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    Royals promote Eric Hosmer to KC

    A little earlier than I expected but the kid was hitting .439 in Omaha with a .525 OBP. It looks like it's time to see if all of the hype surrounding the Royals minor league prospects amounts to results in the majors.



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    Re: Royals promote Eric Hosmer to KC

    Damnit, someone already picked him up in my keeper league.



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    Re: Royals promote Eric Hosmer to KC

    Figures, I go to several games a year as part of my job and the first game we were going to get to go was Monday. Guess I won't get to see him play.



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    Re: Royals promote Eric Hosmer to KC

    I am excited about this! And I'm going to the A's/Royal's game Saturday. Talk about perfect timing.


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    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Re: Royals promote Eric Hosmer to KC

    giggity. Thought Moustakas would be first, but excited. Amazing bc he can become a super two earlier now, but the Royals are competing and the Central is very winnable this year.
    This move was done because the starting rotation isn't very good and they need to score runs.
    but ya, giggity.


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    Re: Royals promote Eric Hosmer to KC

    I'm shocked they didn't wait another month. They Royals are not going to contend this season and they just upped his free agency by one year. With 17,000 running through the turnstiles each night I'm not sure how they can pay their roster down the road.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    I'm shocked they didn't wait another month. They Royals are not going to contend this season and they just upped his free agency by one year. With 17,000 running through the turnstiles each night I'm not sure how they can pay their roster down the road.

    Coming from a Pirates fan....

    I think the Royals will surprise some people this year. They have one of the top offenses in the AL and adding Hosmer should improve their offense even more.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    giggity. Thought Moustakas would be first, but excited. Amazing bc he can become a super two earlier now, but the Royals are competing and the Central is very winnable this year.
    This move was done because the starting rotation isn't very good and they need to score runs.
    but ya, giggity.

    Buster Olney said he talked to some major league scouts about Hosmer and they compared him to "Joey Votto with an impact of Jason Heyward in 2010".


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    I'm shocked they didn't wait another month. They Royals are not going to contend this season and they just upped his free agency by one year. With 17,000 running through the turnstiles each night I'm not sure how they can pay their roster down the road.
    Calling him up right now has no effect on his free agency. He may qualify as a Super Two now which means he will have the opportunity to go through arbitration 4 times instead of 3. The only way the Royals could have pushed back free agency would have been by keeping him in AAA the entire season which really wasn't going to happen anyway.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    Coming from a Pirates fan....

    I think the Royals will surprise some people this year. They have one of the top offenses in the AL and adding Hosmer should improve their offense even more.
    Why does it matter what team I cheer for? By the way, the Royals are 4 1/2 games out of first and the Pirates are 2 1/2 games out of first.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    Calling him up right now has no effect on his free agency. He may qualify as a Super Two now which means he will have the opportunity to go through arbitration 4 times instead of 3. The only way the Royals could have pushed back free agency would have been by keeping him in AAA the entire season which really wasn't going to happen anyway.
    Gotcha. MLB has some goofy free agent rules that I have a hard time keeping up with.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    Calling him up right now has no effect on his free agency. He may qualify as a Super Two now which means he will have the opportunity to go through arbitration 4 times instead of 3. The only way the Royals could have pushed back free agency would have been by keeping him in AAA the entire season which really wasn't going to happen anyway.
    I think they'd have to have him in Omaha in April of next year as well if they want to delay his FA clock by a year. I would have liked to see Kila get a couple hundred more at-bats, but can't really blame the Royals for going with Hosmer. I'm sure the commisioner's office would not look too highly upon the Royals if they tried to game the service clock on every single one of their prospects.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    Why does it matter what team I cheer for? By the way, the Royals are 4 1/2 games out of first and the Pirates are 2 1/2 games out of first.
    I'm a Royals fan and I'm thankful that the Pirates are a major league team because it stops the Royals from being the worst team in the MLB every year.

    BTW, the Pirates are 2.5 games back, but to a team that's leading the division with a 18-14 record. The Royals have a 17-14 record, trailing the Indians by 4.5 who are 21-9 (best record in the majors). So that "games back" argument is pointless.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    I'm a Royals fan and I'm thankful that the Pirates are a major league team because it stops the Royals from being the worst team in the MLB every year.

    BTW, the Pirates are 2.5 games back, but to a team that's leading the division with a 18-14 record. The Royals have a 17-14 record, trailing the Indians by 4.5 who are 21-9 (best record in the majors). So that "games back" argument is pointless.
    Keep hanging your hat on those things. The Yankees and Rangers should just fold up shop since the Indians have the best record in the AL. Don't get so defensive.



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    Re: Royals promote Eric Hosmer to KC

    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    Calling him up right now has no effect on his free agency. He may qualify as a Super Two now which means he will have the opportunity to go through arbitration 4 times instead of 3. The only way the Royals could have pushed back free agency would have been by keeping him in AAA the entire season which really wasn't going to happen anyway.
    Also, I've read that Super 2 might be disappearing in the next CBA so the risk it a bit lower from the perspective too.



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