End-of-season wrap up chat with Jacob and Lucas (Beat of KC) on the Royals Rundown Podcast

A short post today, but I wanted to share this in order to share the good work that Jacob and Lucas (“The Beat of KC”) are doing out there on the Royals “content”-sphere. Both Jacob and Lucas have done tremendous work on their own, but they have combined forces to create a great Royals-centric podcast… Read More End-of-season wrap up chat with Jacob and Lucas (Beat of KC) on the Royals Rundown Podcast

Benintendi is surging…but will the Royals make him a long-term option in left field?

The Royals are currently 64-77 going into Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, and a big reason for them winning the first game of the weekend series in the Twin Cities was the performance of Andrew Benintendi: Benintendi has been on a monster tear in September, as he is posting a .325/.372/.675 slash with an… Read More Benintendi is surging…but will the Royals make him a long-term option in left field?

Three Royals hitters who will be on the “hot seat” in September

The Royals are 60-75 going into Sunday’s series finale against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium, and are projected to finish 73-89, according to Depth Charts projections on Fangraphs. While that would be a slight improvement from a year ago (on a pro-rated basis), it is still disappointing considering the aggressive offseason the Royals had.… Read More Three Royals hitters who will be on the “hot seat” in September

Can Carlos Santana be “smooth” again for the Royals at the plate in September?

Carlos Santana was expected to be a key catalyst to this Royals lineup when he was acquired as a free agent this Winter. After all, he was kind of the antithesis of what Royals fans were used to from free agent signings. Santana was a proven veteran who had mostly played on winning squads, most… Read More Can Carlos Santana be “smooth” again for the Royals at the plate in September?

Michael A. Taylor has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals

This off-season, the Royals’ signings of Mike Minor and Carlos Santana, and trade for Andrew Benintendi generated a lot of buzz among Royals fans. All three moves seemed to be signs that indicated that the Royals were ready to take the next step in the AL Central in 2021, especially with the young crop of… Read More Michael A. Taylor has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals

Adalberto Mondesi, Nicky Lopez, and the importance of building the Royals’ depth

It hasn’t been an easy 2021 for either Adalberto Mondesi or Kansas City Royals fans, especially those who had such high hopes for Mondesi as he entered his sixth season at the Major League level. Mondesi has already had multiple stints on the 10-day IL, and when he returned after his latest stint, there was… Read More Adalberto Mondesi, Nicky Lopez, and the importance of building the Royals’ depth

Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares

It has been a frustrating 2021 thus far for Royals outfielder Edward Olivares. Acquired in the Trevor Rosenthal deal last summer, Olivares is a toolsy outfielder who performed decently in an 18-game sample in Kansas City during the shortened 2020 season. In 65 plate appearances, Olivares posted a triple slash of .274/.292/.419 which included two… Read More Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares

Can the Royals’ offense rebound against the Tigers’ top of the rotation?

It was not a great road trip for the Royals offense, as they only scored 19 runs over a seven-game span that included stops in Anaheim and Oakland. While the Royals pitching staff and defense allowed 44 runs, the fact that the Royals were outscored by 25 runs on the West Coast trip also reflects… Read More Can the Royals’ offense rebound against the Tigers’ top of the rotation?

Santana and Benintendi heating up, but Whit and Soler are concerns for Royals lineup

In some ways, Dayton Moore can take a bit of a victory lap so far on his acquisitions of Carlos Santana via free agency and Andrew Benintendi via trade this off-season. Other than Salvador Perez, not two hitters in the Royals lineup has been more productive or effective as of late than both Santana and… Read More Santana and Benintendi heating up, but Whit and Soler are concerns for Royals lineup

The Royals go 6-3 on road trip…but concerns remain after Twins finale

For the most part, the Royals were successful on their most recent road trip which included stops in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Minnesota. The Royals went 6-3, and are currently still in first place in the AL Central standings by 1.5 games over the second-place Chicago White Sox. Thus, it is easy to get excited for… Read More The Royals go 6-3 on road trip…but concerns remain after Twins finale