One hypothetical question I like to bring up to Royals fans is this: Would you rather have a club that was competitive each and every year, and was constantly at the top of the AL Central, but never won a World Series? Or would you rather have the current rendition of the Royals: Overall, pretty… Read More Is the window closing soon for Cleveland? (Indians Preview)
Kansas City Royals fans love “local” players. It’s the reason why the Royals embraced third baseman Joe Randa and pitcher David Cone when they came to Kansas City, even though they were not drafted by the organization. Frank White is not just Royals “Hall of Famer” because had a long career in professional baseball, but… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Aaron Crow, RHP
So, during this quarantine, I have been really diving into baseball history, with Royals baseball history being the primary one. As someone who did not grow up in the Kansas City-area, being able to uncover more about the Royals and the franchise’s rich heritage has been a hoot, especially when it comes to looking up… Read More An introduction to the Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten” Project
When it comes to pitching prospects currently in the Kansas City Royals system, Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, Jackson Kowar, and Kris Bubic command all the attention. And to be honest, those four are justified in commanding all the attention in the Royals system because not only are they the Royals’ best pitching prospects, but they… Read More Should we be talking about Carlos Hernandez and Jonathan Bowlan more in 2020?
After months of waiting, it seems like things are getting clearer for Major League Baseball when it comes to when play will resume. In the Tweet below, the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal outlined MLB’s potential plan, which they hope will be agreed upon with the MLBPA sometime this week. Some of the details listed in Rosenthal’s… Read More Remembering 1981, the Royals’ “other” shortened season (and what it could mean for 2020)
As of now, there seems to be quite a bit of outfield depth in the Kansas City Royals system. In addition to a projected starting outfield of Alex Gordon in left, Whit Merrifield in center, and Hunter Dozier in right, the Royals also have Brett Phillips, Bubba Starling, and Ryan McBroom on the bench, who… Read More Are Hicklen and Gigliotti late-blooming, “Royals Way” outfield prospects?
With May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and baseball beginning again in Korea (KBO) and Taiwan (CPBL), I wanted to do a little look into the Asian players and players of Asian-heritage who donned the Blue and White in Kansas City. I also find this topic particularly interesting as a Filipino-American, for I have… Read More A brief appreciation of the Asian (and Asian Pacific-heritage) players in Royals history
KBO baseball has kicked off this week in Korea, which gives the world two functioning forms of competitive professional baseball (with the CPBL being the other in Taiwan). That being said, it still seems like Major League Baseball is probably a couple of months away from starting. Here’s a Tweet from Jeff Passan on the… Read More Five interesting Royals based on their simulated seasons
While it seems like Major League Baseball is getting ready for a late June to early July start to the season, the future of Minor League Baseball seems hazy at best. Last week, Joe E. Doyle of Lookout Landing, a Seattle Mariners SB Nation blog, wrote that inside sources in Minor League Baseball were pessimistic… Read More With a Minor League season in jeopardy, the “Singer-era” will begin in KC on Opening Day
So, it seems like the restrictions will start to be slowly lifted over the next month in Kansas City and beyond. While life will not be the same for the next year or so, it is exciting to think about getting back to normalcy somewhat, even if it may be a long, arduous process. Thus,… Read More #RoyalsCity: Up-Down v Tapcade: A Study of KC Retro Arcade Bars