I recently wrote about the 2018 Royals and what might happen if none of their free agents returned to the team. As a result of that article, several readers predicted that the Royals would go back to losing 100 games in a single season. Keeping in mind that I’ve proven myself to be spectacularly bad at predicting the future — the Internet is just a fad, right? — I think the 2018 Royals losing 100 games is unlikely. Here’s why.
If you’re a Royals fan you already know Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar have become free agents. People are now speculating about which players might come back to the Royals and which players might sign elsewhere. One possible scenario goes like this: if the Royals can’t re-sign Hosmer, the team might decide to let the kids already in their system have their shot at the big leagues.
Let me start by saying I am not related to Aaron Judge. Then let me add that absolutely nobody has asked me if I am. After seeing 6-foot-4 Eric Hosmer standing next to 6-7 Aaron Judge at first base, I asked Hosmer about the experience. Hosmer said Judge was not only big, he was fast.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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