Sam Mellinger

Sam Mellinger

Pitcher Kris Medlen is intriguing as he makes the most of his audition for Royals’ rotation

In his first start since Tommy John surgery two years ago — his second such surgery, making him a rarity — Kris Medlen was dazzling and rusty but mostly promising Monday night as the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles. It was a stimulating audition to join Kansas City’s playoff rotation.

Sam Mellinger

Royals, and fans, are fortunate to be dealing with first-place problems

These are strange times for the Royals and their fans. For a generation, you didn’t have to look for reasons to worry as much as reasons to worry attached themselves to you, like a jellyfish. Royals fans have dreamed for years about having these types of problems. It’d be a shame if they missed on some of the fun worrying about nothing.

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