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Royals Rumblings - News for December 4, 2018

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Alex Gordon hits one of Santa’s reindeer.

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Royals Rumblings - News for December 4, 2018

Craig Brown at Baseball Prospectus Kansas City looks at the upcoming payroll.

Let’s just cut the crap and state the obvious: There are going to be a lot of minimum wage earners on next year’s team.

Of course, that’s by design. It’s been written before and bears repeating that it just doesn’t make sense to throw good money at a bad baseball team. Yes, last year’s Royals team was all about bad baseball, never mind how you felt in September. There’s a decent chance they will improve, but really, it’s difficult to not have that good old dead cat bounce following a 104 loss season.

Dayton Moore will be on MLB Network on a show that airs Saturday at 7pm CT.

The Royals re-sign Andres Machado to a minor league deal.

Former Royals pitcher Enny Romero is headed to Japan.

Prospects 1500 ranks Seuly Matias and Brady Singer among their top 100 prospects.

Alex Gordon hit a deer with his car, but escaped unhurt.

How former Royals pitcher Jeremy Affeldt saved his dog’s life.

Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs writes how the Mets and Mariners are headed in opposite directions.

What the Jean Segura trade means for Philly’s pursuit of Manny Machado.

Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi will be posted today.

The Dodgers extend manager Dave Roberts, and the son of Cubs manager Joe Maddon is furious about it.

The Red Sox accept an invitation to visit the White House.

A mysterious panoramic photograph is discovered to be part of a historic baseball moment.

We may have actual Heisman Trophy drama this year.

Ada Hegerberg wins the first women’s Ballon d’Or for soccer, but the award show is marred when the co-host asks her to twerk.

Alphabet has a plan to kill all the mosquitos.

Tumblr is getting rid of all its porn.

The best television episodes of 2018.

Your song of the day is The Ramones with I’m Against It.