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
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.
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.
Some questions that still need answers in baseball before Opening Day.
Ten stars who could be traded next.
How minor league players navigated a year without games.
Theo Epstein will join the Commissioner’s Office as a consultant.
A look back at the time Vince Coleman drew 17 pickoff throws - and still stole second.
For Victor Rojas, moving from the Angels broadcast booth to a job as a minor league GM made sense.
A Mickey Mantle card breaks the record for highest-selling card at $5.2 million.
Backers of a Major League U.S. cricket league find investors.
UFC won’t be punishing fighters for testing positive for marijuana anymore.
How the pandemic is ruining your body.
All the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films to look forward to in 2021.
Your song of the day is The Replacements with Can’t Hardly Wait.