Recapping the “Winter Meetings”: Mondesi; Draft Lottery; Rule 5; and What’s Next for the Royals?

We’ve concluded the 2022 edition of the MLB Winter Meetings, which was finalized with the Rule 5 Draft being conducted this afternoon. I figured it would be good to do just a quick recap of some of the significant events on the Royals’ end from the past four days. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as exciting for… Read More Recapping the “Winter Meetings”: Mondesi; Draft Lottery; Rule 5; and What’s Next for the Royals?

“Reporter Jottings”: Picollo’s Focus During Winter Meetings; and MJ and Salvy on the Trading Block?

The MLB Winter Meetings officially kicked off today, and there were plenty of moves around the league that caught the attention of baseball fans. The first big story was the announcement that the New York Mets, in response to losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers in free agency, signed reigning Cy Young award winner… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Picollo’s Focus During Winter Meetings; and MJ and Salvy on the Trading Block?

Looking at Royals Prospects Who Could Be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft

The MLB Winter Meetings will begin on Sunday, December 4th, and take place through Wednesday, December 7th. While the possibilities of different trades and signings will be on the mind of most baseball fans, the major event of the Winter Meetings tends to be the Rule 5 Draft, which takes place on Wednesday. The Rule… Read More Looking at Royals Prospects Who Could Be Selected in the Rule 5 Draft

Free Agent Pitching Will Be Expensive, And That Puts Pressure on the New Royals Pitching Coach

The Royals finally made some news this hot stove season after being pretty quiet following the hiring of new manager Matt Quatraro. Today, the Royals announced not only a new pitching coach but their infield coach as well. Alguacil comes from the Nationals organization, but was in the Giants organization for a long time prior… Read More Free Agent Pitching Will Be Expensive, And That Puts Pressure on the New Royals Pitching Coach

Can Jackson Kowar Salvage His Royals Career in 2023?

The Kansas City Royals, as of Monday night, still have not hired a pitching coach for the upcoming season, and safe to say Royals fans are getting a bit impatient. And that impatience was particularly amplified after the Chicago White Sox signed Mike Clevinger to a one-year, $12 million deal over the Thanksgiving weekend. Clevinger… Read More Can Jackson Kowar Salvage His Royals Career in 2023?

What Could MJ Melendez’s Defensive Outlook Be in the Outfield for the Royals?

By all means, MJ Melendez had a solid rookie campaign, especially on the offensive end. Melendez didn’t hit for a high average, as he only hit .217 in 129 games and 534 plate appearances in his rookie debut. However, he did hit 18 home runs, garnered 62 RBI, and posted a 99 wRC+, which is… Read More What Could MJ Melendez’s Defensive Outlook Be in the Outfield for the Royals?

“Reporter Jottings”: Physioc Steps Down; Thoughts About Downtown Stadium; Dayton Moore Speaks About Firing

I will be traveling during the Thanksgiving Break (one of the rare joys of being an educator in these times), and thus, I will not be very consistent with posts and/or Tweets over the next week. I will have a couple of scheduled posts set to come out between Monday through Friday, though they will… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Physioc Steps Down; Thoughts About Downtown Stadium; Dayton Moore Speaks About Firing

Three Thoughts About the Royals’ Moves at the Non-Tender Deadline

The MLB non-tender deadline was on Friday night, and as expected, many teams made a flurry of moves, with the biggest one of note being the Dodgers’ non-tendering of outfielder and 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger. The Royals had some difficult decisions to make by the non-tender deadline, with 10 arbitration-eligible players entering this offseason.… Read More Three Thoughts About the Royals’ Moves at the Non-Tender Deadline

Three Takeaways from the Royals’ Recent Roster Moves (And Predictions for Friday)

The Royals have been in the news a lot this week, for both good and well…not so good reasons. On Tuesday afternoon, owner John Sherman announced the Royals’ intention to move on from Kauffman Stadium at some point in the near future, with the plan to move into a downtown stadium in the process. As… Read More Three Takeaways from the Royals’ Recent Roster Moves (And Predictions for Friday)