Today marked the official end of the Spring Training campaign, and the Royals ended the season on a high note, as evidenced from the tweet below: Spring Training standings are of course, just that: Spring Training standings. While winning the Cactus League is a nice luxury to get excited about, it’s not necessarily a projection… Read More The Royals were the story of the Cactus League…now can it carry over?
In part one of the “Half-Baked Predictions” AL Central season preview, I took a look at the Detroit Tigers and their outlook in the division for 2021 (hint: it’s not looking too hot). In this post, I am going to take a look at the Cleveland Indians, who are widely projected as the third-best team… Read More Three Half-Baked Predictions: Cleveland Indians
With Opening Day less than a week away, I felt that some kind of general AL Central preview was in store on this blog. Thus, I wanted to do short preview posts of the different outlooks for the teams in the AL Central (with culminating one being the Royals shortly before Opening Day). Because of… Read More Three Half-Baked Predictions: Detroit Tigers
It is officially a week until Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium (and I have tickets, which will be my first Opening Day game ever), and of course, the popular story among Royals fans is this: what will the 26-man roster look like on April 1st against the Rangers? With the Royals 40-man roster currently at… Read More Have Ervin Santana and Jake Brentz earned spots in the Royals bullpen?
This off-season Royals signed former Orioles second-baseman Hanser Alberto on a Minor League deal and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. The deal seemed to be a pretty clear cut one for both Alberto and the Royals. For Alberto, it gave him a shot to make a Major League roster after being… Read More Could Hanser Alberto actually be the Royals’ starting second baseman on Opening Day?
While news leaked about Bobby Witt, Jr. Sunday via Ken Rosenthal, the Royals made the news of Witt’s option official on Monday, as well as the option of other young players who made noise in Cactus League play this Spring. The news is disappointing, but not necessarily unexpected. The Royals prior to that announcement had… Read More The Royals are being conservative with their young players to start 2021 (and that isn’t bad)
NCAA Tournament weekend often produces a lot of stories, especially when the KC Metro area has multiple colleges involved (this year it is Kansas and Mizzou, though Mizzou bowed out in the first round against Oklahoma). However, the Royals made plenty of headlines themselves, especially on Sunday, as news broke on two huge stories in… Read More Three Takeaways from Salvy’s Contract Extension with the Royals
MJ Melendez, Austin Cox, and Jonathan Bowlan are the No. 10, No.11, and No. 12 prospects in the Royals “21 in 21″ Prospect Watch. Today, the Royals dropped their new advertising slogan, “Together Royal”, which is a change from the “Always Royal” slogan they have used the past couple of years. #TogetherRoyal pic.twitter.com/bmIVAgHZIW — Kansas… Read More Analyzing Melendez, Cox, and Bowlan (Royals “21 in 21”)
Barring an injury (knock on wood), it seems as if the Royals five-man rotation is pretty set. It is likely that Brad Keller will be the Opening Day starter, and Mike Minor, Danny Duffy, Brady Singer, and Kris Bubic will all be in the mix for the third-through fifth spots in the rotation, though it… Read More Examining the battle for the Royals spot starter/long-relief spot
Nick Loftin, Seuly Matias, and Nick Pratto are the 7th, 8th, and 9th prospects, respectively in the Royals “21 in 21” prospect watch series. As we reach the halfway mark through Spring Training, I figured it would be time to look at some of the prospects in the “21 in 21” Prospect Watch series. Usually,… Read More Analyzing Loftin, Matias, and Pratto (Royals “21 in 21”)