Monday was a big day in Kansas City for Royals fans, as the Royals announced two moves that made waves on social media (especially Twitter). The first was the Royals announcing that Carlos Santana had been traded to the Seattle Mariners for two pitching prospects. Mills, a sidearmer in the mold of Jose Cuas, is… Read More The Royals’ Youth Movement is (Nearly) Here; It Could Get Ugly Before It Gets Better
Being a Kansas City Royals fan is a complicated endeavor. This is a franchise that does have four pennants and two World Series titles in the club’s 54-year history. While that isn’t the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, or San Francisco Giants, it is nothing to shrug at. The Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego… Read More Dayton Moore’s Legacy with the Royals Continues to Get Complicated
The Royals are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball at 16-31, as of Monday, May 31st. You read that correctly. And it’s not just the record that’s bad. The Royals’ run differential is actually the worst in baseball, as The Athletic’s Alec Lewis alluded on Twitter on Tuesday morning: After… Read More After Two Rough Months, What Should Be the Hopes for the Royals From Here On Out?
There’s no sport to me that beats Major League Baseball. It’s not that I don’t like the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, or College Basketball and Football. I have my favorite teams in those respective sports leagues, and I do try to attend games in person, whenever I have the opportunity. But Major League Baseball hits… Read More Why Royals Fandom Is Complicated (And I Learned That at the K on Sunday)
There are a lot of things that can polarize the Kansas City Royals fanbase, especially on Twitter. And it seems like a story that has been captivating this Royals fanbase early this season has been the lack of playing time for outfielder Kyle Isbel this season. When the Royals announced their starting lineup for Saturday’s… Read More Three Reasons That Could Explain Isbel’s Lack of Playing Time With the Royals
I am just posting a quick “jottings” piece today, especially with no Royals game for a third-straight day. The Royals have a pretty advantageous stretch, as they play Baltimore, Texas, and then Colorado on the road. It’s not out of the question to think that the Royals could not just get the bats going during… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals ‘Optimism’; Talking BABIP; and Jorge López’s Resurgence
The Royals lost a brutal 1-0 game to cross-state rival St. Louis in a makeup game at Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon. As of May 2nd, the Royals are 7-14, which ties them for last in the AL Central with the Detroit Tigers, who also share a similar record. It’s been easy to be “doom… Read More Three Reasons Why Royals Fans Should (Still) Be Optimistic After a Rough Start
The Royals are 3-5 and currently fourth in the AL Central standings, as they are a half-game ahead of the Minnesota Twins, whom they play this week. The Royals were not able to go up or down in the standings today, as their series finale against the Detroit Tigers was postponed due to weather (and… Read More Do Reds or Royals Fans Have It Worse Right Now?
It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions the past couple of weeks, but Major League Baseball and the MLBPA finally came to an agreement on Thursday afternoon, on a snowy day in Kansas City: I imagine a slew of free agency and agreement updates will continue to trickle out over the remainder of the evening, especially… Read More With Baseball Back, Here Are Three Questions On the Minds of Royals Fans
This blog typically is reserved for analytical pieces on Kansas City Royals baseball. Ever since I bought the domain off of WordPress a couple of summers ago, I wanted it to be a blog that focused on appreciating the little things about Royals baseball, which wasn’t an easy thing to do, considering how dire things… Read More How Should I Feel About Royals Baseball Now?