Royals Put Down a Moose

  Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports If any one word describes the Royals front office over the course of my lifetime, it’s “inept”. They will quite often wait too long to make a move that everybody sees as right (see the eventual DFA’s of Jeff Franceour and Chris Getz). Thursday, though, when I woke up and checked my phone, I came across news that shocked me...
Via Royals Blue
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Getz Retires, Outlasting Teahen and Fields

Chris Getz announced his retirement yesterday. The former White Sox and Royals second baseman was outrighted by the Blue Jays after 28 plate appearances (16 wRC+). In his statement, Getz makes clear that he is ready to move on with his life. Given his performance on the field the last few years, that life probably […]
Via Fangraphs
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Getz Retires from Baseball

After being outrighted to the Buffalo Bisons by the Toronto Blue Jays, infielder Chris Getz decided to retire instead, reports Chris Cotillo
Via On-Base Talk
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Getz retires from baseball

Toronto Blue Jays' infielder Chris Getz is retiring from baseball after being outrighted off the team's 40-man roster, multiple sources have confirmed to MLB Daily Dish. Getz expressed through a statement that he is looking forward to life outside of baseball. "I've enjoyed every minute that I've played and will always be passionate about the game," Getz...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gose, Getz help Blue Jays down Royals

The first month of the season behind them, the Blue Jays are still searching for a winning combination, mixing and matching all over the diamond in the hopes of stemming their recent skid. Ryan Goins, Moises Sierra and Jonathan Diaz have all been dispatched, while Chris Getz, Anthony Gose and Steve Tolleson are getting their chance to make an impression. Meanwhile, on Thursday,...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Royal Getz says he won't look at time here as 'it didn't work out'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The understandably paltry crowd at cold and rain-soaked Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night perked up when they heard the name of the Blue Jays' No. 9 hitter being introduced -- Chris Getz, the former Royal. And even on a night when raindrops hitting the batting helmets seemed to be the loudest noise inside the stadium, it wasn't hard to distinguish a slight...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays to bring up Getz, option Goins to Buffalo

The Toronto Blue Jays will add second baseman Chris Getz to the roster Tuesday, according to multiple sources, after the club optioned Ryan Goins to triple-A Buffalo on Monday night. The team didn’t announce the move because they will need to clear a spot for him on the 40-man roster. Getz’s speed game will give manager John Gibbons more options at the bottom of his lineup.
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays to recall Chris Getz, Ryan Goins demoted

getty The Toronto Blue Jays will recall infielder Chris Getz prior to Tuesday’s game. Getz will take the roster spot of Ryan Goins who will head to Triple-A Buffalo. While playing 18 games at Buffao, Getz was hitting .309/.382/.338 with nine RBI and six stolen bases. Getz figures to get a good look at second base with the Blue Jays. Goins was doing himself no favors of keeping...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Aledmys Diaz makes sense for Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays and Aledmys Diaz joining forces make’s complete sense from a fans perspective. Whether that same thought is shared amongst the Blue Jays brain-trust it is unknown. The Blue Jays entered the off-season with a wish list that included a second baseman and a couple starting pitchers, none of which could be accomplished. Their off-season expenditures could...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

RBI Baseball is coming back

On Tuesday night, MLB announced that they would be making dreams come true for baseball fans across the world. MLB announced...that RBI Baseball would be returning. The game will be released for current and next-gen consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One), as well as mobile platforms. There aren't any more details yet, but this is a day worth celebrating for baseball fans ...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Moves Kansas City Royals Must Try to Pull off at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings

The Kansas City Royals have taken a swift approach to the offseason thus far. So far, they signed Jason Vargas to bolster their rotation, non-tendered Chris Getz and traded catcher George Kottaras to the Chicago Cubs. Baseball’s annual conference known as the Winter Meetings will convene next week at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Here, general...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals' Chris Getz exits with probable concussion

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz exited last night’s contest against the Seattle Mariners after playing only two innings as a precautionary measure. That precaution proved worthy, as initial tests indicate that Getz likely suffered a concussion, according to Dick Kaegel Getz suffered the head injury in the second inning. He fielded a ball hit...
Via MLB Injury News
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

"Baseball Wives" to Star on The Amazing Race

Here we go again. "Baseball wives" are nothing new when it comes to reality television.  Yup, we all know about the disaster that was VH1's show of the same name, but, this time...I'm guessing there will be less drama.  CBS has announced the cast for the upcoming season (number 23!) of its hit show "The Amazing Race" and included, two ladies whose...
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August 28, 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

Tigers' Leyland, Pena ejected from game vs. Royals

DETROIT The Tigers are likely to be one team in favor of more instant replays and manager's challenges. But it couldn't help them Saturday night. In the fourth inning with Royals' Chris Getz at first, Alcides Escobar's bat hit a pitch that bounced in front of home plate, and ended up at the backstop. Home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski did not call it a foul ball...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Injuries end the Royals Roll?

John Viril— The Kansas City Royals are playing their best baseball in more than a decade. The Royals are 19-5 since the All-Star break. They have won seven consecutive series and are poised to make it eight by taking the first game of a three game set against the N.L.’s worst team (Miami). Overall, Kansas City is 62-54 and second to Detroit by 6.5 games in the A.L. Central. They...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Miguel Tejada seizes 2nd base job

by John Viril— The Kansas City Royals have struggled all season to find production at second base. They’ve tried Chris Getz, Elliot Johnson, and Johnny Giavotella at the keystone with 39-year-old Miguel Tejada as nothing more than an occasional fill-in. That is until Chris Getz injured his left knee July 27. Since that time, Tejada has been a fixture in the Royals lineup.  He’s...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals place Chris Getz on DL with sprained knee

The Kansas City Royals have placed second baseman Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain, according to Dick Kaegel of After acquiring outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Houston Astros yesterday, the Royals were facing a roster crunch. Both Getz and Lorenzo Cain were hampered by injuries, and if they were unable to play they would have to hit...
Via MLB Injury News
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals put INF Getz on DL with left knee sprain

The Kansas City Royals have placed infielder Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee. The move was announced Thursday but is retroactive to Sunday. Getz is hitting .209 with one home run and 14 RBIs this season. Putting Getz on the DL allowed the Royals to make room on the roster for outfielder Justin Maxwell, who was acquired from the Houston Astros in...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals put Getz on DL with left knee sprain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Kansas City Royals have placed infielder Chris Getz on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee. The move was announced Thursday but is retroactive to Sunday. Getz is hitting .209 with one home run and 14 RBIs this season. Putting Getz on the DL allowed the Royals to make room on the roster for outfielder Justin Maxwell, who was acquired from the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 01, 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
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