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CLR01
02-19-2010, 02:41 PM
Anyone have any updates?

**haters will be banned

twinsuck
02-19-2010, 02:45 PM
What are we watching for?

CLR01
02-19-2010, 02:47 PM
His awesomeness? Make sure you are wearing protective glasses as it can be blinding.

spawn
02-19-2010, 02:52 PM
His awesomeness?
This thread may not make it to 20 posts. :redneck

CLR01
02-19-2010, 02:55 PM
Nonsense. I can take it to 20 myself. :D:

It's Dankerific
02-19-2010, 03:02 PM
Nothing on the BA radar yet. I assume he will bring glory and praise to the KC spring training complex soon.

spawn
02-19-2010, 03:05 PM
Nonsense. I can take it to 20 myself. :D:
Hmm...good point. I retract my last statement then.:cool:

GoGoCrede
02-19-2010, 03:06 PM
Pardon my ignorance...is he on KC's AAA roster, or will he be trying for a ML spot during ST?

Marqhead
02-19-2010, 03:07 PM
Nothing on the BA radar yet..

I know you have a keen BAdar. If I'm looking for an update, I'm looking to you. Keep those senses sharp!

CLR01
02-19-2010, 03:07 PM
Pardon my ignorance...is he on KC's AAA roster, or will he be trying for a ML spot during ST?


He's out of options so I'd imagine he will at least start on the big club with Pods carrying his junk around.

johnnyg83
02-19-2010, 03:24 PM
He's out of options so I'd imagine he will at least start on the big club with Pods carrying his junk around.

Per the Royals Authority he is "not out of options" while Mitch Maier his biggest competition for the final roster spot is. http://www.royalsauthority.com/

Royals OF shakes out like this.

LF Pods
CF Ankiel
RF DeJesus

DH/OF Guillen
OF/IF Bloomquist
(possibly OF) Callaspo

That means maybe one spot for Maier/Anderson, maybe no spot if Bloomquist is considered the final outfielder.

eriqjaffe
02-19-2010, 03:35 PM
FWIW, Anderson signed a major-league contract. So even if he's in AAA, the Royals still pay him.

Y'know, like the Sox did with Ben Davis in '05.

CLR01
02-19-2010, 03:36 PM
Per the Royals Authority he is "not out of options" while Mitch Maier his biggest competition for the final roster spot is. http://www.royalsauthority.com/


Hmmm. I thought he was sent down at some point in 2008. Guess I mis-remembered.

DSpivack
02-19-2010, 03:45 PM
Ahh, yes. Anderson, Fields, Getz, Pods on one team and it's not the Sox! Too bad Olivo is gone.

Domeshot17
02-19-2010, 03:51 PM
I have heard Anderson is reporting to Camp in great shape. Kenny was so fearful of him he went and started taking to Johnny Damon!!! I don't know if WSI knew that or not, haven't seen much about Damon here.

Anyway, buddy of mine heard Kenny at the airport, and I guess some guys still close with Fields and Getz say they are reporting Anderson looks great. Kenny is predicting 25 home runs and an average pushing 275.

Keep a close watch of this. Anderson is a royal now, so if he does not make the 25 man roster out of spring training, the Sox could look to reaquire him through the waiver wire.

johnnyg83
02-19-2010, 03:51 PM
Hmmm. I thought he was sent down at some point in 2008. Guess I mis-remembered.

I thought the same thing until I read it.

Chez
02-19-2010, 03:55 PM
Ahh, yes. Anderson, Fields, Getz, Pods on one team and it's not the Sox! Too bad Olivo is gone.

No love for Wilson Betemit? He's there too.

DSpivack
02-19-2010, 04:53 PM
No love for Wilson Betemit? He's there too.

Either I didn't know that, or my brain has sufficiently blocked all memories of one Wilson Betemit.

asindc
02-19-2010, 04:56 PM
Either I didn't know that, or my brain has sufficiently blocked all memories of one Wilson Betemit.

Lucky you. Betemit takes a place alongside Billy Koch and Fat David Wells as my least favorite Sox of the 2000s.

Slappy
02-19-2010, 06:53 PM
This is by far my favorite thread on this site.

Jurr
02-19-2010, 08:26 PM
So sad to see Brian's five tools go to waste. His career highlight has been a video clip on the championship CD.

doublem23
02-19-2010, 08:54 PM
So sad to see Brian's five tools go to waste. His career highlight has been a video clip on the championship CD.

That catch to end the Blackout Game was pretty solid.

gobears1987
02-22-2010, 03:27 PM
I sort of feel cheated with all the tickets I bought last year. No one told me that when I bought tickets to see the Sox in 2009 I was really buying tickets to see the 2010 Royals.

soxinem1
02-22-2010, 11:31 PM
I will always maintain that BA was hosed here, and hope he can emerge in KC (or somewhere) and prove Ozzie wrong.

However, if BA hits .275 with 20+ HR and Rios hits like he has the last three years, this board will light up the sky!

