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Ask Greg Schaum anything, ANYTHING!

Ask Greg Schaum anything, ANYTHING!

*ps this is not me btw I hope u do know who it is though

OK…Not that I am someone you want to know more….. But every once in awhile I will have a post where you can ask me anything (as long as it is clean) I will answer any question about anything you want…Obviously, we can have fun with this but if you want to go away from baseball that is fine…If you have baseball questions that is fine too

At some point, we will have a post where I hope to learn a little more about you to…

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Greg Schaum

Grew up on the streets of Overland Park...played my high school ball at Shawnee Mission North before playing college ball in Riverside, CA. I graduated from an original Big 8 school and love this great city. My favorite player as a kid was Frank Tanana and I thought U.L Washington was a cool MOFO

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  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I really never dealt with jerks…I have heard awful stories about Neifi Perez though

    my favorite guy was Jacobs by far and then Banny, Maier, Buck

    I had some fun brief talks with Zack and really don’t have a negative thing to say about anyone

  • randa16

    What current or former royals players were jerks and what ones were just awsome guys?

  • Gaines

    Thanks for the blog. I enjoy, as do the others I am sure, the insight into the minors that we would not otherwise have.

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Sergio…

    1 Podsednik CF
    2 Dejesus RF
    3 Butler 1B
    4 Moustakas 3B
    5 Callaspo DH
    6 Gordon LF
    7 Aviles SS
    8 Kendall C
    9 Getz 2B

    I know what is it with that stuff?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Sergio
    2013 line up
    C Yasmani Grandal (I guess we will find out in 2 weeks)
    1B Hosmer
    2B Giavotella
    SS Navarro
    3B Moose
    LF Lough
    CF D Rob
    RF Myers
    DH Butler

    SP Montgomery
    SP Crow
    SP Lamb
    SP Dwyer
    SP Sample

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Jeff Z

    No, Osuna needs to spend this season in the minors…lefties develop later than others..especially the softer tossing ones..let’s keep him in AA and get him up to AAA and have him compete for a job next ST

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Retro
    Cuthbert is learning to hit breaking stuff in Surprise…Carlixte, last I was told was going to be ours but the paper work is still in the air

    I will try and find a link from site friend Frankie Pillierre on this,…he has much more knowledge of the international scene than i

    I want an i-pad but have a mac…so, I will wait

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Eric
    2013
    Great question as I have had breakfast with a couple of them but never dinner…Scott Sharp just to tell him I am a big fan and also to let him know I think he is doing a great job….I would order a filet with blue cheese melted on top,…asparagus and a Stella to drink
    Yes, he can play 3B and Myers will play RF
    He will rebound but will reach his peak with another club

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Gaines

    Yes, he is for real…he has as pretty of a swing as anyone I have seen…very Will Clark esque. He had a run of bad luck last season and had some brushes with immaturity that helped lead to his struggles and a organizational desire to get him out of Burlington.
    He won’t be on the major league team next year unless he goes to AA and absolutely rakes the same way Moose has this season.
    Wilmington is a tougher place (the Carolina League as well) to hit than the Texas League so I would like to see Hosmer play with his buddy at NWA this season…But, I also think he needs to stay in high A a little longer…Keep in mind he is doing this with very little protection

  • Gaines

    Great idea BTW.

    Question about Hosmer. Is the guy for real? His numbers are phenomenal for high A Wilmington, does he do better in Springdale?, and what are his chances of joining the team next year with Butler and Kila ahead of him? Does he stay at first base?

  • Eric

    Greg, in what year will the Royals finish first or second in the AL Central division?

    If you could have dinner with anyone in the Royals front office, who would it be? What would you have for dinner?

    Will Moustakas be good enough to play 3B in KC or will he move off the position?
    If he moves off of 3B, will Will Myers be the next future 3B for the Royals?

    Will Alex Gordon rebound and make it in Kansas City?

  • geo

    Greg, when you answer these, sometimes the answer is so far away on the page from the question that it’s impossible to tell what question you are answering. Could you say something in your answers that make it clear what the question was? Or direct by name it at the questioner?

