With Spring Training suspended, and Opening Day in question, the Royals and Dayton Moore have for the most part stood pat. However, in their first roster move since Spring Training play stopped nearly a week ago, the Royals made this announcement: The move to option Kelvin Gutierrez is not a surprise. Gutierrez can not play… Read More Can Speier and Zimmer clean things up and contribute to the Royals bullpen?
It seems to be just one bomb after another for folks not just nationally, but here in Kansas City as well. Last night, Governor of Kansas Laura Kelly ordered all K-12 schools in the state of Kansas to close their doors and go to online learning for the remainder of the semester in order to… Read More Three things to help Royals fans get their baseball fix while social distancing
This post can now be found in the Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten” page. As of now, it seems very unlikely baseball will start until July at the earliest (don’t know what this means for my tickets, but hey, we will see). That seemed further confirmed at Kauffman Stadium and in Kansas City after this… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Edinson Volquez, RHP
So we have looked at the success stories this Spring in Surprise, first starting with the pitchers, and then the position players. However, while the Royals had a decent Cactus League campaign, going 9-9 in the abbreviated season, not everything was positive. There were some players, both from the 40-man and the non-roster invitation list,… Read More Four Royals pitchers who had concerning Springs
In my last post, I talked about four Royals pitchers who had solid Spring Training campaigns in Surprise. In this post, I wanted to take a look at five different Royals position players who earned their spots on the Royals roster. This can be seen in a myriad of ways: it could be that they… Read More Five Royals position players who earned their spots this Spring
With Spring Training officially done, and the MLB season in limbo (or at least the start of it), I think Royals fans can take a look and reflect on how this Spring went for various players. While nothing official has been made in terms of the Royals 26-man roster (mostly because nobody knows what’s going… Read More Four Royals pitchers who shined this Spring
I have to be honest: this Coronavirus scare is equal parts difficult, saddening, and anxiety-inducing (not good for a guy who deals with mild anxiety). I was supposed to fly in and visit Oakland (and live up my own version of “Oakland Nights“) this weekend to see a couple of friends and visit my parents… Read More #AlwaysRoyal: 2014 World Series Game Six
Originally, when Dayton Moore elected to hire Mike Matheny as the Royals’ new manager, I was pessimistic to say the least. I felt that Pedro Grifol was a better option, and I thought Matheny’s history in St. Louis wouldn’t mesh with a club that was going through a clear rebuild. In order for the club… Read More Will the Royals continue their history of a ‘win boost’ with new manager Matheny?
I received this comment from someone on the blog a day ago on the post on Randy Rosario and Glenn Sparkman making the Opening Day bullpen, and it got me thinking about a pitcher I had overlooked for the most part this Spring: “So Chance Adams has performed very well this ST …so what are… Read More Will Adams get his “chance” in Kansas City? (And could it be as an “Opener”?)
One of the biggest events in Kansas City annually is the Big 12 Basketball Championship, which takes place at the Sprint Center. Though I did not have any dog in this fight (as a Californian who went to Gonzaga for undergrad, Big 12 basketball is still pretty new to me), I was able to go… Read More #RoyalsCity: An outsider recap of the Big 12 Championship