White Sox and Royals Take Different Approaches With Managerial Announcements…Will It Pay Off?

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?

Ranking the Royals Managers Candidates, Based on Early Reports

The manager “hot stove” news cycle has been quite scorching this week, as many clubs with openings have announced their hirings for the 2023 season. Texas made the biggest splash, as they coaxed former Giants and Padres manager Bruce Bochy out of retirement, inking him to a three-year deal. The Blue Jays on the other… Read More Ranking the Royals Managers Candidates, Based on Early Reports

JJ Picollo Can Make A Major Mark on the Royals…But It Could (And Should) Feel Different From Dayton Moore

It’s been seven years since the Royals last played in the postseason, which doesn’t feel too long for some Royals fans who lived through the Royals’ initial 29-year playoff drought from 1985 to 2014. Granted, the baseball world isn’t focusing on the Royals’ current postseason drought. The story for baseball fans now is on the… Read More JJ Picollo Can Make A Major Mark on the Royals…But It Could (And Should) Feel Different From Dayton Moore

Does the Royals’ struggles with pitching analytics explain the coaching staff’s lack of success?

I do not want it to seem like the Royals as an organization is completely against modern-day baseball analytics. Yes, the Royals under Dayton Moore have always been an organization that has valued traditional scouting and player development, especially in comparison to other MLB ballclubs. But even in the past five years, there have been… Read More Does the Royals’ struggles with pitching analytics explain the coaching staff’s lack of success?

Kyle Zimmer, the struggles of Royals first-round draft picks, and what Kansas City learned

After getting designated for assignment last Friday to clear room on the 40-man roster, the Kansas City Royals announced on Monday their request for unconditional waivers on relief pitcher Kyle Zimmer, which pretty much ends his tenure with the Royals organization: Zimmer was the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, and number five… Read More Kyle Zimmer, the struggles of Royals first-round draft picks, and what Kansas City learned

Royals “Festivus”: El incidente de la resina de pino; Royals-Angels Brawl of ’98; Bauer regression in ’21?

So in my household, my dad was a big Seinfeld fan (I know, pretty white, I get it). And thus, as I was perusing my Twitter, I saw this, which made me realize what today, December 23rd, was in the Seinfeld universe: For those who are unfamiliar with Seinfeld, “Festivus” is the insane, self-created holiday… Read More Royals “Festivus”: El incidente de la resina de pino; Royals-Angels Brawl of ’98; Bauer regression in ’21?

Playoff Riff: Why the Braves and Rays should give Royals fans hope

Riffnoun: riff; plural noun: riffs-1. a short repeated phrase in popular music and jazz, typically used as an introduction or refrain in a song.—“a brilliant guitar riff”-2. a monologue or spoken improvisation, especially a humorous one, on a particular subject.–“subsequent riffs on the same themes fail to amuse” Definition from Oxford Languages Watching both the… Read More Playoff Riff: Why the Braves and Rays should give Royals fans hope

Four metrics to pay attention to from Royals Middle Infielders in 2020

Now that baseball is back, it seems appropriate to post about the 2020 season again. Previously, I had written posts about certain advanced statistical metrics to pay attention to for Royals starting pitchers and Royals outfielders. In this post, I am going to focus on Royals middle infielders, and what metrics Royals fans should be… Read More Four metrics to pay attention to from Royals Middle Infielders in 2020

Rosario and Sparkman proving that they deserve spots in the Royals bullpen

At the start of Spring Training, the jury was still out in terms of whether Randy Rosario and/or Glenn Sparkman would make the Royals 26-man roster by Opening Day. While Rosario looked good in limited work with the Royals after being released by the Chicago Cubs in September it seemed like the new “Three Batter… Read More Rosario and Sparkman proving that they deserve spots in the Royals bullpen

Franco and Matheny show that there is a new analytical focus in Kansas City

Oftentimes, when it comes to talking about “analytical” baseball teams, the Royals are often not mentioned. The Tampa Bay Rays, the Oakland Athletics, and the Houston Astros have a reputation in baseball for being organizations that rely heavy on advanced data, and let it drive everything they do as an organization. Even across the state… Read More Franco and Matheny show that there is a new analytical focus in Kansas City