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Just had long conversation with scout. Likes most KC prospects, but not sold on Moustakas. "Reminds...

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Just had long conversation with scout. Likes most KC prospects, but not sold on Moustakas. "Reminds me of Shea Hillenbrand with more power."

Rany Jazayerli Wait for it... THE SHIP IS SINKING!

Crawford signs with BoSox for 7/142

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So we get Frenchy and Melky (sounds like a sandwich) and they get Crawford. Baseball doesn't need a salary cap, or floor or any type of revenue restructuring.

Rany's Catching Up with the Rest of Us

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Good for him... he even uses the phrase "it isn't fun anymore." [(c) Will McDonald] That's not to say I'm glad he's done writing for the season -- that sucks, and I'll miss him. But at least now he's where many of were at last offseason regarding Dayton Moore's "abillities." The increasing stories of inability to handle criticism are depressing and predictable. I urge any media members who happen to be reading this to continue pushing the boundaries as far as you can without getting "banned." Remember -- you could be next. No matter how many vision-challenged and "locker room leaders" Dayton Moore drafts, this teams will never legitimately compete until a new GM is in. I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't want to wait a season, or even a day longer. I've "watched this guy GM everyday." He sucks. As NYRoyal said, "Next."

Rany on Grienke

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Rany with one of his longest works yet. He really wants to sign Grienke, but doesn't think it will happen. What I found more interesting then everything though was the following quote: "Baird didn’t get Beltran signed to a long-term deal, but as it happens, it wasn’t for lack of trying, or even for lack of succeeding – negotiations with Beltran were proceeding well until factors outside of Baird’s control intervened. (The more I learn about the Allard Baird Era, the more I’m convinced that the Allard Baird Era was not the fault of Allard Baird.)" I'd love to hear that story.

Meche has more strikeouts than any Royals pitcher had in the previous 11 years, but he doesn’t even ...

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Meche has more strikeouts than any Royals pitcher had in the previous 11 years, but he doesn’t even lead this year’s team. Greinke does. In 182 innings, Greinke has 167 strikeouts, enough to rank fifth in the league in both Ks and Ks per 9 innings. He’s walked just 52 batters, meaning that he’s just the second starting pitcher since 1991 to post a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3 or better. (The other was Paul Byrd in 2002, when Byrd walked just 38 batters in 228 innings.) Greinke hasn’t had a true breakout year, partly because he’s given up 21 homers, and partly because his BABIP is an unimpressive .315, leading to more hits than innings pitches. Some of that is bad luck, some of that is bad defense. But the important thing to take away from this is that when you look at the things that are within a pitcher’s control – innings, walks, strikeouts, homers – Greinke has had arguably the best season of any Royals starter this decade. While Meche is under contract through 2011, Greinke can be a free agent after 2010. I’ve said this a million times, but let’s go ahead and make it a million-and-one: signing Greinke to a long-term deal is Dayton Moore’s #1 priority, whether he realizes it or not."

Rany Jazayerli, Looking to 2009: The Pitchers, Part I

Rany and Reason #2

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Is Rany "breaking up" with Trey Hillman, Reason #2 on the Royals' Golden Path? Feel the love!

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