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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Royals - DLed Sweeney

Kansas City Royals - Placed P Ambr…Amborixo…Amborioxo…Steve Burgos and 1B Mike Sweeney on the 15-day DL; recalled P Jimmy Gobble and 1B Justin Huber.

Bad news for the Royals here, especially with Sweeney.  While Sweeney being injured doesn’t hurt the Royals chances at making the playoffs (ha!), they’ve been really hoping that he’d stay healthy for the trading deadline.  Wrist injuries have a nasty way of sapping power, so this could be trouble come 6 weeks from now.

Huber’s no longer a catching prospect, but he’s been tearing the cover off the ball and doing his best to show that the move all the way across the defensive spectrum didn’t kill his prospect status.  Gobble, on the other hand, has pitched poorly, though not to the level of suck that his 6.63 ERA suggests.

2005 ZiPS Projection - Jimmy Gobble
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Period     W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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Actual ‘05*  3   6 12 12   57   67   39 14 22 35 6.16
Rest ‘05     4   6 15 15   81   97   52 14 28 43 5.78
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* - Includes MLE

 

2005 ZiPS Projection - Justin Huber
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Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
——————————————————————————————————-
Actual ‘05* 254 51   81 16 1   8 46 32 60   4 .319 .399 .484
Rest ‘05   272 50   80 16 1   8 40 33 58   2 .294 .375 .449
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* - Includes MLE

 

Dan Szymborski Posted: June 21, 2005 at 12:18 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. danielj Posted: June 21, 2005 at 12:34 AM (#1418730)
Huber!
   2. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: June 21, 2005 at 12:56 AM (#1418840)
Burgos (The Dominican MacDougal) really freaking sucked in his time as a Royal.

"Oooh, he can throw fast"

and he has no control, you rubes
   3. Zach Posted: June 21, 2005 at 01:10 AM (#1418891)
I hope Burgos doesn't turn into the new millenium version of Orber Moreno. Supposedly his stuff is just unbelievable (also, he positively nuked AA, so I keep holding out hope)
   4. NTNgod Posted: June 21, 2005 at 01:13 AM (#1418900)
Huber's no longer a catching prospect, but he's been tearing the cover off the ball and doing his best to show that the move all the way across the defensive spectrum didn't kill his prospect status.

If Huber shows anything, the Mets need a 1B.
Maybe the Royals could trade him to New York for some good stuff :P
   5. Craig in MN Posted: June 21, 2005 at 01:37 AM (#1418987)
If Huber shows anything, the Mets need a 1B.
Maybe the Royals could trade him to New York for some good stuff :P


That's funny. Is there universe where a Sweeney for Cameron type of trade makes sense? The Mets need some offense from first base. It would put a very good defensive outfield together for KC's young pitchers, and they could rebuild their infield around Teahan, Huber and a couple of good gloves. That might not be an instant playoff favorite, but it seems like a slightly better plan than rebuilding with Sweeney (as an injury prone 1B) and a more average set of outfielders.

And, even though I'm a Twins Fan, I hate to see Sweeney injured. Luckily, I'll be consoled by the knowledge that I won't have to discuss Ambri
   6. Craig in MN Posted: June 21, 2005 at 01:39 AM (#1418990)
See, I my computer won't even let me spell his name. Burgos.
   7. Joshemy Posted: June 21, 2005 at 01:54 AM (#1419055)
Justin Huber... I hate you Jim Duquette.
   8. Tony B Posted: June 21, 2005 at 02:06 AM (#1419106)
Burgos (The Dominican MacDougal) really freaking sucked in his time as a Royal.

He had a 4.44 ERA, so what does that say about Leo Nunez, Jose Lima, Ryan Jensen, Brian Anderson, Steve Stemle, etc. ?
   9. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: June 21, 2005 at 02:08 AM (#1419113)
Good luck, Justin.

/slits wrists.
   10. Zach Posted: June 21, 2005 at 03:03 AM (#1419352)
Ambiorix Burgos kind of resembles Jorge Luis Borges.

The Library of BaBall, anyone?
   11. EvilBoWeevil Posted: June 21, 2005 at 03:07 AM (#1419366)
Do you think Cameron would be worth it as he is a free agent after this year? If they get Cameron and a prospect once Sweeny is healthy and the spin Cameron again, maybe.
   12. TFTIO Posted: June 21, 2005 at 03:10 AM (#1419377)
Ambiorix Burgos kind of resembles Jorge Luis Borges.

His vision might be as good as Borges'. That could explain his performance.
   13. Joshemy Posted: June 21, 2005 at 03:11 AM (#1419381)
Do you think Cameron would be worth it as he is a free agent after this year?

Actually, he is a free agent after 2006.
   14. Craig in MN Posted: June 21, 2005 at 03:13 AM (#1419387)
And a $7 million option for 2007. Which is high, but still less than Sweeney.
   15. Old Matt Posted: June 21, 2005 at 05:00 AM (#1419505)
Just like I do for Kazmir, I'll always be pulling for you Huba.
   16. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: June 21, 2005 at 05:02 AM (#1419506)
I know the Mets are dumb, but they are not THAT dumb.

The Royals are most likely stuck with Sweeney.
   17. Passed Ball Posted: June 21, 2005 at 09:13 AM (#1419567)
Huber for Carlos Beltran. That's my final offer.
   18. RP Posted: June 21, 2005 at 12:43 PM (#1419613)
I feel bad for Sweeney and the Royals, but I'm happy that his injury probably eliminates any chance of the Orioles trading for him.
   19. Ziggy Posted: June 21, 2005 at 05:08 PM (#1420192)
If your projection is right, this is exactly the midway point (production-wise) of Huber's season.

And how did Gobble manage to win any games with that ERA?
   20. Jeff K. Posted: June 21, 2005 at 07:10 PM (#1420553)
I actually gained some admiration the other night at the baseball game when Ambiorix's name came up. I was 99% positive that there was another Ambiorix that played MLB, and everyone thought I was nuts. Ambiorix Concepcion begged to disagree with them.
   21. Bitter Calculus Instructor Posted: June 21, 2005 at 09:30 PM (#1420958)
If they get Cameron and a prospect once Sweeny is healthy and the spin Cameron again, maybe.

You're making the Royals sound like the Atlanta Hawks.
   22. Lester Posted: June 23, 2005 at 01:00 AM (#1424500)
I seriously wonder whether the Royals could even GIVE Sweeney away.

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