As a baseball and Royals fan, I wasn’t particularly thrilled with the Tony La Russa hire. While I knew La Russa had name-recognition and was a Hall of Famer, I felt that the game had passed him by (he struggled in a front office stint with the Diamondbacks), and that there were more qualified candidates… Read More Baseball fans should be upset with the White Sox right now after La Russa DUI
It was definitely a weird Thursday, as Rawlings announced their Gold Glove finalists for each position. While Alex Gordon did receive another nomination, which could put him in line for an eighth Gold Glove and a fourth-straight Gold Glove, the most polarizing story of the day may involve Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez, who was… Read More Looking at Nicky Lopez’s weird Gold Glove nomination announcement (and candidacy)
The American League Central appeared to be one of the stronger divisions in the American League in 2020, as they had three teams represented in the new expanded postseason format: the division champion Minnesota Twins (36-24); the Cleveland Indians (35-25); and the Chicago White Sox (35-25), who were appearing in their first postseason since 2008.… Read More Should the AL Central’s lackluster showing in the postseason give hope to (or worry) Royals fans?
The Royals had an amazing weekend in which they swept the AL Central-leading Twins, and believe me, it took all of my inner fan boy to keep the Royals off the top spot of these weekly Power Rankings. Just a week ago, it seemed like doom and gloom on the horizon for baseball in Kansas… Read More August 11th AL Central Power Rankings: What? The Tigers? Really?
This weekend was one for many big AL Central battles, as the Twins took on the Indians, and the White Sox faced off against the Royals. The Tigers took on the Reds for the second time this year, only this time it was in Detroit instead of Cincinnati. Not surprisingly, the Central got pretty shook… Read More August 3rd AL Central Power Rankings: Twins recapture the top
It was pretty much deja vu for the Royals on Wednesday night, as the Royals got off to a 4-0 lead early, only to see it evaporate into a 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers in game three of the four-game slate. Furthermore, it was another tough start for Danny Duffy. Much like Opening Day,… Read More Three metrics to notice from Danny Duffy’s 2020 starts
After each Royals series, I will look to post an AL Central Power Rankings where I recap how the Royals and other Central teams did during Kansas City’s most recent series and where they stand after. These posts will be less from an “analytical” perspective and more from a “fan” one, as I will look… Read More July 27th AL Central Power Rankings: Indians start off on top
It’s hard to be optimistic about the 2020 outlook after the Royals lost their opening series to the Cleveland Indians two games to one. Yes, the Indians were the better and more favored team in the pre-season, so the idea that the Royals would win this series, on the road nonetheless, seemed like quite a… Read More Matheny has decisions to make on Royals bullpen after Indians series
So it’s here…finally…the Kansas City Royals will be playing actual Major League Baseball! It feels like it has been forever since COVID shut down play back in March, but it’s exciting to see the Boys in Blue back on the field, even if they will be starting the season at Progressive Field in Cleveland rather… Read More Five questions to ask on Royals Opening Day
On September 17th, 2013, the Kansas City Royals hosted the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in a key late-season AL Central contest. Coming off a 72-win season in 2012, and nine straight losing seasons since an 83-79 mark in 2003, the Royals came into the game against the Indians 79-71. The Royals were eight games… Read More Sept. 17th, 2013: Ventura makes his debut for the Royals