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Royals Rumblings - News for April 30, 2018

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Let’s just have fun.

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Royals Rumblings - News for April 30, 2018

Chicago Tribune writer Steve Rosenbloom didn’t take kindly to Salvador Perez’s post-game comments about Tim Anderson.

There’s a lot of stupid to unpack there. When Perez says it’s the second time, does that mean the Fun Police let players off with a warning before unmasking their silly selves?...

I have respect for the way Perez plays the game and what he has meant to a World Series winner, but with the Royals’ holding the worst record in the American League, I would think Perez has enough issues without adding to the stupidity. Maybe yell at some of your teammates, pal.

Ned Yost didn’t see anything wrong with Anderson’s behavior.

“This is totally different,” Yost said. “It’s a different generation. It’s a different group. Back in my day, we had fun. But the fun we had was after the game in the bar. These guys have fun on the field. It’s just a different generation.

”I’m all for it. I like having fun. Just do it right.”

But he understands why Salvy was upset.

“The way things have been going, you’re not in the most jovial of moods anyway,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “And then you start off the game with a homer, and then the guy’s screaming. Yeah, it tends to give you the ass.”

Surgeon Mara Schenker, who helped save Yost’s life last winter, was invited to the K.

“For somebody his age, I was a little bit surprised how strong his bone was, in putting in all of the screws,” she said. “I’m not surprised that he healed as well as he did.”

Jon Heyman ranks the Royals as the fourth-worst team in baseball.

This team is no tanker, and to the contrary, they get credit for effort here. GM Dayton Moore wanted to keep as much of their heyday team together as possible (they tried pretty hard by their standards/revenues for Eric Hosmer, and surprised folks by keeping Mike Moustakas instead). And they made a few other late signings at decent/bargain rates to give themselves somewhat of a chance in an iffy AL Central.

But the loss of Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain (who homered in his return engagement as a Brewer) hurt, and early injuries to Salvy Perez and Alex Gordon further depleted their ranks, putting them in a rough spot. The overall lineup just isn’t good enough (they are 30th in runs), beyond excellent closer Kelvin Herrera the vaunted bullpen has gone from unhittable to vulnerable, injuries have hurt and reality should be setting in soon.

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