With Royals Fanfest coming up this weekend, it is only a matter of time before Spring Training is upon us. While the Royals did not make any major moves this off-season, it does feel like the Royals should improve on their 59-103 record from a year ago. Granted, that total may not be much more,… Read More How do the Royals stack against the Minnesota Twins in 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?
Yes, I have not posted on this blog in a while. But now that the Notre Dame football season and my first fall semester of grad school is over, I feel like I can begin to turn my focus toward Royals baseball again, especially as we head into 2020. And let’s face it Royals fans…you… Read More Is Maikel Franco an 'analytics' signing by Moore?
Hot stove season is fun. Especially for amateur baseball bloggers. With little to no team access, it’s fun to theorize which free agents would be good fits for a team, and which ones would not. As fans, we want to see our club improve, especially if your club is a losing one (hence, us as… Read More Three possible free agent targets to solve the Royals’ pitching woes
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
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
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