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 face a brutal West Coast road trip in the coming days as they face the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, and Los Angeles Angels before they return to Kauffman Stadium for a weekend series against the Athletics. While the A’s should be a winnable series, the Giants and Angels are formidable foes, even… Read More Witt is Heating Up…And That Could Make the Royals an Interesting 2nd Half Club
The Royals saw their three-game win streak end on Saturday afternoon, as they lost to the Orioles 6-4 in game three of the series. The Royals are currently 20-38 for the year, still in last place in the AL Central division, 13.5 games behind Minnesota as of June 11th. Without a doubt, an Achilles heel… Read More Daniel Lynch is Struggling…And That Should Spark the Royals to Take Action
Right now, it’s easy to understand the frustration of Kansas City Royals fans (though I do think many Royals fans are being a TAD dramatic…I mean, we’re still early in the year after all). The Royals are currently 9-17 after dropping two out of three against the Baltimore Orioles, who somehow are NOT in last… Read More Why the Royals Should Demote Bubic to Omaha (And Bring Up Heasley In the Process)
I am just posting a quick “jottings” piece today, especially with no Royals game for a third-straight day. The Royals have a pretty advantageous stretch, as they play Baltimore, Texas, and then Colorado on the road. It’s not out of the question to think that the Royals could not just get the bats going during… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals ‘Optimism’; Talking BABIP; and Jorge López’s Resurgence
Much to the surprise of Kansas City sports fans, the Royals have won three in a row, which included them taking the first of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium against a really hot Detroit Tigers team who had previously swept the Royals the last time they visited Kansas City: While the defense, and clutch… Read More Can Bubic and Hernandez help spark the Royals’ rotation (and other young starters too)?
There may be no Royals starting pitcher more fascinating than Brady Singer, currently (as I have written about him being an enigma in the past). In some ways, 2021 has been a regression of sorts. After posting a 4.06 ERA in 12 starts and 64.1 IP during the shortened 2020 campaign, Singer is currently posting… Read More Singer needs a third pitch…so how should the Royals approach that?
This off-season Royals signed former Orioles second-baseman Hanser Alberto on a Minor League deal and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. The deal seemed to be a pretty clear cut one for both Alberto and the Royals. For Alberto, it gave him a shot to make a Major League roster after being… Read More Could Hanser Alberto actually be the Royals’ starting second baseman on Opening Day?
Monday was the first day of full-team workouts at Royals camp in Surprise, and there were tons of tidbits and content on Twitter that were tough to ignore for hardcore Royals fans such as myself. Here’s a clip compilation of some highlights from the first day of workouts: While plenty more clips from Royals camp… Read More So who is Brad Brach? (And why did the Royals sign him over other options?)
After a week where the Royals stayed pat while the rest of the Central made a flurry of moves (which was further amplified by the Twins signing Nelson Cruz on Tuesday evening), the Royals announced this Minor League deal on Sunday evening that wasn’t earth shattering, but still a noteworthy transaction nonetheless: Hanser Alberto didn’t… Read More Alberto, Lopez, and the possible Royals platoon at second?