It is officially a week until Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium (and I have tickets, which will be my first Opening Day game ever), and of course, the popular story among Royals fans is this: what will the 26-man roster look like on April 1st against the Rangers? With the Royals 40-man roster currently at… Read More Have Ervin Santana and Jake Brentz earned spots in the Royals bullpen?
NCAA Tournament weekend often produces a lot of stories, especially when the KC Metro area has multiple colleges involved (this year it is Kansas and Mizzou, though Mizzou bowed out in the first round against Oklahoma). However, the Royals made plenty of headlines themselves, especially on Sunday, as news broke on two huge stories in… Read More Three Takeaways from Salvy’s Contract Extension with the Royals
Barring an injury (knock on wood), it seems as if the Royals five-man rotation is pretty set. It is likely that Brad Keller will be the Opening Day starter, and Mike Minor, Danny Duffy, Brady Singer, and Kris Bubic will all be in the mix for the third-through fifth spots in the rotation, though it… Read More Examining the battle for the Royals spot starter/long-relief spot
It’s been a fun Spring Training, as the Royals entered the scheduled off day with a 9-3 record, fresh off a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Per usual, Salvador Perez went yard against the Brew Crew, further showing that his trademark power could continue to be a valuable commodity in 2021: Furthermore, after the… Read More Three takeaways from the Royals first set of roster moves this Spring
I was going to post the last of my “Cactus Royals” posts today, but some surprising Royals-based news came up yesterday, and it would be hard not to talk about it, especially since it seems to be a polarizing one: According to Jon Heyman, the Dyson deal looks to be a one-year, $1.5 million one,… Read More Dyson is great for nostalgia, but may be a weird fit for the 2021 Royals
The Royals kick off their Cactus League campaign today at 2 p.m., which is much anticipated for baseball-starved fans in Kansas City (or for KC sports fans who want to get the taste of the Super Bowl out of their mouths). However, the Royals’ first Spring Training game is surprisingly not the biggest Royals story… Read More Royals extend Dozier: What that means and who could be next?
With about six days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, baseball fans are seeing teams make their final moves in the “hot stove” season. The Royals made a huge splash in their acquisition of Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, and it seems like the may have been the final move for general manager… Read More With offseason nearly done, could Maikel Franco be back in Kansas City?
After I wrote my Royals PECOTA Projections analysis yesterday, I was ready to get ready for bed, knowing that I was going to go back into school after teaching virtually the entire week. Of course, last evening, things blew up on my Twitter, as the baseball world made the following announcement: The deal was a… Read More Royals get Benintendi, and how he fits into their short (and long) term plans
Nobody ever said being a Royals fan was easy…especially in the post-Ewing Kauffman era. Early on in the off-season, it looked like the Royals were going to be taking a different approach in comparison to recent Winters past. The early signings of Mike Minor, Michael A. Taylor, and Carlos Santana seemed to suggest that Dayton… Read More As other AL and NL Central teams make moves, the Royals stay pat, much to fans’ dismay
When I initially examined possible free agent outfielders/left-handed batters in a recent post, I left out Yasiel Puig as a serious option for the Royals. While his name was floated out as a possibility by the Athletic’s Jim Bowden, I figured Puig’s projected high price tag (Roster Resource crowd projections is predicting a two-year $11… Read More So, is ‘Puig to KC’ more serious than Royals fans may think?