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.

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?

What’s Up With the Detroit Tigers?

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For a team that is ranked fifth in payrolls by team (probably much higher now that they took on David Price’s contract) and with such a star studded lineup, you’d think they would have not only won a few world series already but also be a no brainer to make the postseason this year. Anything short of the world series is a bust for this team.

But they aren’t even in place to be a wild card team (yet). They are second in their division behind the Kansas City Royals and now behind the Seattle Mariners in a wild card spot.

Quite embarrassing for a team with that payroll and star power. The Yankees and Phillies have higher payrolls and aren’t in the playoff picture really but let’s be honest, they don’t have the talent the Detroit Tigers do.

Miggy Cabrera who is an MVP candidate every year, Martinez, Hunter, the list goes on. They just picked up David Price to make their pitching rotation scary for the post season yet it isn’t.

I still say this team makes the playoffs, they are too talented not to. If they don’t I will gladly point and laugh at them. Like I said, this team should have won a few world series already by now.

Cespedes for Lester is a Risky Move

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I admittedly don’t follow baseball much. I find it boring without betting on it. Even when betting on it, it’s easy to get burned.

When I heard the Oakland A’s got rid of up and coming hitter Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Jon lester I thought it was a risky move. I even thought the Red Sox got the better deal.

Lester is a clutch pitcher, but down the road the A’s will be kicking themselves in the foot if they don’t win a World Series this year. The Red Sox have a history of burning teams in trades.

There Needs to Be More Sports Held in Summer

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After the world cup ended last Sunday, there has been not much to talk about in the sports world.

No other sports are being held. If they are, they aren’t that great. People will jump to say baseball but I must admit I don’t follow it much except for the odd pitcher who is having a Cy Young level season or the Los Angeles Dodgers once in a while. Just a boring sport to watch unless you place money on the games. If you do, teams are inconsistent so it’s hard to break even.

And then there are other sports that are awful such as rodeo racing and CFL football. I wouldn’t watch those if my life depended on it.

I guess I have to wait until early September. FML.

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.

Don Mattingly Admits the Dodgers Suck

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Poor choice of words for a headline, but according to LA Times Don Mattingly claimed after another Dodgers loss that:

“Basically, we’re sh**ty,” Mattingly said. “We’re just not that good . . . Home, away, whatever. I don’t know what that has to do with it . . . I really think you should talk to [the players]. I’m tired of answering the questions, honestly.”

The truth hurts. I’m hardly much of a baseball fan but the Dodgers are my favourite team and have been for a while. Never have I seen a franchise spend so much money on their roster only to get “shit” in return.

You would think last year they should have won the world series quite easily with their roster on paper and the way they performed. Instead they shit the bed against the Cardinals.

This year they are on the same track, they might not even make the postseason (they probably won’t, actually).

Whichever sole person has the most money invested into the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise should be disgusted and ashamed. How do you put in 200 million dollars each year on the roster alone and get crap in return? I wish I could do that and sleep well at night.

The Los Angeles Kings probably pay 1/10th of that for their roster yet Los Angeles natives could care less about that franchise. Yeah, that franchise that has been to the stanley cup finals twice in three years as well as the conference final the other year.

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