Some Friday Linkage
To end your week, I’ll take you on a tour of the internet to read some Royals stories posted from around the globe. Okay, I really don’t have any idea where some of these writers are, but they’re very good and they provide Royals news. Before I get to the links, I want to make a note that sometimes you look at a Spring Training game and you see that the Royals scored eight runs or something like that and you think it’s pretty cool but then you see who pitched for the opposing team and you realized they started their Rule V guy followed by a bunch of minor leaguers. Well last night, the Royals roughed up Felix Hernandez pretty good. I’m not saying that’s a precursor for the season, but it’s at least an interesting thought.
To the links!
- Clark at Royals Authority talks about the possibility of carrying three catchers to start the season if the worst case scenario comes true and Jason Kendall is actually ready to play at the beginning of the season.
- Will at Royals Review wonders if the relatively poor spring for Mike Moustakas has adjusted his timetable for making it to the big leagues. Before you get huffy, he’s just saying that an early season call-up may not be a possibility anymore, and that the Royals have an excuse to leave him down in the minors a little longer and can cite his spring.
- Greg Schaum at Pinetar Press posted a mesmerizing video of Gar, the Batting Stance Guy doing the Royals. The 2:44 it takes is worth it.
- This link is a little old, but it’s still interesting, so I’ll share it with you guys even though you’ve probably already read it. Rany takes on the Royals Hall of Fame, which was something I was going to do, but I can’t say it better than he did.
- Some talk about Gordon, his new swing and his plate discipline from Rustin Dodd.
- Joe Posnanski with his usual interesting take on things talking about whether or not George Brett had the least help of any World Series winner when the Royals won it all in 1985.
- For another look at some Hall of Fame commentary, Joe Posnanski also provided that. Boy, he had a prolific day that day. Plus he’s got an article in Sports Illustrated this week talking about the Royals farm system. My mail can’t get here soon enough.
- Michael Engel makes a comparison of Kila Ka’aihue to Ryan Howard. Don’t get in an uproar, he admits it’s not a great comparison in terms of what Kila can do at the big league level. It’s still interesting to see the similarities.
- And finally, Bob Dutton with two good ones in two days. Yesterday’s made note that Tim Collins had gotten pretty close to locking up a bullpen job, which is awesome. Today’s talks about Mike Montgomery remaining a longshot to make the rotation out of Spring Training but that it’s a possibility after his strong start against the Reds on Wednesday.
Well that’s it for today. We’re under the two week mark to Opening Day. Getting close…
Have a great weekend, everyone!