Royals Rumblings - News for January 15, 2021
Today is the last day to come to terms with arbitration-eligible players before exchanging figures, and Lynn Worthy writes about whether unsigned Brad Keller and Adalberto Mondesi could get long-term deals.
“Of course, when we evaluate a player that we think has a chance to be successful over the next four to eight years, we want first crack at them,” Moore said. “Certainly there’s a financial analysis that goes into that. If it matches up with the medical analysis, the statistical analysis, the scouting analysis — if all of those things match up with the financial analysis — we’ll probably get a deal. Sometimes it just doesn’t (match up).”
The Royals did attend Corey Kluber’s workout.
The Royals did attend Corey Kluber’s workout yesterday, I was told. Some veterans, Anthony Swarzak and Steve Cishek, also threw, as has been reported.— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) January 14, 2021
MLB.com lists the best single-game hitting performance for each team.
ROYALS: Kevin Seitzer — Aug. 2, 1987 vs. Red SoxThe Royals have had numerous three-homer games from stars such as George Brett to Bo Jackson to Lorenzo Cain. Kendrys Morales has the club record with a 15-total-bases game. Mike Moustakas owns the club mark with a 9-RBI game at Camden Yards. But of the three six-hit games in club history, none will top Seitzer’s game against the Red Sox, a 13-5 Royals win. Seitzer, who was an All-Star that season and finished second in Rookie of the Year balloting to Mark McGwire, was unstoppable on that day. Seitzer had two home runs and a double — 13 total bases altogether. He also scored four runs and drove in seven. A remarkable day at then-Royals Stadium.teammate Danny Duffy said
Bobby Witt, Jr. swinging hard.
This man @BwittJr just swung 141 mph. ♂️ pic.twitter.com/4BD0z7aW0F— Bobby Stroupe (@bobbystroupe) January 14, 2021
Leigh Oleszczak at KC Kingdom notes that Kelvin Gutierrez is raking in winter ball.
Mike Gillespie at Kings of Kauffman is already thinking about mid-season trades.
The Phillies sign reliever Archie Bradley to a one-year deal.
The Giants sign Alex Wood to a one-year deal.
The Mets sign former Royals slugger Jose Martinez.
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UFC won’t be punishing fighters for testing positive for marijuana anymore.
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Your song of the day is The Replacements with Can’t Hardly Wait.