What Royals fans should take away from Gordon’s tenure in Kansas City

I was hoping to post this a couple of days earlier, but it was difficult to do so with mid-quarter grades being due this week (yay hybrid teaching). Thus, it feels appropriate with the Royals heading into their final game of the 2020 season that this post focuses on Alex Gordon and his retirement, which… Read More What Royals fans should take away from Gordon’s tenure in Kansas City

Three stories to follow in the Royals’ final home stand of 2020

The Royals are two games into their final seven-game home stand of the COVID-shortened 2020 season, as they have split the first two games of a three-game series with the rival St. Louis Cardinals. In addition to having one more game against the Cardinals on Wednesday, the Royals will finish the year with a four-game… Read More Three stories to follow in the Royals’ final home stand of 2020

Doz is back…and that could have an effect on Starling and Gordo going forward

It’s a great day to be a Kansas City Royal fan right now, even if it is an off day. Currently, the Royals sit 7-10 after having won four straight games, which also included a sweep of the first-place and defending AL Central champion Minnesota Twins. In Sunday’s win over the Twins, not only was… Read More Doz is back…and that could have an effect on Starling and Gordo going forward

At this point, the Royals need to “fully embrace” the rebuild (but will they?)

The Royals are currently 3-9 after getting swept in consecutive series against the White Sox and Cubs (Kansas City is not faring well against Chicago teams this year, as they are 0-5 against both teams so far). They have the second-worst record in all of baseball, as they are half-a-game up on the 2-9 Pittsburgh… Read More At this point, the Royals need to “fully embrace” the rebuild (but will they?)

Six hitting metrics to pay attention to from Royals outfielders in 2020

First, we looked at metrics to watch out for from Royals starting pitchers in 2020. Now, we’re going to take a look at the expected Royals outfield rotation in 2020, and see what metrics Royals fans should be paying attention to from individual Royals outfielders. Outfield will be an interesting area to watch in Kansas… Read More Six hitting metrics to pay attention to from Royals outfielders in 2020

“Maverick” Phillips has been Royals story of shutdown; can he build on that once play begins?

Without a doubt, this COVID shutdown has been tough for Royals faithful. While it has been nice to do different kinds of “fan brackets” and recount Royals history, KC baseball fans (myself included) miss the Boys in Blue taking the field at Kauffman Stadium. It certainly has been tough for KC denizens to power through… Read More “Maverick” Phillips has been Royals story of shutdown; can he build on that once play begins?

Four Royals players who may be affected by a shortened season

At this point, there is a real possibility that Major League Baseball will have a shortened season in 2020. It’s sad to think that Royals and baseball fans in general should be preparing for Opening Day in a couple of days (the Royals were scheduled to start the 2020 season in Chicago against the White… Read More Four Royals players who may be affected by a shortened season

Can Gordo’s return help the Royals win more than 65 games in 2020?

Though the Kansas City Metro is firmly focusing (and rightfully so) on the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, the Royals have been making some noise with seam heads such as myself. First, the Vegas over/under win totals for Major League baseball teams was released early this week and the Royals opened with… Read More Can Gordo’s return help the Royals win more than 65 games in 2020?

Three things in 2020 that could make or break Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM

New ownership can mean all kinds of changes for an organization. To use an example, when John Henry and his ownership group took over the Boston Red Sox in 2002, he brought an analytical and business-like approach to running the once-cursed franchise. Thankfully for baseball fans in New England, his approach brought numerous World Series… Read More Three things in 2020 that could make or break Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM