Ned Yost is a Troll: How the Kansas City Royals Became Baseball’s Most Hated Team

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Watching the highlights for the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals game was painful.

High pitches from pitcher Edinson Volquez of the Royals to new additions Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson.

The umpire Jim Wolf expressed poor judgment in not taking control of the situation and disciplining Volquez.

On top of that, when Donaldson rightfully complained, Volquez begins taunting him from the dugout and after the game he goes on about how he’s a baby.

When pitcher Sanchez on the Blue Jays returned the favour in the later innings, he got tossed. The Royals then act all tough and leave the dugout. There’s king rat Edinson Volquez trying to put on a front in the middle of this scrum like he’s the toughest guy ever.

To add insult to injury manager Ned Yost put on a troll face and made a spiel that would make most politicians grin. He said Jim Wolf was amazing and the Blue Jays players leap into the inside too much which is why the high pitches occurred.

Come on man. I thought about calling him an asshole but could see he didn’t believe he crap he was spewing. He’s a troll.

The Royals have done this crap time and time again this year. They are trying to act like the toughest team in all of baseball. It doesn’t work that way.

Enjoy the exit from the postseason this year you classless baboons.

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Toronto Blue Jays Make Ill-Advised Trade for David Price

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Today the Toronto Blue Jays announced a blockbuster trade. They are getting strikeout ace from the Detroit Tigers, David Price, in exchange for three prospects Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd, and Jairo Labourt.

I admittedly don’t follow baseball much, but I am cognitive enough to see that this is a stupid trade for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Credit to general manager Alex Anthopoulos for “going for it”. But the last trade I called as dumb as this was when the Oakland Athletics traded for rental Jon Lester.

Yes, Blue Jays fans. David Price is thirty years old and highly unlikely to stay here. Unless the Blue Jays make him close to the highest paid player in the league which would further cripple their franchise.

Right now they are barely a wild card team and made two moves in man attempt to go for it. How many times have we heard the Jays doing this in the last few years? R.a Dickey count? I’ve lost count.

Hell, the Detroit Tigers had a squad that would make George Steinbrenner jealous when they received David Price back in 2013-2014 or so and even they couldn’t make it far.

I’m not sold on them being champions nor making the playoffs. Nor am I sold that he even re-signs after the season.

This is risky, but hey, you don’t score if you don’t shoot, right?

Are the Blue Jays For Real

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The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-4 in their last 24 games played this season, 38-24 this year, and hold a huge lead of the division over division rivals. In fact, their biggest lead of the division since 1985.

The question many ask is if they are for real. Are they contenders?

My answer is the safe one: no.

If they want to prove they are for real they need to make some noise in the post season. If they keep up their pace they absolutely could make a run for the world series this year. However, last year they were supposed to be world series favourites after their roster additions before the season started and they flat out sucked.

Let us not forget that the San Francisco Giants are good for a world series title every two years as well. They are the best team in the league right now at 40-21.

I absolutely hope the Blue Jays prove they are for real by making the post season and then making noise in it. It’s been a while since a Canadian baseball team has done such a thing.