We have covered the Top 12 Royals prospects to watch in 2023 in my Tier One (1st through 6th) and Tier Two (7th through 12th) posts. I figured with the slow Royals news day*, it would be a good time to look at the Tier Three prospects, which include the 13th through 17th-ranked prospects in… Read More Examining the Tier Three Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
The fact of the matter is that the Kansas City Royals are going to be continuing the rebuilding process in 2023. That message has constantly been reinforced by Royals GM JJ Picollo, who maintains that the Royals will not be spending more (or even as much) on the payroll compared to a year ago. It’s… Read More Four Royals Prospects Who Could Be on the Trading Block This Winter
In the first post of the ‘Royals Rule 5 Radar” series, I wanted to take a look at two special pitchers who are both Rule 5 eligible and have hazy outlooks not just in the Royals organization, but in professional baseball in general. There’s no question that Alec Marsh and TJ Sikkema have serious talent.… Read More Alec Marsh and TJ Sikkema Could “Make or Break” Picollo’s Tenure (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
After trading Emmanuel Rivera for Arizona reliever Luke Weaver on Monday, the Royals front office was relatively quiet on Tuesday’s Deadline day until swinging a last-minute pair of trades right before the 5 p.m. cutoff. The bigger of the two Royals trades centered on two-time All Star Whit Merrifield, who was traded to the most… Read More Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline
In a bit of late news last night, the Kansas City Royals announced their trade of left fielder and All-Star game representative Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees…en route to New York for a four-game series against the Yankees, of course. It’s not a surprise that the Royals traded Benintendi, as he was Kansas… Read More The Royals Trade Benintendi to the Yankees…But Was It Enough?
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 lost 7-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays in their first game after the All-Star break at Kauffman Stadium on Friday. In all honesty, the loss wasn’t entirely surprising, especially with the Rays 52-41 and fighting for a playoff spot in the AL Wild Card race. On the other hand, it was the first… Read More The Royals and the ‘Dozier-Dilemma’
The MLB Draft and All-Star Break are officially over, and baseball games started again on Thursday afternoon. However, the Royals will have to wait until Friday before their second half of 2022 officially begins, as they start a six-game homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels. The Royals are 36-56, which is… Read More Five Bold Predictions for the Royals in the Second Half
The Royals and the rest of Major League Baseball are pretty much preoccupied with the MLB Draft, with a select few players engulfed in All-Star game festivities at Dodgers Stadium (with the Home Run Derby on Monday evening). On a Kansas City end, we have seen two rounds of Royals draft picks, which have been… Read More Predicting What the Royals Will Do in the Second Half With the ‘Restricted List’ Ten
We are roughly a month away from the August 2nd Trade Deadline (pushed back a few days from the traditional July 31st deadline due to the lockout). The Royals have already shown that they’re going to be active players on the trade market, first demonstrated by their trade of Carlos Santana to the Seattle Mariners… Read More Appreciating Benintendi’s (Likely) Final Days with the Royals