As profiled and summarized on Royals Review, Forbes released their annual MLB Valuation rankings and reports for 2020. The information is interesting for those who are financially or economically inclined, as the reports not only say a lot about the Royals current financial status, but about many other clubs and their value in Major League… Read More Three Takeaways from the Forbes Team Valuation of the Royals
As expected, the start of the Major League Baseball season continues to be a shroud that no media member, player, or fan can predict as of this moment. There is some word that MLB is considering re-aligning leagues so that the regular season would be played according to Spring Training leagues, with Grapefruit League (Florida)… Read More Who would ‘win’ and ‘lose’ if the Royals play in Arizona in 2020?
So it is Easter, the biggest celebration in the Christian and Catholic faith (I mentioned that because I am Catholic…a progressive Catholic mind you). And thus, to celebrate this important day (with no MLB baseball going on; but hey we got CPBL games in Taiwan at least!), I wanted to write about three Royals teams… Read More The “Easter” Royals Seasons: 1971 (Part 1 of a 3 part series)
I edited this post so it would be included in the “Royals Hall of Not Forgotten” page. I first heard about Luke Hochevar during the summer of 2008 in Spokane, Washington. I was working at the Spokesman-Review as a call taker for their sports desk as a paid intern to make my way through college.… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Luke Hochevar, RHP
With baseball news and content understandably slow due to the lack of baseball, SB Nation Royals blog Royal Review (probably the best independent Royals blog out there), posted this bit on their Twitter on Wednesday afternoon: Royals GM Dayton Moore didn’t do much when it came to upgrading their pitching this off-season. Despite a robust… Read More Is Braden Shipley a sleeper for the Royals’ rotation or bullpen?
As of today, things look a little bit more optimistic when it comes to the start of the 2020 season. Per ESPN sources, it seems like Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Player’s Association are negotiating a deal to begin play in Spring Training complexes and Chase Field in Arizona with no fans… Read More Five things Royals fans can look forward to should baseball come back in 2020
Now that we have gotten one of the divisional rounds out of the way in the “Frank White” League, let’s move onto the “George Brett” League, as we have an interesting matchup between two teams that are nearly three decades apart (i.e. no shared players in this matchup): the 102-win 1977 Royals and the World… Read More “Royals World Series”: 1977 vs. 2015 (George Brett Divisional Series Game 1)
With no Major League season in sight anytime soon, it has gotten me to think about various Royals questions roster-wise, especially if no season occurs this year. While that would be massively disappointing to Royals as well as general baseball fans everywhere, the idea of a missed season would also affect many Royals players throughout… Read More What will the Royals do with Salvador Perez beyond 2021?
Managers can be difficult to evaluate in baseball. When I was younger, I felt that the manager made a massive difference in terms of wins and losses. After all, I didn’t know much about general managers, as well as the analytics and even nature of the game (more individual-based than other sports). So to me,… Read More Categorizing and Ranking the Managers in the AL Central for 2020
As of now, the start of the Major League and Minor League seasons seem to be severely in question. With the COVID-19 pandemic getting worse almost every day in the United States, it’s totally plausible that there won’t be baseball in 2020 at either the Major or Minor League level. And it seems like a… Read More What could a lost season mean to Nick Pratto and Seuly Matias?