Why a Brandon Belt for Danny Duffy trade may make sense for the Royals

For the most part, I have been pretty underwhelmed by most of the “hot stove” stories floating on the internet regarding the Royals. Mike Matheny as manager? No thanks. Kyle Schwarber and Jackie Bradley in the outfield in 2020? The Royals should definitely pass. However, one rumor that has jumped out at me came from… Read More Why a Brandon Belt for Danny Duffy trade may make sense for the Royals

Three reasons why #MonarchsMonday would be worthwhile at the K in 2020

As I perused Twitter on Sunday in the midst of a Twitter meltdown in regard to the Chiefs losing to the Texans (their second loss at home in a row…the Super Bowl hopes are not looking good now, unfortunately), I stumbled upon this idea: It will be interesting to see if the Royals and the… Read More Three reasons why #MonarchsMonday would be worthwhile at the K in 2020

Which arbitration-eligible players should the Royals keep for 2020?

Hat tip to Max Rieper of Royals Review and their piece on identifying MLB Trader Rumors’ release of salary estimates for arbitration-eligible Royals this off-season. With new owner John Sherman most likely looking to make a splash in his first off-season, it will be interesting to see which player on the Royals’ 40 man roster… Read More Which arbitration-eligible players should the Royals keep for 2020?

Why the Royals should bring back Alex Gordon for one more season

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

#VoteForPedro: Why the Royals should go with Grifol, not Matheny, as their next manager

It seems pretty likely that former St. Louis Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny, a current special adviser to player development for the Royals, (he was hired after his firing by the Cardinals last season), is the favorite to be the heir apparent to Ned Yost in Kansas City. However, while Matheny may be the one in… Read More #VoteForPedro: Why the Royals should go with Grifol, not Matheny, as their next manager

Not all about the wins: one last Royals game at the K in 2019

Even though I attended last Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, I decided to save this piece until the conclusion of the 2019 season, which formally ended today with a walk-off 5-4 win over the AL Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins. The win was a nice conclusion for a variety of reasons: it helped secure… Read More Not all about the wins: one last Royals game at the K in 2019