We are roughly a month away from the August 2nd Trade Deadline (pushed back a few days from the traditional July 31st deadline due to the lockout). The Royals have already shown that they’re going to be active players on the trade market, first demonstrated by their trade of Carlos Santana to the Seattle Mariners… Read More Appreciating Benintendi’s (Likely) Final Days with the Royals
The month of June will be coming to a close and the Royals are currently sitting with a 22-47 record overall after an 11-15 month of June. While this last month of play was the best month of baseball for the Royals winning percentage-wise (.423), this is a team that is clearly out of the… Read More Four Royals Players Who’ll Be Under the Microscope After the Trade Deadline
I do not want it to seem like the Royals as an organization is completely against modern-day baseball analytics. Yes, the Royals under Dayton Moore have always been an organization that has valued traditional scouting and player development, especially in comparison to other MLB ballclubs. But even in the past five years, there have been… Read More Does the Royals’ struggles with pitching analytics explain the coaching staff’s lack of success?
Monday was a big day in Kansas City for Royals fans, as the Royals announced two moves that made waves on social media (especially Twitter). The first was the Royals announcing that Carlos Santana had been traded to the Seattle Mariners for two pitching prospects. Mills, a sidearmer in the mold of Jose Cuas, is… Read More The Royals’ Youth Movement is (Nearly) Here; It Could Get Ugly Before It Gets Better
The Royals lost 9-7 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, which drops the Royals’ record to 26-44 for the season. Offensively, Kansas City did what they needed to do, as they scored seven runs on 10 hits, which included home runs from Bobby Witt, Jr. and Michael A. Taylor. Taylor’s three-run home run brought the… Read More Does Kyle Isbel Need a Restart with the Royals?
It hasn’t been an easy season for Royals fans, especially with the club’s record currently 25-43. And yet, while the playoffs will be on the back burner for at least another season, Royals fans do have a core of young hitters in the middle of the lineup that they can look forward to for years… Read More How Worried Should Royals Fans Be About MJ Melendez’s Defense?
If there’s one Royals prospect who’s been tough to figure out in the Royals system it’s been utility player Nate Eaton, who is currently in Triple-A Omaha. Eaton is currently the 29th-rated prospect in the Royals system, according to MLB Pipeline. A 21st-round pick in the 2018 draft out of the Virginia Military Institute, Eaton… Read More Does Nate Eaton Have a Future with the Royals?
Being a Kansas City Royals fan is a complicated endeavor. This is a franchise that does have four pennants and two World Series titles in the club’s 54-year history. While that isn’t the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, or San Francisco Giants, it is nothing to shrug at. The Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego… Read More Dayton Moore’s Legacy with the Royals Continues to Get Complicated
The Royals failed to sweep the Athletics in Oakland, as they lost 4-0 in the series finale on Father’s Day. The loss brought the Royals’ record to 23-42 for the year, with a tough upcoming road series against the Angels coming up in Anaheim. For the most part, Royals president Dayton Moore and general manager… Read More Will the Royals See Some Major Roster Shakeups This Week?
To put it bluntly, the Royals bullpen has been disappointing in 2022. After ranking 13th in reliever fWAR and 19th in ERA a season ago, according to Fangraphs, the Kansas City bullpen has seen its rankings this season drop to 26th and 27th in those categories, respectively. While the Royals starting pitching staff and hitting… Read More Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen