Royals Rumblings - News for October 15, 2019
Keith Law evaluates players in the Arizona Fall Stars Game, calling Daniel Lynch “electric” and praising Daniel Tillo.
Another Royals lefty, Daniel Tillo, was throwing 95-97 mph in relief earlier in the week, the hardest I’ve ever seen him throw across two years of seeing him regularly. His control is still an issue, but he has three pitches that all seem to come from exactly the same arm slot and release point. He has had no success as a starter in pro ball, not even missing any bats, but I can’t believe he won’t at least strike some guys out if he goes to the pen and throws this way.
Alec Lewis talks to Kyle Zimmer on what he needs to work on for next year.
But he’ll have to grow more consistent with both his approach and breaking-ball effectiveness, which he will be working at this offseason at home in Newport Beach, Calif.
“I have the confidence,” Zimmer said. “It’s a matter of staying consistent. That’s the name of the game.”
Consistency was the antithesis of Zimmer’s 2019 season. One week he’d be on a Southwest Airlines plane while playing for Triple-A Omaha working with pitching coach Andy Hawkins. The next week, he’d be on the Royals’ private plane and throwing side sessions under the watchful eye of Royals pitching coach Cal Eldred.
The common goal for the two settings: quit yanking his front side.
Left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn has elected free agency.
Ryan Sikes at Kings of Kauffman makes the case for the Royals pursuing Jackie Bradley, Jr.
The Kansas City T-Bones get evicted for failing to pay rent and utility bills.
A competent bullpen has given the Nationals success this post-season.
Former Royals manager Bob Boone is happy for his son Aaron, manager of the Yankees, but he is also scouting them for the Nationals.
Sign-stealing paranoia is driving everyone nuts in the ALCS.
Andrew Friedman expects to sign an extension to stay with the Dodgers.
Former Nationals manager Matt Williams will lead a team in Korea.
Reggie Jackson apologizes for his f-bomb filled rant on MLB Network Radio directed at Giancarlo Stanton.
What should MLB do about its opioid problem?
Cardinals pitching coach Mike Maddux hit two holes-in-one yesterday.
Illinois and Nebraska will open up the 2021 college football season in Dublin, Ireland.
Where does the NBA go from here with its relationship with China?
A NASA engineer proposes a “helical engine” to push a spacecraft without a need for a propellant.
Disney unveils some of the offerings on its new streaming channel and it includes some trash movies you probably forgot about.
Fortnite disappears into a black hole leaving eveyone to wonder what’s next.
Your song of the day is T. Rex with Twentieth Century Boy.