View Full Version : BA Signs With Royals

12-23-2009, 01:36 PM
Can't believe I didn't see this:


12-23-2009, 11:14 PM
Yeah.....700 grand for a Mitch Maier clone. We'll just have to see how determined he is to show everyone how good he can be come spring.

12-24-2009, 10:44 AM
what is dayton moore thinking? hes not gonna help at all hes jus like josh anderson but with a little more power.. looks like this season is gonna be bad real bad

12-26-2009, 12:43 AM
Every year they sign guys that make me question what they are trying to do in KC. Crisp? When they signed Jose Guillen to a multi-year deal everyone wondered why they offered more than one year. The Gil Meche signing was questionable. Sure, they had to overpay to get him to come there. But why overpay for a mediocre SP before you are in contention?

I think Butler is going to show some more power this year & be a huge player.

12-26-2009, 01:05 AM
In Andersons defense, he is also an outstanding defensive player.

12-28-2009, 01:37 PM
The Royals may or may not have settled their center field vacancy by signing free agent Brian Anderson to a one-year contract.

Anderson, who turns 28 in March, will receive $700,000 and could earn another $100,000 in incentives.

Anderson hit .238 with two home runs and 13 RBI with the White Sox last season before being traded to the Red Sox on July 28. He hit .294 with two home runs in limited playing time with the Red Sox, going 5-for-17 with two home runs.

The Red Sox non-tendered Anderson on Dec. 12.

Anderson will compete with Mitch Maier for the starting center-field job unless the Royals obtain another outfielder before spring training.

Whether Anderson is the answer remains to be seen. Anderson, a right-handed hitter who is a former first-round selection by the White Sox, is a career .227 hitter with 22 home runs in 335 games.

The Royals had made overtures to free agent outfielder Coco Crisp, who was their 2009 opening-day center fielder but played only 49 games before needing surgery on both shoulders.

Crisp, however, signed with the Athletics the day after Anderson signed with the Royals.

The Royals used six starting center fielders last season. Maier, a first-round pick in 2003, started 67 games in center and hit .243 with three home runs in 127 games.

Utility player Willie Bloomquist, who also is back, started 20 games in center.

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sea of corn
01-02-2010, 09:12 PM
I do not care about the Royals but there is nothing wrong with this signing. Guy doesn't cost anything so there is not risk. IndiansFan337 is wrong about Meche, he was a good signing, will be a nice trade chip for the Royals. KC has got to come up with more cash to run the team. It is a great baseball city with a lot of tradition. It is a shame to think they are constantly banking on some kind of miracle run with young guys to be in contention.

01-05-2010, 02:15 AM

01-09-2010, 09:55 PM

What is with you guys taking all the White Sox Garbage? Thats now two former number 1 picks from the Sox.

Although i must say im really interested to see how all of them are going to do, the potential is there with some of these guys, i just dont see them panning out.