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

Examining the Royals’ Top Three Extension Priorities This Offseason

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

Drew Waters Should Make Michael A. Taylor Expendable for the Royals 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

Nick Pratto Needs to Be a Serious Extension Candidate for the Royals

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

Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline

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

The Royals’ Hitting Development Will Be Key to Trade With Braves

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

Dayton Moore’s Legacy with the Royals Continues to Get Complicated

Being a Kansas City Royals fan is a complicated endeavor. This is a franchise that does have four pennants and two World Series titles in the club’s 54-year history. While that isn’t the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, or San Francisco Giants, it is nothing to shrug at. The Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego… Read More Dayton Moore’s Legacy with the Royals Continues to Get Complicated

“Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman

As is the case with anyone in education, these past two couple of weeks at school have been an absolute challenge. Thus, it’s been difficult for me to even get on Twitter, let alone sit down and write a post for either Pitcher List or this blog. With the long weekend coming up, I hope… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman

‘Four-Out, One-In”: A look at the MiLB Rule 5 Draft, and the Royals’ most recent addition

The Major League Baseball Rule 5 Draft has been tabled for now due to the owner’s lockout, but the Minor League portion of the Rule 5 Draft was still able to take place on Wednesday, December 8th. For those who don’t know, the MiLB Rule 5 Draft works a little differently from the Major League… Read More ‘Four-Out, One-In”: A look at the MiLB Rule 5 Draft, and the Royals’ most recent addition