The Royals experienced their first loss of the Cactus League season on March 25th, as they fell 8-4 to the Texas Rangers in Surprise: Carlos Hernández made his first Cactus League appearance on Friday and had an inconsistent performance against the Rangers lineup. In 2.0 IP, Hernández did strike out two batters and walked none,… Read More Should Carlos Hernández Return to the Royals Bullpen?
To say that Edward Olivares was a “running joke” in 2021 would be putting it lightly. Olivares was optioned up and down between Omaha and Kansas City so much last season that it became a running joke among Royals fans that I-29 between the two cities should be renamed the “Edward Olivares Highway”. Going into… Read More Will a Torrid Spring Change Edward Olivares’ Future With the Royals in 2022?
The Royals are on fire, as they are currently 3-0-1 so far in Cactus League play after a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Even for Royals standards, who traditionally “overperform” in Arizona, this start to the Spring Training season has definitely generated some good buzz from Royals and baseball fans alike. Let’s just hope… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 22nd: Bobby Witt, Jr. Steals the Day (Again)
The Royals beat the Angels 8-5 today and are currently 2-0-1 in the Cactus League Standings. If there’s one thing the Royals have been in the Mike Matheny era, it’s being good in Spring Training play in Arizona. Let’s hope that this carries over to the regular season in Matheny’s third season as Royals skipper.… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 21st: Olivares Making His Case for Opening Day
It was a weird up and down game for the Royals as they came back to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-10 on a walk-off double by Edward Olivares. They are currently 1-0-1 so far in Cactus League play. Here’s a look at the “3 Stars” from today’s game. Three Stars: Edward Olivares, RF Olivares came… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 20th: Kowar Stands Out in First Spring Start
Just wanted to write a quick “Jottings” post to share a few things Royals-related things that happened the past couple of days. Some really great content flowing since the lockout, and really am looking forward to a fantastic full season of baseball which is set to begin on April 7th. Anyways, onto this edition of… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: “Rauh Report”; “Rundown” Talks Vets and Hustlers; Correa Signs With Twins
One of the things I want to do on this blog is to provide more regular, if not daily content. With grad school all over, and being in education, which clears up Summers, I want to be able to post something daily that Royals fans can look to as a resource. Thus, I am going… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 18th: Young Dudes Lead the Way
Not too long after the Royals traded Mike Minor to Cincinnati for Amir Garrett, Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo shocked the baseball world by announcing this free-agent starting pitcher signing: The Royals didn’t sign Greinke to a long-term contract, as they inked him to a one-year, $13 million dollar deal with incentives based on innings… Read More Zack Greinke Returns to the Royals…And It Just Feels Right
After a frigid hot stove season, Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo made their first major move of the offseason on Wednesday afternoon, as they acquired left-handed reliever Amir Garrett from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for left-handed starter Mike Minor: Now, at the surface level, this deal isn’t all that impressive, especially since Garrett is… Read More Three Trends To Pay Attention To With New Royals Reliever Amir Garrett
Going into this year’s Spring Training, the Royals have plenty of depth in the infield, especially with Bobby Witt, Jr. on the Royals’ Cactus League roster for a second-straight season. After all, Nicky Lopez and Whit Merrifield were sterling last season in the middle infield at shortstop and second base position, respectively. And even though… Read More The Royals Are Putting Their Trust Again in Mondesi…Is It the Right Call?