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Royals Rumblings - News for September 16, 2019

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Why Whit isn’t running as much.

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Royals Rumblings - News for September 16, 2019

Jakob Junis may have made his last start on Sunday, writes Lynn Worthy.

“He didn’t have anything going today,” Yost said of Junis. “It was kind of crazy because he’s really struggled lately in the first inning and then kind of settled down from there. But he came out razor sharp in the first and I thought, man, he’s going to be really good. But by the second inning and third inning, his command was off. He didn’t have his slider.

“I think the innings are adding up for him right now, this time of year. I’ll take a day or two and look at things and see if that might have been his last start of the year.”

Lynn also caught up with old friend Martin Maldonado, now with the contending Astros.

“I enjoyed every moment in my uniform in Kansas City. The guys there are hungry. They want to learn. They gave me the chance to play every day. From the front office to coaches, training staff, I think they are really, really, really good.”

Jeffrey Flanagan writes about why Whit Merrifield’s stolen base numbers are down.

“I was a lot more aggressive early in the year,” Merrifield said. “And then as we sort of fell out of contention, I made the conscious decision to sort of take it easy on my body, and just pick and choose when to take chances.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks win the Carolina League championship while the Idaho Falls Chukars win the Pioneer League championship.

Mike Trout will undergo season-ending foot surgery.

Execs weigh in on who the top free agent for this off-season will be.

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Looking back at the head-spinning array of home runs.

A closer look at Daniel Palka’s unbelievably bad season.

Mike Fiers was dared to shave his beard to look ridiculous.

At age 43, Lew Ford is still grinding it out as a player/coach.

Documents suggest the Diamondbacks and Las Vegas had secret talks about relocation.

The Las Vegas Aces advance to the WNBA semifinals on an absurd game-winning shot.

Music publishers accuse Peloton of using licensed songs without permission.

A look back at the Chris Farley/Adam Sandler era of Saturday Night Live.

The Far Side is finally coming to the internet.

Your song of the day is The Cars with Let’s Go!