  • SergioNunez.400

    1. I know it’s a crude tool, but how about projecting a batting order, and roatation for opening day 2013?

    2. How about a projected batting order for say, August 1st 2010.. Or, do you see the Royals going partial “youth movement” later this summer?

    3. What’s with that crazy blue liquid they use in Playtex, and Pampers commercials?!?!

  • RoyalsRetro

    1. What’s the word on Cheslor Cuthbert? Paul Carlixte?

    2. Hearing anything about any international free agents we may be in on?

    3. Thoughts on the Ipad?

  • Jeff Z

    Can Edgar Osuna help the major club this season?

    What Brave’s prospect do you think Dayton will acquire next?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    No….lane is a good project but not a prospect yet

    Cole is waiting assignment for a team in extended…I imagine he goes to Idaho Falls

    simmons is a quality prospect…good athlete and has tweaked his mechanics

    so far…but won’t know for 5 years

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I think so …he would project well to RF with his athleticism and arm. But, he has the speed to play CF.

    But, RF would be my guess

  • Brian

    Schaum- if Grandal is the pick, does Myers move off Catcher and where?

  • kcbrian

    Is Lane Adams the best position prospect from last year’s draft outside of a certain catcher?

    What is going on with Cole White?

    How would you project Crawford Simmons?

    Was last year’s draft the best one of the Dayton Moore era?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    slim and none but I am never surprised…are u?

  • Brian

    Schaum- What are the odds on a Betancourt extension?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    wow…tough call because guys like Myers do not come around often…how about Kellen Sweeney and Kansas City’ own Jason Adam a RHP from Blue Valley Northwest

  • Laurence

    We miss you on RC by the way

    And who do you think will be the “Wil Myers” of this year draft

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Callaspo would bring a lot more now than in the off season. But, I think he would bring a 11-20 rated prospect for some team or a decent MRP.

    Butler would bring more but most teams see his value at DH…still should be able to get more for him than anyone else on the team not named Greinke

  • Mike Lewis

    In your opinion what would Billy Butler and Callaspo bring in a trade?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I believe they are hot on this trail and guys like Carlixte will sign after the draft…if tallion is available and they don’t draft him it will say a lot about their desire for signing international talent

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I am sure he did…they know everything. I never hear from them when I do anything positive and only when I do something they don’t like..,they are aware of everything

    all I can say they need to be thankful this is Kansas City

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Of course I am….Christopher Nolan has done a great job re-booting this story

    yes…but only if Lucas is just a producer. He can’t direct any of them…

    8…potential 10. This is not a great draft and we have a shot at a true franchise C. I won’t be upset depending also on what we grab in 2nd round

  • Gary

    Do the Royals have anything going on in the Dominican? Any prospects they’re hot on? What happened to that shortstop, Carlixte, I think?

  • Brian

    Schaum- when SI put out the worst GM lists that placed Dayton Moore as the worst GM in baseball, did Moore know about that list? Did it make any waves at the K?

  • Brian

    Schaum- please give us your best guess for when our top 10 prospects get called up.

  • Laurence

    1) Are you excited for the third Batman movie

    2) Should they make three more Star war movies set during the old jedi republic era

    3) On the scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the happiest) how happy would you be if the Royals did take Yasmani Grandal.

  • Ryan S

    ok thanks. I dont even know if that is what Ryan ment, but it is the way it sounded. He has refrencced it a few times, so I was just interested to see if you had any info to back that up… I mean Ryan talks to everyone everyday so im sure he knows things that even you don’t I just wanted your input on that

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I have heard that bur not from Ryan…Rusty Kuntz said in returning to the club that Trey let’s his coaches do their jobs…

    I think Trey just never had any of his pre conceived plans work out…again, I go back to not giving him a veteran bench coach. I have heard some other things bur nothing I think that made him the manager he was…

  • Ryan S

    Greg you may not know this, but Ryan has refrenced a couple times that Ned Yost is a delegator and lets his coaches do what they were hired to do. I dont know if he means it this way but he seems to imply that Trey was sort of a micro manager. Do you know if that was the case, and if so could that be part of the reason things seem better for now?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    1. Trey had very little as far as I can tell…although I have a feeling Yost wants the best 25 up here and does not want to worry about things like starting contracts early

    2. None, sorry but I am less optimistic after my last post

    3. I don’t worry to much about AAA being skipped because I think each individual is different. Mentally some are just better prepared…I can’t comp Gordon to Moose for several reasons and there have been enough guys that have skipped AAA that I think that is an unfair belief

  • jason

    1. how much say does the manager (hillman before and yost now obviously) have in promoting people/sending people down? or is it all up to dayton?

