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Royals Rumblings - News for October 4, 2017

Duffy goes under the knife.

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Royals Rumblings - News for October 4, 2017

John Perotto at FanRag writes that the Braves job is a great opportunity that Dayton Moore could consider.

However, those who know Moore well aren’t sure he would want to be viewed as a person jumping off a sinking sink in Kansas City. Furthermore, he grew up as a Royals fan in Omaha, Neb. and has long said he is in his dream job.

“Dayton is a principled person,” a friend of his said.

If the Braves are unable to lure Moore, the next best move might be hire his right-hand man. Royals assistant GM J.J. Picollo is considered an executive on the rise and began his front-office career with the Braves until following Moore to Kansas City.

Dayton Moore actually spent some time in Wichita as a kid, not Omaha, as far as I know.

Danny Duffy had surgery on his elbow yesterday and will begin throwing in six weeks.

Nathan Karns will begin throwing in November and hopes to be ready for spring training.

David Lesky at Baseball Prospectus writes that the Royals are stuck in a tough place.

The issue with this team, as I’ve said all season, is not that the players are necessarily bad, but it’s a team built on almost entirely role players. Most of this team would be a nice supporting cast to four to six really good players, but this supporting cast is going to have to play a leading role. If guys like Mondesi and Soler step up and Karns can somehow magically give them 30 starts, maybe they can make some noise. But the likelihood is the team listed above is good enough to not be bad and bad enough to not be good. It’s not a great place to be, but that’s what I see as of right now for the 2018 Royals.

Dave Eiland may not be out of work long.

Lee Judge supports Ned’s conclusion that while he’s not a great strategist, he is great at other aspects of managing.

Jeffrey Flanagan looks at the highlights from this year.

Tyler Dierking at Kings of Kauffman looks at positives for the Royals in 2018.

Remembering the champion 1942 Kansas City Monarchs.

Why you should watch each team in these playoffs.

The players who defined 2017.

The first photo of Derek Jeter at work raises some questions.

Aaron Judge was the most popular jersey sold this year.

The Tigers will interview Fredi Gonzalez for their managerial opening.

The Braves don’t have a GM, but manager Brian Snitker is returning.

Wild Card games are cruel and wonderful.

The Cardinals may shop outfielder Randal Grichuk.

1990s NBA jerseys were something.

Why SEC football is disappointing. Again.

The United Arab Emirates wants to build a domed city on Earth.

How the elderly lose their rights.

Why is their a remake of the 80s movie Flatliners?

Your song of the day is Tom Petty with Wildflowers.