To put it bluntly, the Royals bullpen has been disappointing in 2022. After ranking 13th in reliever fWAR and 19th in ERA a season ago, according to Fangraphs, the Kansas City bullpen has seen its rankings this season drop to 26th and 27th in those categories, respectively. While the Royals starting pitching staff and hitting… Read More Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen
The Royals have lost eight out of their last 10 games since letting go of hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, including six straight at the hands of the White Sox, Twins, and Diamondbacks, respectively. In the desert heat of Arizona, the Royals’ offense came alive somewhat, as they scored 11 runs total in the two-game trip.… Read More What is Wrong With the Royals Bullpen?
It was a weird up and down game for the Royals as they came back to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-10 on a walk-off double by Edward Olivares. They are currently 1-0-1 so far in Cactus League play. Here’s a look at the “3 Stars” from today’s game. Three Stars: Edward Olivares, RF Olivares came… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 20th: Kowar Stands Out in First Spring Start
It’s been a busy week for me personally, which has limited my ability to post. On the other hand, while it’s been a busy “hot stove” season for many baseball teams and their fanbases, it has been the opposite of “busy” for the Royals, as evidenced by tweets such as the one below: Thus, it… Read More Evaluating the Royals’ moves before the lockout
Hokius of Royals Review penned a thorough piece called “The Royals relievers aren’t as bad as you think” on Saturday. There was was an interesting tidbit from his post that made me reflect on the Royals’ recent struggles in the bullpen, especially in the wake of their 7-5 Friday night loss to the Tigers in… Read More Tapia, Swarzak, and the need for depth in the Royals bullpen
With baseball news and content understandably slow due to the lack of baseball, SB Nation Royals blog Royal Review (probably the best independent Royals blog out there), posted this bit on their Twitter on Wednesday afternoon: Royals GM Dayton Moore didn’t do much when it came to upgrading their pitching this off-season. Despite a robust… Read More Is Braden Shipley a sleeper for the Royals’ rotation or bullpen?
Dayton Moore and the Royals had a tame off-season, as the signing of third baseman Maikel Franco and re-signing of Alex Gordon to a one-year extension were the major moves that made the most noise this Winter. However, two interesting minor-league moves Moore made this off-season centered on potentially improving the bullpen, as the Royals… Read More Rosenthal and Holland likely to be Royals on Opening Day, but will they last in 2020?
Without a doubt, in a relatively tame hot stove winter for the Kansas City Royals, the signing of “Dirty South” Greg Holland to a minor league contract created some buzz in Royals fan circles. While Holland is far from the back-to-back All Star closer he was in 2013 and 2014, the return of the 34-year-old… Read More Will Greg Holland impact the Royals bullpen in 2020?