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The Royals and Scott Podsednik have a deal

Jan 8, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

Rosenthal tweets: A one year deal for $1.75 million plus incentives that could bring the deal to $2 million. Also, a $2 million club option for 2011, also with incentives, but he can void the option if he gets 525 plate appearances in 2010.

Coulda been worse I suppose.  And hey, if Podsednik has a really, really great year he could boost the Royals from 65 to 67 wins.

  1. JBerardi - Jan 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    Not content with simply with him from their ballpark, the Royals are now attempting to give Rany Jazayerli an actual brain aneurysm…

  2. Old Gator - Jan 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Let’s hope that Jazayerli has a better neurosurgeon than Quisenberry did.

  3. Mike from KC - Jan 8, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    Actually Quiz had a great neurosurgeon. Brain tumors can strike anybody at any time. Quiz, in his short life, accomplished much more off the field than he did on the field. Everyday, thousands of people here in KC still benefit from his efforts to help those in need.

  4. Old Gator - Jan 9, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Down here, when the temperatures get this low, torpid iguanas falling out of trees can strike anybody at any time. One just missed me yesterday.

  5. JasonC23 - Jan 9, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    As a devoted White Sox fan, I say thanks to Scotty Pods for 2005 and 2009. Couldn’t believe he played that well last year.
    And to the Royals…Pods AND Brian Anderson AND Josh Fields AND Chris Getz? I’m quaking in my boots.

  6. Ron - Jan 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    I’m from Kansas City and grew up watching Dan Quisenberry. He did a lot for the community and is still very respected.
    You have your opinion, but that was a cheap, disgusting shot at a good man who has passed on. I’m sure there are people who like your sense of humor, even though you don’t really have one. Sad that you would have to attack a good man at a poor attempt at making a joke.
    Go back to spewing your racist filth. At least the minority groups you attack have a voice to answer back with.

  7. Moses Green - Jan 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    As one of the Gator’s fans, and as an enemy of intolerance, I would be interested in exactly what racist filth you suppose he is spewing.
    You may argue that the Quisenberry quip was in poor taste, as indeed you have, and I may well agree with you, although I’m not sure, but it was certainly not an ‘attack’ on the Quiz.

  8. Old Gator - Jan 9, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Look, in this economy when everything is too expensive because most of it is really being grown for ethanol, cheap shots are a blessing. Some of the shots I was taking were costing me a fortune, but that’s what I get for shopping at Whole Foods Market instead of Winn Dixie. And frankly, if my kids were to get all saccharine and sanctimonious about my passing – even if I died horribly in some run-down, plague-infested tourist bungalo at a singles resort in Blefuscu with a bunch of naked midgets dancing around my bed waving featherdusters in a futile effort to ward off the bubos – I would feel like my paternal stewardship was a failure. Life is either an Irish wake, or a lot of out-of-synch breastbeating. Finnegan’s friends had it right.
    .
    What’s more, I doubt if Quiz noticed, and I doubt even more if he needed anyone bloating up with righteous indignation on his behalf. And from what I hear, he had quite the Mephistophelian sense of humor himself.
    .
    Mo, thanks for the spirited defense, but Ron, I would invite you to lighten up a bit – that is, if I weren’t so concerned that you’d be the subject of yet another “Balloon Boy” hoax.

  9. Moses Green - Jan 9, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    My name is Francis Sawyer, but everyone calls me Psycho. If you call me Francis, I’ll kill you.

  10. Ron - Jan 9, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    No clue what the ‘baloon boy hoax’ is. Don’t care either.
    Some of your rambliings seemed halfway coherent. Did the Prozac wear off?

  11. smsetnor - Jan 9, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Yeah. But how about that Podsednik!?! He’s not dead or racist. Great hire for the Royals.
    Actually, would Podsednik be great trade bait at midseason? I guess getting a C level player for him would be a good get. Anyone?

  12. Moses Green - Jan 9, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Ron – go play in some other sandbox. You’re an idiot, and we don’t like idiots here. Your lame attempt at an insult fell well short of the mark we aim for, and your inability to recall the simplest and most high-profile media stories of the last few months prove that you just aren’t paying attention. Go away please, now.

  13. Moses Green - Jan 9, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Who the hell would want to trade for Scott Freaking Podsednik? The only way a team with playoff aspirations would go for this stiff would be if 4 or more OF’s got hurt and Podsednik gets released. He’s just there to block prospect, play horrible defense, hit singles, and get thrown out trying to steal.

  14. Old Gator - Jan 9, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    Podsednik is what we used to call a “fan favorite” down here in Macondo before we realized that so designating a Feesh was the kiss of Winter meeting death for our affections. We had others, like Dave Magadan and Kevin Millar, and you can see what happened to them.
    .
    A “fan favorite” is a mediocre ballplayer who just seems so nice and plays hard even if to small effect, whose significance to the team we impulsively exaggerate, represent him as a “clutch hitter” based on one or two fortuitous moments when he swung hard in case he hit it and actually made contact, and say nice things about his defense when he actually couldn’t get to a suborbital infield popup when playing in at third in anticipation of a bunt. But we did buy tickets and go to the park solely to see these guys because, well, because we liked them so much. Ergo, Podsednik.
    .
    Here in Macondo, fan favorites inevitably get traded for handfulls of EYPs (Exciting Young Prospects) who in turn get traded for other handfulls of EYPs in an eternal regrerssion of salary dumps or to make room for Rule 5 redemptions off the same scrapheap where Da Wolf left the car with the dead…well, the dead you-know-what (we don’t want to inflame Ron again with Tarantino-speak)…in the trunk.

  15. Craig Calcaterra - Jan 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    Moses — Ron’s been a longtime commenter, probably the oldest commenter I have, back to the days I was writing the blog for, like, 10 readers. He and I (and him and others) often don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things, but he’s not going anywhere and I really don’t want him to.
    As for not knowing the balloon boy thing, he lives in the UK. And unlike the U.S., they tend not to obsess on all our little tempests in teapots over there, so I am not at all surprised that he doesn’t know about it.

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