Monday was a big day in Kansas City for Royals fans, as the Royals announced two moves that made waves on social media (especially Twitter). The first was the Royals announcing that Carlos Santana had been traded to the Seattle Mariners for two pitching prospects. Mills, a sidearmer in the mold of Jose Cuas, is… Read More The Royals’ Youth Movement is (Nearly) Here; It Could Get Ugly Before It Gets Better
It hasn’t been an easy season for Royals fans, especially with the club’s record currently 25-43. And yet, while the playoffs will be on the back burner for at least another season, Royals fans do have a core of young hitters in the middle of the lineup that they can look forward to for years… Read More How Worried Should Royals Fans Be About MJ Melendez’s Defense?
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
When the Royals signed Salvy to an extension prior to the 2021 season, some serious questions were tied to the move. Would Salvy stay healthy over the course of the deal, especially after missing all of 2019 and significant time in 2020? Would he age gracefully at a position where players deteriorate quickly, due to… Read More Salvy’s Struggles Put the Royals in a Tough Spot
The Royals are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball at 16-31, as of Monday, May 31st. You read that correctly. And it’s not just the record that’s bad. The Royals’ run differential is actually the worst in baseball, as The Athletic’s Alec Lewis alluded on Twitter on Tuesday morning: After… Read More After Two Rough Months, What Should Be the Hopes for the Royals From Here On Out?
When the Royals made Bobby Witt, Jr. the Opening Day third baseman, it signified that the Royals were not only intent on winning, but playing their young players as soon as they were deemed ready, regardless of service time. Dayton Moore, JJ Picollo, and the Royals front office could have easily manipulated Witt’s service time… Read More Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement
In my first post of a short series about “Royals Roster Move Suggestions”, I basically advocated for Kris Bubic to be demoted to Triple-A and for Jon Heasley to replace him in the Royals rotation. Well, on Thursday, the suggested transaction actually happened, as Heasley made his 2022 Royals debut against the Texas Rangers at… Read More Should the Royals Think About Changing Nicky Lopez’s Role in the Infield?
The Royals have lost three straight games as they begin this weekend’s homestand against the Detroit Tigers. Granted, the offense did show signs of life on Tuesday against St. Louis. Not only did Michael A. Taylor hit a home run, but reigning AL Silver Slugger Salvador Perez hit two home runs at Busch Stadium, which… Read More Taking a Deep Look At Three Royals Hitters Off to Slow Starts
To me, nothing in sports quite beats MLB Opening Day. Sure, there are Opening Nights in the NBA and NHL and Opening Weekends in the NFL and College Football. However, at the end of the day, Opening Day in baseball is an event like no other in sports, and I am lucky that I am… Read More Five Takeaways from the Royals’ Opening Day Win Over the Guardians
As promised in the last edition of the “Reporter Jottings”, I wanted to take a stab at “predicting” the AL Central division for the upcoming season. While I am not an “expert” by any means, I feel like I have a pretty good feel on the Central division, and am pretty comfortable in terms of… Read More Predicting the AL Central Standings for the 2022 Season