It’s mid-August which means school is starting back up, and thus, my ability to write has been somewhat stymied as I prepare for the return of students to the school building. So instead of an in-depth post, I am just going to jot down a few notes (i.e. “jottings”) about some brief thoughts regarding the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: The Beat of KC; Hernandez; and Singer’s Return
The Royals bullpen has been an up and down group in 2021. Luckily, Scott Barlow has been solid, as he leads all Royals relievers (with 10 or more IP) in fWAR (1.5), according to Fangraphs. Unfortunately, beyond Barlow, this Royals bullpen has not demonstrated much consistency, much to the dismay of the Royals overall as… Read More Examining Zimmer and Brentz’s recent struggles, and what that means for the Royals long-term
There may be no Royals starting pitcher more fascinating than Brady Singer, currently (as I have written about him being an enigma in the past). In some ways, 2021 has been a regression of sorts. After posting a 4.06 ERA in 12 starts and 64.1 IP during the shortened 2020 campaign, Singer is currently posting… Read More Singer needs a third pitch…so how should the Royals approach that?
It’s been a few weeks since I posted, mostly because I finally finished grad school and earned my Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame. After three summers and two full years, I finally have my degree, and now will be transitioning into administrative leadership at a K-8 feeder school… Read More Salvy, Whit and Finding Hope for the Royals in the 2nd Half
This year, highly touted pitching prospects Kris Bubic and Jackson Kowar have gone through their fair share of ups and downs within the Kansas City organization. Bubic and Kowar had strong months of May, albeit in Kansas City and Omaha, respectively. After making his MLB debut on May 2nd, Bubic performed well in May with… Read More Will these bullpen stints help Bubic, Kowar and the Royals pitching staff?
It was another rough start for Jackson Kowar on Saturday, as his Major League debut has not necessarily gone swimmingly thus far. After dominating Triple-A hitters with the Omaha Storm Chasers (he was posting a 0.85 ERA in six starts and 31.2 IP), Kowar has failed to show much command in his first two starts… Read More With top pitching prospects struggling in KC, Eldred’s tenure with Royals needs to be examined
The Royals are 21-29 after their most recent dominance of the Tigers at Comerica Park on Wednesday evening. The Royals win was mostly thanks to Brady Singer, who is showing the AL Central that he may be a pitcher to be feared in the near future. Despite the positive end to the two-game series and… Read More Will the Royals shake up the coaching staff this off-season?
The Royals may be 18-28 going into Saturday evening’s game and are 11 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central, but there has been a swoon of positive vibes going on at Kauffman Stadium as of late. The Royals have won four straight games, which included three straight wins against a… Read More Examining Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, and the state of the Royals rotation beyond 2020
The Rule 5 Draft is always a bit of a crapshoot when it comes to finding Major League talent. Yes, it is an opportunity for prospects overlooked in a team’s system to get a Major League opportunity on another club. Yes, there are success stories like Johan Santana and Brad Keller for the Royals. But… Read More Does a 29-man roster help Royals Rule 5 pick, Stephen Woods Jr?