The Royals earned a solid 9-7 series-opening win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field, but make no mistake: this September will be about determining the roster by Spring Training in 2023. Granted, Mike Matheny benched MJ Melendez for a second-straight game for undisclosed reasons (Royals.com beat writer Anne Rogers hinted… Read More The Case to Bring Zack Greinke Back to the Royals in 2023
The Royals avoided the sweep on Sunday with a 15-7 blowout win over the San Diego Padres to bring their record to 52-77 for the year. The trouncing of former Royals draft pick Sean Manaea and the Padres bullpen (including former Brewers closer Josh Hader) is a cruel reminder of how this 2022 season has… Read More Four Royals on the 40-man Worth Paying Attention to This September
The Royals are 51-77 going into Sunday’s series finale against the San Diego Padres. The Royals, as of Sunday, are 11-15 in the month of August with two games remaining after Sunday’s contest at Kauffman Stadium. Even though the second half has been slightly better than the first half of the year before the All-Star… Read More Examining Mike Matheny’s Tenure as Royals Manager (And If He’ll Be Back in 2023)
The Kansas City Royals notched their 50th win of the year on Monday afternoon, as they won a makeup game from April against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium by the score of 6-4. It was a weird game for a variety of reasons. First off, it was only a one-game series with the… Read More A Rough Road Trip and Questionable Roster Decisions Have Royals Fans On Edge
The Royals lost another tough one today to the Tampa Bay Rays, as they only recorded four hits in a 5-2 loss on Saturday afternoon. Kris Bubic struggled on the mound against the Rays, as he only went 3.2 IP and allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks. To make matters worse, Bubic… Read More Should the Royals Transition Carlos Hernández Permanently to the Bullpen?
The Royals are currently 49-72, having just recently snapped a four-game losing streak on this road trip with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. A big reason for the Royals’ recent struggles against Minnesota (whom the Royals were swept by) and Tampa Bay is the lackluster performance of the Royals’ offense. From August… Read More What Kind of Future Does Nicky Lopez Have With the Royals?
The Royals lost the first game of the road trip 4-2 against the Minnesota Twins on Monday, even though they certainly had their chances to take the first game in the series against the Central division rival. The Royals are certainly coming off a successful homestand, which is not only highlighted by a 7-4 record,… Read More Does Adalberto Mondesi Fit Into the Royals’ Plans Next Year?
When the Royals acquired Amir Garrett from the Reds this offseason, it seemed more about what the Royals gave up (Mike Minor) rather than what the Royals received in return. It’s not that Garrett wasn’t going to be a key part of the Royals bullpen in 2022. Rather, it was just that the trade of… Read More Amir Garrett is Settling Into His Role with the Royals (And That’s a Good Thing)
When looking at the season as a whole, the Royals starting rotation has not been good. When looking at team rankings via Fangraphs, this is how the Royals starting pitchers fare, as of August 13th: 26th in ERA 27th in WHIP 25th in BB/9 27th in K/9 18th in HR/9 On the other hand, this… Read More The Royals Rotation Has Improved…But What Does That Mean for 2023?
The Kansas City Royals are 44-65 after Sunday’s 13-5 series finale against the Boston Red Sox. Even though the playoffs went out the window for this squad months ago, the August Trade Deadline produced a major shakeup on this Royals roster that resulted from Andrew Benintendi, Whit Merrifield, and Cam Gallagher getting traded away. In… Read More The Royals Are Gelling, But White Sox Will Be A Good Test For This Squad