Royals Rumblings - News for November 5, 2019
Pete Grathoff writes about former Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain finally winning a Gold Glove Award.
“It feels great to finally win a Gold Glove after all these years. It’s something I’ve always wanted to win. Now, I finally have one. If I never win another one, at least I’ve got one.”
Mike Gillespie at Kings of Kauffman looks at the best trades in club history, like the one that sent Joe Foy to the Mets for Amos Otis.
Fans need to look no further than the Royals’ all-time records to understand the Foy-Otis trade’s remarkable long-term impact on the club. Otis ranks second in stolen bases, total bases, runs scored, walks and sacrifice flies; third in hits, triples, home runs, RBI’s, at-bats, and total plate appearances; and fourth in games played, doubles and extra-base hits. He earned more Royals Player of the Year awards than any other player.
Joe Foy never recaptured the form that landed him the third base job in Boston and was out of baseball after 1971. Otis, on the other hand, flourished and became a star in Kansas City, making the Foy-Otis deal one of the best trades the Royals ever made.
Inside the moments that flipped the World Series.
J.D. Martinez will not opt out of his contract.
Keith Law (INSIDER) ranks his top 50 free agents.
MLB Trade Rumors gives predictions on where the top 50 free agents land.
The Nationals had fun visiting the White House, although not everyone attended.
There is a new era in Nationals fandom.
The 2019 Astros join a list of great failures.
Don Mattingly and Dale Murphy are part of the ten candidates that will get a second look at the Hall of Fame on the Modern Baseball Era ballot.
Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns continue their spat on social media.
An Ethiopean couch surfer with no sponsor finished third at the New York Marathon.
Facebook has a new logo, which will fix all its problems.
Fake local news sites are taking advantage of people’s trust in local news.
HBO’s His Dark Materials doesn’t reach the heights the book did, but is that even possible?
Your song of the day is Barenaked Ladies with If I Had $1,000,000.