Glazer: P.S. Royals Fans

Another sad statement that the Royals are done for 2017…

The Royals bench Alex Gordon – the $72 million bust.

Gordon is finally benched, batting just .204 with almost no homers and few RBI’s..

So he gets the bench, when we could have signed World Series MVP Ben Zobrist last year. Instead KC opted for hometown hero/not…Gordon.

Alex could have been traded, but nobody wants him now.

He is a great guy with only that one giant home run in 2015 post season that made him a bigger star than he ever was, huh?

So now Eric Hosmer gone. Moose likely gone. Cain likely gone…next season.

Now what?

Hey, there’s always Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs!

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22 Responses to Glazer: P.S. Royals Fans

  1. E.H. says:

    It sucks that KC got stuck with A-Gor but it’s a case of damned if you do/damned if you don’t. He obviously signed that 72 million dollar contract and is now making sure he CANNOT get suspended without pay..wink wink. It’s a brutal game but what would you do for 72 million dollars GUARANTEED? A-Gor can always say “I’m trying my best to turn it around” blah blah blah.

    Pablo Sandoval did the same thing to the Red Sox when he signed that 90 million dollar contract. They didn’t even get 200 hits out of him over 3 seasons, now they’ve given up and in the end he got about a half million dollars for each hit. Can you imagine that?

    And right now Ben Zobrist can’t hit the ball anymore either. Still, I think he’s in his late 30’s but weird how he’s another one who signs a big contract and all a sudden forgets how to play major league ball.

    Back to KC, we still have a chance at a Wildcard spot..remember when we used to be out of it by 1 May? We’re playing .500 ball and we have Melky back to make up for a lack of offense. It’s fun to see KC in contention and even though the odds are against another WS run we can sit back and enjoy the fact we went to TWO World Series in a row after a 29 year playoff drought. Heck, I think it’s been THIRTY YEARS since the Dodgers have won a World Series..can you believe that!!????

    • CG says:

      E.H. another well written response! Yes Alex has to worry bout Alex and is not the first pro to sign a deal that he didn’t live up too, the list is long..includes the Chiefs as well….

      With the two wins at Chicago, and being .500 in a league that is just that…yes KC is still in the race…who knows maybe they slide into the wild card in the end. If so they can say ‘see we did it’ way it is….what an odd team, horrid, then great, then boring, then horrid then on fire….all over the road…

      • boom boom says:

        Glazer you didn’t read the article from sam about alex. Excellent
        article how alex has come back to remake his career. Moving from third….injuries….slow hitting streaks….he’s always seemed to work hard and get back to being a good player.
        Let’s wait glazer…we have not read the final chapter on alex
        yet. Go alex!
        An with your record on the royals I would not pay ANY credence to what you say or write abot this team. YOURE A JINX!!!!!!!!!!

      • ja ja ja says:

        CG, he is insinuating that many baseball players have a habit of getting geared up in a contract year and then playing clean in subsequent years as that is the only thing that can cancel a contract.

        • E.H. says:

          The MLB caught Melky Cabrera on steroids in 2012, in August, and banned him from baseball for the rest of that year. Melky turned down the batting title, which he would have won otherwise. After that he signed with Toronto for about 7 million a year, then the lowly White Sox for 17 million(yes, 17 million!) a year! I gotta admit, even after getting caught taking steroids Melky has been a pretty good hit machine. Sure, down about 20%-50% in the hitting categories but man, he was on a historical run in 2012 if they wouldn’t have suspended him.

          My point in all this is even though Melky got caught cheating with steroids he just simply served his time and since then has made approx 60 million dollars. I don’t know about you but this boggles my mind.

  2. Jim a.k.a. BWH says:

    CG, Gordo is completely lost at the plate. No argument. But, it’s hard to put a value on what he brings to the defense. He’s the best left fielder in the American league and in the top 2 or 3 in all of baseball. That DOES have value. Maybe not $72MM worth of value, the Royals are better with him playing than without.

    I regards to Zobrist, the Royals plugged that hole with Merrifield. He’s better in every single statistical category than the aging Zobrist. To top that, he’s making less than $600K a year compared to Ben’s $10MM.

    I’ve said all year long the Royals aren’t good enough to make the playoffs. But, if there isn’t a team in the Central that can open up a bigger lead than 3 or 4 games, it’s anybody’s to win. Royals lost 5 straight and only dropped 1.5 games to Cleveland. Looks like the next 6 weeks is going to be interesting.

