“I’m just playing my game. I try to enjoy what I do everyday, that’s it. (The Royals) know what’s going on (up there).”
"...The biggest thing that I was thinking about is that nothing in life is guaranteed, especially in baseball, nothing with baseball is guaranteed, either. So why not take this chance?"
Whatever it is, I just want to help a team win, I want to get to a Major League playoff game, I want to do all that stuff. So whatever it takes to get there.”
A headline that surely has some of you asking “What Do You Mean?” But I assure you, we’re talking baseball here and you won’t be “Sorry” you stuck around.
Upon first glance, everyone looks at batting average and Robert’s isn’t good. At .222, you’d be doing yourself a great disservice to not look beyond that number.
Your college-to-pro transition has been extremely smooth. How have you been able to do that?
“I love hitting..."
Which brings me to the heart of my question to you, the people: Should the MLB have games on day one of the draft?
Luhnow had a plan from day one. Tear it the **** down. He traded every possible piece he could and played the long game. The very long game.
Well here we are in 2017 and his Astros are unbeatable.
The system is definitely on the rise again, anchored by a set of fine pitchers that aren’t listed above. Back-to-back-to-back second round picks have sparked the Kansas City renaissance.
...don’t focus on his .205 average or his 71 strikeouts; league-leading “Crush” Davis provides a direct cautionary tale for the Rangers. Gallo has managed 23 walks, stolen four bases without being caught, his .548 slugging percentage ranks 23rd in all of baseball and a .861 OPS is also top 50 (42nd) in the league.
Stanton owns the largest contract in the history of sports —making A-Rod’s renegotiated 2008 deal with the Yankees look more like Jhonny Peralta’s 4/$53 million— and is untradeable.
Times like these you yearn for Jerry Hairston, Jr. to swoop in and save the day.
Samardzija, traded a year after Feldman, had this to say about the deal that preceded him. "I don't think this team improves by trading Scott Feldman. He was one of our better pitchers. He's thrown a lot of innings, a solid dude, a solid guy in the clubhouse. It's a shame to see him go.”
His breakout 2014 (.296 average, .376 OBP, eight home runs, five stolen bases) certainly piqued the Rays interest and while San Diego hopes they sold high, Tampa is counting on him being that type of player.