Was the Royals bullpen actually a strength in the second half of 2019?

Bullpens can always be unfairly evaluated by baseball fans. As fans, we are prone to recency bias, and tend to unfairly hone in one good or one bad stretch from a bullpen when it comes to judgment. A closer blows a save? He’s the worst closer of all time in the eyes of the fans… Read More Was the Royals bullpen actually a strength in the second half of 2019?

Bubba Starling and Brett Phillips deserve to be starting next Spring

With the 2019 regular season about to close, one of the hot topics within Royals fan circles concerns who Dayton Moore will pursue this off-season in order to build the Royals into a more competitive club in 2020. After all, with back-to-back 100-loss seasons pretty much an inevitability at this point, and with new ownership… Read More Bubba Starling and Brett Phillips deserve to be starting next Spring

Greinke’s return to Kauffman and his complicated legacy as a Royal

There was no question that this upcoming series at Kauffman Stadium against the Houston Astros was going to be a difficult one for the Royals. After all, the Astros lead the AL West by 8 games after today’s 6-1 win over the Royals, are 97-53, and are trying to position themselves for the top spot… Read More Greinke’s return to Kauffman and his complicated legacy as a Royal

Where does Jakob Junis fit in the Royals’ plans for 2020?

The Royals’ starting rotation has been “underwhelming” in 2019 to put it nicely. According to Fangraphs, the Royals rotation ranks 26th in in starting pitching WAR, 23rd in ERA, and 25th in FIP. Considering the Royals from 2013-2016 seemed to rely on their pitching to regular season and postseason (2014 and 2015) success, the fall… Read More Where does Jakob Junis fit in the Royals’ plans for 2020?

Three reasons the Royals are worth watching in September

With the Chiefs opening their 2019 campaign on Sunday, pretty much all Kansas City sports fans will be solely concentrating on the Red and Gold from now until January (February if they are lucky). And with that being the case, the Royals, currently 52-90, will be an afterthought, background noise on a weekday night as… Read More Three reasons the Royals are worth watching in September

With new Royals ownership, Dayton Moore will be on the hot seat in 2020 (and the young pitchers could save him)

So it’s official, David Glass will no longer be the owner of the Kansas City Royals after being the CEO and Chairman of the Royals since 1993. In steps Kansas City businessman John Sherman, a former minority owner in the Cleveland Indians, who bought the Royals in a $1 billion deal (Glass bought the team… Read More With new Royals ownership, Dayton Moore will be on the hot seat in 2020 (and the young pitchers could save him)