The Royals are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball at 16-31, as of Monday, May 31st. You read that correctly. And it’s not just the record that’s bad. The Royals’ run differential is actually the worst in baseball, as The Athletic’s Alec Lewis alluded on Twitter on Tuesday morning: After… Read More After Two Rough Months, What Should Be the Hopes for the Royals From Here On Out?
On Monday morning, KC Star Royals beat writer Lynn Worthy published this story about a conversation he had with Royals general manager JJ Picollo about the status of first base prospects Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Pratto, who are the 4th and 2nd-best prospects in the Royals system, according to MLB Pipeline. The story has generated… Read More The Royals Harp Patience With Pasquantino and Pratto…But Why?
The Royals have lost eight out of their last 10 games since letting go of hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, including six straight at the hands of the White Sox, Twins, and Diamondbacks, respectively. In the desert heat of Arizona, the Royals’ offense came alive somewhat, as they scored 11 runs total in the two-game trip.… Read More What is Wrong With the Royals Bullpen?
There’s no sport to me that beats Major League Baseball. It’s not that I don’t like the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, or College Basketball and Football. I have my favorite teams in those respective sports leagues, and I do try to attend games in person, whenever I have the opportunity. But Major League Baseball hits… Read More Why Royals Fandom Is Complicated (And I Learned That at the K on Sunday)
When the Royals made Bobby Witt, Jr. the Opening Day third baseman, it signified that the Royals were not only intent on winning, but playing their young players as soon as they were deemed ready, regardless of service time. Dayton Moore, JJ Picollo, and the Royals front office could have easily manipulated Witt’s service time… Read More Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement
After firing hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, Royals Twitter quickly latched onto Royals pitching coach Cal Eldred, who has failed to inspire much confidence in Kansas City since being hired prior to the 2018 season. Eldred had been on the Royals coaching staff as long as Bradshaw, and the numbers haven’t been much better on a… Read More Is the Royals Rotation Actually Showing Signs of Improvement?
On one end, this past road trip could be seen as one to forget. After all, the Royals were going against three teams who were hovering toward the bottom of their respective divisions, and they ended up losing two of the three road series (Baltimore and Texas). In addition, the Royals are only 11-20, and… Read More Previewing This Crucial Royals Upcoming Homestand Against the White Sox and Twins
There are a lot of things that can polarize the Kansas City Royals fanbase, especially on Twitter. And it seems like a story that has been captivating this Royals fanbase early this season has been the lack of playing time for outfielder Kyle Isbel this season. When the Royals announced their starting lineup for Saturday’s… Read More Three Reasons That Could Explain Isbel’s Lack of Playing Time With the Royals
In my first post of a short series about “Royals Roster Move Suggestions”, I basically advocated for Kris Bubic to be demoted to Triple-A and for Jon Heasley to replace him in the Royals rotation. Well, on Thursday, the suggested transaction actually happened, as Heasley made his 2022 Royals debut against the Texas Rangers at… Read More Should the Royals Think About Changing Nicky Lopez’s Role in the Infield?
Right now, it’s easy to understand the frustration of Kansas City Royals fans (though I do think many Royals fans are being a TAD dramatic…I mean, we’re still early in the year after all). The Royals are currently 9-17 after dropping two out of three against the Baltimore Orioles, who somehow are NOT in last… Read More Why the Royals Should Demote Bubic to Omaha (And Bring Up Heasley In the Process)