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No reward for swinging for the fences
"What are you asking me to do? Take my belt off and spank them? Yell at them? Scream at them? What do you want? -Ned Yost (Royals manager)
That’s why I’m not overly concerned because I think we’ll lead the league in fewest home runs again this year. We don’t have a 40-homer guy in the middle of the lineup.
They have hit just two homers since May 14 – both by 39-year-old backup infielder Miguel Tejada.
“Here’s the thing: Other teams come in here from Anaheim or wherever and they have their swing already down,” Maloof said.
"We try to stay down on the ball, be more line-drive oriented, and do more situational hitting at least through the first two or three rounds (at home) here. That's why I'm not overly concerned because I think we'll lead the league in fewest home runs again this year."
"The first thing I did after Sunday's game was gather the players and ask all 25 of them what each one thinks is the most important part of baseball, and an astounding 21 of them said 'hitting home runs,' including seven pitchers," said Emanski, who stressed to them that "defense wins ballgames." "The second thing I did was line them up against the fence and hit sharp line drives at them from 20 feet away to improve their reaction time."
Hmmm, maybe it's time for a smart GM to see if they can pick up Hosmer or Moustakas cheap and then turn them loose in a different setting...
I have been griping about eric hosmer since about the 3rd week of the season because the guy is clearly trying to hit everything to left field
Steve Balboni's 36 in 1985 still remains the single season team record.
hosmer knew how to hit home runs. someone has gotten into his head and scr8wed him up
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