The All-Star Break was good to the Royals and they came back somewhat rejuvenated in the second half. We discussed their positive week back, and the impact of some good, young starting pitching leading the way. Can it hold up in Yankee Stadium?
We also discussed Mike Moustakas and his potential trade suitors. The trade deadline will have passed before our next episode, so we tried to size up the top possible locations, but it’s still pretty murky out there. The Royals say they won’t just give him away, but now is the best time to leverage a deal.
Along with all that, we talked a bit about clubhouse leadership, Whit Merrifield’s unique spot in recent Royals history, and the acquisition of Brian Goodwin.