While Mike Minor was the Royals’ first big splash this off-season on Sunday evening, the Royals first “official” big deal came on Monday, as the Royals announced the signing of former Washington Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor (While Minor’s deal was announced Sunday evening, it did not become official until Tuesday): At the surface, the… Read More Will Michael A. Taylor surprise Royals fans in 2021?
It has been a quiet Winter thus far on the transactions front for the Kansas City Royals, though to be frank, it has been that way throughout the league. However, even though “hot stove” discussion will most likely get warmer once the baseball world enters the month of December, it will be interesting to see… Read More Royals have critical arbitration decisions to make with Soler and Franco
With the World Series over, and teams already starting to decline player options (with the Cardinals making major news by declining options to catcher Yadier Molina and second baseman Kolten Wong), the topic of “free agency” is already rampant among many Major League Baseball fans. This is especially true among Royals nation, as Dayton Moore’s… Read More Should Edward Olivares be a Royals starting outfielder in 2021?
It was definitely a weird Thursday, as Rawlings announced their Gold Glove finalists for each position. While Alex Gordon did receive another nomination, which could put him in line for an eighth Gold Glove and a fourth-straight Gold Glove, the most polarizing story of the day may involve Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez, who was… Read More Looking at Nicky Lopez’s weird Gold Glove nomination announcement (and candidacy)
From 2013-2016, the bullpen was THE strength of the Royals team. In fact, over that time span, the Royals bullpen accumulated a 22.9 WAR over that four-year span, which led all teams in baseball, according to Fangraphs. However, after a great run, mostly lead by some combo of “HDH” (Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg… Read More The 2020 “Royalty Awards”: Who was the Royals’ best relief pitcher?
I already took a look at the Offensive MVP “Royalty” award, which went to Salvy pretty easily. Now, I am shifting my attention toward the “Best Starting Pitcher” award, which was pretty easy to identify, but a little bit closer than the Offensive MVP award in my opinion. Before I get into the individual runners-up… Read More The 2020 “Royalty” Awards: Who was the Royals’ best starting pitcher?
The Royals season may be over, but that doesn’t mean enthusiasm for Royals baseball has subsided here on this blog. On this day a year ago at Kauffman Stadium, in what was the last game of the year (as well as Ned Yost’s managerial career), Jorge Soler not only set the single-season record for home… Read More On this Day in Royals SABR: Soler breaks home run records
The Royals have certainly had their fair share of polarizing players in 2020, which is not surprising during a 21-32 season. It’s been a season where many Royals fans have debated fervently about who belongs on this team long-term, and who should probably be on their way out within the next couple of seasons. And… Read More Why Nicky Lopez continues to be an enigma for Royals fans
This 2020 Kansas City Royals season continues to get weirder, especially after the Royals have won six in a row to now stand at 20-28 after their season sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Kauffman Stadium this past weekend. What’s even more head-scratching is looking at this stat below, shared from Alec Lewis, the Royals… Read More Did the Royals give Ryan McBroom enough of a chance?
The Royals may be 18-28 going into Saturday evening’s game and are 11 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central, but there has been a swoon of positive vibes going on at Kauffman Stadium as of late. The Royals have won four straight games, which included three straight wins against a… Read More Examining Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, and the state of the Royals rotation beyond 2020