The Royals finally lost their first Cactus League game, as the Brewers lineup got to the Royals’ bullpen in Milwaukee’s 10-4 victory in Surprise. While Zack Greinke did throw two scoreless innings in his first outing of the 2023 Cactus League campaign, the Royals relievers gave up a total of 10 runs on 11 hits… Read More Could Brooks Kriske and His Splitter Find a Place in the Royals Bullpen?
The Royals have played two Cactus League games so far, and are currently 2-0 under new manager Matt Quatraro this Spring. Granted, it’s Spring Training contests, and they’ve played both games against the Texas Rangers, who share the Surprise Stadium complex with the Royals. Nonetheless, it’s nice not just to have baseball back (especially on… Read More Three Early Royals Spring Training Stories to Watch
I am just going to do a quick post tonight. That being said, there have been a couple of developments that have been released by Pitcher List that I have gotten excited about and wanted to share with Royals baseball fans who aren’t familiar with Pitcher List and the features that they have on their… Read More An Intro to Royals “PLV” Pitcher Deep Dives
One of the challenging realities of Spring Training is that players get injured, which deflates their outlook for the upcoming season. The Royals haven’t played in any Cactus League games yet, but that didn’t stop the injury bug from finding a few of the Royals players in camp, as reported today by MLB.com Royals beat… Read More Three Royals Players to Watch For This Spring After Waters’ Injury Announcement
On February 15th, the Royals made a surprise addition to the Cactus League roster by signing outfielder/designated hitter Franmil Reyes on a Minor League deal. The move was a bit of a surprising one for a couple of reasons. First off, it was a bit shocking to see that no other club had picked up… Read More Diving Into Franmil Reyes’ 2022 and the Royals DH Situation This Spring
It’s not a surprise that the Royals were one of the worst defensive teams under former manager Mike Matheny from 2020 to 2022, especially on a framing end. Last season, the Royals ranked dead last in framing with a -21 mark, 10 runs worse than the second-worst club in baseball (the Padres), according to Baseball… Read More Can Bench Coach Paul Hoover Help the Royals’ Catchers Improve Defensively?
Going into Spring Training, Brady Singer was the only Royals player that had failed to come to an agreement with the organization prior to their arbitration hearing. On Wednesday, news broke that the Royals had won their arbitration case over their former 2018 first-round pick who made 24 starts (27 appearances total) and pitched 153.1… Read More Diving Into Brady Singer’s Complicated Arbitration Case With the Royals
I was hoping to have this post out on Tuesday, but it’s been a busier-than-expected couple of days of work. Nonetheless, while this post didn’t go out yesterday as planned, the Royals Spring camp did officially begin, with some early shots surfacing from the Royals camp in Surprise, Arizona. Safe to say, those photos should… Read More Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day Roster (Version 1.0)
MLB Spring Training games begin in 13 days. Safe to say, I think Royals fans are ready for baseball after a long, weird offseason (though for Kansas City sports fans, it hasn’t been boring with the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, and Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri having solid men’s basketball seasons). We are seeing… Read More Five Royals Position Battles Worth Paying Attention to in Spring Training
The Kansas City Royals seem set roster-wise for Spring Training, and a key for the Royals in 2023 will be how their pitching develops under new manager Matt Quatraro, pitching coach Brian Sweeney, and the Royals coaching staff. It’s been a frequent point of discussion this week, as MLB.com Royals beat writer Anne Rogers made… Read More How Does Jon Heasley Fit Into this Royals’ Pitching Equation?