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Royals Rumblings - News for January 20, 2020

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Royals Rumblings - News for January 20, 2020

Sounds like Alex Gordon will be back in the fold very soon, according to Jeffrey Flanagan.

The Royals and left fielder Alex Gordon are “getting close” to a one-year agreement for him to return for the 2020 season, according to sources.

A deal could be announced by Tuesday or Wednesday, once he has completed his physical. The club has not confirmed.

Sam Mellinger reflects on the life of David Glass.

The journey back to respectability took longer than Glass and those he hired expected and wanted, but when it happened it changed a city. Glass had overhauled his ownership style, but he was the same man in the good and the bad — inquisitive with those he trusted, involved in all decisions, and always in the background publicly.

Glass generated consistent loyalty and appreciation from those who worked for him. This is a small thing, but perhaps it’s telling: Kauffman Stadium staff provides a consistently positive customer experience, particularly for families. That’s a priority handed down directly from Glass.

Pete Grathoff has a summary of reactions to David Glass’ death around baseball.

At Royals Academy, Clint Scoles takes a look at how the pitching staff is shaping up.

The Royals have yet to push in for a free-agent starting pitcher to my surprise so one would think that the fifth starter job would be up for grabs with Danny Duffy, Brad Keller, Mike Montgomery, and Jake Junis locked in for the first four spots. Early in the offseason, I thought Brady Singer would have the edge for that spot and it still wouldn’t surprise me a great deal if he grabbed it but looking at the Royals currently, they have quite a few pitchers without options available. Pitchers Jesse Hahn, Jorge Lopez, Kyle Zimmer, and Randy Rosario are left without options which limits the moves GMDM can make in the rotation and the bullpen.

Call to the Pen looks at potential destinations for Danny Duffy.

Gordo is raising money for a two-year old battling a rare genetic disease.

Former Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio may have the inside track on a starting job in Detroit.

Astros players don’t want to take the blame for the sign-stealing scandal.

How the internet helped crack the sign-stealing case.

The Cardinals bring back catcher Matt Wieters on a one-year deal.

Cubs fans boo owner Tom Ricketts at the team convention.

The Blue Jays check in on shortstop Francisco Lindor.

A look at the Nolan Arenado trade problem.

The best defenders at each position by Outs Above Average.

Japanese Hall of Fame voters continue to snub former Royals minor leaguer Tuffy Rhodes.

A Missouri man is charged with impersonating former MLB pitcher Omar Olivares.

What are the oldest names in minor league baseball?


It only took Conor McGregor 40 seconds to knockout Cowboy Cerrone.

When a psychic reading cost you $740,000.

Why some kids wear shorts all winter.

Ken Jennings didn’t want to compete in the Jeopardy GOAT tournament.

Your song of the day is Will Smith with Miami.