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  1. “To say that Kila Ka’aihue‘s first 71 plate appearances in the minor leagues this year were disappointing is a major understatement.”

    I think you mean major leagues.

    Comment by AJP — August 25, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

  2. Can the Royals even send Kila to the minors next year without his permission? He played his first minor league game for the Royals in 2002, at the tender age of 18.

    Comment by ralph — August 25, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

  3. Maybe he meant, “To say that Kila Ka’aihue’s first 71 plate appearances in the major leagues this year were disappointing is a MINOR understatement”?

    Comment by Kila Takila — August 26, 2010 @ 3:03 am

  4. To play devil’s advocate, could there be something besides AAA numbers that the Royals evaluate when projecting ML performance? For instance, I just read someone say that perhaps they didn’t think his swing would “play” at the ML level. I’m no mechanics expert… Does this have any merit?

    Comment by BobLoblaw — August 26, 2010 @ 9:56 am

  5. This has been said about Kila multiple times by many many scouts. Merit? Who knows? I vote we find out, though.

    Comment by geo — August 26, 2010 @ 10:24 am

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