No player on this Royals roster has a more polarizing situation this off-season than outfielder Alex Gordon. With the Royals clearly in a rebuild, it seems on the surface that the 35-year-old Gordon should be a roster casualty going into 2020. The 2005 Royals first-round pick just finished his 13th year in professional baseball, and… Read More Why the Royals should bring back Alex Gordon for one more season
Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi may be one of the club’s most fascinating pieces going forward. 2019 was his first full season where he began and finished with the big league club, as in previous seasons, he jumped back and forth between Omaha and Kansas City on a frequent basis. Part of that was due to… Read More What can Royals fans say about Adalberto Mondesi’s 2019?
With the 2019 regular season about to close, one of the hot topics within Royals fan circles concerns who Dayton Moore will pursue this off-season in order to build the Royals into a more competitive club in 2020. After all, with back-to-back 100-loss seasons pretty much an inevitability at this point, and with new ownership… Read More Bubba Starling and Brett Phillips deserve to be starting next Spring
The Royals’ starting rotation has been “underwhelming” in 2019 to put it nicely. According to Fangraphs, the Royals rotation ranks 26th in in starting pitching WAR, 23rd in ERA, and 25th in FIP. Considering the Royals from 2013-2016 seemed to rely on their pitching to regular season and postseason (2014 and 2015) success, the fall… Read More Where does Jakob Junis fit in the Royals’ plans for 2020?
In the beginning of the 2019 season, all the criticism of the Kansas City Royals seemed to hone in on the starting pitching. In fact, the “the Royals have good offense, but lousy pitching” dominated any conversation regarding Royals baseball in April and early May of 2019. And the vitriol was for good reason: during… Read More Ranking the Royals starting pitchers (and candidates) so far in 2019
Without a doubt, one early blow to the Royals’ 2019 playoff chances happened in Spring Training, when six-time All-Star catcher Salvador Perez underwent Tommy John surgery in early March. The surgery was a major blow for a club looking to rebuild for a second straight season, and it’s obvious that the Royals, currently 22-48 at… Read More Where do the 2019 Royals miss Salvy the most (and least)?
Last night was a rough loss for the Royals, as they lost 3-2 to the Detroit Tigers in the last game at Kauffman Field in this series before they play the rubber game in Omaha today. The loss to the Tigers stung because it was classic 2019 Royals in a nutshell: out hit the Tigers… Read More Which Royals hitters have had the biggest (and least) impact on winning in 2019?