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Fedde is someone who was completely under my radar. I'm not sure how KBO stats translate to the majors, but based on your description I agree they need to take a shot with him.

You know the nice thing about having a terrible TV contract? When your carrier goes bankrupt, you don't have as much to lose! This is getting kind of scary for MLB in general. When teams are just slashing their budgets by upwards of $50 million because they know they won't make up that revenue, you've got a heck of turbulent free agent market. Almost enough to make a GM sick to their stomach....(Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but it wouldn't shock me if they actually canceled the winter meetings because no one knows how this is all going to shake out.)

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by David Lesky

I believe Garcia needs to hit the weight room over the winter and the increased strength will result in better power numbers. Getting a healthy Vinnie back is huge for the batting order. As much as I like Salvy, trading him for pitching makes sense to me! Freddy showed he could play catcher on the MLB level and can hit as well! Add a big bat OF through free agency and upgrade the bullpen as well!!!

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by David Lesky

The nugget i picked up here is that there will be a third hitting coach. FINALLY.

Can someone explain to me why $2m isn’t spent EACH on the hitting “coach team” and also a “pitching coach team”. Get 5 pitching coaches for crying out loud. And maybe you are going to tell me they do you just name them different things. But why don’t they have a group of 5 for the major league roster? It has never made sense to me you have a roster of 13 guys and you have one official pitching coach. Get three and see who connects better with who. You don’t like one as a player, you work with the guy you connect with the best. It can all be one goal but you work better with certain guys. I’ve never really understood that when you pay $8 million for a crappy player a year but can’t spend a third of that to get a better team in place for said players.

Don’t love hearing the meetings got cut short. Do I think it really matters? No, not a whole lot. But I’m expecting pretty big moves from the Royals this offseason. It’s only setting me up for disappointment, I know. But it’s almost a now or never time for these types of moves.

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Nov 10, 2023Liked by David Lesky

" The GM meetings, which were supposed to be this past week were apparently much more subdued than normal because of some GI disease that spread through the general managers."

A lot of talk about #2 starters.

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David, we don’t have 1 player in the top 100 players, why is that when we have had good low numbers in the Draft. Why don’t we have better young players after all these years??? We have drafted so poorly it is a joke!! We have 1 positional player who is a Major Leaguer (Bobby Witt) and 1 Major League Pitcher ( Cole Ragins) how in the world are you going to win Big League games with that Roster

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David, David, maybe Pasquitino, but what has Velasquez, Isabel, and Fermin shown you- very marginal Major League Players Velazquez a little power maybe, Isabel can play Centerfield but cannot hit, and Fermin marginal Catcher at best cannot HIT, Garcia??? I do not think Singer is a Major League Pitcher yet-What has he shown to make him that?? Very, very inconsistentIs not very Coachable, McArthur what maybe 3 or 4 outings when he was effective-If McMillion is healthy maybe

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Late reading today but just a couple of comments. I sure hope you are right about a Witt deal getting done

I asked Anthony Franco about the chances of Royals signing Witt, he didn't think they would shell out enough cash to get a deal done. Secondly I read an article somewhere about KC being in the top five to sign Trevor Bauer! I didn't think would ever touch Chapman last year, so who knows!!!!

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What are your thoughts on a Vaughn Grissom for MJ Melendez deal? Or something revolving around those two? Braves are looking for an outfielder now that they declined Rosario. It’s not proven yet the Royals don’t need a second baseman. IDK, saw that and thought, huh. If I’m betting on anything, it the braves young talent. I think that has been shown. Lol.

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