To say that the last 24 hours have been “interesting” for Royals fans is putting it lightly. After a pretty tame off-season thus far by the Royals front office, Dayton Moore made two big moves on Sunday night and Monday morning, with the first big move being reported late Sunday evening by Ken Rosenthal: Though… Read More Mike Minor is the fit this Royals pitching staff needs in 2021
There is no question that pitching depth is a strength of this Royals farm system. According to MLB Pipeline, three of their top-five prospects are pitchers (Asa Lacy, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar) and they have an additional two beyond those three in the top 10 as well (Jonathan Bowlan and Carlos Hernandez). Thus, it… Read More Three Royals pitching sleepers to pay attention to in 2021
December 2nd is the non-tender deadline for all MLB teams. Here is an exact description of what the means for the baseball world, coming from CBS Sports’ “Key Offseason Dates for 2020-2021” piece: This is the deadline for teams to offer their pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players a contract for 2021. They don’t have to sign… Read More Predicting the Royals’ arbitration decisions before the non-tender deadline
As expected, probably most people right now are with their families. They are sitting around, either in the kitchen or watching football, and maybe catching up with family, depending on how “big” one’s family is. Normally, Thanksgiving is one of the more underrated holidays of the year: it brings people together without the pressure or… Read More Expressing thanks to Kansas City, the Royals…and baseball
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Billy Butler would be inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame. Over eight seasons in Kansas City, Butler accumulated a WAR of 12.5 as a Royal. Unfortunately, that puts him outside the list of the Top 24 Royals of All-Time, according to Baseball Reference WAR, and it seems… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Billy Butler, 1B/DH
MLB Hot Stove season can be a dark, black hole at times. Just when I was ready to sit down and write a post about Billy Butler’ polarizing, but interesting tenure as a Kansas City Royal, this nugget came across my Twitter timeline this afternoon from Royals Review: And thus, I went from my mind… Read More Is Hunter Renfroe a possible Royals off-season target?
So with baseball firmly entrenched in the off-season, there will be plenty of Hot Stove discussion. However, as done in the past on the blog, I wanted to take some time to dedicate some posts and series to past Royals players and teams. One of the projects I tried to establish on this blog was… Read More The Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: The “Near Royals HOF candidates” series
On Friday evening, the Kansas City Royals, in accordance with the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, released their updated 40-man roster, via Twitter: To go deeper, the Royals also posted the following moves, which included the addition of a four different players to the 40-man roster as well as the release… Read More Three quick takeaways from the Royals’ latest 40-man moves
It has been a quiet Winter thus far on the transactions front for the Kansas City Royals, though to be frank, it has been that way throughout the league. However, even though “hot stove” discussion will most likely get warmer once the baseball world enters the month of December, it will be interesting to see… Read More Royals have critical arbitration decisions to make with Soler and Franco
Last off-season, Dayton Moore struck gold by acquiring Trevor Rosenthal and Greg Holland to boost the bullpen in 2020. Even though both Rosenthal and Holland were coming off rough seasons in 2019, Moore was able to sign the former Cardinals and Royals closers to Minor League deals. Much to the benefits of the Royals organization,… Read More Could a Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera “Royals” return be looming?