The MLB non-tender deadline was on Friday night, and as expected, many teams made a flurry of moves, with the biggest one of note being the Dodgers’ non-tendering of outfielder and 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger. The Royals had some difficult decisions to make by the non-tender deadline, with 10 arbitration-eligible players entering this offseason.… Read More Three Thoughts About the Royals’ Moves at the Non-Tender Deadline
The Royals have been in the news a lot this week, for both good and well…not so good reasons. On Tuesday afternoon, owner John Sherman announced the Royals’ intention to move on from Kauffman Stadium at some point in the near future, with the plan to move into a downtown stadium in the process. As… Read More Three Takeaways from the Royals’ Recent Roster Moves (And Predictions for Friday)
It will be a big week not just for Kansas City Royals players, but pretty much every player in Major League Baseball in general. Tuesday is the deadline for MLB teams to add Rule 5-eligible players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the December Rule 5 Draft (which typically takes place during the… Read More Could Brad Keller Be On His Way Out in Kansas City?
According to Roster Resource’s payroll data, the Royals are projected to have an estimated payroll of $79 million, which would be down from the $88 million payroll they finished at the conclusion of the 2022 season. By no means do I think that the Royals will hover around that $79 million mark by Opening Day… Read More Three Royals Arbitration Cases Worth Paying Attention to This Offseason
It’s likely that the AL Rookie of the Year award will go to Seattle’s Julio Rodriguez, especially considering the young Mariners’ production and the fact that he is on a team in playoff contention. Nonetheless, the fact that Bobby Witt, Jr. will miss out on the award shouldn’t damper his impressive rookie season in Kansas… Read More The White Sox’s Tim Anderson Could Give Royals Fans Insight On Bobby Witt Jr’s Defensive Outlook
The Royals lost the first game of the road trip 4-2 against the Minnesota Twins on Monday, even though they certainly had their chances to take the first game in the series against the Central division rival. The Royals are certainly coming off a successful homestand, which is not only highlighted by a 7-4 record,… Read More Does Adalberto Mondesi Fit Into the Royals’ Plans Next Year?
When the Royals made Bobby Witt, Jr. the Opening Day third baseman, it signified that the Royals were not only intent on winning, but playing their young players as soon as they were deemed ready, regardless of service time. Dayton Moore, JJ Picollo, and the Royals front office could have easily manipulated Witt’s service time… Read More Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement
In my first post of a short series about “Royals Roster Move Suggestions”, I basically advocated for Kris Bubic to be demoted to Triple-A and for Jon Heasley to replace him in the Royals rotation. Well, on Thursday, the suggested transaction actually happened, as Heasley made his 2022 Royals debut against the Texas Rangers at… Read More Should the Royals Think About Changing Nicky Lopez’s Role in the Infield?
One of the things I want to do on this blog is to provide more regular, if not daily content. With grad school all over, and being in education, which clears up Summers, I want to be able to post something daily that Royals fans can look to as a resource. Thus, I am going… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 18th: Young Dudes Lead the Way
Going into this year’s Spring Training, the Royals have plenty of depth in the infield, especially with Bobby Witt, Jr. on the Royals’ Cactus League roster for a second-straight season. After all, Nicky Lopez and Whit Merrifield were sterling last season in the middle infield at shortstop and second base position, respectively. And even though… Read More The Royals Are Putting Their Trust Again in Mondesi…Is It the Right Call?