MLB Spring Training games begin in 13 days. Safe to say, I think Royals fans are ready for baseball after a long, weird offseason (though for Kansas City sports fans, it hasn’t been boring with the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, and Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri having solid men’s basketball seasons). We are seeing… Read More Five Royals Position Battles Worth Paying Attention to in Spring Training
On Friday, the Royals formally unveiled their new coaching staff, with most of the moves already being announced earlier in the offseason both before and after manager Matt Quatraro’s hire. While the Royals have been more prudent on a player personnel end this winter, it’s been quite the opposite on a coaching end. The Royals… Read More Can Jose Cuas or Collin Snider Provide Value to the Royals Bullpen Under the New Coaching Staff?
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?
The Royals have lost eight out of their last 10 games since letting go of hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, including six straight at the hands of the White Sox, Twins, and Diamondbacks, respectively. In the desert heat of Arizona, the Royals’ offense came alive somewhat, as they scored 11 runs total in the two-game trip.… Read More What is Wrong With the Royals Bullpen?
The Royals dropped a tough one today, as their offense was incredibly punchless against Joe Ryan and the Minnesota Twins bullpen in a 1-0 loss. The Royals finish the homestand against the Tigers and Twins 3-3, with the finale against the Tigers delayed due to Weather. While today was a disappointing end to the series… Read More “Royals 3 Stars”: The Bullpen Shines During Homestand Against Tigers and Twins
After losing five-straight games, the Royals finally got back on the winning end of things, as they beat the Tigers 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. It was nice to see the Royals on the field after the game, celebrating with a handshake line, which hasn’t been seen by Royals fans since the second game of the… Read More Three Pressing Questions After Royals Snap Five-Game Losing Streak
It’s been a busy week for me professionally, which has totally killed my ability to write any posts. Hopefully, after Opening Day, things will calm down a bit, but the life of an educator can be unpredictable until the school year finally ends. It’s been an interesting Spring for the Royals as the Cactus League… Read More Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day 28-Man Roster
The Royals beat the Angels 8-5 today and are currently 2-0-1 in the Cactus League Standings. If there’s one thing the Royals have been in the Mike Matheny era, it’s being good in Spring Training play in Arizona. Let’s hope that this carries over to the regular season in Matheny’s third season as Royals skipper.… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 21st: Olivares Making His Case for Opening Day
The “Top 50 Prospects” rankings are reaching their tail end, as I will be taking a look at the No. 27-34 prospects in the Royals farm system in this post. For those who have missed it, here’s a list of the previous five tiers and their respective posts: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two… Read More Looking at the Tier Six Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)
On Friday, the Royals made a slew of prospect additions to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft in December. Most of the moves were predictable (Nick Pratto, MJ Melendez, and Jonathan Bowlan), but there were some surprise additions that many Royals fans didn’t quite see coming (pitchers Collin… Read More Three Royals players who could be next in line to be moved off the 40-man roster