It's Dankerific
02-23-2010, 01:28 AM
Wishing BA well has nothing to do with the Sox. I've been told many times here that both a) the royals suck and they wont have a chance to compete for the division and b) we should root for BA to play as many games as possible, especially against the Sox, since he sucks so bad.

Can't have it both ways. Either he's an awesome player and we should hope he doesnt get a chance or there really is no harm (and even a benefit) from him getting to play everyday.

It's Dankerific
02-27-2010, 11:15 PM
Always the jokester. click the link for a cool pic

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/02/27/1778227_a1778233/royals-spring-training-in-surprise.html

tick53
02-28-2010, 10:59 AM
I'm a big BA fan. If he gets a chance to play everyday with the Royals, I predict a .275 batting average, 22 home runs and 85 to 90 ribs.

DonnieDarko
02-28-2010, 11:03 AM
Always the jokester. click the link for a cool pic

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/02/27/1778227_a1778233/royals-spring-training-in-surprise.html

That had me chuckling. :)

fram40
02-28-2010, 11:27 AM
That catch to end the Blackout Game was pretty solid.

two home runs off King Felix on Aug 26, 2005 has to be on BA's highlight reel.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SEA/SEA200508260.shtml

A. Cavatica
02-28-2010, 11:38 AM
If the Royals convert him into a reliever, he'll be back with us next season.

Tragg
02-28-2010, 12:15 PM
If the Royals convert him into a reliever, he'll be back with us next season.:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

Brian26
02-28-2010, 12:49 PM
two home runs off King Felix on Aug 26, 2005 has to be on BA's highlight reel.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SEA/SEA200508260.shtml

That was undoubtedly his best game ever with the Sox.

TomBradley72
02-28-2010, 01:48 PM
Per the Royals Authority he is "not out of options" while Mitch Maier his biggest competition for the final roster spot is. http://www.royalsauthority.com/

Royals OF shakes out like this.

LF Pods
CF Ankiel
RF DeJesus

DH/OF Guillen
OF/IF Bloomquist
(possibly OF) Callaspo

That means maybe one spot for Maier/Anderson, maybe no spot if Bloomquist is considered the final outfielder.

So now Hillman has it out for BA as well? First Ozzie, then Francona, then the other 27 teams who had no interest, and now Hillman? The conspiracy continues. :cool:

It's Dankerific
02-28-2010, 01:58 PM
So now Hillman has it out for BA as well? First Ozzie, then Francona, then the other 27 teams who had no interest, and now Hillman? The conspiracy continues. :cool:

Francona used him and he did well in Boston.

The royals just gave him a ML contract worth $700k. More than Andruw AND Wise.

I'm still waiting to understand how a ML contract would = having an option. he was out of options before he signed the contract, did they include one as part of the negotiating?

CLR01
02-28-2010, 02:03 PM
Francona used him and he did well in Boston.

The royals just gave him a ML contract worth $700k. More than Andruw AND Wise.

I'm still waiting to understand how a ML contract would = having an option. he was out of options before he signed the contract, did they include one as part of the negotiating?


He still had one option year left.

Daver
02-28-2010, 02:13 PM
I'm still waiting to understand how a ML contract would = having an option. he was out of options before he signed the contract, did they include one as part of the negotiating?

That would be a violation of the CBA.

Patrick134
02-28-2010, 10:07 PM
When it comes to options and BA, I think it comes down to if he wants to strike out looking or swinging.

soltrain21
02-28-2010, 10:13 PM
When it comes to options and BA, I think it comes down to if he wants to strike out looking or swinging.

Haters to the left.

twinsuck
02-28-2010, 10:14 PM
When are the Royals going to start selling BA shirts on their website? I've been waiting forever.

CLR01
02-28-2010, 10:22 PM
When it comes to options and BA, I think it comes down to if he wants to strike out looking or swinging.


When it comes to ****ty jokes and opinions, you are entitled to them but go find a blog to post it on.

HomeFish
03-01-2010, 01:16 AM
This is the first BA thread ever that doesn't make me want to hurt somebody. Good job guys, keep up the good work. :thumbsup:

It's Dankerific
03-01-2010, 10:57 AM
When are the Royals going to start selling BA shirts on their website? I've been waiting forever.

where'd you find that cool pic?

CLR01
03-01-2010, 12:20 PM
This is the first BA thread ever that doesn't make me want to hurt somebody. Good job guys, keep up the good work. :thumbsup:


I'm going to move this to the clubhouse once the season starts. We'll get BA the traffic he deserves.

ajismyhero
03-01-2010, 12:28 PM
This.thread.rocks.

Nellie_Fox
03-01-2010, 12:31 PM
I'm going to move this to the clubhouse once the season starts. We'll get BA the traffic he deserves.A BA thread in the clubhouse would violate board policy. He's not a White Sox player.

voodoochile
03-01-2010, 12:39 PM
A BA thread in the clubhouse would violate board policy. He's not a White Sox player.


The keepers of his flame would probably tell you he's still one in spirit and really the only one who matters, ever. In fact, I'm surprised he hasn't run away with the online vote via write in for greatest Sox player of all time...

