Three Reasons That Could Explain Isbel’s Lack of Playing Time With the Royals

There are a lot of things that can polarize the Kansas City Royals fanbase, especially on Twitter. And it seems like a story that has been captivating this Royals fanbase early this season has been the lack of playing time for outfielder Kyle Isbel this season. When the Royals announced their starting lineup for Saturday’s… Read More Three Reasons That Could Explain Isbel’s Lack of Playing Time With the Royals

“Reporter Jottings”: Royals ‘Optimism’; Talking BABIP; and Jorge López’s Resurgence

I am just posting a quick “jottings” piece today, especially with no Royals game for a third-straight day. The Royals have a pretty advantageous stretch, as they play Baltimore, Texas, and then Colorado on the road. It’s not out of the question to think that the Royals could not just get the bats going during… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals ‘Optimism’; Talking BABIP; and Jorge López’s Resurgence

Three Reasons Why Royals Fans Should (Still) Be Optimistic After a Rough Start

The Royals lost a brutal 1-0 game to cross-state rival St. Louis in a makeup game at Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon. As of May 2nd, the Royals are 7-14, which ties them for last in the AL Central with the Detroit Tigers, who also share a similar record. It’s been easy to be “doom… Read More Three Reasons Why Royals Fans Should (Still) Be Optimistic After a Rough Start

Taking a Deep Look At Three Royals Hitters Off to Slow Starts

The Royals have lost three straight games as they begin this weekend’s homestand against the Detroit Tigers. Granted, the offense did show signs of life on Tuesday against St. Louis. Not only did Michael A. Taylor hit a home run, but reigning AL Silver Slugger Salvador Perez hit two home runs at Busch Stadium, which… Read More Taking a Deep Look At Three Royals Hitters Off to Slow Starts

If the Shift is Banned in 2022, Which Royals Hitters Benefit the Most?

Negotiations continue to be at a standstill between MLB owners and the MLBPA after they met again on Sunday afternoon. According to the Athletic’s Evan Drellich, MLB owners were quick to point the finger on the players for an unproductive day of negotiations: However, after more reports came out later in the day, it seems… Read More If the Shift is Banned in 2022, Which Royals Hitters Benefit the Most?

Three Good (And Two Concerning) Surprises from the 2022 Royals PECOTA Projections (Part 1: Hitters)

On Tuesday, Baseball Prospectus released their annual PECOTA Projections (which comes in a downloadable file for subscribers). Last season, I did write about some initial thoughts about the PECOTA projections for Royals players. This time around though, I wanted to have two separate posts, with one focusing on projections in relation to Royals hitters, and… Read More Three Good (And Two Concerning) Surprises from the 2022 Royals PECOTA Projections (Part 1: Hitters)

Three Questions Mike Matheny Needs to Answer for the Royals in 2022

It’s been a rough offseason for Royals (and baseball) fans with this lockout. Typically around this time in February, I am pretty enthused about producing content in preparation for Cactus League play and Royals pitchers and catchers reporting to Surprise (the Royals’ Spring headquarters). And yet, here I am, struggling to post with any kind… Read More Three Questions Mike Matheny Needs to Answer for the Royals in 2022