The Les Miles issue currently facing Kansas is being pushed heavily by Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports. Thamel has a history of doing to people and programs what he is trying to do to Les Miles and Kansas. Unfortunately for Pete, he has also been accused of doing things that should have had him fired. But the media doesn’t work that way. He gets rewarded for doing questionable things that he wants others fired for doing.
And for our Chiefs fans, one of Thamel’s targets several years ago was Tyrann Mathieu. Regardless of your thoughts on what is going on right now at Kansas, you need to read what Pete Thamel did to Mathieu and his family.
Now, this doesn’t mean that everything Thamel writes is wrong or with malice. What’s important is to understand the motivation of the person writing the article. Understand who you are dealing with. Think about whether that person has credibility in your mind or not.
The Kansas saga goes on, but hopefully, it will be resolved one way or another soon so the football program can move on regardless of the decision.
Kansas City Royals 4, San Diego Padres 3 (Box Score)
2:05pm – MLBST – Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals (610AM)
I am excited about the growth of content available to our members. As you likely have heard, things will take another leap forward on April 1 with the start of the MLB regular season.
In past years I have written about each Royals game. This year it goes to another level. I have started developing a new box score that will only be available here. It is a little different than what you normally see. I’m hoping it will provide you with the information you want at just a glance. And the write-up will be more analysis and fewer details of what happened in the game. As a dedicated Kansas City sports fan, you probably watched the game. I will use my experience in professional baseball to give you more analysis of the game and how what happened means for the individual players and the team as a whole. I will also add notes and nuggets of information about what has happened up to that point in the season and what to look for in the future.
Also, on April 1, I am introducing a new daily podcast. This is similar to the daily email that you are reading right now, but it will be in audio form if you want to listen to it on your drive to work or really any time during the day. It will review the news of interest from the previous day and look forward to what is coming up.
And then there is the Royals Monitor that is going to be published weekly beginning on Sunday, April 11. This is a newsletter that covers the Kansas City Royals in a way that has never been done before. It will have news, stats, and analysis for every game played in the previous week and analyze every player on the team. If you love the Kansas City Royals, you won’t want to be without this.
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The Royals played against the San Diego Padres on Sunday and won 4-3. The win isn’t important. It’s spring training. What I wanted to see was how Jakob Junis would perform in his second appearance of the spring.
Junis entered spring training with the Royals looking at him mainly as a bullpen piece, in case you don’t remember. After struggling in 2020, the hope was that he would be able to have success in short appearances out of the bullpen.
But in his first spring appearance, Junis allowed just one hit and struck out three in two innings. That, along with Kris Bubic’s struggles early in spring training, has made me wonder whether Junis could win a spot in the rotation.
Junis developed a cutter in the offseason with the help of his younger brother. Sunday, we saw Junis take the mound for the second time this spring, and he continued to look good. Sure, he gave up a home run in his three innings, but that was the only hit he allowed. Junis struck out four this time in three innings and currently has a WHIP of 0.40. That’s incredible!
Now, if you have been with us for a while, you know I am not one to lean too much on stats, especially in the spring, but Junis is my exception right now.
So I leave Sunday’s game with the thought that Jakob Junis has a real shot at the fifth spot in the rotation. Kris Bubic will have to pick things up because I think he’s currently the one who would be bumped if Junis keeps this up.
We are just over seven weeks away from the NFL draft. After watching the disaster that was the Chiefs’ offense in the Super Bowl, the expectation is that they will be drafting offensive linemen early and often this year. And sure, that makes sense, and they will likely do that. But if there is one thing we have learned about Brett Veach since he has become the general manager, he doesn’t like to enter the draft needing to address a position. Veach makes free agent signings that fill roster spots so that he’s able to draft the best player available on draft day. I expect that to be the case this year as well. Of course, the Chiefs have to work through salary cap issues first with a lower cap because of the covid effects of 2020.
As we get closer to the draft, I will start looking closer at where the Chiefs stand with their roster and what to look for in the draft.
In Other News
The Detroit Lions have had trade discussions regarding QB Chase Daniel. Daniel is currently the backup in Detroit. The former Missouri quarterback has never been able to earn a regular job as a starter in the NFL, but he’s had an impressive career as a backup and has earned more money than most would ever dream of earning.
We found them: They’re the worst team ever (Anthony Castrovince)
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