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
It’s been a busy week for me professionally, which has totally killed my ability to write any posts. Hopefully, after Opening Day, things will calm down a bit, but the life of an educator can be unpredictable until the school year finally ends. It’s been an interesting Spring for the Royals as the Cactus League… Read More Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day 28-Man Roster
The Royals are on fire, as they are currently 3-0-1 so far in Cactus League play after a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Even for Royals standards, who traditionally “overperform” in Arizona, this start to the Spring Training season has definitely generated some good buzz from Royals and baseball fans alike. Let’s just hope… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 22nd: Bobby Witt, Jr. Steals the Day (Again)
One of the things I want to do on this blog is to provide more regular, if not daily content. With grad school all over, and being in education, which clears up Summers, I want to be able to post something daily that Royals fans can look to as a resource. Thus, I am going… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 18th: Young Dudes Lead the Way
Going into this year’s Spring Training, the Royals have plenty of depth in the infield, especially with Bobby Witt, Jr. on the Royals’ Cactus League roster for a second-straight season. After all, Nicky Lopez and Whit Merrifield were sterling last season in the middle infield at shortstop and second base position, respectively. And even though… Read More The Royals Are Putting Their Trust Again in Mondesi…Is It the Right Call?
The MLB lockout is thankfully over, which means not only is baseball back (and player pictures returning on the MLB team pages) but Spring Training is set to begin again as well: It will be a slightly abbreviated Spring camp in Surprise, Arizona for the Royals. However, that doesn’t mean that it will be any… Read More Five Important Developments to Pay Attention to in Royals Spring Training