Analyzing the 2019 Royals Infield OAA metrics…And what does it mean for 2020?

For Saber-heads like myself, Baseball Savant’s new metric for analyzing infield defense (infield outs above average) is fascinating, especially when applied to Royals players who took the infield last season. Defense traditionally has always been a difficult part of the game to analyze concretely: what numbers and/or metrics truly rate an infielder or outfielder’s defense… Read More Analyzing the 2019 Royals Infield OAA metrics…And what does it mean for 2020?

‘Return of the Moose’? Why a Moustakas Royals reunion may be difficult in 2020

On Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that former Royals and World Series stud Mike Moustakas declined his team option, which officially makes him a free agent this Winter. And not surprisingly, the Royals fanbase is at odds in terms of whether or not the Royals should make a run at 31-year-old third baseman: It makes… Read More ‘Return of the Moose’? Why a Moustakas Royals reunion may be difficult in 2020

Matheny, Moore and being a fan of a small-market baseball team in the Midwest

I get that I’m a bit late to the “Matheny is the Royals Manager take” party here on this blog. That’s what happens when you have a busy week as a high school teacher. Big things like this pop up, and you don’t have time to write about it until the wee evening hours of… Read More Matheny, Moore and being a fan of a small-market baseball team in the Midwest

Three things in 2020 that could make or break Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM

New ownership can mean all kinds of changes for an organization. To use an example, when John Henry and his ownership group took over the Boston Red Sox in 2002, he brought an analytical and business-like approach to running the once-cursed franchise. Thankfully for baseball fans in New England, his approach brought numerous World Series… Read More Three things in 2020 that could make or break Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM