Getz non-tender good omen for Royals

by John Viril— Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore’s decision to non-tender 2B Chris Getz on December 1st is a hopeful sign for the upcoming season.  Last year, patience with RF Jeff Francouer, SP Wade Davis, and the aforementioned Getz cost the Royals an unknown number of games. With the team finishing five games out of the wild card race at 86 wins, the slow hook...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals non-tender Chris Getz as Twitter rejoices

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a move that hardly came as a surprise, the Royals on Monday chose not to tender second baseman Chris Getz a contract, thus removing him from their 40-man roster and making him a free agent. Getz made 1.05 million in 2013 and despite a poor season likely would have been granted a raise through arbitration, possibly to as high as 1.3 million. The Royals likely...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Getz understands Royals fans booing him, but obviously doesnt enjoy it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kauffman Stadium is not a place where you typically hear fans boo anyone from the home team. That's partly because of the courteous nature of Kansas Citians, and also because the Royals haven't been significant enough in the minds of fans here for them to care enough to boo. But that has changed recently as the Royals hang on the fringe of the playoff...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals hold the keys to their own fate.

Chris Getz When watching the Royals play this season, one can say that they are going “all in” in an effort to make their first postseason appearance since 1985. By going out and acquiring veteran infielders Jamey Carroll and Emilio Bonafacio, Dayton Moore has attempted to shore up the glaring hole at second base (sorry Chris Getz, but your lack of defensive skills is alarming...
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals 2B Chris Getz exits with knee sprain

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz was forced out of last night's win over the Detroit Tigers with a sprained knee. Dick Kaegel of reports that Getz was diagnosed with a 'mild medial sprain of the left knee' but the Royals do not expect him to go on the DL. Getz did not seem overly concerned with the injury after the game. "I feel pretty good...
Via MLB Injury News
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals' Getz: 'We're still in it'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals second baseman Chris Getz is back, and he says he is ready to help the Royals make their move. Cue the collective groan from all the Johnny Giavotella fans. Getz was back in the clubhouse on Friday after spending the past three-plus weeks at Triple-A Omaha, and he said he believes the Royals are still in contention in the American League Central. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Getz's at-bat tune: 'RBI Baseball' theme

If you take a look at the Kansas City Royals website, it lists Chris Getz's walk up music as "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind and Fire.  A pretty solid choice if you ask me.  But if you go to a Royals game...well, you're greeted with different music when the second baseman saunters up to the dish. That's right, kids...yes, that is the theme music...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals avoid arbitration with Getz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year Major League contract with second baseman Chris Getz for the 2013 season, avoiding arbitration. Consistent with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. The signing of Getz leaves right-handed pitcher Luke Hochevar as the clubs only unsigned arbitration-eligible...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Getz, Royals reach $1.05M deal, avoid arbitration

The Royals and second baseman Chris Getz avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing a $1.05 million, one-year contract that includes up to $150,000 in performance bonuses. Getz, who made $967,500 last season, batted .275 with 17 RBIs in nine stolen bases in 64 games last season. He spent three stretches on the disabled list, including for a fractured left thumb that ended his season...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Getz continues homerless streak

Just about every change in baseball over the last few decades has been geared toward producing more offense and more home runs. The ballparks get smaller as do the strike zones, it seems. Yet in this age of inflated home run numbers, Royals second baseman Chris Getz is the bizarre anomaly: He has no power. Virtually none. In fact, Getz hasn't hit a home run in almost three...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

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