Royals Rumblings - News for June 17, 2019
Ned Yost praised Wily Peralta’s performance in their win over the Twins on Sunday.
“He came in on the attack,” Yost said of Peralta. “That’s the best stuff I’ve seen him have all year. He was just lights out.”
Peralta said his stuff was, indeed, exceptional.
“I feel like my last two outings here were pretty much the best I felt all year,” Peralta said. “I was locating my pitches and made good pitches when I had to.”
Sam Mellinger writes about the mounting losses for the Royals.
“We expected more wins,” general manager Dayton Moore said. “That’s for sure. I’m responsible for that.”...
Yost has gone year-to-year since the championship as he considers retirement, and in the last year his status has been discussed by the front office. At least for now it appears that no significant shakeup is coming.
The same men who inherited horrendous losing and saved the franchise once will be given the opportunity to change the horrendous losing that occurred on their watch.
Rustin Dodd outlines how the Royals can get back to October.
In a recent mock draft, MLB.com’s Jim Callis said the 2020 draft could be the deepest since the loaded 2011 draft. The Royals should focus on taking the best college player on the board.
Yes, it’s never smart to pigeonhole yourself to one strategy. But in the perfect scenario, the club could acquire another elite talent who could arrive with the next wave of talent. Maybe it’s Georgia right-hander Emerson Hancock or Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or Vanderbilt third baseman Austin Martin or … somebody else.
Hunter Dozier begins a rehab assignment today.
“I’ve done everything except a game,” Dozier said. “It feels good. It feels a lot better. It keeps getting better every day. I feel like I’m in a really good spot right now, just ready to get back.”
Martín Maldonado wore a tie for Father’s Day.
Nicky Lopez shares a special bond with his dad.
Mitch Sherman of The Athletic profiles Alex Gordon.
The Royals sign undrafted free agent picher Bradley Bonnenfant out of Nevada.
Royals draft pick Jimmy Govern talks about his first few days as a pro ball player.
Leigh Oleszczak of KC Kingdom wants to see the Royals play in Omaha every year.
The Mets acquire former Royals pitcher Brooks Pounder.
The Yankees acquire slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners.
Kenley Jansen intentionally balks to move a runner over.
Lucas Giolito looks like the ace he was supposed to be.
A look at the baseball phenoms following in their fathers’ footsteps.
Should baseball allow teams to trade draft picks?
Local man wins golf tournament.
Many science news stories are overhyped because the findings came from testing on mice.
Uber plans to deliver fast food by drone this summer.
The Pakistani government accidentally uses a cat filter on Facebook live with hilarious results.
Your song of the day is Foster the People with Houdini.