The Royals have a new manager, so we discuss Mike Matheny’s media blitz and his love of Affliction t-shirts. Plus, we talk about Alex Gordon’s future and give our takes on the World Series. Among the topics we discuss:
Will Mike Matheny learn from his mistakes?
Does manager make that big of a difference?
Is Dayton Moore getting tunnelvision?
Should the Royals even bring Alex Gordon back if he wants to continue playing?
What do we expect from the Royals this off-season?
What did we learn from the World Series?
Links to some of the things we discussed:
Matthew LaMar’s article expressing concerns over Mike Matheny.
Craig Brown’s article on Mike Matheny and second chances.
Sam Mellinger’s column on Matheny and Dayton Moore possibly looking past red flags.
Matthew LaMar’s article from August on how Alex Gordon should not be the starter next year.
The annual SB Nation off-season simulation.