While the Royals did tender and agree to a contract this offseason with Adalberto Mondesi, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Mondesi wouldn’t last the remainder of the season in Kansas City. After all, the Royals have plenty of depth in the infield on the 40-man roster, and with Mondesi being a free agent… Read More Maikel Garcia Complicates the Royals’ Situation With Bobby Witt, Jr. (In Good and Bad Ways)
Baseball fans have 29 days until Spring Training, and safe to say, it couldn’t come soon enough, especially with most of the country going through a cold spell (including here in Kansas City). The Royals have had a busy week transactions-wise, as they traded Michael A. Taylor and Adalberto Mondesi to the Twins and Red… Read More Four Royals Non-Roster Invitees to Pay Close Attention to This Spring
I wasn’t able to get in a post yesterday due to a crazy day at work, but it was probably for the best, as the Royals pulled off another trade yesterday, this time including talented, but oft-injured infielder Adalberto Mondesi. Let’s not waste any time and get right into this edition of the “Jottings” as… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: MAT and Mondesi Traded; What the Royals Got in Return; What’s Next From Picollo?
We have covered the Top 12 Royals prospects to watch in 2023 in my Tier One (1st through 6th) and Tier Two (7th through 12th) posts. I figured with the slow Royals news day*, it would be a good time to look at the Tier Three prospects, which include the 13th through 17th-ranked prospects in… Read More Examining the Tier Three Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
In a surprising move on Saturday, the Royals announced via Twitter that they have signed former Atlanta and Philadelphia utility infielder Johan Camargo to a Minor League contract: The 29-year-old infielder didn’t produce much at the plate in his lone season with the Phillies in 2022. In 52 games and 166 plate appearances, Camargo produced… Read More Is Hunter Dozier’s Time With the Royals Coming to an End Soon?
On Friday, the Royals announced their 2023 International Signing class, which included 30 signings, a new Royals franchise record (surpassing last year’s record). While there was plenty to find fault with in Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM/President, his investment in international scouting and development certainly wasn’t one of those issues. Since Moore took over… Read More A Look at the 2023 International Signing Class and Four Royals International Prospects Who Could Bounce Back
The NFL Playoff season is in full swing, which means baseball season is quickly approaching. For baseball fans like myself who love Major League baseball first and foremost (and really don’t care much at all for the NFL or football in general), it cannot start soon enough, especially Kansas City Royals baseball. I do not… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Singer and Royals Exchange Figures; More Greinke Rumors; Gary Sanchez Coming to KC?
I have already released my first analysis post of the “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” rankings, as I looked at the Tier One prospects in the Royals system (which included the No. 1 through No. 6 prospects). As one noticed in the post, no pitchers were included in the Tier One rankings. That is a… Read More Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
In some interesting hot stove news, Boston Red Sox GM Chaim Bloom announced that Trevor Story had a UCL injury last season and that their star shortstop underwent a procedure this offseason to fix that issue. As mentioned in the article, due to technological advances in medicine and rehabilitation, it’s not a guarantee that Story… Read More Mondesi Makes Sense for the Red Sox; But Does it for the Royals?
The AL Central was one of the weakest divisions in baseball in 2022. The Cleveland Guardians were not just the only team to represent the division in the expanded playoff format, but they also were the only Central club to have an above. 500 record as well. The White Sox and the Twins were expected… Read More One Question About Each AL Central Team And Their Outlook for 2023