Royals Rumblings - News for May 29, 2018
Eric Skoglund got good news about his injury.
An MRI revealed that Skoglund has a Grade 1 sprain and some fluid on his ulnar nerve. Surgery won’t be required.
He was uncertain of a timetable to return, but Skoglund should be throwing in a couple of weeks.
“Give it some rest, then hopefully in two weeks or give it another test and if everything is good and cleared we’ll play some catch and build it back up again,” Skoglund said. “It’s a good feeling to finally get some answers.”
Ned talks about Monday’s loss to the Twins.
Ned Yost on Jakob Junis’ start, Jon Jay’s night: pic.twitter.com/JT9n4uxOPT— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) May 29, 2018
Yost talks about his father, a Korean War veteran.
Rustin Dodd writes about Mike Moustakas’ frustrating off-season.
Moustakas has made peace with the outcome, he says. His teammates on the Royals will not abide the same policy.
“I’ll say it,” left fielder Alex Gordon said, sitting at his locker last week. “He got screwed over. You think about the year he had last year. He’s a World Series champ. He’s done it in the playoffs. He hit nearly 40 home runs last year in one of the hardest parks to hit home runs. And to get what he got? Yeah, he got screwed.”
Fangraph’s Marc Hulet raves about Royals prospect M.J. Melendez.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this might be one of the biggest steals of the 2017 draft… and Melendez could be the perfect player to eventually take away the on-field leadership mantle from Salvador Perez. Just 19, this second-year player is showing solid offensive skills in low-A ball despite 44 strikeouts in 34 games (30% K-rate). Melendez hits the ball hard and 22 of his 36 hits have gone for extra bases — including eight homers in a league that doesn’t see a ton of power.
The writers at Royals Farm Report list their draft favorites for the Royals.
The Pirates are mad after a slide by Anthony Rizzo.
Baseball fans want to see Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. in the Majors.
Russell Martin is now playing left field.
The son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez is now in the big leagues.
Should all MLB draft picks be tradeable?
The greatest baseball scenes in non-baseball movies.
Who is the best Formula One driver of all time?
The Golden Knights’ GM built the Capitals, and now he has to beat them in the Finals.
Arlington Cemetery is nearly full and may become more exclusive.
How useful is fear?
How the first season of Killing Eve was a thrilling magic trick.
Your song of the day is Mickey & Sylvia with Love is Strange.