Without a doubt, Mike Mayers has been one of the Royals’ most unpredictable pitching success stories within the first couple of months of the season. This past offseason, Mayers was signed to a Minor League deal by the Royals after he was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels this offseason. In his final season with… Read More Is Mike Mayers A Rare Royals Success Story During A Rebuilding Season?
Just wanted to write quick “Jottings” post tonight, with a focus on the Royals’ pitching, which has been a sore spot as of late. On Tuesday though, the Royals got promising pitching performances in Omaha and Kansas City from Daniel Lynch and Mike Mayers, respectively. Furthermore, in the wake of the Hunter Dozier DFA, the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Lynch and Mayers’ Impressive Starts; Wittgren Added to Royals’ 40-Man
The Royals activated Nicky Lopez off the IL today, and in the process, they made a surprising major roster move. The Royals designating Dozier for assignment wasn’t exactly a “surprising” move in the grand scheme of things. In 29 games and 91 plate appearances this season, Dozier was not only hitting .183, but he was… Read More The Hunter Dozier Era With the Royals Has Finally Come to a Merciful End
To be honest, this isn’t an easy post to write, especially since so much has been written and shared about the Royals’ leadoff spot in the batting order. Today, Matthew Lamar wrote a piece on why Witt needs to come off the leadoff spot, and why Edward Olivares should be a candidate to replace him… Read More Bobby Witt, Jr. and His Batting Order Conundrum With the Royals
The Royals won their second series of the year, highlighted by a walk-off 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at School Day at the K on Thursday afternoon. The Royals are now 12-27 as they begin a nine-game road trip which includes stops in Milwaukee, San Diego, and the South Side of Chicago before… Read More Is Nick Pratto’s Start in 2023 With the Royals Legitimate?
The Royals got off to a good start against the White Sox at home at Kauffman, as they beat the South Siders 12-5, which was a season-high for Kansas City in terms of runs scored in a game this season. Their win was highlighted by an eight-run inning off of White Sox ace Dylan Cease… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Talking Royals-White Sox on ‘Visiting Dugout’; Adding Pitching Depth (At Expense of Reyes); A Former Reds Pitcher in KC?
The Royals avoided the sweep against the Oakland Athletics with a 5-1 win on Sunday and improved their record to 9-26 for the year, which keeps them one game ahead of the Athletics for the worst record in baseball. Nonetheless, it was a disappointing series for a struggling Royals team looking for series victories. Furthermore,… Read More Can the Royals Fix Brady Singer’s Issues? (And How Should It Happen?)
Welp, after going to my second Royals win at the K on Wednesday night, the Royals were unable to win their third game at the K this season on Thursday afternoon. The eight-win ball club dropped the series finale to the Orioles in a wild 13-10 game that saw Kansas City overcome an 8-1 deficit… Read More What Does the Royals’ “Rebuild” Need to Look Like Going Forward?
The Royals are en route to losing their 23rd game of the year. However, there were some positive things that we saw in the Royals’ first game of the new month, especially on the offensive end. After all, going into Tuesday, the Royals ranked 29th in batting average, 30th in OBP, and 30th in OPS.… Read More Three Royals Hitters to Be Optimistic About in May
The Royals lost another brutal one on Sunday to the Twins, as Brady Singer spotted Minnesota an eight-run lead en route to an 8-4 loss in the series finale at Target Field. Kansas City’s loss to the Twins today brought their record to 7-22 for the month of April. As of Sunday, the Royals sit… Read More Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Rough April Record