Picking the Royals Hall of Fame (Episode 121)

After a couple weeks off for the holidays, the Vault is back.

And during that break, the Royals signed Terrance Gore. We discuss the Royals focus on adding team speed and his likely role within the organization. While we’re hesitant to say that he will play much of a role, he’s definitely got speed, as we’ve seen ourselves over the years.

The Royals also acquired two players during the Rule 5 draft, selecting Sam McWilliams out of Tampa Bay’s organization and trading for Chris Ellis (drafted by Texas in the Rule 5 draft out of the St. Louis Cardinals organization). Both hope to follow in the footsteps of last year’s breakout Rule 5 pick Brad Keller, and the Royals have innings to spare.

We also took a look at the list of Royals Hall of Fame candidates who are on the ballot. There are some significant names this year, including Bo Jackson and Johnny Damon, but we also discussed the legacy of David DeJesus and the what if of Yordano Ventura as candidates. 

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