The Rule 5 Draft is always a bit of a crapshoot when it comes to finding Major League talent. Yes, it is an opportunity for prospects overlooked in a team’s system to get a Major League opportunity on another club. Yes, there are success stories like Johan Santana and Brad Keller for the Royals. But… Read More Does a 29-man roster help Royals Rule 5 pick, Stephen Woods Jr?
Baseball is a funny game. Sometimes, you think a player is going to make it. They show all the signs of being good players, they put up big games, they have all the accolades from their time in the minors or from another club, etc. It seems like that player can’t miss and is a… Read More Four recent Royals who showed flashes, but couldn’t put it together in Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals don’t have a “pure” rival like many other clubs in baseball. The San Francisco Giants have the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boston Red Sox have the New York Yankees. Even the MLB team across the state, the St. Louis Cardinals, have the Chicago Cubs. In baseball, there are very few rivalries… Read More After a short rebuild, it’s the South Side’s time to compete again…right? (White Sox Preview)
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
With Spring Training suspended, and Opening Day in question, the Royals and Dayton Moore have for the most part stood pat. However, in their first roster move since Spring Training play stopped nearly a week ago, the Royals made this announcement: The move to option Kelvin Gutierrez is not a surprise. Gutierrez can not play… Read More Can Speier and Zimmer clean things up and contribute to the Royals bullpen?
With about 18 days until Opening Day, Royals manager Mike Matheny has some interesting decisions to make with the Royals lineup in preparation for Opening Day. One of the biggest decisions Matheny will make before March 26th (the Royals’ away opener; their home opener is on April 2nd against the Mariners) has to center on… Read More Can the Royals find success at first base with a platoon of O’Hearn and McBroom?
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?