Previewing This Crucial Royals Upcoming Homestand Against the White Sox and Twins

On one end, this past road trip could be seen as one to forget. After all, the Royals were going against three teams who were hovering toward the bottom of their respective divisions, and they ended up losing two of the three road series (Baltimore and Texas). In addition, the Royals are only 11-20, and… Read More Previewing This Crucial Royals Upcoming Homestand Against the White Sox and Twins

Three Reasons Why Royals Fans Should (Still) Be Optimistic After a Rough Start

The Royals lost a brutal 1-0 game to cross-state rival St. Louis in a makeup game at Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon. As of May 2nd, the Royals are 7-14, which ties them for last in the AL Central with the Detroit Tigers, who also share a similar record. It’s been easy to be “doom… Read More Three Reasons Why Royals Fans Should (Still) Be Optimistic After a Rough Start

One “Impact” Prospect to Watch from Each AL Central Club in 2022

The lockout is still in full effect, and if the MLB Player’s Association’s latest tweet is any indication, it appears that some serious headway has to take place over the next week to ensure that the MLB regular season starts on time: As an optimistic baseball fan, I am trying to minimize my worry about… Read More One “Impact” Prospect to Watch from Each AL Central Club in 2022

Three ways the Royals and Cardinals are building similar teams for 2022 and beyond

If there is one thing I have learned about my eight-plus years living in Kansas City (and 10+ years living in the Midwest in general), it’s that Kansas City and St. Louis folks tend to butt heads, even though the chip is bigger on the shoulders of Kansas City natives than St. Louis ones. And… Read More Three ways the Royals and Cardinals are building similar teams for 2022 and beyond

An Introduction to the”Bounce Back Royals” Series

The Royals went 74-88 and finished in 4th place in the American League Central for a third-straight season. While the Royals showed some improvement from the shortened 2020 campaign, the Royals still appear to be on the outside looking in when it comes to competing for an AL Central Division title and perhaps even a… Read More An Introduction to the”Bounce Back Royals” Series

The 2021 Central division “rivalry” rankings for Royals fans

The Chicago White Sox, the AL Central’s lone representative in the 2021 postseason, saw their season end today in deflating fashion. They were blew out 10-1 by the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side of Chicago, which effectively clinched a 3-1 series win for AL West division champions. It hasn’t been… Read More The 2021 Central division “rivalry” rankings for Royals fans

Should the Royals try to be the next “Cleveland” in 2022?

The Royals will be looking to avoid being swept on Thursday against the Cleveland “soon-to-be” Guardians, though it certainly won’t be easy, as the Royals will face Triston McKenzie, who has been much better in the second half of the year, now that he’s got his control more in check (he’s only walked 7 batters… Read More Should the Royals try to be the next “Cleveland” in 2022?

The Royals, Cardinals, and Struggles of Baseball in Missouri in 2021

Over the next two weekends, the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals will engage in the I-70 Series, with the Royals visiting Busch Stadium this weekend and the Cardinals visiting Kauffman Stadium next weekend. While it is still questionable if the Royals-Cardinals matchup is indeed a “rivalry” by baseball standards (I explored this last… Read More The Royals, Cardinals, and Struggles of Baseball in Missouri in 2021

Moves are happening in the Central…but does it mean the Royals will compete in 2022?

Of the current AL Central teams, the Minnesota Twins have been the first division foe to demonstrate that they will be “sellers” in the trade market as MLB approaches the July 30th Trade Deadline. On Thursday, the Twins traded designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who has been an offensive force for the Twins the past few… Read More Moves are happening in the Central…but does it mean the Royals will compete in 2022?