Royals Rumblings - News for June 6, 2018
Jim Bowden at The Athletics looks at whether each team should buy or sell.
BUY OR SELL: SELL
The Royals made the mistake of not “selling” at last year’s trade deadline, but they can make up for it this year by moving significant pieces, including impact closer Kelvin Herrera, third baseman Mike Moustakas (who continues to rake), and maybe even starter Danny Duffy, who has just started to pitch better. The Royals should be able to garner significant prospects for that trio.
Pete Grathoff rounds up national reactions to the Royals’ day one of the draft.
Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com wrote: ”Singer will easily be the top-ranked pitching prospect in the Royals system, even if it was a surprise he fell this far. It’ll help that the Royals have the largest bonus pool.”
Clint Scoles at Baseball Prospectus Kansas City gives his reaction to day one of the draft for the Royals.
Darin Watson at BPKC looks back at the notable draft picks the Royals never signed.
WILL CLARK, 1982 (4TH ROUND)
This one hurts a little. OK, a lot. Losing out on a 11th or 16th round pick isn’t that bad. But this one is a double whammy in lost pick value (other notable Royals fourth-round picks: Mike Macfarlane, Bo Jackson, David DeJesus) and the fact Clark could have provided some much-needed offense to the late 1980s Royals teams. Clark was picked out of Jesuit High School in New Orleans but instead went to Mississippi State. The Giants picked him in 1985 and he was in the majors in 1986, finishing fifth in the Rookie of the Year vote. The next year he finished fifth in the MVP vote. Add Clark’s .308/.371/508 line in 1987 to that Royals team and they probably finish ahead of the Twins (and if you add Viola to that team…whew).
BRING THE DRAFT TO OMAHA!
One thing to note in the MLB drafting during the NCAA regionals debate. MLB wanted to bring the draft to Omaha several years ago and work with the NCAA on timing of the draft. The NCAA said no.— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 5, 2018
Sebastian Rivero, M.J. Melendez, Nick Pratto, and Seuly Matias are all South Atlantic League All-Stars.
The Rangers release Tim Lincecum.
Are young teams more likely to fade after hot starts?
Luke Heimlich, who confessed to child molestation, may get drafted today - what message would that send?
Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra threatens an Uber driver.
Has Little League become too much about personal excellence?
2018 World Cup teams as college football programs.
Is America ready for the next superstorm?
Elon Musk survives a vote from shareholders to remove him as chairman of Tesla.
IHOP is changing its name to IHOb, so here are some guesses as to what the “b” stands for.
Your song of the day is Grouplove with Shark Attack.