The Royals appear at the outset of the off-season to be more on the “buyer” end than “seller” end, much to the delight of Kansas City baseball fans. The two areas in most need of an upgrade appear to be the outfield (especially in the wake of Alex Gordon’s retirement) and the starting rotation. The… Read More How Matt Shoemaker could affect the Royals rotation in 2021
I already took a look at the Offensive MVP “Royalty” award, which went to Salvy pretty easily. Now, I am shifting my attention toward the “Best Starting Pitcher” award, which was pretty easy to identify, but a little bit closer than the Offensive MVP award in my opinion. Before I get into the individual runners-up… Read More The 2020 “Royalty” Awards: Who was the Royals’ best starting pitcher?
I’ll be honest, when the pandemic shut things down in March, I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a baseball season. At the time, especially during April and May, there seemed to be so much uncertainty about the game, not to mention life in general. There were talks about MLB adopting an Arizona/Florida… Read More An ode to the Royals of 2020
The Royals may be 18-28 going into Saturday evening’s game and are 11 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central, but there has been a swoon of positive vibes going on at Kauffman Stadium as of late. The Royals have won four straight games, which included three straight wins against a… Read More Examining Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, and the state of the Royals rotation beyond 2020
There was a certain amount of intrigue generated in Kansas City when the Royals signed Matt Harvey this season. After all, nobody is more symbolic from the Mets in the 2015 World Series than the “Dark Knight”, who famously asked to stay in the game in the ninth, only to give up a run, which… Read More Is the Matt Harvey experiment in Kansas City already over?
There’s no question that so much of the excitement regarding this Royals squad focuses on the Royals’ young arms of the future. Specifically, those arms include Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, Daniel Lynch, Jackson Kowar, and Asa Lacy, the latter the most recent Royals first round pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. Luckily for Royals fans,… Read More Amidst all the prospect hype, Brad Keller has stayed at the top of the Royals rotation
With the first game of the Reds-Royals series postponed on Tuesday due to COVID concerns, the Royals made the announcement that they would be calling up pitcher Matt Harvey to start the second game of their slated doubleheader on Wednesday. I have talked about Harvey before on this blog, but this call up certainly comes… Read More Why the Royals called up Matt Harvey and not Daniel Lynch or Jackson Kowar
To say that the 2020 season has been rough thus far for Royals fans may be putting it lightly. In addition to all the challenges to the MLB season due to the Coronavirus, which included a delayed and shortened season, as well as no fans being able to attend Kauffman Stadium (or any other MLB… Read More Singer and Bubic are succeeding, but the Royals should still not call up Bobby Witt, Jr. this season
It’s hard to be optimistic about the 2020 outlook after the Royals lost their opening series to the Cleveland Indians two games to one. Yes, the Indians were the better and more favored team in the pre-season, so the idea that the Royals would win this series, on the road nonetheless, seemed like quite a… Read More Matheny has decisions to make on Royals bullpen after Indians series
The Royals had another intrasquad scrimmage this evening, a scheduled five inning contest which manager Mike Matheny dubbed as the “veterans” vs. “the pups.” (It ended up being six due to it being a tie game). Much to the satisfaction of baseball-starved Royals fans, the Royals not only streamed the contest live on Twitter, but… Read More Daniel Lynch is making his case to be in the Royals rotation’s plans soon