Friday “Royals” News Dump: Mondesi and Keller; International Signings; Kluber in KC; and 300th post

There’s a lot going on today in the Royals (and baseball) world, which is nice for a change, since it’s been a pretty tame and quiet off-season. So, instead of focusing on just one topic, I am going to just touch on a few different ones, since I didn’t feel like I could go as… Read More Friday “Royals” News Dump: Mondesi and Keller; International Signings; Kluber in KC; and 300th post

The Royals’ history with Escobar could give some insight on Mondesi’s potential contract

When it comes to arbitration-eligible players, the Royals pretty much have everything locked up. As of now, according to Roster Resource payroll data, only Brad Keller and Adalberto Mondesi have not come to an official “agreement” with the Royals, though contract discussions are obviously still in work, as they were not “non-tendered” by the non-tender… Read More The Royals’ history with Escobar could give some insight on Mondesi’s potential contract

Royals non-tender Franco, which opens up intriguing roster possibilities this Winter

It’s certainly been one of the more exciting off-seasons in a while for Royals fans. Furthermore, it’s only December 2nd, and Winter Meetings have not even begun yet, which should give Royals fans more hope that more “Hot Stove” excitement is on the way. On Sunday, the Royals came to terms with pitcher Mike Minor,… Read More Royals non-tender Franco, which opens up intriguing roster possibilities this Winter

Predicting the Royals’ arbitration decisions before the non-tender deadline

December 2nd is the non-tender deadline for all MLB teams. Here is an exact description of what the means for the baseball world, coming from CBS Sports’ “Key Offseason Dates for 2020-2021” piece: This is the deadline for teams to offer their pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players a contract for 2021. They don’t have to sign… Read More Predicting the Royals’ arbitration decisions before the non-tender deadline

How should fans approach Adalberto Mondesi’s outlook as a Royal in 2020 and beyond?

After an 0-for-4 performance today in the final game of the 2020 season against the first-place Minnesota Twins, Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi is currently sitting at a .220/.243/.290 slash with a wRC+ of 43 for the year in 28 games and 103 plate appearances. Considering he’s in his fifth season at the Major League level,… Read More How should fans approach Adalberto Mondesi’s outlook as a Royal in 2020 and beyond?

Mondesi is struggling…and it goes back to the second half of last season

There is no question that Adalberto Mondesi has been one of the most disappointing Royals through the first five games of the Royals’ shortened 2020 campaign. After recovering from off-season surgery, many Royals fans expected the 25-year-old shortstop to break out in 2020, especially after playing his first full season in the big leagues a… Read More Mondesi is struggling…and it goes back to the second half of last season

Will the 60-game slate benefit or hinder the Royals’ outlook? (Royals Preview)

It is expected to be another rebuilding year for the Kansas City Royals, and that has been the story of the Royals since roughly the middle of 2018. Yes, one could say that the rebuilding process took root at the start of 2018, but it did not feel real until Mike Moustakas was traded and… Read More Will the 60-game slate benefit or hinder the Royals’ outlook? (Royals Preview)

The start of Royals camp offers some glimmers of hope, as well as more uncertainty

Today, the Royals held their first intrasquad scrimmage at Kauffman Stadium, and it felt like the Royals beat writers (the Athletic’s Alec Lewis, MLB.com’s Jeff Flanagan, and the KC Star’s Lynn Worthy) were covering it like it was Game 1 of the World Series. After nearly four months of inactivity, live baseball was finally back… Read More The start of Royals camp offers some glimmers of hope, as well as more uncertainty