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Around the Kingdom: Aldon Smith, Yordano Ventura, NFL Draft, Big Corners


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Ben Nielson has an interesting video up on Arrowhead Addict about whether trading for troubled San Francisco star (and former MU great) Aldon Smith would be worth the risk.

Ben notes: It was made official last weekend the San Francisco 49ers would not be picking up the fifth-year option on Aldon Smith’s contracting, making him eligible to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2014 season. The decision came hours after Smith was arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport.

Hunter Samuels on Kings of Kauffman looks under the hood of Yordano Ventura’s start on Friday.

Samuels calls the young Royals wunderkind almost unhittable:

The only American League pitcher with a lower Z-Contact% is the Blue Jays’ R.A. Dickey (78%). In case you didn’t already know, Dickey is a knuckleballer, and knuckleballs are weird. If we want to exclude Dickey and his knuckleball, Ventura has the best Z-Contact% in the league, and the next closest pitcher is Max Scherzer, at 81.1%.

Ben Nielsen on Arrowhead Addict talks Chiefs draft strategy. He suggests that taking safety first might be a better idea than going for wide receiver, which is a very deep position in the 2014 Draft. 

Matt Conner of Arrowhead Pride writes about the front office’s affection for big corners by looking at the players GM John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid have brought in at the position since taking over in 2013.

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