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Royals Rumblings - News for July 30, 2018

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The Royals pulled off one of the biggest upsets Saturday.

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Royals Rumblings - News for July 30, 2018

The Royals may want to be accelerating the rebuild process.

Both in public and private spheres, the Royals had signaled during the offseason they thought their rebuild would take some four years, depending on the progress of the likes of Khalil Lee, Seuly Matias, Nick Pratto, MJ Melendez and others.

Friday’s trade indicates a change in tone.

“In this particular deal, we sought after players that we felt could be on our major-league team, either this year or next year,” Moore said. “That was the main focus. That’s what we were consistent with.”

Brad Keller reflects on winning in Yankee Stadium.

“Awesome, awesome experience,” Keller said. “It was kind of indescribable, honestly. It was wild.”

Salvador Perez pulled off a very rare unassisted double play.

The Royals pulled one of the biggest gambling upsets in recent history on Saturday.

Jeffrey Flanagan interviews new Royals outfielder Brett Phillips, who is apparently engaged to the daughter of former Royals manager Trey Hillman.

Mike Moustakas addresses the media for the first time since being traded.

Moustakas told reporters in San Francisco he wished that the Royals were not struggling, but he is confident that better days are ahead.

“Dayton’s going to do great things with that organization,” Moustakas told reporters, per Fox Sports Wisconsin. “He’s gonna make sure that organization is a winner again.

Who will play third base now?

Colby Wilson at Baseball Prospectus Kansas City reflects on everyone leaving the Royals.

John Calvagno scouts Royals pitching prospect Jackson Kowar.

Former Royals farmhand Adam Greenberg is now running for the a seat in the Connecticut Senate.

The Phillies are asking about Rangers slugger Joey Gallo.

Chris Archer trade rumors are heating up.

The Blue Jays will have to determine how to build around Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.

The best untold Mike Trout stories from those that know him best.

Is pitch-framing cheating?

The Mariners won’t renew their lease without $180 million in public funding.

Braves announcers complain the Dodgers took batting practice in t-shirts.

What are the most overrated Power Five football teams of the last decade?

The best and worst from the Tour de France.

DNA test results from 23andMe will now go to pharmaceutical companies.

Why MoviePass it the future, even if it doesn’t survive.

How an ex-cop rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly game to steal millions.

Your song of the dayis Kiss with New York Groove.