This week, the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox announced and introduced their managerial hires, with official press conferences happening for both of them on Thursday. In many ways, the moves were the right for each organization. The Royals need a change in their process, especially when incorporating analytics and continuing player development at… Read More White Sox and Royals Take Different Approaches With Managerial Announcements…Will It Pay Off?
Safe to say, it was a season to forget for the Kansas City Royals. While the Royals went 74-88 in 2021, there was some hope that the Royals would see some improvement and challenge .500 in 2022. The return of Zack Greinke, and the anticipated debuts of Bobby Witt, Jr., MJ Melendez, Nick Pratto, and… Read More The AL Central in Review: Where Does Everyone Stand Currently (And How Do the Royals Compare)?
The Kansas City Royals notched their 50th win of the year on Monday afternoon, as they won a makeup game from April against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium by the score of 6-4. It was a weird game for a variety of reasons. First off, it was only a one-game series with the… Read More A Rough Road Trip and Questionable Roster Decisions Have Royals Fans On Edge
After a solid outing from starting pitcher Kris Bubic, and another solid team performance at the plate that resulted in 14 hits, the Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 to clinch the first series win of the second half. The series win over the Rays was also a long-time coming, as Kansas City has… Read More After a Series Win Over the Rays, the Royals Are Back in Fourth in the Central…But Will It Last?
The Royals are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball at 16-31, as of Monday, May 31st. You read that correctly. And it’s not just the record that’s bad. The Royals’ run differential is actually the worst in baseball, as The Athletic’s Alec Lewis alluded on Twitter on Tuesday morning: After… Read More After Two Rough Months, What Should Be the Hopes for the Royals From Here On Out?
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
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
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
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
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