homer.

From a 1-0 lead with 2 outs and an 0-2 count to a 5-1 deficit. Unbelievable.

Thank heavens it's almost football season.


N670UW

[Edited 2005-08-11 17:30:09]

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 17):
Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 16):
Well that doesn't change anything. KC still can't afford decent players....be it because of the owners.

Sorry but this is a load of crap

I agree with KROC. We hear constantly in Cleveland, from the Indians penny-pinching owner, Larry Dolan, that he can't spend the money until the fans come out-hell, he all but blamed the fans last year for the fact he couldn't spend money this year-but if you put a shitty product on the field, unless they're called the Chicago Cubs or the Cleveland Browns, fans won't come to watch them.

Maybe these owners should think like this: spend the money, get the players, and ,gee, the fans will want to watch your product!

Quoting Greyhound (Reply 18):
That was a scary lineup.... Kenny Lofton, Albert Belle, Jim Thome, Roberto Alomar..........

Here's the averages, HR and RBI for their main guys.


Sandy Alomar, Jr. C 66 .300 10HR 35RBI
Carlos Baerga 2B 135 .314 15HR 90RBI
Albert Belle OF 143 .317 50HR 126RBI
Kenny Lofton OF 118 .310 7HR 53RBI
Eddie Murray DH 113 .323 21HR 82RBI
Manny Ramirez OF 137 .308 31HR 107RBI
Paul Sorrento 1B 104 .235 25HR 79RBI
Jim Thome 3B 137 .314 25HR 73RBI
Omar Vizquel SS 136 .266 6HR 56RBI

And remember, Ramirez and Thome were just kids then, and Vizquel wasn't the hitter he's become. Belle, despite his reputation, got royally screwed that year, and should have won AL MVP, as he clearly had the best season of anyone in the majors.

Plus the pitching wasn't bad. It, in fact, was near the top of the AL-Dennis Martinez, Orel Herschiser and Charlie Nagy were outstanding; the bullpen with Jim Assenmacher, Jim Poole and Eric Plunk as setup guys and Jose Mesa as the closer were almost unhittable that year.

Unfortunately for the Tribe, they ran into a HOF pitching staff in Atlanta that year.


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 17):
Sorry but this is a load of crap. Not only does the Royals owner have hundreds of millions of his own money, he is getting revenue sharing money now.

Once again, it doesn't mean anything! KC can't afford players. I know it is because of the owner, but the limit he gives the GM doesn't allow KC to spend $5 to buy a drink. Thus they can't afford to buy good players.

Quoting KROC (Reply 17):
And while he did at one point want to stay, he also wants to win and would be willing to go elsewhere to "help the team" as well as have a chane to win. And he said this himself a few weeks back on The Jim Rome Show.

That is why I said "wantED" to stay. I know he deserves better, but he is not the victim that you describe him as.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 21):
Once again, it doesn't mean anything! KC can't afford players. I know it is because of the owner, but the limit he gives the GM doesn't allow KC to spend $5 to buy a drink. Thus they can't afford to buy good players.

You made my point again. Its not that the Royals cannot afford players, its that the owner gives the GM a LIMIT on how much he can spend on players. There is a HUGE difference in not being able to afford better players and not wanting to spend the money to get better players. With the Revenue Sharing and the Salary Tax (that the Yanks get hit hard for to the tune of around 50 million this year!!!) the Royals could take their share and invest that money in a couple of decent free agents but they don't. Not because they cannot afford too, but because the owner doesn't want to spend the money.

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 21):
That is why I said "wantED" to stay. I know he deserves better, but he is not the victim that you describe him as.

I never said he was a victim. I said I feel bad for him. He is a stand up guy and loyal to K.C. K.C. has the poor guy involved in trade talks every year and they should go ahead and move him and give him a chance to win.


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 22):
Not because they cannot afford too, but because the owner doesn't want to spend the money.

I think we are confusing each other. When I say they "can't afford" good players, I include the limit the owner is putting on the GM, (not that they have a lot of money way). I know they could spend some more money, but because of the limit, that can't "afford" to.

Quoting KROC (Reply 22):
He is a stand up guy and loyal to K.C. K.C. has the poor guy involved in trade talks every year and they should go ahead and move him and give him a chance to win.

He is a great guy and any team would be lucky to have him. I know I was hoping the Rangers would get him this year.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 23):
I know they could spend some more money, but because of the limit, that can't "afford" to.

Then you need some new terminology because they can afford players, they are just choosing not too.

I agree about Sweeney. I would like to see him at First Base for the Mets.


25 Greyhound : Answer to the thread question is so far, almost..... The record for consecutive losses was 21 by the (I hate saying this) '88 Orioles. The Royals are
26 Falcon84 : Didn't that O's team end up somehwere near .500, without looking it up. I think after that horrible start, they ended up playing pretty respectible b
27 KROC : I believe the Reds lost 23 games in the mid-50's or so. At least thats what I thought I heard on the radio. I could be wrong though.
28 Post contains images Falcon84 : A real newsflash would be if you're right, KROC. Don't bore us with the obvious.
29 Post contains links Greyhound : http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....bba.royals.mariners.ap/index.html There's the article I got that from.... it was the only way I knew about th
30 Post contains images KROC : Now THAT is worthy of a freakin' KO. You all will excuse me while I collect up pieces of my grill since Falcon84 just left me looking like Mike Camer
31 Post contains images GQfluffy : I can't believe my Giants have actually found a way to win/steal 52 games this year.... fluffy
32 Greyhound : Is that the number of games they've won or the average age of their opening day starting lineup?
33 Post contains images Falcon84 : Especially with a bunch of "brain-dead carribean players". Isn't that what that sports talk show dude said that got him fired?
34 Post contains images Greyhound : I just found out the '61 Phillies lost 23 in a row. The AL record was 21 by the '88 O's. And the streak is now at 18 as Kansas City was swept by the M
35 Post contains images KROC : So I was right. *Gives falcon84 a nice Italian gesture*
36 Post contains images Greyhound : No, you're still wrong: Reds haven't relocated since then.
37 Post contains images KROC : Same difference. I had the losing streak right. Both teams wear red...and both teams suck. Easy mistake.
38 Post contains images Falcon84 : So, that's why the planets were aligned-KROC was once the only time in his life!
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