With the current lockout going on, it’s been a dead “hot stove” season, much to the dismay of hardcore Royals and baseball fans like myself. While teams have still been able to make Minor League transactions (the Royals made such a move by signing reliever Arodys Vizcaino to a Minor League contract), the tension between… Read More Three Royals Veterans Who Could Likely Be Traded in 2022
I wanted to take a slight break from the “Top 50 Royals Prospect” Rankings and do a smaller “Jottings” post, as I had some brief thoughts to share on some Royals and MLB-related stories recently. Also, it’s been a tough week for me professionally, which I expected with coming back to school after Winter Break.… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals FanFest Canceled; Whit on Baseball Owners; Will Season Start on Time?
After revealing the first five “Tier One” prospects in my previous post, I am going to move forward to my “Tier Two” prospects, which consists of prospects on my list ranked No. 6-No. 11. What is a “Tier Two” Prospect, according to your rankings? I listed the “Tier Two” prospects as players I envisioned becoming… Read More Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)
We are officially past 2021 and into 2022. There’s snow (and ice) on the ground in Kansas City, which seems about right after a Christmas that felt more similar to the ones I experienced in Sacramento, California growing up. First off, thank you to everyone for following this blog over the past year. This was… Read More Three Wishes for the Kansas City Royals in 2022
It’s been pretty rough for baseball fans when it comes to the hot stove season, mostly thanks to the owner’s lockout. Typically, December can be an intriguing month, due to the GM Winter Meetings as well as the Rule 5 Draft, which spurs a lot of action on the MLB hot stove. Unfortunately, the lockout… Read More Three Free Agent Pitchers Who Could Sign Minor League Deals with the Royals for 2022
The MLB lockout has been going strong this holiday season, and it is still hard to determine how long it will last and if it will affect Spring Training and/or the regular 162-game season. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Royals, and other MLB teams, from trying to promote Spring Training games, even if a… Read More Can Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera make an impact on the Royals roster next season?
One of the more overlooked stories from the 2021 season was the solid last month of play from 24-year-old left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic. While Bubic often goes under-the-radar when compared to other young Royals pitchers in the system (especially fellow 2018 draft picks Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar), he has actually made his… Read More What can the Royals expect from Kris Bubic after his strong finish to 2021?
As I have mentioned before on this blog, with it being December, I have reviewed and reflected on my 2021 “Top 40 Prospects Watch” from the previous year, and have already begun the process of formulating a new one, which will be a formal “Top 50 Prospects Watch.” (Now with more prospects!) In a previous… Read More “Falling” Royals Prospects from the 2021 Top 40 “Prospects Watch”
In the most recent Royals “mailbag” from December 15th, Alec Lewis of The Athletic suggested that a trade of Carlos Santana would make the most sense for the club, especially with Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez on the 40-man roster, and Vinnie Pasquantino rising up the system (and prospect lists) quickly. Furthermore, Max Rieper of… Read More Four Reasons Why Carlos Santana Will Be Back in Kansas City (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)
So as many of you know, I also am an avid fantasy baseball player and have contributed to Pitcher List, which is primarily a fantasy baseball website (I am writing again for Pitcher List, and hope to have an article out this week, which explains the long lull between posts). While I try not to… Read More Ranking the 10 best Royals players for Dynasty Fantasy Baseball