The Royals continue to stay hot. Their winning streak now stands at 8 games after dismantling Detroit, and nemesis Justin Verlander, 11-8 in a game that only looks close on the scoreboard because Ned Yost allowed the Tigers to hang 6 runs on Donnie Joseph in the 9th.
If the Royals win, they will take over 1st place in the American League Central. How’s that for a big game even though it’s only June?
Meanwhile the Chiefs will start their mandatory mini-camp on Tuesday, which is yet another signal that the 2014 season is creeping closer. Now that we know the fate of OTA no-show Brandon Flowers (release), Chiefs fans are wondering if OLB Justin Houston will show up for the mandatory mini-camp, or will he hold out for a new contract now that there’s cap room available to sign him?
KU basketball is going global. They will represent the U.S. in the 2015 World University Games.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
- Kings of Kauffman – Hunter Samuels hopes the Royals offense has woken up for good this season
- Royals Review – kcemigre points out that a monkey that picked Baseball America’s highest rated player would have drafted much better than Royals GM Dayton Moore:
Since becoming General Manager of the Kansas City Royals, Dayton Moore’s early-round draft picks have generated:
10.1 fWAR (12.7 rWAR)
The monkey’s picks have been worth:
33.5 fWAR (30.1 rWAR)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
- Arrowhead Addict – Ben Nielsen writes how the focus now shifts to Justin Houston
- Arrowhead Pride – Joel Thorman reports on Andy Reid‘s comments on the Brandon Flowers release:
When asked about cutting Flowers, Reid said it was “more of just the fit”, which is interesting. Flowers is one of the smallest cornerbacks on the Chiefs roster, something we’ve noticed, so the “fit” conversation has been one that we’ve had before.
- KUSports.com – Gary Bedore writes about KU’s scheduled appearance in the 2015 World University Games
- Through the Phog – Stephen Brundage on the scandal facing former KU coach Roy Williams at North Carolina:
In a recent interview with ESPN, sixteen of Williams’ former players stood in solidarity with him, each signing a letter denying McCant’s allegations of academic fraud.
There you have it – the news from Around The Kingdom.