The MLB non-tender deadline was on Friday night, and as expected, many teams made a flurry of moves, with the biggest one of note being the Dodgers’ non-tendering of outfielder and 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger. The Royals had some difficult decisions to make by the non-tender deadline, with 10 arbitration-eligible players entering this offseason.… Read More Three Thoughts About the Royals’ Moves at the Non-Tender Deadline
The Royals have been in the news a lot this week, for both good and well…not so good reasons. On Tuesday afternoon, owner John Sherman announced the Royals’ intention to move on from Kauffman Stadium at some point in the near future, with the plan to move into a downtown stadium in the process. As… Read More Three Takeaways from the Royals’ Recent Roster Moves (And Predictions for Friday)
It will be a big week not just for Kansas City Royals players, but pretty much every player in Major League Baseball in general. Tuesday is the deadline for MLB teams to add Rule 5-eligible players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the December Rule 5 Draft (which typically takes place during the… Read More Could Brad Keller Be On His Way Out in Kansas City?
After a rough recent road trip, the Kansas City Royals started their final homestand of 2022 with authority, as they swept the Minnesota Twins and pretty much ended their postseason hopes. Granted, the Royals are 61-89 after Thursday’s 4-1 victory. It’s not like a strong finish will make this bitterly tough season any sweeter. However,… Read More Three Royals Position Storylines Worth Following as the 2022 Season Concludes
When looking at the season as a whole, the Royals starting rotation has not been good. When looking at team rankings via Fangraphs, this is how the Royals starting pitchers fare, as of August 13th: 26th in ERA 27th in WHIP 25th in BB/9 27th in K/9 18th in HR/9 On the other hand, this… Read More The Royals Rotation Has Improved…But What Does That Mean for 2023?
After a solid outing from starting pitcher Kris Bubic, and another solid team performance at the plate that resulted in 14 hits, the Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 to clinch the first series win of the second half. The series win over the Rays was also a long-time coming, as Kansas City has… Read More After a Series Win Over the Rays, the Royals Are Back in Fourth in the Central…But Will It Last?
The Royals and the rest of Major League Baseball are pretty much preoccupied with the MLB Draft, with a select few players engulfed in All-Star game festivities at Dodgers Stadium (with the Home Run Derby on Monday evening). On a Kansas City end, we have seen two rounds of Royals draft picks, which have been… Read More Predicting What the Royals Will Do in the Second Half With the ‘Restricted List’ Ten
Wednesday evening to Thursday afternoon was a “dark” 24 hours in the Royals’ 54-year history, to put it bluntly. That says something considering what this fanbase has gone through in the post-MLB Strike era (i.e. since 1995). Whatever you feel about the vaccination debate (even though there shouldn’t be a debate, but that’s just me),… Read More It’s Only One Game, But the “July 14th” Royals Bring Hope to This Fanbase
The month of June will be coming to a close and the Royals are currently sitting with a 22-47 record overall after an 11-15 month of June. While this last month of play was the best month of baseball for the Royals winning percentage-wise (.423), this is a team that is clearly out of the… Read More Four Royals Players Who’ll Be Under the Microscope After the Trade Deadline
It’s been an interesting start to the season for Royals starting pitchers. On one hand, there has been some slight improvement, sans a couple of rough outings (i.e the 17-3 Cleveland loss). According to Fangraphs, the Royals starting staff ranks 20th in ERA, 17th in WHIP, 19th in BB/9 and 17th in H/9. While those… Read More Analyzing the Royals Starters and Their Strikeout Issues