Light day on the Royals related news, kiddos.
At Royals Farm Report, Drew Osborne scouts Rule 5er Chris Ellis:
The Royals think the curve ball is a plus pitch. I agree. A lot of guys freeze both RHHs and LHHs. It has good 12-6 movement on it. Ellis can start it at the hitter’s eye level and break it into the strike zone or start it at their belt and break it into the dirt. Hitters have a hard time picking it up and he gets a lot of weak contact with it. The pitch has sharp, late movement.
Ellis uses a slider as well as his curve. The slider has shorter, sharper movement away from a RHH. He uses it more as a chase pitch and prefers the curve if he needs to throw it in the zone for a strike. This is a good variation for him that big league hitters will chase.
Cy Danks sighting on Twitter:
John Danks against the Royals https://t.co/6ORe8eaOlV— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) December 16, 2018
2B prospect DJ Burt is raking in Australian winter ball.
Fellow Cheddar Goblins rejoice, Panos says he’d absolutely work with our hero again.
- Sheryl Ring runs through what could happen if Kyler Murray decides to play football.
- Old pal Jeff Zimmerman breaks down traded fantasy entities Yandy Diaz and Jake Bauers.
- Jeff Sullivan sizes up the Pirates’ signing of Jordan Lyles and the Astros’ signing of Michael Brantley.
So wait, now Netflix was responsible for Daredevil’s cancellation?
Was this one of you?
No joke, Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote might actually see a US release this coming year.
The director of a movie in which he dated a 17-year-old openly hot on the heels of a Best Picture win actually dated a 16-year-old, and that was the basis for the movie? Shocking.
The song of the day is “LA Freeway” by Guy Clark (which is from this Austin City Limits taping featuring Clark, John Prine, Rodney Crowell, and more that you should totally watch):
Bonus song (because I already chose the one above and then stumbled across this) of the day? Cigarettes After Sex covering “Neon Moon” by Brooks & Dunn: