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Around the Kingdom: Idealized Royals Drafts, Hosmer, and Alex Smith

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The baseball June draft completed it’s first two rounds on Thursday night, and continues today a 12:00 PM CST with rounds 3-10. Here on KC Kingdom, you can see profiles for all four of the Royals draftees in the first two rounds. However, Tyler Drenon at Royals Review can’t help but look back at GM Dayton Moore’s prior drafts and wonder “What if?”

Meanwhile, Hunter Samuel of Kings of Kauffman ignores all the the draft hoopla and instead focuses on the current lineup’s offensive shortcomings by digging into Eric Hosmer’s struggles during the month of May:

Usually, it’s that contact on balls that is the biggest issue for players displaying a lack of power. But in Hosmer’s case, it’s actually the contact he’s making on pitches inside the strike zone that’s the problem.

Meanwhile, over at Arrowhead Stadium, everyone is still buzzing about Alex Smith’s contract situation—including national media. SI.com’s Andrew Brandt (a former front office executive in Green Bay) analyzed both Colin Kaepernick’s new contract in S.F. and the negotiations for Alex Smith.

Many have argued that CB Brandon Flowers’ failure to appear at OTAs, suggests the Chiefs are either trying to deal him or cut him in order to create cap room for an Alex Smith extension. Arrowhead Pride’s Matt Verderame argues that cutting Flowers would be a disaster.

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Tags: 2014 MLB Draft Alex Smith Brandon Flowers Eric Hosmer Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Royals