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Could Jorge López bounce back next season?

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Royals Rumblings - News for January 7, 2020

Will Leitch at MLB.com comes up with 2020 predictions for each club.

Royals: Soler will hit 40 homers again.

Jorge Soler must have hit the quietest 48 homers (most in the AL) in recent baseball memory in 2019. They might not be any louder in ‘20, but he will still keep hitting them.

Albert Pérez Oyola at Kings of Kauffman highlights some performances from some Royals in Puerto Rico this winter.

The 2019 season has already ended and some players from the Indios de Mayagüez ballclub stood out over other prospects. Third baseman and No. 19 top KC Royals prospect Emmanuel Rivera finished fifth in the league in hitting with a .309 BA, and sixth in SLG posting .439 with three home runs over 39 games.

Jorge López found some success in limited innings. He had 16 IPs over the course of the season with a couple of starts, and went 2-1, with 2.81 ERA, 12 Ks, 4 BBs and 1.19 WHIP.

The Nationals sign reliever Daniel Hudson to a two-year deal.

Shortstop Jose Iglesias signs a one-year deal with Baltimore.

The Rangers are reportedly a finalist for Nicholas Castellanos.

MLB is discussing allowing wearable technology to deter sign-stealing.

Why the AL Central could have the best race in baseball this summer.

The Yankees are making radical changes to their training staff.

Carlos Correa and Joe Musgrove open up about the Astros sign-stealing allegations.

Dodgers ownership defend their slow off-season from fan frustration.

Writer Keith Law is joining The Athletic.

Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs looks at the players likely to fall off the Hall of Fame ballot after one year.

How will we know that the Patriots dynasty has ended?

The Sixers need to embrace their weirdness.

What does “plant-based” food actually mean?

What would happen if you fell into a black hole?

A shocking truth has brought Doctor Who back to life.

Your song of the day is Cake with Let Me Go.