    2. any updated news on danny duffy?

    3. do you think moustakas/hosmer/montgomery/myers or any of our top prospects spend time in AAA? or will they all go the route of alex gordon and go from AA to Majors?

    thanks

  • Pat

    Love me some Van Stratten, could he actually make it? He seems like he could be like Aaron Rowand before he signed with San Fran and sucked.

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    boxers

    yes…we are talking about helium balloons right?

    Nick Van Stratten…Local kid from Winnetonka HS growing up just outside Kaufmann stadium. He will run thru a wall for you and I would love to see a local kid make it with the Royals

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Because at the end of the day aren’t we all NEO

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    The new job is a move that I needed to make…great job, company car, work primarily from home and better situation for my family. As far as broadcasting or radio work I am sure someone will find time for me.

    Bubba Starling is the real deal..:great athlete getting offers to play QB at schools like Alabama. Throws hard and will be a potential #1 pick in 2011. But, one of many great talents in Kansas city

    moose will hit more home runs and I compare moose and Hosmer to matt williams and will Clark when they came up together in San Francisco

  • Pat

    Why do you have a picture of the Archetect from the Matrix on this post?

  • Ryan S

    If hes good enough and doesnt make it I think will be because of service time. Which I dont like, but that is one of the few things the Royals have working in their favor, so you can see why they would want to work the system

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I think he has a legit chance to be on the opening day roster next April. If he is good enough, earns the spot and is not then it is is a sad statement about our organization

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Thought he seemed like the Face of someone asking u to talk to him

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    They are going to take over Everything

  • Kai-Ill-Day-Vees

    Anything?
    Does the Republicans take over the house and senate or just one or the other come November?

  • Jeff

    PS

    What’s with the Freud picture?

    You’re sneaky/mysterious…..

  • Jeff

    Greg

    Are you at liberty to tell us what your new job is?

    What do you know about this Bubba Starling kid in Gardner? Already seen him? Have plans to? Me and a work buddy were thinking about going down and seeing him pitch.

    When will Hosmer get promoted?

    Who has more HR’s in their MLB career, Eric Hosmer or Mike Moustakas?

  • Ryan S

    Greg,

    Do you think Montgomrey has a shot at the rotation on opening day next season, or do you think hes likely to spend time in AAA?

  • SosaSoser

    1. Boxers or briefs?

    2. Did you inhale?

    3. Name a Royals minor leaguer who is kind of off the radar, but we should root for anyway. Can’t be Disco or Rowdy. Why should we root for him to make it?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Brian

    I know u like to mention this quite a bit…but, I think he is criticized a lot more than u think. I remember when fans started turning on him last year and I told someone at the park that I could not remember anyone falling farther so fast then Moore…

  • Brian

    Why does Dayton Moore get a free pass from everyone in KC, especially since nationally he is regarded as the worst GM in the game?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    1. I had my media credential taken when I left 610…which is fine because I still will be connected and while the media cred is nice to have I did not necessarily need it to stay in touch with the baseball world

    2. NO…I do not think Dejesus is going anywhere. But, I do think he would bring a nice return and if you think he can bring you something of significance than I think you should move him

    3. I really think they will take Yasmani Grandal….But, if I had to guess the top 3 I would say Grandal, Machado, Whitson (Tallion only if he falls but he will be very expensive)

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    Yes…As I have said…some times u need to risk to get a reward and it does sound like your final option. Put faith in the medical field and do it…

  • Duncan

    A small percentage of my income comes from playing guitar and I have carpal tunnel in my left hand. Should I have surgery? I’ve tried yoga, stretching, medication, and braces. I’m running out of options. If the surgery goes bad, I could never play again. What do you think?

  • Jeff S.

    1.Is your new job going to allow you to stay connected to the Royals?

    2. Will the Royals trade DDJ before the deadline?

    3. Who will we draft?

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