The benefits and drawbacks to keeping Wade Davis in the Royals bullpen

There’s no question that Wade Davis has a special spot in the hearts of Kansas City Royals fans. From 2014-2016, no reliever was more important to the Kansas City Royals bullpen. Over that three-year span, Davis accumulated a 6.5 fWAR, which led all Royals relievers, according to Fangraphs. While Davis will probably miss out on… Read More The benefits and drawbacks to keeping Wade Davis in the Royals bullpen

Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?

Shortly before this evening’s finale against the Angels, the Royals made this announcement on their Twitter: The news was a bit surprising considering that Olivares had a base hit last night in the Royals’ 8-1 loss to the Angels, and hasn’t produced an awful line by any means. In five games and 19 plate appearances,… Read More Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?

The Royals are showing progress defensively…but there still are holes

Early on in the season, it seemed like the Royals had taken a step back defensively from the previous year, a stark contrast to the “Royals Way” of winning with speed and defense. Royals Review writer Matthew LaMar pointed this out in a May article, where he highlighted the Royals having one of the worst… Read More The Royals are showing progress defensively…but there still are holes

Is the clock ticking in Kansas City for Hanser Alberto?

Dayton Moore initially signed Hanser Alberto as a minor league free agent this off-season as infield insurance off the bench. Going into Spring Training, it was expected that Nicky Lopez was to be the Royals’ starting second baseman, Whit Merrifield would be in right field, Hunter Dozier would be at third, and Alberto would be… Read More Is the clock ticking in Kansas City for Hanser Alberto?

Three promising metrics that should confirm Staumont as Royals closer

Right now, it seems like Mike Matheny has made Josh Staumont the Royals closer. Staumont has made 19 appearances already this year for the Royals, and in 20.2 IP, he has already accumulated five saves and is currently posting an ERA of 2.18. While Scott Barlow currently leads Royals relievers in fWAR, Staumont is not… Read More Three promising metrics that should confirm Staumont as Royals closer

Carlos Santana is thriving…and he’s helping the Royals lineup as a whole

When Dayton Moore signed Carlos Santana to two-year deal this off-season, his intention for the acquisition was pretty obvious: the club needed someone who could help the Royals lineup when it came to plate discipline and drawing walks. In fact, almost immediately after the regular season was over last year, Moore was pretty adamant about… Read More Carlos Santana is thriving…and he’s helping the Royals lineup as a whole

Danny Duffy is making his case to stay in Kansas City after 2021

Going into Spring Training, the big question among Royals fans was “what were the Royals going to do with Danny Duffy after 2021?” Though Duffy has played his entire MLB career in Kansas City, helped the Royals win two pennants and a World Series title, and is currently 22nd all-time in Royals team WAR, according… Read More Danny Duffy is making his case to stay in Kansas City after 2021