CLR01
03-01-2010, 12:47 PM
A BA thread in the clubhouse would violate board policy. He's not a White Sox player.


Lucky for me that I can rewrite that policy. :wink:

twinsuck
03-01-2010, 12:56 PM
where'd you find that cool pic?

I found it on the Getty images website. It was from the Kansas City Royals photo day that was a couple days ago.

Flight #24
03-01-2010, 04:22 PM
Keep a close watch of this. Anderson is a royal now, so if he does not make the 25 man roster out of spring training, the Sox could look to reaquire him through the waiver wire.

If he doesn't make it, it will clearly be because Ozzie called up Hillman and talked him out of giving his the starting CF job!

southside rocks
03-01-2010, 06:09 PM
I sort of feel cheated with all the tickets I bought last year. No one told me that when I bought tickets to see the Sox in 2009 I was really buying tickets to see the 2010 Royals.

Excellent. :tongue:

It's Dankerific
03-14-2010, 09:44 PM
Today BA was 1-1 with a double. Of course he was! =)

DumpJerry
03-14-2010, 10:59 PM
Today BA was 1-1 with a double. Of course he was! =)
Who was pitching? A major leaguer or someone who is so low on the totem pole, he does not even get his name on the jersey (or is it a sweater?)?

Nellie_Fox
03-15-2010, 01:27 AM
Today BA was 1-1 with a double. Of course he was! =)

In Kansas City spring training action:

Anderson .267/.313/.400 (15 AB) 0 HR, 5 K
Podsednik .313/.353/.500 (16 AB) 1 HR, 2 K

Just sayin'.

ChiSoxGirl
03-15-2010, 08:27 AM
Who was pitching? A major leaguer or someone who is so low on the totem pole, he does not even get his name on the jersey (or is it a sweater?)?

:roflmao: That is all.

Taliesinrk
03-17-2010, 08:08 PM
In Kansas City spring training action:

Anderson .267/.313/.400 (15 AB) 0 HR, 5 K
Podsednik .313/.353/.500 (16 AB) 1 HR, 2 K

Just sayin'.


I really think Pods has at least two more good years in him... maybe it's just a hunch, but I believe all the stuff they said about him fixing his injuries.

But, back to the thread at hand, you forgot to include that Anderson's playing stellar defense (I haven't seen him or heard about it... I just know that he is).

MtGrnwdSoxFan
03-17-2010, 08:22 PM
But, back to the thread at hand, you forgot to include that Anderson's playing stellar defense (I haven't seen him or heard about it... I just know that he is).

You forgot to capitalize the "he" in your sentence when you used it in reference to BA.

We'll let you slide this time, but do it again...and POW.

Sockinchisox
03-19-2010, 06:21 PM
So uh, he just hit for the cycle in 4 innings.

JB98
03-19-2010, 07:29 PM
So uh, he just hit for the cycle in 4 innings.

I'm pretty sure Anderson is a lifetime .500 hitter in the Cactus League.

oeo
03-19-2010, 07:34 PM
So uh, he just hit for the cycle in 4 innings.

Anderson will go into the Cactus League Hall of Fame one day.

It's Dankerific
03-19-2010, 07:56 PM
OH MY WHAT A GREAT GAME BY BA!!!

This is vintage BA. Just crushing the ball.

In 4 innings he had hit for the cycle. started off with a 2 run triple, an rbi double in the 2nd, a 2 run single in the 3rd and to complete the in order cycle, a mammoth 2 run HR in the 4th. Total of 7 RBIs.

Someone HAS to give him a chance. .385 average in spring training this year.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100319&content_id=8842424&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc

It's Dankerific
03-19-2010, 08:04 PM
mistake: since he went 5/5 today, his spring training batting average is .407

october23sp
03-19-2010, 08:49 PM
I hope he starts just so he can suck again.:smile:

Daver
03-19-2010, 09:32 PM
mistake: since he went 5/5 today, his spring training batting average is .407

He's no Andruw Jones though.

CLR01
03-19-2010, 09:36 PM
I know who Mrs. Podsednik is going home with tonight.

Way to go Brando!!!

Frater Perdurabo
03-19-2010, 09:43 PM
I know who Mrs. Podsednik is going home with tonight.

Scott?

You've got it all wrong. BA is going home with Cindy Sandberg and a bucket of pine tar.

CLR01
03-19-2010, 09:50 PM
Scott?

You've got it all wrong. BA is going home with Cindy Sandberg and a bucket of pine tar.


He's used to playing with two people in the outfield.

Taliesinrk
03-19-2010, 10:22 PM
OH MY WHAT A GREAT GAME BY BA!!!

This is vintage BA. Just crushing the ball.

In 4 innings he had hit for the cycle. started off with a 2 run triple, an rbi double in the 2nd, a 2 run single in the 3rd and to complete the in order cycle, a mammoth 2 run HR in the 4th. Total of 7 RBIs.

Someone HAS to give him a chance. .385 average in spring training this year.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100319&content_id=8842424&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc

I'm with ya Dankerific (I mean except for the whole BA altar in the bedroom thing).... I hope BA has a good season this year, and honestly think he can be a Major League starter (and with his defense, a decent one too).

