Who would ‘win’ and ‘lose’ if the Royals play in Arizona in 2020?

As expected, the start of the Major League Baseball season continues to be a shroud that no media member, player, or fan can predict as of this moment. There is some word that MLB is considering re-aligning leagues so that the regular season would be played according to Spring Training leagues, with Grapefruit League (Florida)… Read More Who would ‘win’ and ‘lose’ if the Royals play in Arizona in 2020?

Three Royals position prospects who improved their stock this Spring

With the start of the Major League season still in question, I wanted to continue looking at Spring Training and which Royals players did well, and which ones well…did not. I have already look at pitchers (both ones who had good and bad springs) and position players (focused on the good). However, I wanted to… Read More Three Royals position prospects who improved their stock this Spring

Rosario and Sparkman proving that they deserve spots in the Royals bullpen

At the start of Spring Training, the jury was still out in terms of whether Randy Rosario and/or Glenn Sparkman would make the Royals 26-man roster by Opening Day. While Rosario looked good in limited work with the Royals after being released by the Chicago Cubs in September it seemed like the new “Three Batter… Read More Rosario and Sparkman proving that they deserve spots in the Royals bullpen

Should the Royals keep McBroom or Reynolds for the 26th roster spot?

And two of the more interesting options may be first baseman/outfielder Ryan McBroom, who was acquired from the Yankees last Spring and still has one more Minor League option available, and Matt Reynolds, a non-roster infielder invite to Spring Training who was signed to a Minor League deal this off-season. While neither player is a… Read More Should the Royals keep McBroom or Reynolds for the 26th roster spot?

Are Royals fans sleeping on Kelvin Gutierrez this Spring?

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?

Three Royals pitchers who need to improve this Spring to stay on the 40-man

It is easy for Royals fans (or fans of any baseball team) to overreact after one Spring Training game. However, this is a Royals blog, so to be honest, overreacting is part of the gig. So after one game, let’s take a look at three pitchers, currently on the 40-man roster, who will need to… Read More Three Royals pitchers who need to improve this Spring to stay on the 40-man

Royals Recap: Zimmer gets option; Melendez and McBroom turning heads; Matheny making his mark

While Spring Training is in its early stages, there already has been some noteworthy things going on in camp in Surprise, Arizona. With the season about to start, one of the things I want to do is do more “Royals Recaps”, which either reviews games or weekly events to kind of summarize some thoughts about… Read More Royals Recap: Zimmer gets option; Melendez and McBroom turning heads; Matheny making his mark

Four ‘out-of-options’ Royals pitchers to watch in Spring Training

On February 11th, Royals pitchers and catchers finally reported to Surprise, Arizona for Spring Training. Keeping with the spirit of focusing on pitchers, I thought it would be interesting to focus on four Royals pitchers who are out of “minor league” options that would be worth watching in Spring Training this year. A player on… Read More Four ‘out-of-options’ Royals pitchers to watch in Spring Training