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Clint Scoles

I grew up on the mean gravel roads of Iowa where I started my love for baseball from the age of 2. George Brett and the voice of Denny Matthews deepened my love even more for the Royals as my father and I spent summers listening to the team on our deck or in the car on our way to or from my little league and high school games. Sports was always the common bond that my father and I enjoyed and the Royals were in the center of that. I currently live in La Vista with my wife, two sons, two dogs and a pair of gross cats where we are grinding through until we can move somewhere warm when we retire. I own Casino Cab Company and Bluffs Affordable Auto Repair in Council Bluffs trying to build my 1% empire. If you are in the area you can find me at Omaha Storm Chasers games on most nights or just follow me on twitter @ClintScoles.

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    Clint Scoles

    I wouldn’t expect a huge raise maybe 2.5 due to the injury. I wouldn’t even mess with just sign him to whatever you need to Paulino is a real talent in KC and too good to let slide away

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    Clint your roster # of 23 pitchers is actually 24….also Royals only have 4 players on the 60day DL Getz is on the 15 but could be moved to the 60…nonetheless doesn’t effect your post…..I’d cut Adcock and Verdugo before Mazzaro but that is a wash….I take it you are assuming Soria resigns here bc KC already said, reported by Bob Dutton, that KC will not exercise Soria’s option but hope to resign him on a incentive deal……How much will Paulino get in Arb????…..bc if it is to much I would cut him to and try to sign him as an incentive deal…..it would extend his 2more yrs of Arb instead using one on an injury……

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    Clint Scoles

    I wonder if the 2008 Rule V will turn out a Soria type talent, I’m not gonna mention Hamilton cause that’s a whole new world. The 08 draft at the time was one of the better drafts in sometime, I wonder if there is a player just in the wrong circumstances that will turn it around in a new org.

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    Greg Schaum

    Chupa….the rule 5 is losing its luster every year (talked about often) and when a guy like a Gilbery De La Vara can be taken there is no reason Keck can’t….to the eye his arm is way more impressive than De La Vara’s was when he was taken in 09 by Houston.

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    Clint Scoles

    Very true don’t have to make room prior to the winter meetings

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    I know the Rule 5 takes place at the Winter Meetings, I was refering to this quote: “Sorry Nate Adcock you are the final cut to get Myers on the roster.” There is no need to cut anyone to get Myers on the roster as he doesn’t need to be added until next season, when the DL is back in place.

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    Clint Scoles

    The Rule V draft takes place at the Winter Meetings quite a bit before ST.

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    Keck? Eh. I trust the glowing reports on his arm, but the only way he sniffs some other team’s roster is if the pitching coach barges into their front office claiming he can fix him. He’s 24 and in AA, has never had a K/9 rate over 9 throughout the low minors even though he’s a lefty reliever, and has some pretty ugly control issues: 5.2 BB per 9 career, and a career high of 6.2 this year in AA.

    No way would I cut Adcock yet. Certainly not when both Abreu and Falu are taking up redundant space on the same 40 man roster. Won’t be any need to cut anyone for Myers anyway, somebody will end up on the 60 day DL out of ST. Duffy, Wood, and Paulino are all candidates, and that’s without the injuries that will undoubtedly hit somebody during camp.

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    Greg Schaum

    Don’t sleep on Jonathan Keck…I have got glowing reports on him and he is an arm that might intrigue other teams in a rule 5 draft

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    David Lesky

    I’m not sure why they post that way. If I get a chance, I can usually go in and do some editing to make it read as paragraphs.

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    Clint Scoles

    Of the two Yambati is a priority to me with Dwyer throwing in the low to high 80s for the most part this season.

    With Montgomery’s velo dipping at times and Dwyer’s I wonder if they should send them to Yocum just to be sure something isn’t wrong.

    This roster was originally messed up and I had to alter it. Someone in the Forum mentioned Ventura didn’t have to be protected so I took his word on it

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    Ugh, sorry my post is going to read weird. I typed it up as four paragraphs, but it ran all together when I submitted it. Is there something your webmaster can do to keep that from happening?

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    This has been on my mind for some weeks, long before Moore pointed out that Myers doesn’t have to go on the 40-man until after 2013. I guarantee this is what is keeping him in Omaha, not his defense or his strikeouts, and I don’t think we’ll see him this year (esp. with Omaha in the playoffs).

    I was going to ask about Yordano Ventura, since he was also a 2008 international signee, but I see you listed him on the final 40-man. I assume he has to be protected from the Rule 5 but you omitted him from the international signings list?

    I agree with your “protect” list, with the possible exception of Yambati.

    I think they decline Soria’s option, which frees up another spot. They’ll try to resign him, though, so once that happens he’ll need the spot back. But you may be able to buy some time for somebody else (Dwyer?) by having him off the roster for a few weeks, until after the Rule 5 is over.

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