    Cheers, my friend. It ain’t over till it’s over.

    • E.H. says:

      It’s definitely not over till it’s over. I’m not sure about the statistics on Gordon but he doesn’t seem to be near the defensive guru he was 3 years ago. He’s now a part time player and I think his avg. dipped below .200 again. I went to see the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday afternoon and Cleveland looked so much better than Tampa’s weak lineup. Tampa made it relatively close, only losing 4-3 but in the 9th their bottom of their lineup looked like a bunch of present day Alex Gordon’s.

  3. CG says:

    E.H. the Royals are on a nice win streak of 3 now…so they are staying in the hunt.

    • boom boom says:

      well you jinxed them again glazer. You talk about their streak and then
      poof they lose.
      Here’s my final deal (howey mandel style). You stop writing about the
      chiefs an royals and boom boom will never make a comment about your
      stories. Stay on entertainment/nightlife/stripclubs/strippers/hotties/
      business ventures/even keep telling us you’re making king of sting movie.
      Any subject but sports and boom boom will never comment again.
      thanks for ruinin the royals…I hope we can salvage the chief’s season which
      you already have ruined for 2017.
      Please. It’s your civic duty to help us. I think the royals are 1 game out of
      wild card race so please stop immediately. The cheifs haven’t started reg
      season so we have a chance there if you refrain from writing about them.
      This is about the 7th time you’ve put the hex on our royals. I’m sure sly
      might even give you free passes for lifeon his slow/slow cable car if you
      stop writing stories! Please! Pretty please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Paul Trembley says:

      Well, except they lost last night. Winning streak of three, losing streak of one, same difference.

  4. E.H. says:

    KC lost a tough one last night but came back and won today in the 9th. Not a bad road trip at 4-2. Now we’ve got Cleveland in 6 of the next 9 games..looks like we’ll at least know who’s going to win the Central within the next week or so.

  5. CG says:

    The Royals will do what they do. In 2015 before entering the playoffs I said they couldn’t be stopped. That was then this is now. Outside Houston, and they have been cold as of late, no team is crazy strong in the AL this year. As we all know a team can rise up and get hot in the post season like KC did in 2014, happens. It could be one of several ball clubs and the Royals might be the ‘one’ who knows. They sure have been streaky this season so maybe the end will be a fire roll for them. I don’t see that with their pitching but its sure possible. I’m sure impressed with 7 players in double numbers on home runs. I’d like to see Moose get into the mid 40’s looks like he will.

    • Kerouac says:

      “I’m sure impressed with 7 players in double numbers on home runs.”

      – with all due respect your right to be impressed by what you wish CG, you’ve been hoodwinked if you believe the number of home runs and players hitting them today suggests merit beyond manipulation, variously. Reality is, hitting home runs today isn’t impressive, at all. It’s easier today than it has ever been before. Why?

      $imple.

      MLB is on pace to hit some 500 more home runs this year, than in any season before baseball history. That is not due to an influx of greater than ever before players, nor is it due to smaller ballparks. Parks where longer distances flown beyond by baseballs make a mockery of the game, departing venues at record numbers by way broken bats & opposite field never before witnessed measure.

      C’mon, man.

      As for ‘why’ such a spike in home runs and distance traveled, sources online provides many articles and discussions of said (here is just one):

      https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/jul/05/mlb-home-run-record-aaron-judge

      Home run totals 2017 (and 2016 and 2015 same, increasing each season) like the not too distant days Bonds & McGwire et al their ill-gotten stats, are, in a word bogus, authentic as a $3 bill or 73 home run season.

      Kerouac’s sense of right & wrong, manipulated balls as player results same are legitimate as MLB who allows 10 teams to reach post season each & every year, instead of the former one best team record from each league – two teams alone advancing directly to the World Series. Nary an scheme equating ‘no team left behind’ in order keep fans their crappy teams involved ($pending, variously.)

      As this post is written, fraudroyals are out of post season, not able manage one of the 5 team slots MLB gifts to the assorted mediocre rabble, AL. Rather, KC’s also rans, as no fewer than 4 other AL teams same who are looking in from the outside, stumble on to hopefully be able say – ‘hey, we made post season!’ even if we didn’t ‘earn’ it (is no such old fashioned thing any more.) But, ever ready are they if any the mediocre’s currently ahead of them stumble even more than their pathetic .500 (give or take) W/L results to date, already affirm.

