After trading Emmanuel Rivera for Arizona reliever Luke Weaver on Monday, the Royals front office was relatively quiet on Tuesday’s Deadline day until swinging a last-minute pair of trades right before the 5 p.m. cutoff. The bigger of the two Royals trades centered on two-time All Star Whit Merrifield, who was traded to the most… Read More Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline
Monday was a big day in Kansas City for Royals fans, as the Royals announced two moves that made waves on social media (especially Twitter). The first was the Royals announcing that Carlos Santana had been traded to the Seattle Mariners for two pitching prospects. Mills, a sidearmer in the mold of Jose Cuas, is… Read More The Royals’ Youth Movement is (Nearly) Here; It Could Get Ugly Before It Gets Better
The Royals failed to sweep the Athletics in Oakland, as they lost 4-0 in the series finale on Father’s Day. The loss brought the Royals’ record to 23-42 for the year, with a tough upcoming road series against the Angels coming up in Anaheim. For the most part, Royals president Dayton Moore and general manager… Read More Will the Royals See Some Major Roster Shakeups This Week?
The Royals’ 8-4 win over the Blue Jays isn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. After all, the Royals are 18-37 after Wednesday’s game, and they are still 13 games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins. They have a 0.1 percent of making the postseason, even after today’s victory, and they… Read More Three Takeaways from the Royals’ Victory Over the Blue Jays
The Royals kick off a 10-game homestand, their first homestand for the month of June. With a 16-33 record, and morale especially low among Royals fans (especially on Twitter), the Royals did announce a special “Fountain Pass” deal where fans could buy standing room tickets for every Royals home game this month for one low… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals Add a Reliever; Parrish Promoted to Omaha; Pasquantino Named IL Player of the Month
The Royals are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball at 16-31, as of Monday, May 31st. You read that correctly. And it’s not just the record that’s bad. The Royals’ run differential is actually the worst in baseball, as The Athletic’s Alec Lewis alluded on Twitter on Tuesday morning: After… Read More After Two Rough Months, What Should Be the Hopes for the Royals From Here On Out?
On Monday morning, KC Star Royals beat writer Lynn Worthy published this story about a conversation he had with Royals general manager JJ Picollo about the status of first base prospects Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Pratto, who are the 4th and 2nd-best prospects in the Royals system, according to MLB Pipeline. The story has generated… Read More The Royals Harp Patience With Pasquantino and Pratto…But Why?
When the Royals made Bobby Witt, Jr. the Opening Day third baseman, it signified that the Royals were not only intent on winning, but playing their young players as soon as they were deemed ready, regardless of service time. Dayton Moore, JJ Picollo, and the Royals front office could have easily manipulated Witt’s service time… Read More Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement
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
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