Royals Rumblings - News for November 11, 2019
In his Friday notes, David Lesky is on board with a Moose reunion.
With free agency on the horizon, I’ve seen a lot of talk about Mike Moustakas and the Royals. I’m 100% on board. He’s a good player. He’s a fan favorite. He’s not blocking a younger player who might become better than Moose. He’d allow Dozier to move to first where he’s probably a better fit with the glove than at third and has a better shot to stay healthier. The problem is that I just don’t see it happening. I think this is the year that enough teams are interested in Moose to fill their void at third base that he’ll get that multi-year deal he’s coveted each of the last two offseasons but hasn’t been able to secure. With all that said, though, if it gets to mid-February and the market hasn’t materialized for Moustakas, I could absolutely see the Royals jumping in sort of like they did before 2018 and bringing him in on a two or three-year deal that could really help solidify the middle of the lineup for a few years.
Sean Thornton at Bleeding Royals Blue has issues with the Mike Matheny hiring.
Moore has made his decision and I will call it now: this move will be the beginning of the end for Dayton. Over the last couple years, he has made some questionable moves and we’ve seen his decision making become more and more questionable. It used to just be free agent signings or trades but now it has started to seep over into whether his personal belief system is on a higher plain than winning. Need more proof? Look no more than his defending of Luke Heimlich. Moore’s want to give people a second chance almost gave the organization a giant stain that would have been hard to recover from. It is obvious what his mission is at this point and on a daily basis I question more and more whether or not that goal is winning. The hiring of Matheny could very well be his eventual downfall, especially with new ownership getting ready to move in.
The Tigers re-sign Frank Schwindel to a minor league deal.
Victor Wishna at KCUR looks back on the 2019 Royals season.
The Royals chip in to fix a flooded baseball field in Parkville.
Drew Osborne at Royals Farm Report profiles pitching prospect Zach Haake.
Jordan Foote at Kings of Kauffman looks at Royals in the Arizona Fall League.
Nolan Arenado and Matt Chapman repeat as Platinum Glove Award winners.
The Giants hire Scott Harris as general manager.
The Rays are looking for offense.
The Cubs may be ignoring their window for contention.
The White Sox have discussed a long-term contract for Jose Abreu.
The Red Sox will almost certainly trade outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr.
The Braves sign reliever Darren O’Day to a one-year deal.
The Padres are going with brown uniforms.
NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly unstable.
Sports Illustrated hired a 17-year old high school student to write unpaid content for them.
Social media posts might be able to help researchers understand and predict opioid overdoses.
Can you really be addicted to video games?
Pop culture unites us, but will streaming services change that?
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