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10:16 AM ET 04.21 | David Glass is not happy with his team's miserable 3-9 start. The Royals' owner, who spoke after an All-Star Game-related news conference Thursday at Kauffman Stadium, wants the fans to know that. He also wants them to know that he's seen every game this season, and he's not about to give up faith - despite the Royals' 0-6 home record and seven-game losing streak. "I'm disappointed in our won-loss record," Glass said, "but I have no concerns about the fact this team is going to turn it around and get it straightened out." Glass is so confident in his players - a young group that's taken general manager Dayton Moore six years and five drafts to build - that he quickly followed with a statement that read more like a prediction.

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April 21, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Someone should remind him he owns the Royals.

He should be used to this by now.

April 21, 2012  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Someone should remind him he owns the Royals. He should be used to this by now.

But they have Broxton!

April 21, 2012  11:20 AM ET

I wasn't aware of lofty expectations in KC...

April 21, 2012  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I wasn't aware of lofty expectations in KC...

They have some decent talent on that team. Too bad their rotation blows goat nuts.

April 21, 2012  12:46 PM ET

I agree with the previous posters (decent talent, pitching woes, expectations), but there is decent pitching available. The Nats have a guy at Triple A who was lights out last year (at times) for a paltry $5 mill. Oswald can probably be had for less than his asking price of $10 mill now. The Rangers have pitching depth to burn ... they could probably pry Feldman from them for an excellent outfield prospect (the Royals are loaded there).

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April 21, 2012  01:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

You know what thety need? Zack Greinke

You didn't really just say that, did you?

April 21, 2012  01:09 PM ET

(Hands Clem a freshly sharpened ax...)

April 21, 2012  04:59 PM ET

the royals, don't need to trade or upgrade their roster, neither they should upgrade their hitters lineup, the royals should need to get a better GM, and a better manager, as well a new set of coaches, pitching coach, and hitting coach should be replaced, the teams should know already the key in every sport its,,, management, poor management its like a team without a brain to be able to think, or compete!!!

April 21, 2012  05:02 PM ET

the rangers will mop the floor with the tigers starters!!!

April 21, 2012  05:05 PM ET

the rangers will mop the yankees, and the halos pitchers, just wait and see, anybody knows why the rangers starters are intouchable??? gregg, and mike maddux are in charge of the pitching in texas, no wonder they can't be hammered by any team!!!

April 21, 2012  10:19 PM ET

Same old, same old.

April 21, 2012  11:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

the rangers will mop the yankees, and the halos pitchers, just wait and see, anybody knows why the rangers starters are intouchable??? gregg, and mike maddux are in charge of the pitching in texas, no wonder they can't be hammered by any team!!!

That's odd....I thought this article was about the Royals.

April 22, 2012  12:25 AM ET

I just sat through their 9th straight loss. The team's pr slogan is 'our time' and they claimed that this would be the year we compete. It's been 27 years and no playoff appearances with only 1 winning season in 10 years. I hate to say it, but if they go winless during this , meaning that they lose Sunday, then I think the manager, Ned Yost is out. Of course we're all hoping that our young talent might attract a guy like Terry Francona, but we're used to being disappointed. Francona did the impossible with the Red Sox, winning it all... Twice and we can only hope he could do the same here. Anyways, the patience is gone in KC. We just want 1 good year to make all of this losing somehow worth it. Thanks for letting me vent.

April 22, 2012  12:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

the royals, don't need to trade or upgrade their roster, neither they should upgrade their hitters lineup, the royals should need to get a better GM, and a better manager, as well a new set of coaches, pitching coach, and hitting coach should be replaced, the teams should know already the key in every sport its,,, management, poor management its like a team without a brain to be able to think, or compete!!!

Rumor is that our owner, a former big wig at Walmart, Always Low Prices Always, is rumored to be interested in selling the team. The Royals are worth five times what he bought the team for and it's all about business to him. The guy grew up a Cardinals fan, used to be a rival, and he doesn't even go to the games or live in our state. Our GM has done wonders building through the draft, but our cheap owner hasn't done us too many favors. Hopefully, a local company like Cerner or Sprint will buy the team, put George Brett in charge and give him whatever is needed to get the job done.

April 22, 2012  12:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

That's odd....I thought this article was about the Royals.

Alacran likes to digress.

April 23, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Are there any owner that WOULD be happy with a 3-9 start...?! Didn't think so.

Next.

 
April 23, 2012  09:13 AM ET

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