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Royals Rumblings - News for October 8, 2019

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Daniel Lynch is shoving in Arizona.

From left to right: Royals top prospects Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar before a Wilmington Blue Rocks game. Ryan Griffith

Royals Rumblings - News for October 8, 2019

In his mailbag column, Jeffrey Flanagan comments on the managerial search.

While there continue to be strong signals from within the organization that Matheny is the direction the Royals want to go, it is not a slam dunk for several reasons. For one thing, I’m hearing there already has been considerable interest in Matheny from other organizations with managerial openings. The Royals also are aware of the blowback (much like there were about Yost in Milwaukee) about Matheny originating from the other side of the state and the subsequent fan responses on social media. Ultimately, though, Moore and Sherman will decide what’s best for the organization and its continuing rebuild, regardless of external noise.

Daniel Lynch is back on track in the Arizona Fall League after missing time with an injury this summer.

The injury is more or less behind him, but it definitely made an impact. Lynch is much more mindful of his arm now, acting more consciously with how he treats his most important asset.

”It’s just a learning experience ... learning to maybe you know take an extra day off or go light on the side,” he said. “It’s all part of the experience, but definitely frustrating.”

Ryan Sikes at Kings of Kauffman wonders if the managerial search is already doomed.

Cody Rickman at KC Kingdom wants the Royals to pursue reliever Blake Treinen.

Darin Watson at UL’s Toothpick looks back at the inaugural 1969 season for the Royals.

Raúl Ibañez won’t be a candidate for any managerial openings this year.

Joe Maddon will interview for the Angels managerial job.

The White Sox could be looking at free agents this winter.

Phillies ownership asks the players for their input on manager Gabe Kapler.

The Reds could have the money to be players in the free agent market.

Jeff Zimmerman at Fangraphs looks at hitters to target next year even if the ball isn’t juiced anymore.

Rob Manfred rips the Oakland City Council over a lawsuit to block the purchase of half of the Coliseum site.

What college baseball programs have the most participants in this year’s MLB playoffs?

The Long Island Ducks win the Atlantic League title.

Why baseball should honor Curt Flood’s sacrifice.

It turns out there are limits to free speech in the NBA.

Washington coach Jay Gruden had to go to the office at 5 a.m. to get fired.

Facebook will have to pay $40 million to settle a lawsuit that claims it inflated video metrics.

The logo from the show Friends is making a comeback.

Sam Raimi says there is more Evil Dead coming.

Your song of the day is Split Enz with I Got You.