According to Fangraphs’ Roster Resource Depth Chart, the Royals roster is currently at 40 after the signing of Taylor Clarke. Even though the Royals did non-tender Richard Lovelady, they did bring him back via a Minor League contract. Furthermore, though no official deals were finalized before the December 1st lockout, they did tender contracts to… Read More Three Lingering Royals Roster Questions During the Lockout
On Friday, the Royals made a slew of prospect additions to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft in December. Most of the moves were predictable (Nick Pratto, MJ Melendez, and Jonathan Bowlan), but there were some surprise additions that many Royals fans didn’t quite see coming (pitchers Collin… Read More Three Royals players who could be next in line to be moved off the 40-man roster
Without a doubt, Salvador Perez has been the offensive MVP of this Royals team thus far. Yes, Nicky Lopez is hitting for a higher average. Yes, Carlos Santana draws more walks. But at the end of the day, in terms of impact, no Royals hitter has done more for the lineup and keeping the Royals… Read More Can Salvador Perez be the Royals’ DH in the long-term?
During yesterday’s series finale against the Twins, which ended in a 6-3 win for the Royals, Brandon H. of Twitter posted this thread about Brad Keller and Salvy, which I found pretty intriguing: When I initially did some digging, I thought that this conundrum was simply a Keller-Salvy dea. I figured that Keller would benefit… Read More Is Salvy’s framing a problem for the Royals (again)?
NCAA Tournament weekend often produces a lot of stories, especially when the KC Metro area has multiple colleges involved (this year it is Kansas and Mizzou, though Mizzou bowed out in the first round against Oklahoma). However, the Royals made plenty of headlines themselves, especially on Sunday, as news broke on two huge stories in… Read More Three Takeaways from Salvy’s Contract Extension with the Royals
So Spring Training has begun, and even though it is just pitchers and catchers having begun workouts thus far (all players are to report to Surprise on the 22nd), there is anticipation in the air for the upcoming Royals baseball season. Maybe it is the promise of a full 162-game season after a 60-game COVID-shortened… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Catchers
There’s no question that baseball teams and general managers have to make tough decisions when it comes to building a roster. Already, Dayton Moore has had to make some challenging decisions in regard to clearing space on the 40-man roster for some potential moves this Winter. Those moves have mostly focused on the pitching side,… Read More Gutierrez and Viloria may be on their way out of Kansas City by 2021
It was bad enough when the Royals announced that Salvador Perez tested positive for COVID and would be out for an undisclosed period of time at the beginning of Summer Camp at Kauffman Stadium. However, since Salvy’s positive test, a series of unfortunate events have continued to plague the Royals catcher position during this Summer… Read More What can the Royals expect from Nick Dini during this recent catching crisis?
Fourth of July. Fireworks. Outdoor grilling. Pool adventures. Family. Not really the biggest Fourth of July celebrant growing up (I usually had to work setting up fireworks stands or working the warehouse during the holiday as a summer job back in college when I came home to Sacramento), I have found that the Midwest, Kansas… Read More Salvy’s positive test should temper Royals’ fans expectations for this season
One thing that Kansas City Royals fans will look forward to in 2020 is the return of catcher Salvador Perez, who missed all of 2019 due to Tommy John surgery. A six-time All-Star, five-time Gold-Glove winner, and two-time Silver Slugger, Perez was sorely missed in 2019, as the Royals rotated through four catchers (Martin Maldonado,… Read More Who should be the Royals’ backup catcher in 2020?