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Royals Rumblings - News for December 27, 2019

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Royals Rumblings - News for December 27, 2019

Jeffrey Flanagan lists the top Royals home runs of the decade.

5. Kendrys Morales seals a series win over Astros

Oct. 14, 2015

After the incredible rally in Game 4 of the ALDS in Houston, the Royals wrapped up the series, 7-2, aided by Kendrys Morales’ clinching three-run bomb in the eighth off Dallas Keuchel. Fans will never forget Morales skipping to first base.

Jim Callis at MLB.com lists the best prospect success stories this decade for each club.

Royals: Salvador Perez, C -- Perez leads all Royals prospects in WAR this decade (22.3), and that’s without a single game played in 2019. The backstop has been a six-time All-Star and won five Gold Gloves. As a prospect, he was a bit overlooked, sneaking in at No. 10 on the Royals’ list in 2011, the year he made it to the big leagues.

Jordan Foote at Kings of Kauffman looks at prospect Brady Singer.

There have been rumblings that Singer could be given an opportunity to compete during spring training and possibly even make the Opening Day roster. While that’s far from a lock, it’s a testament to how advanced he is for his age. College pitchers naturally spend less time in the minors than high school prospects, so it would make sense for a polished arm like Singer’s to debut at some point during the 2020 campaign.

Justin Mason at Fangraphs ranks Adalberto Mondesi ninth among shortstops for fantasy baseball.

Pitcher Matt Moore is headed to Japan.

Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama is drawing interest among MLB teams.

The White Sox are considering a long-term contract for outfielder Luis Robert before he even makes his MLB debut.

Who will be the next $300 million pitcher?

David Schoenfield of ESPN lists all-decade teams throughout the years, and...no George Brett?

The weirdest baseball moments from the decade.

Expanded rosters next year may lead to creative roster management.

Trying to make a big game seem bigger with experimental TV angles isn’t worth it.

Jameis Winston is having the strangest NFL season.

Why the fact that more Chinese restaurants are closing is a good thing.

Adam Sandler may have given one of the best performances of the year in Uncut Gems.

The 20 best comics of 2019.

Your song of the day is The Waitresses with Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?