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
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?
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
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?
We are a few days away from May 1st, and so far, it has been an interesting first month of the 2021 MLB season, especially in the American League Central. The Royals, who finished second-to-last in the division the past couple of years, are currently in first place not only in the AL Central, but… Read More Three trends for Royals fans to notice in the AL Central
The Royals earned another impressive victory on Sunday, as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-0 to not only earn their 13th win of the season, but also clinch another series win in 2021: As of now, it seems to difficult for those outside of Kansas City to figure out what the Royals are and what… Read More Will the AL Central crown be a fight between the White Sox and Royals?
In part one of the “Half-Baked Predictions” AL Central season preview, I took a look at the Detroit Tigers and their outlook in the division for 2021 (hint: it’s not looking too hot). In this post, I am going to take a look at the Cleveland Indians, who are widely projected as the third-best team… Read More Three Half-Baked Predictions: Cleveland Indians
With Opening Day less than a week away, I felt that some kind of general AL Central preview was in store on this blog. Thus, I wanted to do short preview posts of the different outlooks for the teams in the AL Central (with culminating one being the Royals shortly before Opening Day). Because of… Read More Three Half-Baked Predictions: Detroit Tigers
It’s been a few days since I have posted, which has been atypical as of late. However, it has been hard to concentrate on baseball with everything going on, and I feel like now I am finally able to kind of get back to normal at least a little bit. Also, as an educator, we… Read More The Central looks more open after Lindor trade, but Royals still have work to do
In about a week, 2020 will finally come to a close, much to everyone’s relief. For MLB fans, it has been a “frigid” Hot Stove season, as virtual MLB Winter Meetings, owners financial concerns, and the hazy state of when Spring Training will actually begin have kept the transactions to a minimum this off-season. Cespedes… Read More One roster question for each AL Central team as 2020 nears its end