When I initially examined possible free agent outfielders/left-handed batters in a recent post, I left out Yasiel Puig as a serious option for the Royals. While his name was floated out as a possibility by the Athletic’s Jim Bowden, I figured Puig’s projected high price tag (Roster Resource crowd projections is predicting a two-year $11… Read More So, is ‘Puig to KC’ more serious than Royals fans may think?
So in my household, my dad was a big Seinfeld fan (I know, pretty white, I get it). And thus, as I was perusing my Twitter, I saw this, which made me realize what today, December 23rd, was in the Seinfeld universe: For those who are unfamiliar with Seinfeld, “Festivus” is the insane, self-created holiday… Read More Royals “Festivus”: El incidente de la resina de pino; Royals-Angels Brawl of ’98; Bauer regression in ’21?
The Royals may not be in the playoffs for the fifth-straight season since winning the 2015 World Series, but that does not mean that the postseason should be ignored by Royals fans. In addition to a new format which includes an increase in teams (16 now total) and rounds, there are some former Royals with… Read More Five former Royals to pay attention to this postseason
I do not know Thom Brennaman very well, if at all. In fact, my knowledge of Cincinnati Reds baseball is pretty minute beyond the surface level stuff. I know about “The Big Red Machine”; the Reds “beating” the 1919 “Black Sox”; Marge Schott and her racist tirades; Ken Griffey, Jr. growing up in Cincinnati and… Read More What Thom Brennaman said mattered…and why it’s important to me and other Royals fans
Part of the “African-American Royals Project” series. Hal McRae is one of the more special stories in Royals history. McRae is not just a former Royals outfielder and designated hitter who spent 15 years in Kansas City and is also a member of the Royals Hall of Fame. He is also the first and only… Read More Hal McRae: Royals player, manager, and an abrupt end in 1994
As profiled and summarized on Royals Review, Forbes released their annual MLB Valuation rankings and reports for 2020. The information is interesting for those who are financially or economically inclined, as the reports not only say a lot about the Royals current financial status, but about many other clubs and their value in Major League… Read More Three Takeaways from the Forbes Team Valuation of the Royals
This post can now be found in the Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten” page. As of now, it seems very unlikely baseball will start until July at the earliest (don’t know what this means for my tickets, but hey, we will see). That seemed further confirmed at Kauffman Stadium and in Kansas City after this… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Edinson Volquez, RHP
When it comes to MLB market size, it is widely known that the Kansas City Royals are the epitome of a small-market team. According to Nielsen Market Size, Kansas City is the 32nd largest market, in between San Antonio and Columbus, Ohio. Of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, only the Milwaukee Brewers (35th) and… Read More Is this Reds off-season a good or cautionary model for the Royals?