The Royals are en route to losing their 23rd game of the year. However, there were some positive things that we saw in the Royals’ first game of the new month, especially on the offensive end. After all, going into Tuesday, the Royals ranked 29th in batting average, 30th in OBP, and 30th in OPS.… Read More Three Royals Hitters to Be Optimistic About in May
The Royals lost another brutal one on Sunday to the Twins, as Brady Singer spotted Minnesota an eight-run lead en route to an 8-4 loss in the series finale at Target Field. Kansas City’s loss to the Twins today brought their record to 7-22 for the month of April. As of Sunday, the Royals sit… Read More Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Rough April Record
The Royals begin a 10-game road trip which begins with a three-game series in Anaheim against the Angels and ends with a four-game series in Minnesota against the Twins (there is a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks sandwiched in between there). Honestly, this road trip couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Bubic to Get TJ; Fermin Called Up; Bounce-Back Road Trip?
The Royals are currently 3-7, and though they missed out on a sweep of the Giants on Sunday after a 3-1 loss, winning a series on the road against a team projected to win 83 games, according to ZiPS, is still a positive development nonetheless. Kansas City now heads down to Arlington to play the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Risk-Taking and Improvements in Defense; A Deep Dive Into the Royals’ Early Hitting Struggles
To be honest, my expectations aren’t really all that high, to begin with when it comes to this 2023 Royals squad. I basically have projected them to win about 74 to 75 games, but that is coming from a rose-colored lens of knowing this group of Royals players way too well. If one looks at… Read More Diving Into Three Concerns After the Royals’ Rough Opening Series Against the Twins
It’s been a while since I posted here, which isn’t by choice. If there’s one difficult thing about working in educational administration, it is this: when it rains it pours. Well for the last week, it’s been an absolute torrential downpour professionally, which has left me with either no time or no energy left to… Read More Five Fearless Royals Predictions for the Upcoming Season
If you are a Royals fan, and you haven’t subscribed to David Lesky’s “Inside the Crown” substack, that needs to change pronto. Because today, Lesky wrote a great piece about the starting pitching being a real concern of this squad for the upcoming 2023 season, even with the positive moves being implemented by the new… Read More Three Pitchers Royals Fans Should Be Concerned About This Season
Opening Day is swiftly approaching, as we are 12 days away, as of Saturday, March 18th. NCAA March Madness is capturing the sports nation right now, especially here in the Kansas City area (due to Kansas and Kansas State’s participation and a regional being hosted in Kansas City). That said, baseball fans are ready for… Read More Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day Roster (Version 2.0)
This edition of the “Reporter Jottings” is going to have some international flair, which makes sense with the World Baseball Classic starting this week. I am going to take a look at some Royals players in the WBC (specifically Nicky Lopez for team Italy and MJ Melendez for team Puerto Rico), and quickly examine a… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Lopez Thriving With Italy; MJ in Three-Hole for Puerto Rico; Could Korean Catcher Thrive in Royals System?
The Royals are off to an 8-2 start this Spring, as they split two games with the Reds (which they won) and the Dodgers (which they lost). While the Royals most likely won’t be sporting such a great win percentage once regular season games begin, it’s nice to see the squad gelling under new manager… Read More Four Royals Hitters Sticking Out This Spring