Domeshot17
03-20-2010, 12:30 AM
First, its the Royals, not the Red Sox.

Second, I mean, I think both will end up pretty ****ty, but how come BA hits well this spring, and its automatically OH ITS JUST THE SPRING HE SUCKS....then we jump to the other section and ANDRUW JONES LOST WEIGHT AND IS HITTING GOOD THIS SPRING, HE IS THE ANSWER! Spring is Spring. Hitters usually hit well early because pitchers are throwing mostly fastballs and worried more about location than results, especially with most guys not having their velo yet. Talk to me in May if either are doing anything.

CLR01
03-20-2010, 01:25 AM
People really need to go back and reacd the opening thread. Final warning.

GoGoCrede
03-20-2010, 01:38 AM
OH MY WHAT A GREAT GAME BY BA!!!

This is vintage BA. Just crushing the ball.

In 4 innings he had hit for the cycle. started off with a 2 run triple, an rbi double in the 2nd, a 2 run single in the 3rd and to complete the in order cycle, a mammoth 2 run HR in the 4th. Total of 7 RBIs.

Someone HAS to give him a chance. .385 average in spring training this year.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100319&content_id=8842424&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc


Is there a good chance he'll win a starting spot on the Royals, or a bench spot, or will he be in AAA? I'm honestly curious. I don't know much about the Royals' minor league system.

doublem23
03-20-2010, 05:01 AM
Is there a good chance he'll win a starting spot on the Royals, or a bench spot, or will he be in AAA? I'm honestly curious. I don't know much about the Royals' minor league system.

With DeJesus, Guillen, Podsednik, and Ankiel, the Royals OF is really, really crowded. I guess at best BA might be the back-up?

EMachine10
03-20-2010, 11:30 AM
With DeJesus, Guillen, Podsednik, and Ankiel, the Royals OF is really, really crowded. I guess at best BA might be the back-up?
I think he can earn a spot over Pods and Ankiel if he works for it. His ability to play CF better than those two helps a lot, too. I'd be surprised if he wasn't the 4th at worst. I really see Ankiel as a nice story, flash in the pan. DeJesus always seemed very ordinary to me, too, so if somebody catches fire, he could be holding on to his spot for dear life.

gobears1987
03-20-2010, 11:54 AM
BA having a good spring? I've never seen this one before.

WizardsofOzzie
03-20-2010, 07:27 PM
BA went 5 for 5 today with 7 RBI and hit for the cycle. Good for him. I'd like to see him succeed even if it's not with us.

tstrike2000
03-21-2010, 01:26 AM
KC, slowly becoming the official farm club of the White Sox.

JB98
03-21-2010, 01:29 AM
KC, slowly becoming the official farm club of the White Sox.

I was thinking of starting a "Josh Fields watch" thread, but then I realized he doesn't have a fan club here. :D:

johnnyg83
03-21-2010, 02:10 AM
as of today, (after the 5 for 5) the KC Star still saying BA has a long way to make the team .... Willie Bloomquist and Jose Guillen holding him back for different reasons. Mitch Maier aslo hitting .429 ...

Nellie_Fox
03-21-2010, 02:12 AM
as of today, the KC:scratch:

Rdy2PlayBall
03-21-2010, 11:54 AM
I was thinking of starting a "Josh Fields watch" thread, but then I realized he doesn't have a fan club here. :D:I always liked Josh. :(:

It's Dankerific
03-21-2010, 12:05 PM
as of today, (after the 5 for 5) the KC Star still saying BA has a long way to make the team .... Willie Bloomquist and Jose Guillen holding him back for different reasons. Mitch Maier aslo hitting .429 ...

Why the hell did they sign him then.

FREE BA!!!

Rdy2PlayBall
03-21-2010, 01:23 PM
I wish BA could just start for the Nats or something, I want to see the guy fail 162 games in a season so you guys can stop the BA love. :tongue:

gobears1987
03-22-2010, 01:28 AM
as of today, (after the 5 for 5) the KC Star still saying BA has a long way to make the team .... Willie Bloomquist and Jose Guillen holding him back for different reasons. Mitch Maier aslo hitting .429 ...

It's all Ozzie's fault too...

If he can't make the roster in KC, then he really, really sucks.

BadBobbyJenks
04-01-2010, 11:35 AM
Well who won Brian or Maier?

soltrain21
04-01-2010, 11:39 AM
I wish BA could just start for the Nats or something, I want to see the guy fail 162 games in a season so you guys can stop the BA love. :tongue:

Haters to the left.

cleanwsox
04-01-2010, 05:57 PM
http://twitter.com/Royals_Report

BA to the mound?

Let the legend grow!

soltrain21
04-01-2010, 06:37 PM
http://twitter.com/Royals_Report

BA to the mound?

Let the legend grow!

Crazy.

Daver
04-01-2010, 06:42 PM
http://twitter.com/Royals_Report

BA to the mound?

Let the legend grow!

