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Royals Rumblings - News for December 3, 2018

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Pedro Grifol becomes a managerial candidate in Baltimore.

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Royals Rumblings - News for December 3, 2018

David Lesky at Baseball Prospectus Kansas City considers the Royals’ baserunning.

Merrifield is a legitimately excellent baserunner with 3.5 BRR last season. For those who don’t know, BRR measures a player’s contributions on the basepaths based on activity during the run of play, on stolen base attempts, tag-up situations and other advancement opportunities. Whit’s 3.5 was 25th in all of baseball. Herrera, Mondesi, Phillips, Goodwin and, surprisingly, Cuthbert were all positive. But they still have some big-time negatives.

Royals coach Pedro Grifol will interview for the Orioles’ managerial opening.

Alex Duvall at Royals Farm Report continues his comparison of the farm system the 2008 Royals’ system.

Tyler Dierking at Kings of Kauffman wonders what the Royals will do with Cheslor Cuthbert.

The Rangers re-sign pitcher Edinson Volquez.

A look at the prospects in the blockbuster Robinson Cano deal.

Outfielder A.J. Pollock is looking for $80 million on the free agent market.

The Mets have discussed a potential deal for Corey Kluber.

These days, you don’t need big league experience to be a hitting coach.

The first round of bidding on the Fox Sports RSNs was a confusing mess.

Boosters in Portland announce plans to build a MLB stadium.

Four steps on getting a job in baseball.

Bill Snyder retires as coach of Kansas State football.

Here is your complete list of bowl matchups and the four bowl-eligible college football teams that got snubbed.

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The 100 greatest innovations of 2018.

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