Royals Rumblings - News for July 24, 2018
Maria Torres at the Kansas City Star looks at how the Brian Goodwin acquisition impacts the outfield.
For the time being, Goodwin will be mixed in at center field alongside Rosell Herrera.
“I enjoyed my time there, I enjoyed my teammates there, I enjoyed the competition in the outfield,” Goodwin said. “I think coming over here and not having so much to have to work through and sort through and so many people to have to come around — this is definitely a fresh start.”
Craig Brown at Baseball Prospectus Kansas City gives his approval to the trade.
The days where he projected as a first division regular are probably long gone, but for the Royals he will provide solid production at a controlled cost. Besides, what’s the harm in turning the young man loose, giving him regular playing time for the first time in his career where he’s not waiting for the knock to come that would bring him back to the bench – or the minors.
This is exactly what Dayton Moore and the Royals need to be doing at this point, where they look to take advantage of a market where a player with the untapped potential could be lurking.
Could Mike Moustakas be headed to Milwaukee?
Sources: #Brewers have considered possibility of acquiring Mike Moustakas and moving Travis Shaw to 2B, but pitching may become the more urgent priority following Suter injury. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 23, 2018
Dayton Moore talks about why they pursued bringing back Eric Hosmer.
Dayton Moore on Eric Hosmer " The reason we felt it was really important to have Eric Hosmer back on this team is because I believe majority of fans between 4 - 12 didn't even know our record....but they knew who Eric Hosmer was" #Show&Vern https://t.co/pWK7oILlWW pic.twitter.com/IDqSYwO0p5— 610 Sports Radio- KC (@610SportsKC) July 23, 2018
Baseball America updates their mid-season top Royals prospect list, full of 2018 draftees.
Here is the Statcast breakdown of Drew Butera’s inside-the-park home run on Sunday.
The Sports Broadcast Journal catches up with Denny Matthews.
Will some struggling stars like Salvador Perez and Eric Hosmer be able to turn things around?
The Yankees are seriously interested in Zach Britton.
Brewers pitcher Brent Suter has a torn UCL.
Cardinals pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon pitches seven no-hit innings in his debut.
Tim Tebow is likely out for the year with a broken hand.
Jeff Passan writes on how the Mets are a laughable mess.
Hitters with a higher OBA than SLG are a dying breed.
Max Scherzer will destroy you in Connect Four.
The Kansas Jayhawks represent the USA at the World University Baseball Championship in Taiwan.
Why NBA stars are always changing teams now.
Swimmer Ryan Lochte narced on himself, and got suspended for 14 months.
Opioid addiction is plateauing, but more needs to be done.
The New York Daily News suffers major layoffs.
Mark Hamill secretly cosplayed with fans at Comic-Con.
Your song of the day is The Jam with A Town Called Malice.