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Royals Rumblings - News for December 17, 2019

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What is the best Royals defensive play this decade?

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Royals Rumblings - News for December 17, 2019

At The Athletic, Alec Lewis writes about the timelines for the pitching prospects in the system.

Service time is always a hot topic with top prospects, but this situation is especially interesting. With the way the 2020 schedule works out, the Royals don’t plan to slot a fifth starter until April 10. That’s 16 days after Opening Day — there are 187 days in an MLB season; MLB views 172 days in the bigs as a full year of service time — but maybe it will not matter at all.

The Royals have said they will promote their prospects when those players are ready and when the coaching staff time is ready for them regardless of service time. That raises a question: Can a player go from Double-A one year to MLB the next?

Indeed. The proof lies within the organization that educated new Royals owner John Sherman: the Cleveland Indians.

Jeffrey Flanagan looks at the top defensive plays for the Royals in the last decade.

3) ‘Moose’ goes over the railing

Oct. 14, 2014, vs. Orioles in ALCS

In one of the signature moments of the Royals’ run to the 2014 World Series, third baseman Mike Moustakas went over the railing for an incredible grab in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.

Kyle Zimmer got engaged.

Mike Gillespie at Kings of Kauffman thinks this is a big year for Danny Duffy.

Former Royals pitcher Brian Flynn signs a minor league deal with the Rangers.

The Brewers are in sign outfielder Avisail Garcia.

Craig Edwards at Fangraphs writes that the Corey Kluber deal is great for the Rangers and bad for baseball.

What should the Yankees do with Clint Frazier?

David Schoenfield at ESPN predicts where the remaining big free agents will sign.

Trevor Bauer takes a shot at Commissioner Rob Manfred for ruining baseball.

This was the year we learned Major League Baseball was lying to us.

Why its time to end the MLB draft.

Babe Ruth’s 500th home run bat sells for more than $1 million at auction.

The Chiefs pick up defensive end Terrell Suggs.

Jon Bois runs one play for the entire season in Madden.

Even hermit crabs have wealth inequality.

An oral history of that Folgers ad where the brother and sister seem a bit too close (URL possible NSFW).

The Watchmen finale gave us all the answers, did they need to?

Your song of the day is The Republic Tigers with Merrymake it with Me.