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Royals Rumblings - News for January 22, 2019

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Royals Rumblings - News for January 22, 2019

Drew Osborne at Royals Farm Report reports on a kickoff luncheon for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

As far as roster construction goes, Picollo said we expect to see some guys back as well as some new guys. Some of the returners could be Khalil Lee, Samir Duenez, Xavier Fernandez, Jon Perrin, Kelvin Gutierrez (depending on whether or not Cuthbert makes the big league club), Kort Peterson, Nick Heath, Anderson Miller, and Jace Vines. Of course, all those guys could have great training camps and be in Omaha to start the year. We should see Meibrys Viloria this season as well as DJ Burt, Gerson Garabito, and Ofriedy Gomez. There are still quite a few questions as to where guys will start the season and who gets promoted and who has to move up later in the season. Of course the Royals will not hold a guy back who is deserving of a promotion, but they do want to try make sure guys are ready for promotions.

Morgan Vogels at Kings of Kauffman takes a look at prospect Janser Lara.

Royals single-game tickets go on sale Friday.

Danny Duffy has an announcement to make.

The Reds get pitcher Sonny Gray in a three-team deal.

The Yankees sign pitcher Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage in a game last year.

The White Sox are talking about trading for Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

First base may be a thin position for fantasy baseball.

Padres management breaks down their expenses and debts.

The case for Bill James to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Red Sox may not get a White House visit due to the government shutdown.

How can the NFL ensure the officiating blown call from the Saints game doesn’t happen again?

Mike Francesca gets fooled by a photoshopped image showing a Rams player and a ref exhanging jerseys.

We’d have more quantum computers if it weren’t so hard to find the damn cables.

What people actually say before they die.

How Glass became a Rorschach test for audiences.

Your song of the day is The Rentals with Friends of P.