The Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Reymond Fuentes and pitcher Peter Moylan from AAA Omaha. To make room for the roster additions, outfielder Brett Eibner has been placed on the 15-day disabled list following his injury in yesterday's game. Dillon Gee has also been optioned to AAA Omaha. Eibner came up lame in the 5th inning while chasing down a ball, and tumbled to the ground in obvious pain. He was unable to leave the field under his own power and was carted off with what was described as an ankle sprain for now. Initially, the injury has been called an ankle sprain. Eibner had been having a fantastic week since replacing the injured Alex Gordon, batting .462/.500/.692 in limited action. Half of his 6 hits had gone for extra bases and he had several clutch plays in the Royals come from behind victories over the White Sox. He was the first rookie in MLB history to record to hits in a ninth inning, with one as a walk-off and the first player to achieve the [Read more...]
Alex Smith threw for 243 yards and 3 TD - two to tight end Travis Kelce (6-112), Jamaal Charles gained 103 total yards; while the Chiefs defense recorded 5 sacks and sets up offense in redzone twice with turnovers in 27-20 win at Houston. The Chiefs (1-0), after punting on their first possession, led 27-6 after scoring on five straight possessions, and led 27-9 at half. The Chiefs scored 14 points off turnovers. The first got the Chiefs off to a relatively quick start as rookie corner Marcus Peters', in his first snap of a NFL regular season game, picked off Brian Hoyer on Houston's first offensive snap of the game, which led to a Alex Smith 17-yard touchdown pass to Kelce two plays later. The very next offensive possession for the Chiefs, Kelce hauled in another touchdown pass from Smith when he was WIDE OPEN for a 42-yard catch and run to take a 14-0 lead (with a great celebration). Alex Smith's third touchdown pass of the day went to Jamaal Charles for a 6-yards on the first [Read more...]
The Chiefs as a team have always had a fair amount of speed on both sides of the ball. This year, however, is slightly different as we have over the last few years created one of the fastest teams in the league. Combine the speed with a roster full of talent and you have created a nightmare for opposing football teams. Quarterback Alex Smith clocks in at a 4.7 40. Which is in the same range as Andrew Luck 4.67 and just a fraction of a second behind names like Colin Kaepernick 4.53, Russell Wilson 4.55, & Cam Newton 4.58. It's going to be great to see him have serious weapons to utilize for a change, but very comforting to know he can break away from the rush and pick up those yards. At the NFL Combine, Running back Jamaal Charles ran an impressive 4.36 40. Now, he may have lost a step over the years as he approaches his 30’s, but he’s still easily one of the fastest running backs in the NFL. This combined with his burst through holes; vicious. We have all seen it time after time [Read more...]
When recently demoted third baseman Mike Moustakas was recalled just 10 days – the minimum amount a player can stay in the minors before a recall – after his demotion for his struggles at the plate (.152 with 4 HR, 17 RBI, 9 runs in 139 plate appearances), thanks mostly, in part, to a Danny Valencia hand/wrist injury. Of course, Twitter melted down. So did we. Greg said his version of the story would go like: Mike Moustakas recalled. The Royals hate real development, winning and me. The End. That would have sufficed. Sure, the move makes sense. But, does it really? Yes, there was a need after Valencia hit the DL. But Jimmy Paredes, who was just demoted, could have came right back without waiting the 10 days because it would have been a DL. They could have also called up Jason Donald, Gio or even Christian Colon. But, no, instead we get a Mike Moustakas, who CERTAINLY learned his lesson in just 8 games (where he hit .355 with 1 HR, reaching base in seven straight games – but was [Read more...]
San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin has been hit by a pitch 116 times in his career – the seventh most among active players – and the more than anyone since 2008. So if anyone should know when a pitcher throws at a batter intentionally, it should he him. But, apparently the hot-headed doucher is too stupid to figure it out. A 2-1 game. A full count; Hitting someone would load the bases. Quentin, with all his body armor on, did not attempt to get out of the way of the pitch…and he charges the mound. What a moron. Know the situation. See for yourself: As you can see, Greinke lowered his left (non-throwing) shoulder into Quentin, who weighs 45 pounds more than Greinke, and took the brunt of the blow as they collided. "I never hit him on purpose," Greinke said. "I never thought about hitting him on purpose. He always seems to think that I'm hitting him on purpose, but that's not the case. That's all I can really say about it." It is the third time Greinke has hit Quentin, [Read more...]
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Unless Andy Reid just really wanted some Kansas City BBQ, today's visit to Kansas City and Arrowhead Stadium confirms that we have a new Chiefs head coach. The official press conference won't happen until Monday, but Clark Hunt confirmed today that the deal is done and Andy Reid will immediately assume head coaching duties. While I'm tempted to quickly start dissecting the new coach and projecting what an Andy Reid lead Chiefs team might look like, let's just take the weekend to enjoy what appears to be finally a good day for Chiefs fans. Oh I almost forgot...Scott Pioli was fired today too. Have a nice weekend.