While the Royals pitching in 2022 garnered most of the negative attention from Royals fans, one could argue that the Royals’ offense wasn’t much better, and a big contributor to their 65-97 record last season. Even though the Royals were in the middle of the league when it came to batting average (14th), they still… Read More Olivares and O’Hearn Are Intriguing (But Still Challenging) Situations for the Royals
After dropping the final game of the series 5-2 to the Houston Astros, the Royals are sitting at 31-50 for the year. With it officially being the halfway mark of the 2022 season, it can be easy to come to some concrete judgments on how this season has gone thus far, and what Royals fans… Read More At the Halfway Mark, the Royals Pitching Staff’s Walk Issues Stick Out Most
The Royals are 3-5 and currently fourth in the AL Central standings, as they are a half-game ahead of the Minnesota Twins, whom they play this week. The Royals were not able to go up or down in the standings today, as their series finale against the Detroit Tigers was postponed due to weather (and… Read More Do Reds or Royals Fans Have It Worse Right Now?
I plan on getting to the Tier Seven prospect rankings either Thursday or Friday, as I am a bit beat after a long week (even though it’s Wednesday) to really dive into a really interesting group of prospects in the “Royals Top 50” Prospect Rankings list (Tier Seven mostly consists of international prospects). Instead, I… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals add another reliever; International Signings Announcement; Hall of Fame Thoughts
One of the most promising stories of 2020 and in the first couple of months of 2021 was the emergence of Kyle Zimmer as a reliable option in the Royals bullpen. The fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft out of the University of San Francisco, Zimmer was expected to be a cornerstone of the… Read More Will Kyle Zimmer bounce back for the Royals?
This off-season, the Royals’ signings of Mike Minor and Carlos Santana, and trade for Andrew Benintendi generated a lot of buzz among Royals fans. All three moves seemed to be signs that indicated that the Royals were ready to take the next step in the AL Central in 2021, especially with the young crop of… Read More Michael A. Taylor has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals
Over the next two weekends, the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals will engage in the I-70 Series, with the Royals visiting Busch Stadium this weekend and the Cardinals visiting Kauffman Stadium next weekend. While it is still questionable if the Royals-Cardinals matchup is indeed a “rivalry” by baseball standards (I explored this last… Read More The Royals, Cardinals, and Struggles of Baseball in Missouri in 2021
This year, highly touted pitching prospects Kris Bubic and Jackson Kowar have gone through their fair share of ups and downs within the Kansas City organization. Bubic and Kowar had strong months of May, albeit in Kansas City and Omaha, respectively. After making his MLB debut on May 2nd, Bubic performed well in May with… Read More Will these bullpen stints help Bubic, Kowar and the Royals pitching staff?
It has been a frustrating 2021 thus far for Royals outfielder Edward Olivares. Acquired in the Trevor Rosenthal deal last summer, Olivares is a toolsy outfielder who performed decently in an 18-game sample in Kansas City during the shortened 2020 season. In 65 plate appearances, Olivares posted a triple slash of .274/.292/.419 which included two… Read More Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares
There’s no question that Hunter Dozier has been one of the Royals’ more disappointing stories this season. On March 1st, the Royals agreed to a four-year extension with Dozier worth about $25 million guaranteed that bought out his remaining arbitration years. Even though Dozier was coming off a slight regression in 2020, as his wRC+… Read More Hunter Dozier is pressing…but he may be due soon (hopefully)