Brian was a relief pitcher in HS and College.

gobears1987
04-01-2010, 07:12 PM
I would make a post here, but CLR bans people who voice an opinion. I don't get it. We can make fun of other ex-Sox players or prospects who were over-hyped and then sucked like Jaime Navarro, Royce Clayton, LTP, Jeremy Reed, etc. But if you make fun of Brian Anderson, expect a ban. Who wants to bet I get banned for this post?

twinsuck
04-01-2010, 08:00 PM
I bet Brian will be a way better pitcher than Nick Swisher.

spawn
04-01-2010, 08:19 PM
I would make a post here, but CLR bans people who voice an opinion. I don't get it. We can make fun of other ex-Sox players or prospects who were over-hyped and then sucked like Jaime Navarro, Royce Clayton, LTP, Jeremy Reed, etc. But if you make fun of Brian Anderson, expect a ban. Who wants to bet I get banned for this post?
Well, he has stated a couple of times in this thread that people posting negatively about BA in this thread would be considered trolls and would get banned. You know he's a BIG fan of his. You were banned because you didn't heed his warning. If you want to blast BA, create your own thread. But really, is it worth it?

gobears1987
04-01-2010, 08:28 PM
Well, he has stated a couple of times in this thread that people posting negatively about BA in this thread would be considered trolls and would get banned. You know he's a BIG fan of his. You were banned because you didn't heed his warning. If you want to blast BA, create your own thread. But really, is it worth it?

Silly me, I thought this was a site where we can talk about the White Sox and baseball in general. I see people with similar attitudes towards current players and staff. They post their views and don't get banned for it because they are discussing baseball. BA is an ex-player who stank. He's in the same category as LTP, Lance Broadway, and other 1st round busts this team had. I guess this thread will be active as we follow AAA Omaha throughout the season.

Do I really care that much about BA? Honestly no, but I do feel it worthwhile making a point that BA shouldn't get special treatment. I can say far more worse things about Ozzie, Kenny, Rios, etc. and my post would be like a good portion of the regular content on this board. (I wouldn't say things about them). However, G-d help me if I make fun of BAAA.

If this gets me a ban, then so be it and so long.

spawn
04-01-2010, 08:33 PM
Silly me, I thought this was a site where we can talk about the White Sox and baseball in general. I see people with similar attitudes towards current players and staff. They post their views and don't get banned for it because they are discussing baseball. BA is an ex-player who stank. He's in the same category as LTP, Lance Broadway, and other 1st round busts this team had. I guess this thread will be active as we follow AAA Omaha throughout the season.

Do I really care that much about BA? Honestly no, but I do feel it worthwhile making a point that BA shouldn't get special treatment. I can say far more worse things about Ozzie, Kenny, Rios, etc. and my post would be like a good portion of the regular content on this board. But, G-d help me if I make fun of BAAA.

If this gets me a ban, then so be it and so long.
Well, if I were you, I'd take it up with the person who started the thread. His first post stated that haters would be disciplined. He then posted the next negative post would result in a ban. I can understand you being pissed for getting a rip, but you can't say you weren't warned.

twinsuck
04-01-2010, 08:52 PM
Silly me, I thought this was a site where we can talk about the White Sox and baseball in general. I see people with similar attitudes towards current players and staff. They post their views and don't get banned for it because they are discussing baseball. BA is an ex-player who stank. He's in the same category as LTP, Lance Broadway, and other 1st round busts this team had. I guess this thread will be active as we follow AAA Omaha throughout the season.

Do I really care that much about BA? Honestly no, but I do feel it worthwhile making a point that BA shouldn't get special treatment. I can say far more worse things about Ozzie, Kenny, Rios, etc. and my post would be like a good portion of the regular content on this board. (I wouldn't say things about them). However, G-d help me if I make fun of BAAA.

If this gets me a ban, then so be it and so long.
He said at the beginning of the thread that haters will get banned. This thread is for BA fans, not haters. If you want to say bad things about Brian you can, you just shouldn't post it on this thread.

Daver
04-01-2010, 08:58 PM
Silly me, I thought this was a site where we can talk about the White Sox and baseball in general. I see people with similar attitudes towards current players and staff. They post their views and don't get banned for it because they are discussing baseball. BA is an ex-player who stank. He's in the same category as LTP, Lance Broadway, and other 1st round busts this team had. I guess this thread will be active as we follow AAA Omaha throughout the season.

Do I really care that much about BA? Honestly no, but I do feel it worthwhile making a point that BA shouldn't get special treatment. I can say far more worse things about Ozzie, Kenny, Rios, etc. and my post would be like a good portion of the regular content on this board. (I wouldn't say things about them). However, G-d help me if I make fun of BAAA.

If this gets me a ban, then so be it and so long.

Reading comprehension is a skill you should probably learn.

doublem23
04-01-2010, 09:18 PM
Silly me, I thought this was a site where we can talk about the White Sox and baseball in general. I see people with similar attitudes towards current players and staff. They post their views and don't get banned for it because they are discussing baseball. BA is an ex-player who stank. He's in the same category as LTP, Lance Broadway, and other 1st round busts this team had. I guess this thread will be active as we follow AAA Omaha throughout the season.

