During yesterday’s series finale against the Twins, which ended in a 6-3 win for the Royals, Brandon H. of Twitter posted this thread about Brad Keller and Salvy, which I found pretty intriguing: When I initially did some digging, I thought that this conundrum was simply a Keller-Salvy dea. I figured that Keller would benefit… Read More Is Salvy’s framing a problem for the Royals (again)?
There was a lot of hype on Friday that Jackson Kowar was going to make his MLB debut in the second game of the Twins series at Target Field. However, despite the rumors that Kowar was going to get a call up to Kansas City on Saturday, the Royals instead went with Ervin Santana, the… Read More The Royals need to choose a path with Carlos Hernandez and stick with it
So I’m officially done teaching and coaching (our high school team lost in the first round of the Kansas state 3A playoffs…bittersweet). And thus, that opens up a little more time for me for writing, which has been a little inconsistent due to the end of the school year as a teacher, coach, and graduate… Read More Three things to look for in this weekend’s Royals series against the Twins
In some ways, Dayton Moore can take a bit of a victory lap so far on his acquisitions of Carlos Santana via free agency and Andrew Benintendi via trade this off-season. Other than Salvador Perez, not two hitters in the Royals lineup has been more productive or effective as of late than both Santana and… Read More Santana and Benintendi heating up, but Whit and Soler are concerns for Royals lineup
Hokius of Royals Review penned a thorough piece called “The Royals relievers aren’t as bad as you think” on Saturday. There was was an interesting tidbit from his post that made me reflect on the Royals’ recent struggles in the bullpen, especially in the wake of their 7-5 Friday night loss to the Tigers in… Read More Tapia, Swarzak, and the need for depth in the Royals bullpen
Right now, it seems like Mike Matheny has made Josh Staumont the Royals closer. Staumont has made 19 appearances already this year for the Royals, and in 20.2 IP, he has already accumulated five saves and is currently posting an ERA of 2.18. While Scott Barlow currently leads Royals relievers in fWAR, Staumont is not… Read More Three promising metrics that should confirm Staumont as Royals closer
In all honesty, I wasn’t all that optimistic about the Royals’ chances in this upcoming Brewers series. It could have been the fact that the Royals went 0-7 in their last home stand. It could have been the fact that the Royals would be facing Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes, the Brewers’ best two pitchers… Read More There’s Something About…Kris Bubic?
Yes! Finally finished grad school classes for the semester, which means I have more time to write. Anyways, here are a few quick things worth sharing before the Royals kick off their homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers this evening at Kauffman Stadium (if they get in tonight). Talks with North Side Sox (CHW) and Walkin’… Read More Appearances on North Side Sox and Walkin’ Off Podcasts; Duffy Injury; and Going Against Brewers Aces
The Royals lost another heart breaker in Chicago, as the White Sox came back in the ninth inning to beat the Royals 4-3. The game was mired in controversy, as the Sox won on Jose Abreu coming home on a Wade Davis wild pitch. However, replay seemed to (allegedly) show catch Cam Gallagher tagging Abreu… Read More Three Quick Thoughts as the Royals Return Home to Kansas City
So far, the month of May has been one to forget for Royals fans, which is disappointing considering how much hope April brought Kansas City baseball fans. The Royals are now currently 16-17 and third place in the AL Central and have seen their playoff hopes go from the 20-plus percentage range at the beginning… Read More Five players in Omaha who could help in Kansas City soon