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
The MLB Rule 4 Draft (the official designation for the first-year player draft) is quickly approaching on June 10th, and as expected, many Royals experts and fans are giving their analysis in terms of what Dayton Moore will do with the fourth overall pick. Usually, the draft is lost or overlooked by most sports fans… Read More A brief primer on three candidates for the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2020 draft
While it seems like Major League Baseball is getting ready for a late June to early July start to the season, the future of Minor League Baseball seems hazy at best. Last week, Joe E. Doyle of Lookout Landing, a Seattle Mariners SB Nation blog, wrote that inside sources in Minor League Baseball were pessimistic… Read More With a Minor League season in jeopardy, the “Singer-era” will begin in KC on Opening Day
At this point, there is a real possibility that Major League Baseball will have a shortened season in 2020. It’s sad to think that Royals and baseball fans in general should be preparing for Opening Day in a couple of days (the Royals were scheduled to start the 2020 season in Chicago against the White… Read More Four Royals players who may be affected by a shortened season
Bringing up top prospects on any Major League Baseball team is a delicate dance in prudence. Sure, it is important that young players get the proper coaching and development in the minors, as well as receive an adequate amount of competition and challenges in relation to their age group. While the temptation will be there… Read More Should the Royals go all-in this year with Singer, Lynch, Kowar and Bubic?
While the Royals went 0-2 during the Opening Weekend of Spring Training (with losses to the Rangers and fellow division rival, the Cleveland Indians), there were some bright spots to be had from the Royals’ first two Cactus League games of the Spring. First, Brady Singer, who made his long-anticipated debut, looked stellar in his… Read More Are Royals fans sleeping on Kelvin Gutierrez this Spring?
The Royals ZiPS projections were just recently released, and already discussions are a plenty in the Royals fan community. One of the biggest topics of discussion centers on the Royals starting pitching, as ZiPS is projecting a slight improvement from the Royals rotation in 2020. With the Royals projected to win 63 games by Las… Read More Is Danny Duffy the key to the Royals rotation in 2020?
Let the Bobby Witt, Jr. hype train begin in Kansas City. After selling the farm for a World Series in 2015 and possible playoff runs in 2016 and 2017, the Royals minor league system bounced back in a big way with back to back drafts in 2018 and 2019 that produced some nice high-end, highly-ranked… Read More Witt may be best Royals prospect, but Singer will be most important (20 in 20: No.1-2)
On January 13th, the Kansas City Royals Twitter account released their list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training in Surprise. Here is the tweet below: While the Royals will have a lot of intrigue with their current 40-man roster in terms of who will make the Opening Day 26-man roster, non-roster invitees add a lot… Read More Three Royals non-roster invitees with the most to prove this Spring Training