Amos Otis: the age-31 “breakout,” and the ’78 Royals

Part of the “African-American Royals Project” series. From 1976-1981, the Kansas City Royals were the class of the American League. They made the postseason five times during the six-season span (1979 being the lone playoff-less season), which included a Pennant in 1980 (they lost in their first World Series appearance to the Philadelphia Phillies). During… Read More Amos Otis: the age-31 “breakout,” and the ’78 Royals

Six hitting metrics to pay attention to from Royals outfielders in 2020

First, we looked at metrics to watch out for from Royals starting pitchers in 2020. Now, we’re going to take a look at the expected Royals outfield rotation in 2020, and see what metrics Royals fans should be paying attention to from individual Royals outfielders. Outfield will be an interesting area to watch in Kansas… Read More Six hitting metrics to pay attention to from Royals outfielders in 2020

Four metrics to pay attention to from Royals starting pitchers in 2020

After a couple of months of delay due to the COVID crisis, it seems like baseball will be continuing again, with a June Spring Training and a July start the target. Granted, it sounds like the season will be shortened to 82 games, and competition will be limited to perhaps AL and NL Central opponents… Read More Four metrics to pay attention to from Royals starting pitchers in 2020

2013 is where “Trusting the Process” began to pay off (Royals “Easter Seasons” Part 3)

This is the final part of the three-part “Royals Easter Seasons.” Click on the link to read part 1 and part 2. “Let’s just trust the process. If other people don’t want to trust the process, that’s fine. If other people want to abandon the process, then abandon it. I’m not abandoning the process. I… Read More 2013 is where “Trusting the Process” began to pay off (Royals “Easter Seasons” Part 3)

Six Great 3-yr Individual Royals Hitting Stretches from 1995-2003

1995-2003 was a dark ages of sorts for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals had an average winning percentage of .473 during the eight-year span, and lost 90-plus games four times, including a 100-loss campaign in 2002 which was a franchise high at the time (that would be surpassed in 2006, as the Royals lost… Read More Six Great 3-yr Individual Royals Hitting Stretches from 1995-2003