As many of you who follow this blog know, I am a partial Royals season ticket holder. In 2022, I attended 26 games at Kauffman Stadium, the most I have attended in a single season since moving to Kansas City in 2013. While the Royals went 65-97 a year ago, I actually had some surprising… Read More The Five Best Royals Games I Attended at the K in 2022
There were a few Royals-related news items I thought I would touch base on in this edition of the “Jottings.” For those looking for an in-depth piece on an opposing pitcher in the AL Central, one can take a look at my latest Going Deep post on Pitcher List, as I analyze Detroit Tigers pitcher… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: O’Hearn DFA’d; Greinke Return Looking Questionable; Royals Beat Down Another
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves continued their “extension” spending spree that has lasted pretty much since they won a World Series title in 2021. After acquiring catcher Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics via a trade on December 12th, the Braves doubled down on the acquisition by announcing an extension for Murphy that keeps him… Read More How Does Salvy’s Deal With Royals Look After This Recent Offseason Splurge on Catchers?
While the Royals pitching in 2022 garnered most of the negative attention from Royals fans, one could argue that the Royals’ offense wasn’t much better, and a big contributor to their 65-97 record last season. Even though the Royals were in the middle of the league when it came to batting average (14th), they still… Read More Olivares and O’Hearn Are Intriguing (But Still Challenging) Situations for the Royals
With the new year on its way, I feel it is time to unveil my new Royals Top 50 prospect list for the upcoming 2023 season. After taking some time to review and adjust, my Top 50 “Royals Prospects to Watch” list is ready to be unveiled for the upcoming year, with blog posts to… Read More Royals Prospect Chatter: Review of the ’22 Top 50 and a State of the Farm System
I hope you’re not stumbling too much on this post right now, especially since it is Christmas Day. I also hope you are spending this time with family, and staying warm, especially if you are situated in Kansas City, which has been basically a shoo-in for Manitoba these days (okay, that’s an exaggeration, but still).… Read More A Royals Merry Christmas!
On Friday, the Royals formally unveiled their new coaching staff, with most of the moves already being announced earlier in the offseason both before and after manager Matt Quatraro’s hire. While the Royals have been more prudent on a player personnel end this winter, it’s been quite the opposite on a coaching end. The Royals… Read More Can Jose Cuas or Collin Snider Provide Value to the Royals Bullpen Under the New Coaching Staff?
There were a few Royals-related news bits that broke out yesterday, so I figured it would be an excellent time to release another edition of the “Reporter Jottings.” As you may have noticed, I have been getting in many posts over the past few days. Due to COVID, I was not originally able to travel… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals Name Bullpen Coach; Add Another Minor League Arm; and Moose and Hosmer on the Market
In a bit of surprising news this morning, former Royals draft pick and top prospect Wil Myers signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds with a mutual option for the 2024 season, according to the Reds’ official Twitter. The deal is certainly a bargain for the Reds and a far cry from what Myers… Read More Can Defense and the K Help the Royals’ Pitching Problem and Attract Pitching Talent in the Long Term?
In a more positive bit of news, the Royals opened up their Royals Hall of Fame voting process for the upcoming year, and there are six Royals alumni on the ballot eligible for enshrinement (they must reach that 75 percent cutoff to be enshrined). I have talked about Royals Hall of Fame voting before on… Read More Why Beltran, Yost, and Ventura Deserve Nods in the Royals Hall of Fame