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Are the Royals trying to actually compete? Posednick, DeJesus, Guillen and now Ankiel to play the outfield? Not a BAD little rotation.
Good signing for them, he's a talented guy who has a great upside. If he does good, they have him for a relatively cheap $6million in 2011 with the mutual option.

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Yet another terrible signing from the Royals. They might indeed by trying to compete, but they're countering that by acquiring nothing but brutal, washed-up players.

A far better writer than I sums it up like so....
http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog/2010/01/23/the-sixth-stage/



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It's the Royals.

They probably signed him to pitch.



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Obviously Ankiel isn't going to lead the Royals to the division title or something but at least Royals fans can see that they are doing SOMETHING, unlike my Pittsburgh Pirates.



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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Are the Royals trying to actually compete? Posednick, DeJesus, Guillen and now Ankiel to play the outfield? Not a BAD little rotation.



I'll have some of what Stagger is having, please.

There's not one player in that group that would be considered a starting outfielder for a contending team. Yuck.




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Are the Royals trying to actually compete? Posednick, DeJesus, Guillen and now Ankiel to play the outfield? Not a BAD little rotation.



    I'll have some of what Stagger is having, please.

    There's not one player in that group that would be considered a starting outfielder for a contending team. Yuck.


I disagree. David DeJesus is a perfectly acceptable cog that could fit into any team's plans. He does absolutely nothing to hurt you in terms of bat or defense; he simply won't do anything to blow you away either.

I could absolutely see him roaming around the outfield in Yankee Stadium and batting 2nd without him feeling out of place.

Forget the rest.



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Ankiel was doing fine last year until he ran head first into the center field wall. He should do well in th AL.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Ankiel was doing fine last year until he ran head first into the center field wall. He should do well in th AL.



I suppose we all have different standards of excellence. I consider a .240 BA with 11 homers over the course of 350 at bats with an inability to draw walks to be a complete waste of lineup space.

Perspective taken into account though, we ARE talking about the Royals, so he'll probably be the team's lone all-star representative once Greinke is traded for a couple of 28 year old prospects and a brand new bat boy.



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Eh, the Royals will basically be running in place until they start getting some impact players from the minors. They have been spending a lot of money in the draft and in Latin America. Of course, it'd be nice if this happened soon, while they have Greinke under contract.
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I think this whole Braden Vs A-Rod feud is stupid as well. It would be one thing if they were playing in the playoffs and he tried this in an attempt to rally the troops or something,but starting this campaign in late April/early May is ridiculous.
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