With Spring Training suspended, and Opening Day in question, the Royals and Dayton Moore have for the most part stood pat. However, in their first roster move since Spring Training play stopped nearly a week ago, the Royals made this announcement: The move to option Kelvin Gutierrez is not a surprise. Gutierrez can not play… Read More Can Speier and Zimmer clean things up and contribute to the Royals bullpen?
So we have looked at the success stories this Spring in Surprise, first starting with the pitchers, and then the position players. However, while the Royals had a decent Cactus League campaign, going 9-9 in the abbreviated season, not everything was positive. There were some players, both from the 40-man and the non-roster invitation list,… Read More Four Royals pitchers who had concerning Springs
With Spring Training officially done, and the MLB season in limbo (or at least the start of it), I think Royals fans can take a look and reflect on how this Spring went for various players. While nothing official has been made in terms of the Royals 26-man roster (mostly because nobody knows what’s going… Read More Four Royals pitchers who shined this Spring
Dayton Moore and the Royals had a tame off-season, as the signing of third baseman Maikel Franco and re-signing of Alex Gordon to a one-year extension were the major moves that made the most noise this Winter. However, two interesting minor-league moves Moore made this off-season centered on potentially improving the bullpen, as the Royals… Read More Rosenthal and Holland likely to be Royals on Opening Day, but will they last in 2020?
Bringing up top prospects on any Major League Baseball team is a delicate dance in prudence. Sure, it is important that young players get the proper coaching and development in the minors, as well as receive an adequate amount of competition and challenges in relation to their age group. While the temptation will be there… Read More Should the Royals go all-in this year with Singer, Lynch, Kowar and Bubic?
It is easy for Royals fans (or fans of any baseball team) to overreact after one Spring Training game. However, this is a Royals blog, so to be honest, overreacting is part of the gig. So after one game, let’s take a look at three pitchers, currently on the 40-man roster, who will need to… Read More Three Royals pitchers who need to improve this Spring to stay on the 40-man
While the prowess of the pitching prospects in the Kansas City farm system is quite noted entering 2020, the Royals position prospects have been a different story. While the Royals and MLB in general are expecting great things out of former top pick Bobby Witt, Jr. (who is pretty much the consensus top prospect in… Read More Will Royals fans see Khalil Lee in Kansas City this year? (20 in 20: No. 3)
With Dayton Moore and the Royals signing Alex Gordon for at least one more year, the pressure on outfielders Brett Phillips and Bubba Starling will be heightened this Spring. Initially at the end of the 2019 season, it seemed like Phillips or Starling would be starting in either left field, or even right if Gordo… Read More Will Bubba or Brett get the Royals backup outfielder position this Spring?
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
With the fifth-lowest payroll in the American League, the Royals aren’t exactly a “poor” team by any means, but they are not competing with the likes of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox when it comes to out-spending for players. In a plain sense, the Royals are a classic, stable “small market” team:… Read More Cheap Utility: Three Royals who could help the bench in 2020