Does the Royals’ struggles with pitching analytics explain the coaching staff’s lack of success?

I do not want it to seem like the Royals as an organization is completely against modern-day baseball analytics. Yes, the Royals under Dayton Moore have always been an organization that has valued traditional scouting and player development, especially in comparison to other MLB ballclubs. But even in the past five years, there have been… Read More Does the Royals’ struggles with pitching analytics explain the coaching staff’s lack of success?

Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen

To put it bluntly, the Royals bullpen has been disappointing in 2022. After ranking 13th in reliever fWAR and 19th in ERA a season ago, according to Fangraphs, the Kansas City bullpen has seen its rankings this season drop to 26th and 27th in those categories, respectively. While the Royals starting pitching staff and hitting… Read More Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen

Witt is Heating Up…And That Could Make the Royals an Interesting 2nd Half Club

The Royals face a brutal West Coast road trip in the coming days as they face the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Angels before they return to Kauffman Stadium for a weekend series against the Athletics. While the A’s should be a winnable series, the Giants and Angels are formidable foes, even… Read More Witt is Heating Up…And That Could Make the Royals an Interesting 2nd Half Club

Daniel Lynch is Struggling…And That Should Spark the Royals to Take Action

The Royals saw their three-game win streak end on Saturday afternoon, as they lost to the Orioles 6-4 in game three of the series. The Royals are currently 20-38 for the year, still in last place in the AL Central division, 13.5 games behind Minnesota as of June 11th. Without a doubt, an Achilles heel… Read More Daniel Lynch is Struggling…And That Should Spark the Royals to Take Action

Is the Royals Rotation Actually Showing Signs of Improvement?

After firing hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, Royals Twitter quickly latched onto Royals pitching coach Cal Eldred, who has failed to inspire much confidence in Kansas City since being hired prior to the 2018 season. Eldred had been on the Royals coaching staff as long as Bradshaw, and the numbers haven’t been much better on a… Read More Is the Royals Rotation Actually Showing Signs of Improvement?

Should the Royals Think About Changing Nicky Lopez’s Role in the Infield?

In my first post of a short series about “Royals Roster Move Suggestions”, I basically advocated for Kris Bubic to be demoted to Triple-A and for Jon Heasley to replace him in the Royals rotation. Well, on Thursday, the suggested transaction actually happened, as Heasley made his 2022 Royals debut against the Texas Rangers at… Read More Should the Royals Think About Changing Nicky Lopez’s Role in the Infield?

Why the Royals Should Demote Bubic to Omaha (And Bring Up Heasley In the Process)

Right now, it’s easy to understand the frustration of Kansas City Royals fans (though I do think many Royals fans are being a TAD dramatic…I mean, we’re still early in the year after all). The Royals are currently 9-17 after dropping two out of three against the Baltimore Orioles, who somehow are NOT in last… Read More Why the Royals Should Demote Bubic to Omaha (And Bring Up Heasley In the Process)