There was some hope going into this weekend’s series against the Brewers that the Royals could finish the year around .500. At 21-29 going into Friday’s game, if the Royals went 9-1 over their last 10 games, they would finish the year 30-30. While that seemed like a tall feat, the Brewers, Cardinals, and Tigers… Read More ‘Another Missed Chance’: Three takeaways from the Brewers-Royals series
There’s no question that Jakob Junis has been one of the unluckiest Royals this season. Before the season even started, Junis tested positive for COVID, and his recovery caused him to start the season on the injured list. On August 15th, he was scratched from a start against the Twins due to back spasms and… Read More Looking at Jakob Junis and how he fits in with the Royals next year
After back-to-back devastating losses against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, and then in Game 1 against the White Sox on Friday night, the Royals finally showed some moxie in the late innings, as they beat the White Sox 9-6 on Saturday thanks to a five-run seventh-inning. While the win was a much-needed boost after… Read More So what does the Rosenthal trade mean for the Royals and the rest of this season?
While the Kansas City Royals have been an slightly pleasant surprise at 8-11 going into this weekend’s series in Minnesota against the Twins, one player that has been a disappointment so far in 2020 has been reliever Ian Kennedy. Signed in 2016 to a five-year $70 million contract (which cost the Royals a first-round pick… Read More What should the Royals do with Ian Kennedy for the remainder of 2020?
One of the more interesting reliever stories going into 2020 was Josh Staumont, a former second-round pick of the Royals in the 2015 MLB Draft who is known for his top-notch stuff, but has been plagued by wild control and command as a professional. The Royals’ top prospect according to Baseball America going into the… Read More Looking at Josh Staumont’s 2020 start…and what it could mean for the Royals in 2021
The Royals lost 4-3 in game two of their four game series against the Tigers on Tuesday, and it was a difficult one to stomach. Whit Merrifield continued to show why he is the Royals’ most valuable player, as he went yard for a three-run home run in the third inning that made Royals fans… Read More Should the Royals employ an ‘Opener’ full time? (And is Zimmer the guy to do it?)
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
So it’s here…finally…the Kansas City Royals will be playing actual Major League Baseball! It feels like it has been forever since COVID shut down play back in March, but it’s exciting to see the Boys in Blue back on the field, even if they will be starting the season at Progressive Field in Cleveland rather… Read More Five questions to ask on Royals Opening Day
For Royals fans, the memories of HDH (Kelvin Herrera-Wade Davis-Greg Holland) still resonate nearly a half-decade later. The trio’s string of dominance in 2014 and 2015 helped the Royals bullpen be one of the best in baseball, as they ranked first in reliever WAR from 2014-2015, according to Fangraphs. And thus, it’s not a surprise… Read More Can TMZ (Tillo-Morel-Zuber) be the next HDH in Kansas City?
Sorry for the long hiatus in writing all. I just completed a move this weekend as I moved from Strawberry Hill in KCK to the Northland (i.e. Clay County Kansas City). The move was bittersweet, as I loved the area and the community of KCK and Wyandotte County (I currently teach at a Catholic school… Read More A candid case for Jesse Hahn in the Royals bullpen