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Royals Rumblings - News for October 13, 2020

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Royals Rumblings - News for October 13, 2020

Alec Lewis checks in with Royals director of pitching performance Paul GIbson on Royals prospects in fall instructional camps, such as left-hander Daniel Lynch.

“With taller long-limbed pitchers,” Royals director of pitching performance Paul Gibson said, “it doesn’t happen overnight.”

Lynch understood, working with the Royals’ staff to develop a plan. It quickly paid off, allowing the change-up to become the focus. Last fall, the same AL scout discussed Lynch’s scarce use of the pitch. Fortunately, because Lynch was pitching in 2020 at the alternate as opposed to competitive games, he was able to throw the change-up in hitter’s counts and more than he would have.

As he has gone from the alternate site to Kauffman Stadium for the Royals’ fall camp, the pitch has developed in his effectiveness.

“I think that will really, really help him going into next spring training,” Gibson said.

Mike Gillespie at Kings of Kauffman doesn’t think Trevor Rosenthal will be returning to KC.

So if Rosenthal wants an immediate shot at October baseball, something he experienced four times with St. Louis, San Diego is his best choice in a Royals vs. Padres contest for his services. He and the organization obviously fit well together and, while the same can be said of him and the KC Royals, the Padres are winning and contending now. And they have unfinished business to attend to. That may be all it takes to keep Rosenthal, entering his age-31 season as a Tommy John surgery veteran with a few stints on the Injured List, happy.

Kevin O’Brien at Royals Reporter ranks Royals ALCS victories.

Royals content creator and Chiefs photographer Sam Lutz was on the podcast Get the Shot.

Rick Renteria is out as White Sox manager and A.J. Hinch could be a candidate to replace him, as could Tony LaRussa.

Hall of Fame second baseman and broadcaster Joe Morgan dies at the age of 77.

Inside MLB’s plan to bring fans to the NLCS.

How the Braves built a great offense around Freddie Freeman.

The key to the NLCS could be ambushing pitchers.

The order of the 2021 draft will be based on 2020 records.

Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is in “good condition” after being stabbed.

Billy Beane may be retiring from baseball to pursue other sports ventures.

Red Sox ownership are discussing a merger that could take the club public.

The Nationals part ways with coaches Kevin Long and Chip Hale.

Who are the candidates to manage in Boston next year?

The Cardinals will look to extend second baseman Kolten Wong.

Dan Szymborski tries to project Korean free agent infielder Ha-seong Kim.

Does Cowboys owner Jerry Jones deserve scorn after the Dak Prescott injury?

The Missouri/Vanderbilt game is the SEC’s first COVID-19 postponement.

Doc Antle, from the documentary Tiger King, has been charged with wildlife trafficking and animal cruelty.

The history of fake-tree cellphone towers.

Can Jim Carrey get the Joe Biden impression right for Saturday Night Live?

Your song of the day is Peter Bjorn and John with Amsterdam.