Do I really care that much about BA? Honestly no, but I do feel it worthwhile making a point that BA shouldn't get special treatment. I can say far more worse things about Ozzie, Kenny, Rios, etc. and my post would be like a good portion of the regular content on this board. (I wouldn't say things about them). However, G-d help me if I make fun of BAAA.

If this gets me a ban, then so be it and so long.

:violin:

CLR01
04-01-2010, 09:22 PM
:whiner: :whiner: :whiner:

october23sp
04-01-2010, 09:22 PM
So are the Royals going to get a ban from WSI?:redneck

Rdy2PlayBall
04-01-2010, 09:39 PM
Haters to the left.Hey, I already served my time, I learned my lesson. :huffy:

BA pitching!? That's REALLY going to be interesting. I hope he makes it and ends up pitching against the Sox. That'd be pretty sweet. I also can't believe he didn't make the team. That ridiculous.

johnnyg83
04-01-2010, 09:54 PM
Hey, I already served my time, I learned my lesson. :huffy:

BA pitching!? That's REALLY going to be interesting. I hope he makes it and ends up pitching against the Sox. That'd be pretty sweet. I also can't believe he didn't make the team. That ridiculous.

Who should he have made it in front of?

Guillen
DeJesus
Podsednik
Maier (who out of options and hit .444 in ST)
Ankiel

And Bloomquist can play IF and OF.

WhiteSoxFTW
04-01-2010, 09:55 PM
http://twitter.com/Royals_Report

BA to the mound?

Let the legend grow!

:popcorn:

spawn
04-01-2010, 10:01 PM
http://twitter.com/Royals_Report

BA to the mound?

Let the legend grow!

Crazy.
Probably as crazy as Sergio Santos converting from an infielder to a relief pitcher. :shrug:

Rdy2PlayBall
04-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Who should he have made it in front of?

Guillen
DeJesus
Podsednik
Maier (who out of options and hit .444 in ST)
Ankiel

And Bloomquist can play IF and OF.Its more of just how BA thought he finally had a chance. I'm not saying he deserved to be on the team... I just thought he would be on it when he got signed.

Frater Perdurabo
04-01-2010, 10:34 PM
BA was interesting in that as a right-handed batter, he hit RHP better than LHP. Yet Ozzie preferred to have him start against LHP in a classic platoon situation.

I wonder if as RHP, he would be better at getting left-handed hitters out? Maybe he could be a unique right-handed LOOGY?

:tongue:

soxinem1
04-01-2010, 11:10 PM
I just wish BA would get 150 games and 500 AB's to prove himself and not have the rug pulled out from under him, be it with KC, WAS, or whoever.

Now the idea of Brian becoming a pitcher is not so outrageous. I remember him being a reliever before he turned pro.

Bobby Thigpen was an OF in college and made the switch.

Besides, didn't a former SS make our pitching staff the other day??

DrCrawdad
04-01-2010, 11:14 PM
I just wish BA would get 150 games and 500 AB's to prove himself and not have the rug pulled out from under him, be it with KC, WAS, or whoever.

Now the idea of Brian becoming a pitcher is not so outrageous. I remember him being a reliever before he turned pro.

Bobby Thigpen was an OF in college and made the switch.

Besides, didn't a former SS make our pitching staff the other day??

Interesting about the Royals trying to convert BA to a pitcher. I wish him the best, except of course when and if he faces the Sox.

DirtySox
04-01-2010, 11:16 PM
Probably as crazy as Sergio Santos converting from an infielder to a relief pitcher. :shrug:

I don't think BA possesses a high 90's fastball a la Santos. I believe scouting reports had him around 90ish.

CLR01
04-01-2010, 11:16 PM
Over/Under on Cy Young awards will be 11.

soxinem1
04-01-2010, 11:21 PM
I don't think BA possesses a high 90's fastball a la Santos. I believe scouting reports had him around 90ish.

All the more reason for Ozzie not to take him North......... Again.

Then again, Ozzie would probably put him on the team, let him pitch two scoreless innings Opening Day.......... And sit him for ten days.

Then on the eleventh day he would bring BA in very rusty, watch him walk three batters, then call the experiment a total failure and send him to Charlotte after the game.

jabrch
04-01-2010, 11:26 PM
I have no doubt the fanboys are right. Brian will make the HOF as a pitcher now. He's super.

soxinem1
04-01-2010, 11:34 PM
I have no doubt the fanboys are right. Brian will make the HOF as a pitcher now. He's super.

In the words of John Lennon: 'All we are saying........ is give BA a chance.'

jabrch
04-01-2010, 11:37 PM
In the words of John Lennon: 'All we are saying........ is give BA a chance.'

He'd be an HOFer as a CF, as a P...he's the next Babe ****ing Ruth. My guess, is that BA hangs around, never getting a fair shake, for a few years and then after that he leaves baseball, joins a monestary and becomes the worlds greatest Monk.

Or maybe not...who knows?

