Weekend Rumblings - News for May 5, 2018
Jason Adam talks about his long road to the big leagues that saw him get traded away from his hometown team.
So it was that Adam, who was a starter before the stress fracture derailed his career, became the next man to help shore up the Royals bullpen.
“I feel like everything’s come full circle. It’s been really fun to see,” said Adam, who went through with a haircut before he left the barber’s chair and apprised his wife and family of the news.
Ned Yost talks about Alex Gordon’s resurgence.
Ned Yost discussed Alex Gordon’s resurgence at the plate this afternoon: pic.twitter.com/TFxcAUKUvf— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) May 4, 2018
Yost also says mechanics are to blame for Danny Duffy’s troubles.
“When he’s straight on line, the action, location and command of his change-up, it’s unhittable,” Yost said Thursday before the Royals played Detroit at Kauffman Stadium. “The problem he’s running into is he’s starting to fall off before he delivers the pitch.
“It pulls the change-up, which resulted in two (Betts) homers.”
David Lesky thinks the bullpen is about to get a whole lot better soon with the emergence of Jason Adam.
Add him to the list with guys like Richard Lovelady, Glenn Sparkman, Keller and a few others and you can see how the Royals bullpen might turn itself into a strength sooner than later. It’s funny because it’s so easy to lose yourself in the team you follow closest, but I find myself marveling at these unknowns who come up for other teams and just light up the radar gun and wonder where that is for the Royals. Well, it’s here.
Adalberto Mondesi is off to a hot start, but Alex Duvall, writing at Royals Farm Report, wonders how the Royals will handle him.
Dayton Moore has expressed his concerns with Mondesi’s health, and rightfully so. Mondesi couldn’t even stay healthy long enough to break camp with the Storm Chasers this spring. With that being said, he finally looks healthy and ready to be a part of the Royals team in Kansas City. I have a feeling that time will be coming sooner rather than later.
Assistant GM J.J. Piccolo talks about Royals prospects on The Border Patrol on 810 WHB.
A Royals fan dislodges a bat from the netting, but doesn’t get to keep it.
Clay Buchholz signs with the Diamondbacks.
Albert Pujols reaches 3,000 hits.
Dodgers pitchers combine to no-hit the Padres.
The Mets designate Matt Harvey for assignment.
Ronald Acuna’s hot start is refreshing for the Braves.
Appreciating Brewers reliever Josh Hader and his amazing start.
Joe Posnanski writes about the Negro League Baseball Museum’s “Hall of Game.”
A look at the demographics of minor league baseball players.
How much does the strike zone actually vary by umpire?
Iranian women dress up like men to sneak into soccer games.
The Milwaukee Bucks will interview Becky Hammon for their head coaching job.
Jeffrey Tambor will be in the new season of Arrested Development despite harassment allegations.
Twitter says everyone needs to change their password.
Your song of the day is Charlie Parker with All the Things You Are.