The Royals finally lost their first Cactus League game, as the Brewers lineup got to the Royals’ bullpen in Milwaukee’s 10-4 victory in Surprise. While Zack Greinke did throw two scoreless innings in his first outing of the 2023 Cactus League campaign, the Royals relievers gave up a total of 10 runs on 11 hits… Read More Could Brooks Kriske and His Splitter Find a Place in the Royals Bullpen?
Just when we thought that it would be a “tame” winter for the Kansas City Royals in their first Dayton Moore-less offseason, JJ Picollo and the Royals go out and make this move: According to Feinsand, Chapman has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million (though he could earn more if he reaches certain… Read More Three Crucial Questions Regarding the Royals’ Signing of Aroldis Chapman
On Friday, the Royals formally unveiled their new coaching staff, with most of the moves already being announced earlier in the offseason both before and after manager Matt Quatraro’s hire. While the Royals have been more prudent on a player personnel end this winter, it’s been quite the opposite on a coaching end. The Royals… Read More Can Jose Cuas or Collin Snider Provide Value to the Royals Bullpen Under the New Coaching Staff?
There were a few Royals-related news bits that broke out yesterday, so I figured it would be an excellent time to release another edition of the “Reporter Jottings.” As you may have noticed, I have been getting in many posts over the past few days. Due to COVID, I was not originally able to travel… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals Name Bullpen Coach; Add Another Minor League Arm; and Moose and Hosmer on the Market
Last season, the Royals ranked 27th in bullpen ERA, 28th in H/9 (hits allowed per nine innings), and 30th in WHIP and BB/9 (walks per nine innings). It was a frustrating development to see for Royals fans, especially since the bullpen was so key to Kansas City’s success from 2013 through 2017. (Who could forget… Read More Will Max Castillo and Carlos Hernandez Make Adjustments to Contribute to the Royals Bullpen in 2023?
The Kansas City Royals bullpen was not very good in 2022, and that was evidenced by the squad ranking 27th in ERA, 30th in WHIP, 30th in BB/9, and 28th in H/9, according to Fangraphs. The Royals will have a new pitching coach next season so there is hope that the bullpen could improve under… Read More The Three Most Intriguing Pitches from Royals Relievers Last Season
Often, it is easy to dismiss prospects who are the kids of MLB managers or general managers. They often are late-round picks, usually chosen because they are familiar and will add to the depth of some lower-level Minor League team for a couple of years before eventually following some other career path in baseball. And… Read More Jonah Dipoto Is More Than Just a ‘Familiar Name’ (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
According to Roster Resource’s payroll data, the Royals are projected to have an estimated payroll of $79 million, which would be down from the $88 million payroll they finished at the conclusion of the 2022 season. By no means do I think that the Royals will hover around that $79 million mark by Opening Day… Read More Three Royals Arbitration Cases Worth Paying Attention to This Offseason
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
The Royals avoided the sweep on Sunday with a 15-7 blowout win over the San Diego Padres to bring their record to 52-77 for the year. The trouncing of former Royals draft pick Sean Manaea and the Padres bullpen (including former Brewers closer Josh Hader) is a cruel reminder of how this 2022 season has… Read More Four Royals on the 40-man Worth Paying Attention to This September