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
After trading Emmanuel Rivera for Arizona reliever Luke Weaver on Monday, the Royals front office was relatively quiet on Tuesday’s Deadline day until swinging a last-minute pair of trades right before the 5 p.m. cutoff. The bigger of the two Royals trades centered on two-time All Star Whit Merrifield, who was traded to the most… Read More Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline
The Royals haven’t made any major moves so far with less than 24 hours to go before the August 2nd Trade Deadline. However, this afternoon, the Royals made a “minor” move by trading away third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Luke Weaver. At first glance, it seems like an odd move,… Read More Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Trade of Emmanuel Rivera for Luke Weaver
The Royals have lost five in a row, including three straight to the New York Yankees in the Bronx (they are currently 0-6 against the Yankees this year). While the offense has certainly cooled off after the All-Star Break, the Royals’ recent string of lackluster defense has been a primary contributor to Kansas City’s second-half… Read More Is the Royals’ Defense in 2022 As Bad As Fans Think It Is?
In a bit of late news last night, the Kansas City Royals announced their trade of left fielder and All-Star game representative Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees…en route to New York for a four-game series against the Yankees, of course. It’s not a surprise that the Royals traded Benintendi, as he was Kansas… Read More The Royals Trade Benintendi to the Yankees…But Was It Enough?
After an impressive 7-0 win in the series opener against the Angels, the Royals dropped two in a row to Los Angeles on Tuesday and Wednesday, as they were outscored 10-0 over the two-game span. The two losses dropped the Royals’ record to 39-59 as they begin a six-game road trip against two “playoff caliber”… Read More Three Metrics from Royals Players That Are Worth Paying Attention To
After a solid outing from starting pitcher Kris Bubic, and another solid team performance at the plate that resulted in 14 hits, the Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 to clinch the first series win of the second half. The series win over the Rays was also a long-time coming, as Kansas City has… Read More After a Series Win Over the Rays, the Royals Are Back in Fourth in the Central…But Will It Last?
The Royals lost 7-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays in their first game after the All-Star break at Kauffman Stadium on Friday. In all honesty, the loss wasn’t entirely surprising, especially with the Rays 52-41 and fighting for a playoff spot in the AL Wild Card race. On the other hand, it was the first… Read More The Royals and the ‘Dozier-Dilemma’