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
Honestly, among most Royals fans, year one of the Mike Matheny era was a relative success. Even though former Royals manager Ned Yost helped bring two pennants and a World Series title back to Kansas City, it was obvious that the club was in need of a change. His old-school approach, especially in regard to… Read More Year two will provide different challenges for Matheny as Royals manager
The American League Central has been a manager “carousel” of sorts, as both the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox had vacancies for their manager position this off-season. The Tigers knew of their need for a replacement earlier than other clubs, as former manager Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement in the final weeks of the… Read More Pedro Grifol may still be on staff next year, and why that’s good for the Royals, but bad for baseball
The American League Central appeared to be one of the stronger divisions in the American League in 2020, as they had three teams represented in the new expanded postseason format: the division champion Minnesota Twins (36-24); the Cleveland Indians (35-25); and the Chicago White Sox (35-25), who were appearing in their first postseason since 2008.… Read More Should the AL Central’s lackluster showing in the postseason give hope to (or worry) Royals fans?
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?