The MLB lockout is thankfully over, which means not only is baseball back (and player pictures returning on the MLB team pages) but Spring Training is set to begin again as well: It will be a slightly abbreviated Spring camp in Surprise, Arizona for the Royals. However, that doesn’t mean that it will be any… Read More Five Important Developments to Pay Attention to in Royals Spring Training
After failed negotiations last weekend, Major League Baseball has announced not only the delay of the MLB regular season but also the cancellation of another week of Spring Training games in both Arizona and Florida: At some point, the Royals and other clubs will report to their Spring Training camps when the lockout ends and… Read More Five Royals on the 40-Man Roster Hurt by the Delay to the Season
The lockout is still in full effect, and if the MLB Player’s Association’s latest tweet is any indication, it appears that some serious headway has to take place over the next week to ensure that the MLB regular season starts on time: As an optimistic baseball fan, I am trying to minimize my worry about… Read More One “Impact” Prospect to Watch from Each AL Central Club in 2022
Just wanted to get a quick post in on a Friday evening, especially since it’s been a while since I’ve done an edition of the “Jottings”. So, here’s a few Royals-related news bit from the past couple of days, and some of my thoughts in regard to those “Jottings”. Salvy Part of the 2022 Fantasy… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Fantasy Catcher “Busts”; Last RFR Podcast on Royals Review; Spring Training Delayed
Unfortunately for baseball fans everywhere, it appears likely that Spring Training will be delayed, with the number of games anyone’s guess after negotiation talks between MLB owners and the MLBPA stalling again on Friday: (Side Note: Go get ’em Whit) It is easy to get pessimistic about the state of Major League Baseball right now,… Read More Four Royals Players Who Need to Perform This Spring to Stay On the Roster
I plan on getting to the Tier Seven prospect rankings either Thursday or Friday, as I am a bit beat after a long week (even though it’s Wednesday) to really dive into a really interesting group of prospects in the “Royals Top 50” Prospect Rankings list (Tier Seven mostly consists of international prospects). Instead, I… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals add another reliever; International Signings Announcement; Hall of Fame Thoughts
On Wednesday, the Kansas City Royals announced on social media those who elected free agency, and it was not a surprising list of players: While Davis, Holland, and Santana brought back some nice Royals nostalgia in 2021, and Hahn was solid during the shortened 2020 season, it was expected that none of those relievers would… Read More Three Royals relievers who could play a bigger role in 2022
Today marked the official end of the Spring Training campaign, and the Royals ended the season on a high note, as evidenced from the tweet below: Spring Training standings are of course, just that: Spring Training standings. While winning the Cactus League is a nice luxury to get excited about, it’s not necessarily a projection… Read More The Royals were the story of the Cactus League…now can it carry over?
It is officially a week until Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium (and I have tickets, which will be my first Opening Day game ever), and of course, the popular story among Royals fans is this: what will the 26-man roster look like on April 1st against the Rangers? With the Royals 40-man roster currently at… Read More Have Ervin Santana and Jake Brentz earned spots in the Royals bullpen?
This off-season Royals signed former Orioles second-baseman Hanser Alberto on a Minor League deal and invited him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. The deal seemed to be a pretty clear cut one for both Alberto and the Royals. For Alberto, it gave him a shot to make a Major League roster after being… Read More Could Hanser Alberto actually be the Royals’ starting second baseman on Opening Day?