Royals Rumblings – News for November 21, 2019
Clint Scoles at Royals Academy gives his thoughts on newest 40-man roster additions.
The Royals may have surprised some with the additions of Jeison Guzman and Foster Griffin Wednesday but perhaps we shouldn’t have been. If one is comparing players to Elvis Luciano then Guzman makes a pretty decent comparable. For one he’s a shortstop/third baseman who could probably survive on a 26 man roster with his defensive versatility on a poor major league squad. Offensively he possesses some upside with a power profile that could see him hitting 20 or more home runs in the future.
In his Mellinger Minutes, Sam guesses how the Royals’ offseason will go.
But I’m not expecting anything major. The Royals are in the part of the rebuild that usually shaves payroll.
They will — to answer another question that was submitted — likely give Bubba Starling the benefit of the doubt in center field, for instance. They’re in a spot where they can afford (financially and otherwise) to see which of a group of 10 or so pre-arbitration players they can build around.
Most notably, they’ll plan their roster with the expectation that Brady…