The Three Most Intriguing Pitches from Royals Relievers Last Season

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

Jonah Dipoto Is More Than Just a ‘Familiar Name’ (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

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”)

Three Royals Arbitration Cases Worth Paying Attention to This Offseason

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

Three Royals Position Storylines Worth Following as the 2022 Season Concludes

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

Should the Royals Transition Carlos Hernández Permanently to the Bullpen?

The Royals lost another tough one today to the Tampa Bay Rays, as they only recorded four hits in a 5-2 loss on Saturday afternoon. Kris Bubic struggled on the mound against the Rays, as he only went 3.2 IP and allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks. To make matters worse, Bubic… Read More Should the Royals Transition Carlos Hernández Permanently to the Bullpen?

Amir Garrett is Settling Into His Role with the Royals (And That’s a Good Thing)

When the Royals acquired Amir Garrett from the Reds this offseason, it seemed more about what the Royals gave up (Mike Minor) rather than what the Royals received in return. It’s not that Garrett wasn’t going to be a key part of the Royals bullpen in 2022. Rather, it was just that the trade of… Read More Amir Garrett is Settling Into His Role with the Royals (And That’s a Good Thing)

Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Trade of Emmanuel Rivera for Luke Weaver

The Royals haven’t made any major moves so far with less than 24 hours to go before the August 2nd Trade Deadline. However, this afternoon, the Royals made a “minor” move by trading away third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Luke Weaver. At first glance, it seems like an odd move,… Read More Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Trade of Emmanuel Rivera for Luke Weaver

Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen

To put it bluntly, the Royals bullpen has been disappointing in 2022. After ranking 13th in reliever fWAR and 19th in ERA a season ago, according to Fangraphs, the Kansas City bullpen has seen its rankings this season drop to 26th and 27th in those categories, respectively. While the Royals starting pitching staff and hitting… Read More Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen