If you are a Royals fan, and you haven’t subscribed to David Lesky’s “Inside the Crown” substack, that needs to change pronto. Because today, Lesky wrote a great piece about the starting pitching being a real concern of this squad for the upcoming 2023 season, even with the positive moves being implemented by the new… Read More Three Pitchers Royals Fans Should Be Concerned About This Season
If there’s one pitcher on the Royals roster this Spring who has seemingly benefited from the new Royals coaching staff this Spring, it may be Brad Keller, who is entering his last season of team control with the Royals. In three appearances this season, Keller has been stellar, as he has produced a 3.52 ERA… Read More Brad Keller is Making His Case for the Royals This Spring (But Will It Stick?)
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, as of Monday night, still have not hired a pitching coach for the upcoming season, and safe to say Royals fans are getting a bit impatient. And that impatience was particularly amplified after the Chicago White Sox signed Mike Clevinger to a one-year, $12 million deal over the Thanksgiving weekend. Clevinger… Read More Can Jackson Kowar Salvage His Royals Career 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
On Sunday evening, MLB Insider Jeff Passan finally broke the news that the Kansas City Royals had finally found their manager in Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro, who had emerged as the favorite for the job for weeks. Not long after Passan’s announcement (less than 15 minutes to be specific), the Royals made… Read More The Royals Find Their Manager in Quatraro…Now What Else is in Store?
It’s been seven years since the Royals last played in the postseason, which doesn’t feel too long for some Royals fans who lived through the Royals’ initial 29-year playoff drought from 1985 to 2014. Granted, the baseball world isn’t focusing on the Royals’ current postseason drought. The story for baseball fans now is on the… Read More JJ Picollo Can Make A Major Mark on the Royals…But It Could (And Should) Feel Different From Dayton Moore
It’s been a few days since it happened. Still, JJ Picollo and the Kansas City Royals decided to part ways with manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred immediately after the season ended. Kansas City controlled the narrative on this one, as it was the organization, not “sources” or “reports”, who broke the news… Read More The Mike Matheny Era is Over…Will the Royals Give Pedro Grifol His Chance?
The Royals lost 10-3 to the Detroit Tigers, which not only completed the sweep for the Tigers but also put the Royals back in the cellar in the AL Central. It doesn’t help that the Royals have six games against the Cleveland Guardians in Cleveland to close the year, which probably seals Kansas City’s fate… Read More A Last-Place Finish Probably Spells the End for Matheny and this Royals Coaching Staff
Little did I know what kind of season this would be in my first year as a Royals partial season ticket member. I was able to attend 26 games this year, which is a new record for me in a single season, and five more than my allotted 21-ticket package. The Royals, as of Sunday,… Read More The Last Game at the K Perfectly Captured the Royals’ 2022 Season