The Royals have a chance to finish above .500 in a month for the first time since April as they face the Cleveland “soon-to-be” Guardians tonight on August 31st at Kauffman Stadium. Unfortunately, Royals haven’t had much luck against Cleveland this year, as they are 1-8 against them, which included a four-game sweep at Kauffman… Read More Three Things to Look Forward to in September from the Royals
Without a doubt, there is no one more important to this 2021 Royals squad than Salvador Perez. On an offensive basis, he has pretty much carried this Royals lineup, as he is posting a 126 wRC+ in 526 plate appearances, according to Fangraphs. Furthermore, he leads the team with 37 home runs*, with another one… Read More How should Royals fans be viewing Salvy’s sensational season?
Without a doubt, the hype among Royals fans right now, especially as the Royals are 58-70, is centered on the future of this organization. More specifically, a lot of the excitement in Royals fandom circles is focused on Bobby Witt, Jr., who continues to mash Minor League pitching in Omaha: What Witt, Jr. is doing… Read More Nicky and Whit are making their case to be the Royals’ middle infield in 2022
The Royals are on a bit of a hot streak, as they have won six out of their last seven games, which included taking three out of four at Kauffman Stadium from the Houston Astros, and a recent sweep of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Currently, the Royals are 55-68, and even though they… Read More Three signs that show that the Royals’ young starters are figuring it out
The Royals have had some trouble finding a third-baseman since Mike Moustakas was traded away to Milwaukee during the 2018 season. In many ways, the third base position in Kansas City has been a revolving door, as Dayton Moore has failed to find a substantial option at the position over that time span, both on… Read More Can Emmanuel Rivera be an option at third for the Royals in the post-“Moose” era?
This off-season, the Royals’ signings of Mike Minor and Carlos Santana, and trade for Andrew Benintendi generated a lot of buzz among Royals fans. All three moves seemed to be signs that indicated that the Royals were ready to take the next step in the AL Central in 2021, especially with the young crop of… Read More Michael A. Taylor has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals
The Adalberto Mondesi saga in Kansas City took another turn in the wrong direction today, as Royals manager Mike Matheny in his pre-game conference announced this news prior to the start of Sunday’s series finale against the Cardinals: The news is another disappointing setback for all parties involved. For the Royals, it is a rough… Read More The Royals need to shut down Mondesi…and think creatively about his future
It’s mid-August which means school is starting back up, and thus, my ability to write has been somewhat stymied as I prepare for the return of students to the school building. So instead of an in-depth post, I am just going to jot down a few notes (i.e. “jottings”) about some brief thoughts regarding the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: The Beat of KC; Hernandez; and Singer’s Return
When the Royals signed Mike Minor to help solidify their rotation this off-season, the move made sense for both Minor and the Royals. For Minor, who was coming off a rough 2020 season in which he posted a 5.56 ERA in 56.2 IP with both the Texas Rangers and Oakland A’s, Kansas City was a… Read More Is it time to move Mike Minor to the Royals bullpen?
Over the next two weekends, the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals will engage in the I-70 Series, with the Royals visiting Busch Stadium this weekend and the Cardinals visiting Kauffman Stadium next weekend. While it is still questionable if the Royals-Cardinals matchup is indeed a “rivalry” by baseball standards (I explored this last… Read More The Royals, Cardinals, and Struggles of Baseball in Missouri in 2021