Prospects, Frenchie and Instructions For Getting Back on Top

-Baseball America has been naming their top ten prospects for each team and the Royals turn finally popped up. It’s not as monstrous as last year’s list, but Mike Montgomery heads up the list compiled by J.J. Cooper. Check out the rest here.

-Since it’s hot stove season, one of the offseason radio broadcasts comes from 810 where Joel Goldberg and Jeff Montgomery have been talking Royals baseball. Tonight’s guests were Kevin Goldstein, who discussed Mike Montgomery, Cheslor Cuthbert and others in the Royals system. One choice quote pertained to John Lamb, who Goldstein said could be a “left-handed version of Jeremy Hellickson“. Jeff Francoeur was also on the show and discussed clubhouse comradery and why he won’t join Twitter.

-Jonah Keri wrote a piece on Grantland about the Royals, profiling a handful of previous comeback stories and the different methods and decisions that led to eventual playoff appearances. In light of other teams’ past success, the Royals seem to be closer to the Reds “wait for the kids” plan.

-Finally, Sam Mellinger of the Star weighed in on the Alex Gordon extension speculation, making the clever suggestion that the Royals front-load his contract to provide more roster flexibility for the potential for extensions for other prospects in a few years. He’s also got some additional points on his blog about the Alex Gordon topic.

Before you go, also check out Alan Barrington’s article on the factors that will go into the Royals becoming a playoff team again as well as Paul Thompson’s ranking of the players on the Royals 40 man roster from earlier today.

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