Memorial Day Rumblings - News for May 28, 2018
Eric Skoglund talks about his UCL sprain.
“When we were at Detroit, after the series in Toronto, I had a bullpen and (my elbow) was tight,” said Skoglund, who has posted a 6.70 ERA in 49 2/3 innings spanning nine starts. “It never went away. I was able to throw through it. I had some swelling, but I was able to throw. My velocity was still there, even throughout yesterday. So it’s like, the velo is still there but something is wrong. We’ll take it a day at a time.”
Maria Torres profiles how Kelvin Herrera idolized Bartolo Colon as a kid.
“When I wanted to start learning about baseball, I started watching him and how he used his legs and learning his arm action. Today that’s what I still do, is use my lower half like him.”
Buster Olney thinks Kelvin Herrera could be one of the most sought-after trade pieces this summer.
Manny Machado will be the most discussed trade target of the summer in the media, because of his superstar pedigree and because of his impending free agency. But the Kansas City Royals’ Kelvin Herreracould turn out to be the most-talked about among teams, with the highest volume of suitors.
While Machado’s market will be more specialized, with just a handful of teams looking for help on the left side of the infield and even fewer willing to seriously consider the Baltimore Orioles’ high asking price. Machado is the Lamborghini of the summer swap talk; Herrera is the more reliable and more useful pickup truck.
Jeffrey Flanagan at MLB.com previews the draft for the Royals.
Callis notes the Royals could use their 18th overall pick on Jordyn Adams, an outfielder from Green Hope High School in Cary, N.C.
”If the Royals want Adams, they probably have to take him here to ensure they get him,” writes Callis, who also reports the Royals have heavily scouted third baseman Jordan Groshans, a high schooler out of Texas.
Former Royals pitcher Kris Medlen retires.
The Padres get a draft pick from the Twins in a trade in which they take on pitcher Phil Hughes.
Ronald Acuna leaves Sunday’s game with an ugly leg injury.
Russell Martin gets a start at shortstop.
A look at the state of various rebuilding projects.
Why are so many Dominican-born players getting busted for PEDs?
Is Mookie Betts the best player in baseball not named “Mike Trout”?
A look at a college baseball “mental skills coordinator.”
Real Madrid takes their third consecutive Champions League title.
LeBron is the the NBA finals. Again.
Crypto-mining has become big business in places with free electricity.
Sesame Street is suing an R-rated comedy over its advertising campaign.
Versions of Han Solo’s blaster already exist.
Your song of the day is Jason Isbell with Dress Blues.