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)
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves continued their “extension” spending spree that has lasted pretty much since they won a World Series title in 2021. After acquiring catcher Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics via a trade on December 12th, the Braves doubled down on the acquisition by announcing an extension for Murphy that keeps him… Read More How Does Salvy’s Deal With Royals Look After This Recent Offseason Splurge on Catchers?
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been super busy with the end of the semester over the past week, culminating with my testing positive for COVID over the weekend. Merry Christmas, I guess, but at least I can settle down and get a post done, even though I expect this to be… Read More When Will the Royals Trade Michael A. Taylor?
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
The Braves lost 7-6 in the opening round of the NLDS to the Phillies on Thursday, but they made a huge move on Monday as they extended budding young ace Spencer Strider to a seven-year, $92 million extension. The Strider deal was just a long line of “early extension” deals done by Braves GM Alex… Read More Examining the Royals’ Top Three Extension Priorities This Offseason
When the Royals acquired Drew Waters from the Atlanta Braves (along with infielder CJ Alexander and pitcher Andrew Hoffmann), it was a deal that went under the radar by most outside of Royals circles. After all, Waters, once a top prospect in the Braves system back in 2020, had regressed a lot in terms of… Read More Drew Waters Should Make Michael A. Taylor Expendable for the Royals This Offseason
Ever since the Mariners agreed to first-year sensation (and Rookie of the Year frontrunner) Julio Rodriguez on a multi-year extension, a lot of the chatter among Royals fans on Twitter and other social media has centered on who of their young core the Royals should look to extend this offseason. While it may be cheaper… Read More Nick Pratto Needs to Be a Serious Extension Candidate for the Royals
The Royals avoided the sweep on Sunday with a 15-7 blowout win over the San Diego Padres to bring their record to 52-77 for the year. The trouncing of former Royals draft pick Sean Manaea and the Padres bullpen (including former Brewers closer Josh Hader) is a cruel reminder of how this 2022 season has… Read More Four Royals on the 40-man Worth Paying Attention to This September
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
It started off as a bit of a somber Monday for Royals fans, as the Royals announced that Whit Merrifield and his consecutive games played streak would officially end today after he suffered a toe injury in Sunday’s contest. And yet, that news quickly changed to excitement, as Jeff Passan broke hot stove news on… Read More The Royals’ Hitting Development Will Be Key to Trade With Braves