We are starting to see a bit of regression from the Royals as Opening Day nears. The Royals have lost three straight games after starting 14-2 in Cactus League play, which includes back-to-back walk-off losses against the Reds and Rangers, respectively. Furthermore, Royals fans are starting to see the final Opening Day roster shape up,… Read More Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Latest String of Roster Moves
One of the challenging realities of Spring Training is that players get injured, which deflates their outlook for the upcoming season. The Royals haven’t played in any Cactus League games yet, but that didn’t stop the injury bug from finding a few of the Royals players in camp, as reported today by MLB.com Royals beat… Read More Three Royals Players to Watch For This Spring After Waters’ Injury Announcement
It’s been a weird week, especially in the wake of Zack Greinke’s signing announcement, but nothing official coming from the Royals as of yet. Granted, JJ Picollo and the Royals may be finalizing a corresponding move to clear space on the 40-man roster for Greinke (they are currently at 41, according to Roster Resource). And… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Keith Law Releases Rankings; Royals to Sign Cuban Prospect; Another Sleeper MiLB Pitching Signing?
Early this morning, Bob Fescoe of 610 AM Radio reported that Royals pitcher Zack Greinke would indeed come back to Kansas City for at least one more year, per Twitter: Later in the morning, nearly every major reporter, including Ken Rosenthal and MLB.com Royals beat writer Anne Rogers, confirmed Fescoe’s report. In addition, Mark Feinsand… Read More Zack Greinke Is Back; How Does That Affect the Royals’ Rotation?
I wasn’t able to get in a post yesterday due to a crazy day at work, but it was probably for the best, as the Royals pulled off another trade yesterday, this time including talented, but oft-injured infielder Adalberto Mondesi. Let’s not waste any time and get right into this edition of the “Jottings” as… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: MAT and Mondesi Traded; What the Royals Got in Return; What’s Next From Picollo?
In a surprising move on Saturday, the Royals announced via Twitter that they have signed former Atlanta and Philadelphia utility infielder Johan Camargo to a Minor League contract: The 29-year-old infielder didn’t produce much at the plate in his lone season with the Phillies in 2022. In 52 games and 166 plate appearances, Camargo produced… Read More Is Hunter Dozier’s Time With the Royals Coming to an End Soon?
Just when we thought that it would be a “tame” winter for the Kansas City Royals in their first Dayton Moore-less offseason, JJ Picollo and the Royals go out and make this move: According to Feinsand, Chapman has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million (though he could earn more if he reaches certain… Read More Three Crucial Questions Regarding the Royals’ Signing of Aroldis Chapman
The NFL Playoff season is in full swing, which means baseball season is quickly approaching. For baseball fans like myself who love Major League baseball first and foremost (and really don’t care much at all for the NFL or football in general), it cannot start soon enough, especially Kansas City Royals baseball. I do not… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Singer and Royals Exchange Figures; More Greinke Rumors; Gary Sanchez Coming to KC?
In some interesting hot stove news, Boston Red Sox GM Chaim Bloom announced that Trevor Story had a UCL injury last season and that their star shortstop underwent a procedure this offseason to fix that issue. As mentioned in the article, due to technological advances in medicine and rehabilitation, it’s not a guarantee that Story… Read More Mondesi Makes Sense for the Red Sox; But Does it for the Royals?
In a bit of stunning news on Saturday, the Detroit Tigers traded closer Gregory Soto, along with utility infielder Kody Clemens, to Philadelphia for outfielders Matt Vierling and Nick Maton, as well as catcher Donny Sands. The move was mostly an unexpected one from both ends. The Phillies were already pretty full in the bullpen,… Read More How Does the Gregory Soto Deal Affect Scott Barlow and the Royals Bullpen?