Royals Rumblings - News for September 24, 2019
Jeffrey Flanagan gets the player reactions to the retirement of Ned Yost.
Kennedy said Yost told the team prior to Sunday’s game in Minneapolis about his intentions to retire.
“It was an emotional meeting,” Kennedy said. “He got choked up a bit.”
Kennedy, who signed with the Royals in 2016, said Yost always treated him well and with respect.
“With Ned, you always knew how you stood,” Kennedy said. “He was very upfront. But he was always encouraging.”
Mike Matheny, special advisor to #Royals in player development, is viewed as a strong candidate to manage in Kansas City next year, following Ned Yost's retirement today -- although the ownership change introduces some uncertainty to process. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 23, 2019
Lynn Worthy writes that it is not a given that Mike Matheny will be the next Royals skipper.
While USA Today reported that Matheny is expected to become the next manager, no decision has been made on the next manager and it likely won’t be soon considering the transition within the franchise, including the pending sale of the team to John Sherman, according to a club source.
Matheny figures to be a strong candidate, but he should not be viewed as the only in-house option. Bench coach Dale Sveum and catching coach/quality control coach Pedro Grifol also figure to garner consideration.
Clint Scoles at Royals Academy talks to pitching prospect Daniel Tillo.
Shawn Bauman at Kings of Kauffman wants to see Royals pitchers cut down on the walks.
MLB ties the record for most 100-win teams and 100-loss teams.
Which managers are on the hot seat?
Kyle Lewis has made quite the impression for a September rookie.
Scott Boras rips MLB over wet bases after Kris Bryant gets hurt.
Ben Zobrist is not ready to make a decision on his future.
Sandlot baseball is alive and well in Chicago.
Unaffiliated independent baseball leagues face an uncertain future.
Backup quarterbacks are shaking up fantasy football.
Russia’s status at next year’s Olympics are in jeopardy over a drug-test tampering scandal.
Thomas Cook suddenly declared bankruptcy Sunday, stranding nearly 600,000 passengers.
Why is meatless meat going mainstream?
Emmy ratings were a disaster, can the show be saved?
Your song of the day is Old 97s with Barrier Reef.