The Astros are down 2-1 to the Braves in the World Series and face a crucial game four Saturday evening at Truist Park in Atlanta. Shortly before Friday’s game three, Astros manager Dusty Baker announced that Zack Greinke would be activated and start the important, and perhaps series-defining game: Without a doubt, the Astros decision… Read More Is a Zack Greinke return to Kansas City possible? (And should the Royals do it?)
Rawlings announced their Gold Glove nominations this afternoon, and safe to say it was an impressive showing by the Kansas City Royals, as four Royals players garnered nominations, as highlighted in the tweet below from the Royals’ official Twitter account: Whit Merrifield and Michael A. Taylor shouldn’t come as surprises to Royals fans. Merrifield had… Read More Was Nicky Lopez robbed of a Gold Glove nomination at shortstop?
While the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros is going on right now, for most Royals fans, any baseball “attention” is on the offseason and what the Royals will do to improve their roster for 2022. Yes, the Royals most likely will be adding pieces this Winter, especially if they are serious… Read More Three arbitration-eligible players the Royals probably will move on from this offseason
So far, the Surprise Saguaros have been the class of the Arizona Fall League thus far during the 2021 campaign. A big reason why the Saguaros are in first place in the West division is due to the strong play from two Royals prospects: right-handed pitcher Zach Haake and outfielder Seuly Matias. Of course, it… Read More Could Zach Haake and Seuly Matias make cases for the Royals’ 40-man roster this Spring?
While the Royals starting pitching staff went through their fair share of ups and downs during the 2021 season (they ranked 24th in team ERA and 27th in WHIP), the bullpen was at least a little better, even if it did see some regression from the 2020 season. After ranking 8th in bullpen ERA during… Read More Despite second half struggles, Royals fans should be hopeful about Jake Brentz in 2022
On Wednesday, the Royals announced the player they received in the Danny Duffy July Deadline deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers: It is another reliever that the Royals added to the upper levels of their system, which should give the Royals some depth in the bullpen in 2022 and perhaps 2023 (the Royals also added… Read More Danny Duffy returning to Kansas City sounds fun, but should be avoided by the Royals
When the Royals signed Mike Minor last season, I thought it was a decent move, especially if the Royals were intent on trying to compete in the AL Central division in 2021 and 2022. Signed on a two-year deal worth $18 million (which included a club option for a third year worth $13 million), Minor… Read More What should the Royals do with Mike Minor next season? (It’s tougher than Royals fans think)
In this final part of the “Royalty Awards”, I take a look at which three players could have the most impact for the Royals in the 2022 season. While the Royals’ upcoming season won’t be “made” or “broken” by just one or two players, it is safe to say that the Royals will need some… Read More Nick Pratto’s outlook could make waves in the Royals organization (“Royalty Awards” Most Key Player for 2022)
A short post today, but I wanted to share this in order to share the good work that Jacob and Lucas (“The Beat of KC”) are doing out there on the Royals “content”-sphere. Both Jacob and Lucas have done tremendous work on their own, but they have combined forces to create a great Royals-centric podcast… Read More End-of-season wrap up chat with Jacob and Lucas (Beat of KC) on the Royals Rundown Podcast
One of the benefits of baseball returning for fans at Kauffman Stadium in 2021 was the fact that Kansas City sports fans could get their hands on concessions once again at a MLB ballpark. Now, I know, Kansas City Royals fans typically are “tailgate” people. Even during a weekday game, it’s about either grilling out… Read More The best item at Kauffman is something you can’t get anywhere else in KC (“Royalty Awards” Best Concession)