Royals Rumblings - News for May 30, 2017
Buster Olney writes the Royals are not ready to deal quite yet.
Other teams continue to wait for clear signs from the Kansas City Royals about their intentions before the trade deadline. For now, clubs are being told that the Royals intend to try to contend -- but other teams should prepare for the possibility that K.C. will sell Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, etc. The Red Sox, who have had disastrous production from their third basemen, were among the teams scouting the Royals in New York last week, and on paper, Moustakas could be a natural fit. Boston’s third basemen rank 29th in the majors in OPS.
Danny Duffy talks about his oblique injury, which he hurt covering first base on Sunday.
"This is a big time for us to turn around the ship," Duffy said. "But I know the boys are going to pick me up. I'll be fresh and ready to go in 6-8 [weeks] or whatever they say. I'm going to try and come back sooner than that. I want to win and help this team win.
"Very bummed out today, but I'm going to keep the same mentality and keep the boys in it."
Duffy began to feel discomfort last night in his right side.
"When I woke up this morning, I could barely get up," Duffy said. "It happens. It's baseball. If I get over [to first] in time, we're not even talking about this. I take full responsibility."
Salvador Perez talks about being a large catcher.
How does your size help you behind the plate?
Perez: Because I'm so big, I can cover a lot of area back there -- I can cover the whole plate with my body. I can give a big target for the pitcher. He can't miss seeing me when I am back there. If there is a collision at the plate, at my size, I am bigger than some of the runners.
Patrick Brennan at Kings of Kauffman talks to Royals prospect Nicky Lopez.
Q: Wilmington has been known as a tough place to play for hitters. Have you noticed this? Why do you think this is?
A: I definitely notice that the ball doesn’t travel to certain spots in the ballpark. There is a
difference between our field and some of the other ballparks in the league. As a team, we know what we are working with and because of that, we make the proper adjustments that we need to to be successful. In college, I played at Creighton University and our home stadium was TD Ameritrade, so I know a thing or two about big stadiums.
The Royals promote pitcher Foster Griffin.
The Royals have moved 2014 first-rounder Foster Griffin from Class A Wilmington to Class AA NWA. Lefty had a 2.86 ERA in 10 starts.— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) May 29, 2017
Minor League Ball has a new mock draft with the Royals taking outfielder Jeren Kendall.
Lee Judge talks to Royals groundskeeper Trevor Vance.
Six years later, the Zack Greinke has had a profound impact on the Royals and Brewers.
Mike Trout is on the disabled list for the first time in his career.
Bryce Harper has a very handsome brawl with the Giants.
Here is your NCAA baseball tournament bracket, which does not have Miami for the first time in 44 years.
A Denver Post columnist gets fired for a stupid tweet about a Japanese driver winning the Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend.
Tiger Woods had a pretty bad weekend.
Legendary sportswriter Frank DeFord dies at 78.
A factory where workers make robots that will replace workers.
Are streaming services making prestige films now?
Your song of the day is The Allman Brothers with No One to Run With.