The Royals came back on Sunday to win the series finale on the South Side 4-3 against the White Sox, highlighted by Carlos Santana hitting a game-tying home run off White Sox closer Liam Hendriks in the bottom of the ninth, which ended up extending the contest into extra innings. In addition to Santana’s hitting… Read More Should Royals fans be concerned about Andrew Benintendi?
The past couple of years have not been kind for the Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox. A couple of years ago, a feud between the Royals and White Sox started to brew, mostly stemming from a spat between Brad Keller and White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. Granted, the Royals ended up having… Read More Will the Royals solve their problems against the White Sox in 2021?
I was going to post the last of my “Cactus Royals” posts today, but some surprising Royals-based news came up yesterday, and it would be hard not to talk about it, especially since it seems to be a polarizing one: According to Jon Heyman, the Dyson deal looks to be a one-year, $1.5 million one,… Read More Dyson is great for nostalgia, but may be a weird fit for the 2021 Royals
Pitchers and catchers are expected to report to Spring Training sites in Arizona and Florida on February 17th, which means that the start of the MLB season will begin in less than 10 days. And thus, while there is still some time for clubs to make some deals before Spring Training and eventually, Opening Day,… Read More Grading the off-season activity of each AL Central team
There is no doubt that the Royals have been active in terms of upgrading their Major League pitching depth this off-season in preparation for 2021. The Royals did see rookies Brady Singer and Kris Bubic make solid debuts in 2020, and have a system chock full of highly rated pitching prospects (with Daniel Lynch, Jackson… Read More Ervin Santana signing with Royals was unexpected, but could be a surprising boost
In about a week, 2020 will finally come to a close, much to everyone’s relief. For MLB fans, it has been a “frigid” Hot Stove season, as virtual MLB Winter Meetings, owners financial concerns, and the hazy state of when Spring Training will actually begin have kept the transactions to a minimum this off-season. Cespedes… Read More One roster question for each AL Central team as 2020 nears its end
Honestly, among most Royals fans, year one of the Mike Matheny era was a relative success. Even though former Royals manager Ned Yost helped bring two pennants and a World Series title back to Kansas City, it was obvious that the club was in need of a change. His old-school approach, especially in regard to… Read More Year two will provide different challenges for Matheny as Royals manager
It’s been a fun, hot stove season for Kansas City Royals fans, which hasn’t necessarily been said about the team in a while. Of the current AL Central clubs, only the Chicago White Sox have been as aggressive, as they acquired Lance Lynn in a trade with the Texas Rangers (though I think they may… Read More Three free agent outfielders whom the Royals should avoid this off-season
The MLB non-tender deadline has passed, which should make the upcoming MLB Winter Meetings all that more interesting, especially with so many quality free agents available. Due to financial losses from COVID, it was evident that MLB clubs were more frugal than in seasons past, and were less willing to give expensive contracts to arbitration-eligible… Read More Taking a look at each AL Central club’s most intriguing non-tender/free agent
Last off-season, Dayton Moore struck gold by acquiring Trevor Rosenthal and Greg Holland to boost the bullpen in 2020. Even though both Rosenthal and Holland were coming off rough seasons in 2019, Moore was able to sign the former Cardinals and Royals closers to Minor League deals. Much to the benefits of the Royals organization,… Read More Could a Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera “Royals” return be looming?