At 17-39, the Royals are clearly in an “evaluation” season where they are determining who will be long-term pieces worth building around beyond 2023. In some cases, the “extension” choices are pretty obvious for JJ Picollo and the Royals front office. Vinnie Pasquantino should be a long-term piece worth building around, and it sounds like… Read More MJ Melendez Brings Talent, But Hazy Outlook to Royals’ Future
Without a doubt, Mike Mayers has been one of the Royals’ most unpredictable pitching success stories within the first couple of months of the season. This past offseason, Mayers was signed to a Minor League deal by the Royals after he was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels this offseason. In his final season with… Read More Is Mike Mayers A Rare Royals Success Story During A Rebuilding Season?
The Royals avoided the sweep on Sunday with an exciting finish as Michael Massey drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth off of Washington’s Chad Kuhl. I was there in person for the wild game (MJ Melendez nearly blew the moment after nearly tripping on the way to second after Dominic… Read More Three Royals Takeaways From the Month of May
When the Royals signed Jordan Lyles to a two-year, $17 million contract this offseason, it was to give the Royals rotation a veteran starter who could eat innings in 2023 and 2024 until the younger pitchers in the Royals system were fully ready to take over the starting rotation long term. Was Lyles the best… Read More Jordan Lyles is Struggling With the Royals; Will It Get Better Soon?
Just wanted to write quick “Jottings” post tonight, with a focus on the Royals’ pitching, which has been a sore spot as of late. On Tuesday though, the Royals got promising pitching performances in Omaha and Kansas City from Daniel Lynch and Mike Mayers, respectively. Furthermore, in the wake of the Hunter Dozier DFA, the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Lynch and Mayers’ Impressive Starts; Wittgren Added to Royals’ 40-Man
The Royals activated Nicky Lopez off the IL today, and in the process, they made a surprising major roster move. The Royals designating Dozier for assignment wasn’t exactly a “surprising” move in the grand scheme of things. In 29 games and 91 plate appearances this season, Dozier was not only hitting .183, but he was… Read More The Hunter Dozier Era With the Royals Has Finally Come to a Merciful End
Well, let’s just say that was a road trip to forget for Kansas City Royals fans. During the nine-game road trip, the Royals went 2-7, which included getting swept by both the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox in consecutive weekend series. The Royals held a lead in the finale against the White Sox on… Read More Three Royals Roster Moves That Could Happen During This Upcoming Homestand
It hasn’t been an easy year for new pitching coach Brian Sweeney and his team so far in 2023. After a solid, though unspectacular first couple of weeks of the season, things have gone south quickly for the Royals’ pitching staff. Not only did Kris Bubic go down with an injury that required Tommy John,… Read More What Can the Royals Expect from Jackson Kowar (and the Group of Arms in Omaha)?
To be honest, this isn’t an easy post to write, especially since so much has been written and shared about the Royals’ leadoff spot in the batting order. Today, Matthew Lamar wrote a piece on why Witt needs to come off the leadoff spot, and why Edward Olivares should be a candidate to replace him… Read More Bobby Witt, Jr. and His Batting Order Conundrum With the Royals
The Royals won their second series of the year, highlighted by a walk-off 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at School Day at the K on Thursday afternoon. The Royals are now 12-27 as they begin a nine-game road trip which includes stops in Milwaukee, San Diego, and the South Side of Chicago before… Read More Is Nick Pratto’s Start in 2023 With the Royals Legitimate?