I first heard about Luke Hochevar during the summer of 2008 in Spokane, Washington. I was working at the Spokesman-Review as a call taker for their sports desk as a paid intern to make my way through college. Essentially my job would be just to sit at a desk, take calls on local sports games,… Read More Remembering Luke Hochevar, the first Moore-era Royal
With no Major League season in sight anytime soon, it has gotten me to think about various Royals questions roster-wise, especially if no season occurs this year. While that would be massively disappointing to Royals as well as general baseball fans everywhere, the idea of a missed season would also affect many Royals players throughout… Read More What will the Royals do with Salvador Perez beyond 2021?
As of now, the start of the Major League and Minor League seasons seem to be severely in question. With the COVID-19 pandemic getting worse almost every day in the United States, it’s totally plausible that there won’t be baseball in 2020 at either the Major or Minor League level. And it seems like a… Read More What could a lost season mean to Nick Pratto and Seuly Matias?
First off, I just want to say that I am not a Dayton Moore “hater” by any means. Do I think he’s the best general manager in the game? Of course not. However, the man did help bring the Royals two pennants and a World Series during his tenure, he has done a lot with… Read More The Five Worst Deals by Dayton Moore in the Royals Post-World Series Era
If Royals fans look at the Fangraphs Royals Depth Chart for 2020, a handful of things most likely will pique their curiosity: They list Jesse Hahn as the no. 5 starter in the rotation. Having barely pitched the past two years, it is more likely that Hahn will find a bullpen role than a spot… Read More Is Mondesi finally ready to be a star on this Royals team?
No Royal made a bigger improvement in 2019 than former first-round pick Hunter Dozier. While Jorge Soler’s record-setting 48-home run season certainly caught and captured Royals fans’ attention a season ago, he was starting to show signs of living up to the massive hype from his Cubs days during the 2018 season, until a broken… Read More Will Hunter Dozier prove he is legit in 2020?
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)?
The Royals were in the national news on Friday night, and it had nothing to do with their game against the Yankees (it was rained out; they have a doubleheader scheduled for today). Late last night, the Brewers and Royals pulled off a trade, with the Royals posting this on their Twitter: We have acquired… Read More What did the Royals gain (and lose) in the Mike Moustakas trade?
“Do you consider yourself a masochist?” My senior English teacher asked me that during a seminar-style class period where we had to discuss the topic of “relationships”. I went to an all-boys high school, and as expected, the seminar conversations were ripe with machismo and testosterone, especially initially. Despite that obvious roadblock though, my English… Read More How to get through the rest of the Royals’ 2018 season…
As a teacher on vacation in the Summer, I have the luxury of having days where I can afford to not do anything. Summer is a time where I can get appointments done, as well as start all kinds of projects before I begin work in August (this blog is one of those projects…though I… Read More ‘A weekday afternoon game at Kauffman’ (Part 2 of the THT Fan Experience in Kansas City)