We are officially past 2021 and into 2022. There’s snow (and ice) on the ground in Kansas City, which seems about right after a Christmas that felt more similar to the ones I experienced in Sacramento, California growing up. First off, thank you to everyone for following this blog over the past year. This was… Read More Three Wishes for the Kansas City Royals in 2022
One of the more overlooked stories from the 2021 season was the solid last month of play from 24-year-old left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic. While Bubic often goes under-the-radar when compared to other young Royals pitchers in the system (especially fellow 2018 draft picks Brady Singer, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar), he has actually made his… Read More What can the Royals expect from Kris Bubic after his strong finish to 2021?
So as many of you know, I also am an avid fantasy baseball player and have contributed to Pitcher List, which is primarily a fantasy baseball website (I am writing again for Pitcher List, and hope to have an article out this week, which explains the long lull between posts). While I try not to… Read More Ranking the 10 best Royals players for Dynasty Fantasy Baseball
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
In part one of the “Royalty Awards”, I took a look at the Royals’ “Most Important” player, which unsurprisingly went to Salvador Perez (with Nicky Lopez finishing second, and Scott Barlow finishing third). In part two, I take a look at the “Most Unexpected” story from the 2021 season, which includes positive unexpected developments, as… Read More Future Royals Ace…Carlos Hernandez? (“Royalty Awards” Most Unexpected Story)
Right now, Kris Bubic is absolutely dealing at Comerica Park against the Tigers, as he has allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out four in five innings. Honestly, Bubic’s stellar day (thus far) at Comerica has been a much-needed distraction for Kansas City sports fans, as the Chiefs are really blowing it… Read More Ranking the Royals starting pitchers in preparation for 2022
The Royals are on a bit of a hot streak, as they have won six out of their last seven games, which included taking three out of four at Kauffman Stadium from the Houston Astros, and a recent sweep of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Currently, the Royals are 55-68, and even though they… Read More Three signs that show that the Royals’ young starters are figuring it out
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
Much to the surprise of Kansas City sports fans, the Royals have won three in a row, which included them taking the first of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium against a really hot Detroit Tigers team who had previously swept the Royals the last time they visited Kansas City: While the defense, and clutch… Read More Can Bubic and Hernandez help spark the Royals’ rotation (and other young starters too)?
There’s no question that Wade Davis has a special spot in the hearts of Kansas City Royals fans. From 2014-2016, no reliever was more important to the Kansas City Royals bullpen. Over that three-year span, Davis accumulated a 6.5 fWAR, which led all Royals relievers, according to Fangraphs. While Davis will probably miss out on… Read More The benefits and drawbacks to keeping Wade Davis in the Royals bullpen