102605
04-01-2010, 11:42 PM
April Fools? I'm just waiting for it. BA is a minor league RP now? :o:

It's Dankerific
04-02-2010, 12:10 AM
What a bunch of ****s the Royals are. They sign him, then he performs great in ST, and still gets treated bad.

I'm sure he'll be a great pitcher.

soxnut1018
04-02-2010, 12:26 AM
When BA faces Aaron Rowand does the world explode?

october23sp
04-02-2010, 12:42 AM
When BA faces Aaron Rowand does the world explode?

BA is only becoming a pitcher to destroy Dewayne Wise.

It's Dankerific
04-02-2010, 12:47 AM
I certainly admire Brian. Getting ****ed while being an awesome defensive OF, putting up great numbers in ST. At least hes continually willing to try something new. good luck to him if this was serious and not an april fools prank.

TomBradley72
04-02-2010, 09:52 AM
I certainly admire Brian. Getting ****ed while being an awesome defensive OF, putting up great numbers in ST. At least hes continually willing to try something new. good luck to him if this was serious and not an april fools prank.

Where's the respect for a 28 y.o. outfielder with a career .227 batting average, that 30 teams have no interest in placing on their roster? There's just no justice in this world.

Dibbs
04-02-2010, 10:24 AM
I actually like Brian and would love to see him get another shot, but this is too funny.

ajismyhero
04-02-2010, 10:47 AM
I heart BA but this is pretty insane. He probably would have been better off waiting for Pods to pull his groin and be out for several months and he would have been callled up.

EMachine10
04-02-2010, 11:04 AM
If I remember correctly from when he was drafted, Anderson pitched for Arizona (in addition to playing the outfield, of course). It won't be an overnight resurgence of his career, but this isn't as unfounded as some people may believe.

Huisj
04-02-2010, 11:45 AM
If I remember correctly from when he was drafted, Anderson pitched for Arizona (in addition to playing the outfield, of course). It won't be an overnight resurgence of his career, but this isn't as unfounded as some people may believe.

Baseball cube has his stats:

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/pitching/A/Brian-Anderson-3.shtml

Numbers aren't real pretty, but he did strike out 20 guys in 11 innings.

MisterB
04-02-2010, 12:10 PM
Hey! Another Royals pitcher the Sox can trade for in a few years..

Johnny Mostil
04-02-2010, 12:29 PM
When BA faces Aaron Rowand does the world explode?

The senseless waste of pitting these two mighty forces of nature against each other would be a tragedy. All teams should band together to ensure such a conflagration never occurs.

JB98
04-02-2010, 01:09 PM
I heart BA but this is pretty insane. He probably would have been better off waiting for Pods to pull his groin and be out for several months and he would have been callled up.

I thought of this as well. Anderson was the last outfielder cut from camp. He would have been one injury away from recall, and he plays for an organization that has Scott Podsednik and Jose Guillen in its outfield. The possibility of him getting another chance would have been pretty high.

It's Dankerific
04-02-2010, 01:17 PM
I thought of this as well. Anderson was the last outfielder cut from camp. He would have been one injury away from recall, and he plays for an organization that has Scott Podsednik and Jose Guillen in its outfield. The possibility of him getting another chance would have been pretty high.

If someone gets hurt, its not like he would have forgot how to catch the ball in the OF.

konerko 14
04-02-2010, 01:20 PM
good luck Brian:smile:

JB98
04-02-2010, 01:22 PM
If someone gets hurt, its not like he would have forgot how to catch the ball in the OF.

He's a pitcher now, so I doubt he'll be recalled as an OF in the event of an injury.

I presume that if we see BA in a big-league uniform again, he'll be on the mound.

WhiteSoxFTW
04-02-2010, 02:44 PM
If someone gets hurt, its not like he would have forgot how to catch the ball in the OF.
I think it would be safe to assume that being this many years removed from being a pitcher, he is going to have to spend ALL of his time working on pitching. I think the lack of time in the cage and the batter's box of games would hinder him from being called up as a position player. But who knows?

jabrch
04-02-2010, 04:08 PM
He's a pitcher now, so I doubt he'll be recalled as an OF in the event of an injury.

I presume that if we see BA in a big-league uniform again, he'll be on the mound.

I presume that WHEN we see BA in a big-league uniform next, it will be to resume his HOF career. MLB talent evaluators are so ****ing stupid.

soltrain21
04-02-2010, 04:09 PM
I presume that WHEN we see BA in a big-league uniform next, it will be to resume his HOF career. MLB talent evaluators are so ****ing stupid.

I don't like your tone.

jabrch
04-02-2010, 04:16 PM
I don't like your tone.

To paraphrase Dubs...I'm not really looking for your approval. I have seen the light.

Nellie_Fox
04-02-2010, 04:34 PM
Have the Royals approved this switch? I don't think it's up to him to decide what he'll do or what position he'll play.

It's Dankerific
04-02-2010, 05:22 PM
Have the Royals approved this switch? I don't think it's up to him to decide what he'll do or what position he'll play.

They seem to be at least considering it, according to kcroyals.com. Buried a little though in a general article.

I hope now that the haters have their own little pity party thread, they can actually stay the **** out of this one.

