Daily Archives: December 17, 2017

Royals will have big shoes to fill for the 2018 season

There will be baseball at Kaufman Stadium in 2018, but the Kansas City Royals of the past six years will not look anything like the new model.

The teams that went to back-to-back World Series in 2014-15 won’t resemble the 2018 squad. After topping the New York Mets in the 2015 World Series, the Royals have played sub-.500 baseball.

Nine – count ’em – Royals have applied for free agency. The list starts with Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain, all who rejected qualifying offers to test the free agent markets.  The others are Jason Vargas, Alcides Escobar, Mike Minor, Melky Cabrera, Peter Moylan and Trevor Cahill.

Reality is beginning to set in – although the Royals’ front office probably knew all the time – that bringing back any of the big three appears to be miniscule.

Marcus Peters plays havoc, remains a lightning rod

Marcus Peters is somebody fans love to hate. When the defense falters, he has often been involved either by committing an unfortunate penalty or getting burned on a deep pass.

After the Washington Redskins scored their only two touchdowns on passes to receivers he was covering in a Week 4 win, Peters described his game as “hella weak.”

In the Week 11 loss to the Giants, he committed pass interference in the end zone, leading to the game’s only touchdown.

Peters has also been a lightning rod for controversy.

Girls Golf teams in Kansas City Metro have banner year

Metro high schools thrived in the girls golf state championships. The high school girls golf season recently wrapped up and plenty of teams around Kansas City have a lot to be proud. Here’s a look into the great seasons and championship runs local high school girls golf teams experienced:

 

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

St. Thomas Aquinas won the Kansas 5A state championship, but there was something more to the team’s win.