Royals Rumblings - News for March 10, 2016
The Royals have done well with cheap free agents lately.
"You look at Dayton and the way he embraces the players once you get here, it's not like you're just the guy to make up the numbers," said pitcher Peter Moylan, who is trying to rebound from his second Tommy John surgery and make Kansas City's stacked bullpen as another powerful arm. "He really shows you that he wants you here and he's going to give you every chance to prove that you still have something left," Moylan said. "For me, that was a big reason why I came here."
It's also a big reason why the Royals have gone to back-to-back World Series.
Royals outfielder Reymond Fuentes hopes to follow in the footsteps of his cousin, former Royals outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Club officials say Fuentes does not possess the game-changing speed of Dyson, but as a former high school track star in Puerto Rico, he offers value as a pinch runner and possible base stealer. In five games this spring, he is batting .429 (3 for 7) with two walks and a stolen base.
"He’s a guy that’s definitely in the mix," manager Ned Yost said.
Jesse Spector at The Sporting News says its unlikely the Royals return to a third consecutive World Series.
Over-the-top proclamation to regret later: The Royals will make it back to the playoffs, but with so many teams having played the copycat game and built bullpens full of big arms, a taste of Kansas City’s own medicine will be the undoing of the defending champions’ championship defense.
Terrance Gore got his first spring training hit, and his teammates had fun with him over it.
Fox Sports Kansas City's Joel Goldberg gives his tips and recommendations for attending Royals spring training in Arizona.
Alex Gordon pledges $750,000 for the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy.
Ian Kennedy and his family are profiled in the latest episode of the Star's video series Becoming Royal.
Jon Morosi writes the Royals are the league's best, but looks at who has the best chance at dethroning them.
Former Royals outfielder Johnny Damon endorses Donald Trump.
Bryce Harper wants baseball players to show more excitement, like in other sports.
Hall of Fame reliever Rich Gosssage rips Jose Bautista and says nerds are ruining baseball.
Craig Edwards at Fangraphs looks at the myth of the Qualifying Offer.
This dude is shredding it at Cubs camp. PLAY SOME SKYNYRD!
Arrowhead Pride has a summary of the flurry of Chiefs transactions this week.
Congrats San Jose Sharks fans, you may have a terrible song to play when your team scores.
Scientists are the surprising stars of Facebook Live.
All the cool stuff from the new Captain America: Civil War trailer.
Your song of the day is Dan Hartman with "I Can Dream About You."