With the Royals 18-42 after Monday’s 9-6 loss to the Marlins, it has been hard to stay positive about the Royals’ direction for the remainder of 2023. That negative feeling is especially amplified when one looks at the worst Royals teams in franchise history and how this season’s Royals compare to other Royals teams at… Read More “Reporter Prospect Corner”: Gavin Cross, OF, Quad Cities (High-A)
On Monday, Nick Kappel, the Royals’ Director of Media Relations, posted this interesting Tweet regarding the performance of the Royal’s starting pitchers over the past 10 days. Of course, this is a small sample size, and figuring out which pitchers are lumped into this group is hard. Do “openers” like Carlos Hernandez and Josh Staumont… Read More Are Things (Finally) Looking Up for Royals Starting Pitchers?
I am going to the game today, so I hope to have a more in-depth piece tomorrow. However, just wanted to share some quick thoughts through a short “Jottings” post before I headed out to the K this afternoon for game two of this series against the Colorado Rockies. Trade Rumors Already Starting for Scott… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Barlow Trade Rumors; AG Hurt; Analysis on Guardians Offense
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