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Royals Rumblings - News for October 23, 2018

Where will you watch the Royals in 2019?

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Royals Rumblings - News for October 23, 2018

Craig Brown at Baseball Prospectus Kansas City considers the options for the Royals in their television contract negotiations.

But in this case, options means other ways of serving the broadcast. It could be their own in-house network, although those of us around for RSTN (Royals Sports Television Network) remember that as a low budget mess. Why would the Royals go that direction again? More likely, they could explore streaming platforms such as YouTube, Amazon or even something like Netflix or Hulu. It’s difficult to say how that would work, but you could be looking at a 21st century superstation like TBS was for the Braves or WGN was for the Cubs.

Drew Osborne at Royals Farm Report looks at the pitchers taken in the Royals’ 2017 draft class.

Steele was a JuCo pick who started his career at Vanderbilt. He is a lower slot LHP who has dealt with lots of injuries. Missed time with thrombosis resulting in a blood clot at Chipola. Rumor was he was dealing with some shoulder issues this year. Steele put up huge strikeout numbers at Chipola and in his 8.0 innings at rookie level Arizona in 2017. I think at this point we hope to see him healthy going into 2019.

Morgan Vogels at Kings of Kauffman considers whether the Royals should trade Whit Merrifield.

Marc Normandin get takes from players from the last World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers.

Why the Red Sox should play Mookie Betts at second base in the World Series.

Christian Yelich disappared in the NLCS.

So what exactly did the Astros do to get investigated by MLB?

The Mets narrow their list of GM candidates.

The Diamondbacks sign Eduardo Escobar to a three-year deal.

Brad Ausmus is ready to embrace analytics with the Angels.

Striking hotel workers blast the Dodgers for crossing the picket line.

White Sox slugger Matt Davidson wants to be a bullpen option as well.

Kansas tops the AP college basketball pre-season poll.

WWE’s Roman Reigns announces he is battling leukemia and will relinquish his championship.

What employers are telling their workers in Canada now that cannabis is legal.

What makes Halloween’s Michael Myers so scary?

The songs from the last 25 years that will endure to become “oldies.”

Your song of the day is Modest Mouse with The Good Times Are Killing Me.