Weekend Rumblings - News for November 19, 2016
Dayton Moore says not to expect many moves this winter.
The nature of the offseason is unpredictable, Moore said, but he repeated the club’s offseason stance: The Royals’ roster could be close to set, barring an addition or two, entering 2017.
“There’ll be some moves that we make and present themselves for us the remainder of the offseason,” Moore said. “But I think what you see now is about what it’s going to be going into spring training.”
David Lesky of Baseball Prospectus Kansas City balks at the state of the free agents starting pitching market.
Now that Charlie Morton is off the free agent list after signing a two-year deal with the Astros, I can honestly say that I’m not sure there’s a single starter on the free agent market who I really want the Royals to go after. There are guys who I wouldn’t mind on the right deal, like Jhoulys Chacin or Derek Holland, but for the most part, the only good ones aren’t nearly as good as the contract they’re going to ultimately sign. That’s not the worst thing in the world for the Royals because they do have three starters locked in for sure and another one in Jason Vargas who I think they’re confident can hold down the fourth spot, but man, would it be nice to find another arm.
David Schoenfield of ESPN comes up with a trade for all 30 teams.
San Diego Padres trade OF Alex Dickerson to the Kansas City Royals for RHP Alec Mills.
The Padres need to give more athletic outfielders such as Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe regular playing time in 2017, while the Royals need a DH to replace the departed Kendrys Morales. Mills doesn’t have overpowering stuff but throws strikes and could compete for a rotation spot for the Padres. Not too exciting? Hey, you try and make a Padres trade.
Beau Estes of Kings of Kauffman looks at the Royals’ second base options.
Sam Mellinger talks to Royals superfan Tim Grimes, who beat cancer.
The Giants add former Royals infielder Orlando Calixte to their 40-man roster.
Former Royals pitcher John Lamb is released by the Rays.
ESPN’s Jim Bowden makes his free agent predictions.
The Twins release infielder Trevor Plouffe.
Dustin Ackley and Nate Eovaldi are cut from the Yankees.
The Rangers sign pitcher Andrew Cashner to a one-year deal.
Scouts are harsh on Tim Tebow’s performance in the Arizona Fall League.
Vahe Gregorian highlights a soccer program in Overland Park to help children of refugees.
The Big 12 football championship will be in Arlington, Texas through 2021.
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t talked to his family in two years.
How did American business get so big?
A mysterious foam blob appears on the streets of Santa Clara.
Emilia Clarke joins the cast of the new Han Solo movie.
Your song of the day is John Coltrane with Giant Steps.