      Are today’s fans so desperate and bereft of integrity, that they can respect such a system as the one currently in vogue MLB, NFL and NBA same? Do they just not care? Apparently so. Kerouac asked that, already knowing the answer. For those who don’t bat an eye – the same ones who wouldn’t say ‘s**t’ if they had a mouthful – enjoy the flavor.

      • CG says:

        I see your points K….however guys aren’t hitting 50 and 60, its 20-40ish and players who hadn’t before…so its kinda cool….I think teams may look at Moose as a one time wonder with his 40ish homers this year…based on his past home run numbers being just ok…thus his offers may be much lower than expected. Hosmer will get his plus 100 million and likely a Yankee which seems to be what he wants.

        As discussed we kept the core position players in Eric,Moose,Cain,Sal,Alex,Escabar and now Whitt…and looks like maybe no playoffs, and very likely no division win. So mistake giving up Wade Davis and other relievers…perhaps Holland….our hitting is decent but pitching has no hero right now….and with just 6 weeks or so left not likely to find one.

        • Kerouac says:

          Everything old is new again… the bogus home run is back MLB; record book as credulity groans under the weight.

          Manipulated baseball’s today have replaced & probably augmented PED use to reach those $tarry heights MLB desires.

          Similar PED use, which broke on the scene two plus decades ago, MLB today is doing their best Wilder & Pryor imitation ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil’, hands over ears while singing ‘lalalalala’, looking the other way & denying any knowledge of/culpability.

          Kerouac hasn’t seen denial like this since last weekend’s liberal left lunatic fringe was given a pass courtesy their friends in cahoots the media: ‘no blame’for those events Charlottesville.

          Scientific study undertaken by non-MLB folk, including taking apart MLB’s game used baseballs and measuring how far hrs are flying today, beg to differ with the MLB party line as a number of players/coaches dissent same.

          It has been found that MLB’s ‘are’ different than before: more tightly wound, with lowered stitches and resulting in less movement, more blisters for pitchers, and, many more hrs by batters – the bottom line i$ all that matters, ‘on the up & up’ be damned.

          Q: Why hasn’t there been the same huge increase in hrs the minor leagues?

          A: They use a different ball in the minor leagues.

          Flashback nigh on two decades ago… visions of Brady Anderson and Luis Gonzalez et al blasting home runs like they never did before… or aft.

          Anderson had an three-year stretch the 90’s of 16 hrs, followed by 50, then back down to 18. Gonzalez, who averaged 18 hrs a season an 19 year career, hit 57 one year (must have been eating his Wheaties that season), then hit fewer than half that many hrs the next season.

          All this going on at the same time Bonds, McGwire and Sosa et al were making an mockery of the game & stats, record book. 2017, names have changed but the stench is just as rank – NY Yankees rookie Judge hit 19 hrs in the minors last season… he has 37 in MLB. LA Dodger rookie Bellinger has an hr to at bat ratio ‘better’ than a couple of guys named Ruth & Bonds… swampland, get your Florida swampland.

          Play ball (and take the dupe$ money.)

    • boom boom says:

      bullshit glaze…you jinxedthe royals in 2015 too. “they can’t be stopped”…that
      b.s. dude. You had them out of the race at least 3 or4 times during the season…
      hounded the manager…calledout the players….so stop lying
      The only one with faith in the royals thru 2015….HARLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      You’d write an article then kill their streak….put them down then they’d
      catch fire.
      So stop the bullshit! We’ve heard enough!!!!!!!!!!! Wheres the hotties, the movie, the oscar, the joco place….come on……get real with us.
      We know facts…and the facts arethat BOOM BOOM is the KING OF KCC!

      • CG says:

        The fact is you are a nut not King of nothing nobody knows who you even are.

        • CG says:

          P.S. Royals ship is on final alert, its sinking the game last night against the clear division champ, Cleveland shows KC whats up today…we got destroyed at home..we just have no pitching right now…its highly unlikely the Royals will be a wild card, just not enough talent today…sad…

  6. CG says:

    E.H. yes offiically but I see no way…no pitching…we are out of the division race, too many better teams for wild card than KC.

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