Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?

Shortly before this evening’s finale against the Angels, the Royals made this announcement on their Twitter: The news was a bit surprising considering that Olivares had a base hit last night in the Royals’ 8-1 loss to the Angels, and hasn’t produced an awful line by any means. In five games and 19 plate appearances,… Read More Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?

After two months, the Royals are where they need to be (as long as they don’t panic)

The Royals begin a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium, and going into Thursday’s game, the Royals are 27-26 after roughly two months of play. Granted, the Royals haven’t been a perfect team by any means. Their run differential is -14, and as Mike Matheny said in a recent press conference, the… Read More After two months, the Royals are where they need to be (as long as they don’t panic)

Is the clock ticking in Kansas City for Hanser Alberto?

Dayton Moore initially signed Hanser Alberto as a minor league free agent this off-season as infield insurance off the bench. Going into Spring Training, it was expected that Nicky Lopez was to be the Royals’ starting second baseman, Whit Merrifield would be in right field, Hunter Dozier would be at third, and Alberto would be… Read More Is the clock ticking in Kansas City for Hanser Alberto?

The Royals were the story of the Cactus League…now can it carry over?

Today marked the official end of the Spring Training campaign, and the Royals ended the season on a high note, as evidenced from the tweet below: Spring Training standings are of course, just that: Spring Training standings. While winning the Cactus League is a nice luxury to get excited about, it’s not necessarily a projection… Read More The Royals were the story of the Cactus League…now can it carry over?

Could Hanser Alberto actually be the Royals’ starting second baseman on Opening Day?

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?

The Royals are being conservative with their young players to start 2021 (and that isn’t bad)

While news leaked about Bobby Witt, Jr. Sunday via Ken Rosenthal, the Royals made the news of Witt’s option official on Monday, as well as the option of other young players who made noise in Cactus League play this Spring. The news is disappointing, but not necessarily unexpected. The Royals prior to that announcement had… Read More The Royals are being conservative with their young players to start 2021 (and that isn’t bad)

Three Takeaways from Salvy’s Contract Extension with the Royals

NCAA Tournament weekend often produces a lot of stories, especially when the KC Metro area has multiple colleges involved (this year it is Kansas and Mizzou, though Mizzou bowed out in the first round against Oklahoma). However, the Royals made plenty of headlines themselves, especially on Sunday, as news broke on two huge stories in… Read More Three Takeaways from Salvy’s Contract Extension with the Royals