Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Around The Kingdom: Mike Moustakas, Schedules, Slow Starts, and Missouri Tigers



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On Kings of Kauffman, it is David Hill’s opinion that the Kansas City Royals have but one option at third base. Mike Moustakas, once considered one of the cornerstone’s of this franchise, is really the only choice. Don’t scream for Danny Valencia. He is not the answer.

…should Mike Moustakas still not be producing after the Ned Yost mandated 100 at bats, who will replace him? Danny Valencia has not proven that he can be an everyday option at third, and seemingly fits best in a platoon situation with Moustakas. Johnny Giavotella has been playing third with the Omaha Storm Chasers, yet seems to have fallen out of favor with the Royals.

Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride brings attention to how the Royals September schedule may dictate when the Kansas City Chiefs play at home. Of course, the Chiefs, coming off an 11-win season, should qualify for some prime time games.

On Royals Review, Clark Fosler investigates how how far under .500 the Royals can fall before it is too late to recover. If the Royals drop 3 in Houston, they might as well start shopping James Shields. If Kansas City drops to 4-10, with 7 losses against the White Sox, Twins, and Astros, they will definitely be in big trouble.

Dave Matter, of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, points out that with the dismissal of Dorial Green-Beckham, the Missouri Tigers will need others to step up in the passing game. For Maty Mauk to have success next year, his receivers are going to have to step into the breach and produce right away.

Are you a gamer? If so, check out GameSided’s Nick Tylwalk as he breaks down the new game releases for this week.

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