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Royals Rumblings - News for December 26, 2018

Dayton Moore goes to prison to give holiday hope to inmates.

He conveyed the urgency of applying moral principles and embracing diversity — we’re all different by design — and how liberating it is to put others first, and the virtues of making yourself vulnerable through honesty.

Even when it might seem to their own detriment. If there is a deal brewing, Moore told them in the little bit he spoke of baseball, he will tell his prospective trade partner even the downside about those they are considering obtaining.

“I don’t want them to be fooled. I don’t want them to have that on their resume. I don’t want them to lose their job,” said Moore, who added that transparency and honesty are the priorities. “It’s more important.”

Hunter Dozier wanted to give his son an all-out Christmas celebration, just like he had growing up.

“But what was really fun was my parents would get up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and put a trail of Hershey’s Kisses from our bedrooms all the way to the Christmas tree. And they’d have half-eaten cookies laying out where Santa had come down the chimney during the night. And they put footprints of where Santa had come down from the chimney. It was really great.”

Could Terrance Gore lead the league in steals over teammate Billy Hamilton?

To out-steal Hamilton, Gore would need to play 123.2 games with 82.1 opportunities and 60.6 attempts. This makes the possibility of leading the league even more remote, given the competition in his own locker room.

Leigh Oleszczak at KC Kingdom looks at five storylines to watch with the Royals in 2019.

Brian Goodwin likes Kansas City, even if he doesn’t think we have barbecue as good as North Carolina.

Former Royals first baseman Mike Jacobs gets a minor league managing gig.

Manny Machado won’t choose a new team until the new year.

Four teams are showing interest in Dallas Keuchel.

The Dodgers clear payroll and the Reds improve with the Yasiel Puig deal.

The Hall of Fame voter who thinks Mariano Rivera is not deserving.

The Phillies are putting their minor league hitting program in the hands of a 28-year old who has never played or coached professionally.

Top pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo is drawing raves in Oakland.

Lorena Martin, the former high performance director for the Mariners, files suit against the team alleging racial and gender discrimination.

A legal analysis of the deal that will allow players to go to the big leagues from Cuba.

UFC 232 moves to Los Angeles after an “atypical” drug test from Jon Jones.

The best and worst NBA Christmas sneakers.

Uranus was hit by a rock so big that it made the planet lopsided.

Why did the Treasury Secretary tell us that banks are liquid?

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch is the greatest diss track.

Your song of the day is Pearl Jam with Dissident.