RC Exclusive!!! Affeldt to rotation, new 2006 home uniforms revealed!
RC is pleased to announce we have two world exclusives for our readers tonight. RC staff today learned the Royals will attempt to convert Jeremy Affeldt to a starter next season. Speculation on this matter had been rampant, as Buddy Bell and Allard Baird have said in the past they were keeping the option open. However, today at Kauffman Stadium, a trusted RC source heard directly from Affeldt's mouth that the plan is for him to become a starter. The conversation unfolded like this:
RC trusted source: "So, Jeremy, is there any truth to the rumors that you'll become a starter again next season?"
Jeremy Affeldt: "That's the plan."
Sounds good to us. If he's up for it, we're up for it...
The other exclusive we have for you is the first look at the Royals' home uniforms for next season. As we have reported, the Royals have ditched the sleeveless jerseys and returned to a more classic style. They've dropped the black outline on the script, and they've added blue piping to the sleeves. Also, we couldn't tell for sure, but it looks like the "Royals" script across the chest might be a bit larger. Decide for yourselves:
Mark Teahen shows off his new digs...or is it diggs? Whatever...