Just wanted to write quick “Jottings” post tonight, with a focus on the Royals’ pitching, which has been a sore spot as of late. On Tuesday though, the Royals got promising pitching performances in Omaha and Kansas City from Daniel Lynch and Mike Mayers, respectively. Furthermore, in the wake of the Hunter Dozier DFA, the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Lynch and Mayers’ Impressive Starts; Wittgren Added to Royals’ 40-Man
The Royals avoided the sweep against the Oakland Athletics with a 5-1 win on Sunday and improved their record to 9-26 for the year, which keeps them one game ahead of the Athletics for the worst record in baseball. Nonetheless, it was a disappointing series for a struggling Royals team looking for series victories. Furthermore,… Read More Can the Royals Fix Brady Singer’s Issues? (And How Should It Happen?)
The Royals lost another brutal one on Sunday to the Twins, as Brady Singer spotted Minnesota an eight-run lead en route to an 8-4 loss in the series finale at Target Field. Kansas City’s loss to the Twins today brought their record to 7-22 for the month of April. As of Sunday, the Royals sit… Read More Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Rough April Record
Many who follow this blog know, I am an optimistic Royals fan. Perhaps more on the “too-optimistic” end if anything. Last year, I thought the Royals could’ve been a 77-80 win team with the proper breaks. Unfortunately, ended up winning only 65 games, and Dayton Moore and Mike Matheny were shown their way out in… Read More How Bad Can It Get for the Royals (And Royals Fans) in 2023?
The Royals finally won their first game of the year on Monday night, which also proved to be my first win of the season in person, as I was in attendance for the Royals’ 9-5 onslaught of the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. The Royals’ offense has been a mixed bag thus far through four games… Read More What Can Royals Fans Take Away from Brad Keller and Brady Singer’s First Starts of 2023?
In this quick edition of the Jottings, I share a slew of season preview questions I answered for Cards Conclave, a St. Louis Cardinals-centered blog, and look at Bobby Witt, Jr, and Brady Singer and their participation with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, which wraps up with the championship this evening. Let’s get… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals “Playing Pepper” on Cards Conclave; Was World Baseball Classic Worth It for Witt and Singer?
If there’s one pitcher on the Royals roster this Spring who has seemingly benefited from the new Royals coaching staff this Spring, it may be Brad Keller, who is entering his last season of team control with the Royals. In three appearances this season, Keller has been stellar, as he has produced a 3.52 ERA… Read More Brad Keller is Making His Case for the Royals This Spring (But Will It Stick?)
Going into Spring Training, Brady Singer was the only Royals player that had failed to come to an agreement with the organization prior to their arbitration hearing. On Wednesday, news broke that the Royals had won their arbitration case over their former 2018 first-round pick who made 24 starts (27 appearances total) and pitched 153.1… Read More Diving Into Brady Singer’s Complicated Arbitration Case With the Royals
The Kansas City Royals seem set roster-wise for Spring Training, and a key for the Royals in 2023 will be how their pitching develops under new manager Matt Quatraro, pitching coach Brian Sweeney, and the Royals coaching staff. It’s been a frequent point of discussion this week, as MLB.com Royals beat writer Anne Rogers made… Read More How Does Jon Heasley Fit Into this Royals’ Pitching Equation?
The NFL Playoff season is in full swing, which means baseball season is quickly approaching. For baseball fans like myself who love Major League baseball first and foremost (and really don’t care much at all for the NFL or football in general), it cannot start soon enough, especially Kansas City Royals baseball. I do not… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Singer and Royals Exchange Figures; More Greinke Rumors; Gary Sanchez Coming to KC?