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1st base.... next year

Posted on: July 31, 2008 3:49 am

Have the Royals concidered bringing up 1st baseman Kila Kaaihue?This guy could be the answer at 1st the Royals have been waiting for.Kaaihue was just promoted to AAA after hitting .314 ,26 homers,and 79 rbi's in 91 games at AA Northwest Arkansas. If the Royals are still searching for a power hitting 1st baseman next season, Kaaihue could be the guy.He is 24 years old and entering the prime of his carrer.Butler should be figuring things out by next season,and i think we all agree that Ross Gload is a backup.So why not bring the Hawaiian Punch to K.C.?

I say let Butler and Kaaihue battle for the position next year,and end the Ross Gload era! Our first baseman can't be hitting .269 w/ 2 homers,and 25 rbi's.Not if they want to be a contender.

That's all i got,later. - A.P.   GO ROYALS!


Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2008 10:44 am

1st base.... next year

He looks like the real deal.  Can't rush a prospect, but a call up in September won't hurt.

I know he can hit - how's his glove?  With our offense, we can't be giving away runs, and in that respect, Gload has saved plenty of em this year, so don't be too hard on his bat.

Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2008 12:03 am

1st base.... next year

Today he went 3 for 4 with another homerun and 4 RBI in his second Triple A game. If he keeps it up, him being a September call-up could be a real possibilty.

Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2008 1:59 pm

1st base.... next year

I've been watching Kila closely and I really think he has a chance to be our starting 1st basemen sometime next year. Yesterday he hit a homerun in his AAA debut. I hope the Royals get rid of Ross Gload, and bring up Ryan Shealy so Kila can get more time at 1B in Omaha.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2008 11:56 am

1st base.... next year

     I agree with D2.  Let's get him up here in Sept. and see how he looks.

Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2008 4:04 am

1st base.... next year

If Kila Kaaihue tears up AAA for the rest of the season, and has a great spring or does well in a Sept. callup....I say do it.  If he falters, let him start in Omaha next year.  Lets not rush him.  The Royals have Billy Butler, Alex Gordon, Ross Gload (we have his option for 2009 I believe) and even Ryan Shealy , if necessary, who can handle the job until Kila is ready.

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