New ownership can mean all kinds of changes for an organization. To use an example, when John Henry and his ownership group took over the Boston Red Sox in 2002, he brought an analytical and business-like approach to running the once-cursed franchise. Thankfully for baseball fans in New England, his approach brought numerous World Series… Read More Three things in 2020 that could make or break Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM
One thing that Kansas City Royals fans will look forward to in 2020 is the return of catcher Salvador Perez, who missed all of 2019 due to Tommy John surgery. A six-time All-Star, five-time Gold-Glove winner, and two-time Silver Slugger, Perez was sorely missed in 2019, as the Royals rotated through four catchers (Martin Maldonado,… Read More Who should be the Royals’ backup catcher in 2020?
With the fifth-lowest payroll in the American League, the Royals aren’t exactly a “poor” team by any means, but they are not competing with the likes of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox when it comes to out-spending for players. In a plain sense, the Royals are a classic, stable “small market” team:… Read More Cheap Utility: Three Royals who could help the bench in 2020
Left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery’s return to Kansas City was one of the more peculiar stories to occur during the 2019 season. Traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Kansas City Royals for catcher Martin Maldonado, Montgomery’s arrival was a homecoming of sorts. Montgomery was drafted 36th overall in the 2008 ML Draft and was expected… Read More Can Mike Montgomery boost the Royals rotation in 2020?
For the most part, I have been pretty underwhelmed by most of the “hot stove” stories floating on the internet regarding the Royals. Mike Matheny as manager? No thanks. Kyle Schwarber and Jackie Bradley in the outfield in 2020? The Royals should definitely pass. However, one rumor that has jumped out at me came from… Read More Why a Brandon Belt for Danny Duffy trade may make sense for the Royals
To say the Kansas City Royals’ outfielder situation is dire is putting it lightly. After all, when Royals fans and bloggers are thinking that Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley would be a considerable upgrade in the Royals OF in 2020, one has to sit back and think about what the future will look like… Read More Can Kyle Isbel be the CF of the future the Royals need?
As I perused Twitter on Sunday in the midst of a Twitter meltdown in regard to the Chiefs losing to the Texans (their second loss at home in a row…the Super Bowl hopes are not looking good now, unfortunately), I stumbled upon this idea: It will be interesting to see if the Royals and the… Read More Three reasons why #MonarchsMonday would be worthwhile at the K in 2020
Hat tip to Max Rieper of Royals Review and their piece on identifying MLB Trade Rumors’ release of salary estimates for arbitration-eligible Royals this off-season. With new owner John Sherman most likely looking to make a splash in his first off-season, it will be interesting to see which player on the Royals’ 40 man roster… Read More Which arbitration-eligible players should the Royals keep for 2020?
No player on this Royals roster has a more polarizing situation this off-season than outfielder Alex Gordon. With the Royals clearly in a rebuild, it seems on the surface that the 35-year-old Gordon should be a roster casualty going into 2020. The 2005 Royals first-round pick just finished his 13th year in professional baseball, and… Read More Why the Royals should bring back Alex Gordon for one more season
This is a bit of a throwback to when I had a Medium account. Since it is first Friday’s, I thought I would share this post, even though it is not specifically Royals-specific, mostly because I try to give insight into the culture of First Friday’s in the Crossroads of Kansas City.… Read More #RoyalsCity: Another First Friday in Kansas City