Or can I post a bunch of "witty banter" in that one without repreive, as well?

CLR01
04-02-2010, 05:36 PM
They seem to be at least considering it, according to kcroyals.com. Buried a little though in a general article.

I hope now that the haters have their own little pity party thread, they can actually stay the **** out of this one.

Or can I post a bunch of "witty banter" in that one without repreive, as well?

Remember they don't care about Anderson so I doubt they would want to spend any time in either thread.

You are ruining this site ID. RUINING IT!

BadBobbyJenks
04-02-2010, 05:56 PM
Just got some time on PTI for over/under one batter faced as a pitcher in the majors. Tony took the over, Dan took the under if you care.

It's Dankerific
04-02-2010, 05:59 PM
Just got some time on PTI for over/under one batter faced as a pitcher in the majors. Tony took the over, Dan took the under if you care.

Wow. being taken seriously.

It makes me sick to see them piling on him in the other thread.

He's willing to work hard and try a new avenue in order to be a fulltime player, what an *******, lets hope he fails. jerky comments, in my opinion.

Its not like he was told never play baseball again. he's getting 700k to be in the royals system, more than some other names that they all love.

It's Dankerific
04-02-2010, 07:29 PM
Also interesting to see whos posting in the other BA thread. Just a bunch of people who never had anything against him, just wanted some fair treatment for people like Wise and Owens.

It's Dankerific
04-02-2010, 10:01 PM
I'd like to humbly request that all the bull**** anti-BA posts in this thread be moved to the appropriate forum.

doublem23
04-02-2010, 10:07 PM
I'd like to humbly request that all the bull**** anti-BA posts in this thread be moved to the appropriate forum.

Things are fine.

It's Dankerific
04-02-2010, 10:11 PM
Well thats that then

CLR01
04-02-2010, 10:28 PM
Things are fine.

No they're not. I would like some nachos.

soxinem1
04-02-2010, 10:40 PM
If I remember correctly from when he was drafted, Anderson pitched for Arizona (in addition to playing the outfield, of course). It won't be an overnight resurgence of his career, but this isn't as unfounded as some people may believe.

This is very true...... especially after watching that game against BOS last year when they brought in a utility INF who ended up throwing 2-3 scoreless innings against us.

Anything can happen......

doublem23
04-02-2010, 10:43 PM
No they're not. I would like some nachos.

This is a BA thread, not a Free Nacho Jamboroo.

kittle42
04-03-2010, 06:19 AM
I'd like to humbly request that all the bull**** anti-BA posts in this thread be moved to the appropriate forum.

I like Ron Kittle.

october23sp
04-03-2010, 01:20 PM
I like Ron Kittle.
http://www.xmfan.com/files/i-like-turtles_188.jpg
I like turtles.

twinsuck
07-07-2010, 03:01 PM
Hey guys, Brian has made his pro pitching debut a couple days ago for the Arizona League Royals. So far he's made two appearances, pitching an inning each, and has a 0.00 era. Keep it up, Brian!

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=435042

BigHurt3515
07-07-2010, 03:09 PM
Hey guys, Brian has made his pro pitching debut a couple days ago for the Arizona League Royals. So far he's made two appearances, pitching an inning each, and has a 0.00 era. Keep it up, Brian!

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=435042

I cant believe hes a pitcher. Any video on him pitching?

35th and Shields
07-07-2010, 03:20 PM
Hey guys, Brian has made his pro pitching debut a couple days ago for the Arizona League Royals. So far he's made two appearances, pitching an inning each, and has a 0.00 era. Keep it up, Brian!

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=435042
And 3 strikeouts along with that.

DumpJerry
07-07-2010, 03:27 PM
And 3 strikeouts along with that.
Was he at bat when they happened?:redneck

Rohan
07-07-2010, 03:43 PM
Was he at bat when they happened?:redneck

:tiphat:

Let's hope he can turn things around as a pitcher. Maybe he's the guy we should trade for to take Peavy's place for the time being.

doublem23
07-07-2010, 03:50 PM
Was he at bat when they happened?:redneck

That is what we call in this business "funny."

:rolling:

voodoochile
07-07-2010, 04:01 PM
Was he at bat when they happened?:redneck

Tip your waitress, Dump will be here all week...

:thumbsup:

:rolling:

Coops4Aces
07-11-2010, 11:37 PM
4 IP, 0 runs

Yeahhhh boy!

It's Dankerific
07-15-2010, 07:48 PM
Was there really any doubt? This is going to be historic.

It's Dankerific
08-02-2010, 10:43 PM
Another perfect inning for Mr. Anderson

Aug 2 - 1 IP, 0H, 1K

Whats the Arizona Rookie League record for best start ever?

Coops4Aces
08-02-2010, 10:45 PM
Another perfect inning for Mr. Anderson

Aug 2 - 1 IP, 0H, 1K

Whats the Arizona Rookie League record for best start ever?

What took so long? Injury?

It's Dankerific
08-02-2010, 11:09 PM
What took so long? Injury?

Opponents refused to play if he was pitching.