On January 13th, the Kansas City Royals Twitter account released their list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training in Surprise. Here is the tweet below: While the Royals will have a lot of intrigue with their current 40-man roster in terms of who will make the Opening Day 26-man roster, non-roster invitees add a lot… Read More Three Royals non-roster invitees with the most to prove this Spring Training
As Kansas City and Chiefs fans recovered from the epic hangover that was their epic 51-31 win over the Houston Texans, in which they came back from a 24-0 first quarter deficit, Major League Baseball issued this news drop to further put salt in the wound of Houston sports fans Monday morning: If the news… Read More The Astros fiasco should help Royals fans keep perspective on Moore's tenure
As Kansas City braced themselves for the Winter storm conditions, the Royals released this nugget of information that brought some levity to the cold and ice accumulating around the metro: Despite Soler opting out of his original deal with the Cubs, Soler and the Royals still avoided going into arbitration, and ended up negotiating a… Read More Why the Jorge Soler extension is a win-win for both sides
In this edition of #RoyalsCity, I am posting a retrospective on Minsky’s pizza, one of my favorite pizza chains specific to Kansas City. I figure with the weather going to be shit this weekend, and people hunkering down for the Chiefs game, they may need pizza options. Minsky’s and Chiefs in shitty, January weather is… Read More #RoyalsCity: What does“Kansas City Pizza” taste like? A review of Minsky’s
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?
No player has been more fascinating to follow this off-season than Royals utility player Whit Merrifield. With Salvador Perez missing the entire 2019 season to injury, Whit took the mantle as the face of the Royals franchise a year ago. And even though Salvy will be back in action behind the plate in 2020, it… Read More What will be Whit's future in Kansas City in 2020 (and beyond)?
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?