The Royals avoided the sweep on Sunday with an exciting finish as Michael Massey drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth off of Washington’s Chad Kuhl. I was there in person for the wild game (MJ Melendez nearly blew the moment after nearly tripping on the way to second after Dominic… Read More Three Royals Takeaways From the Month of May
When the Royals signed Jordan Lyles to a two-year, $17 million contract this offseason, it was to give the Royals rotation a veteran starter who could eat innings in 2023 and 2024 until the younger pitchers in the Royals system were fully ready to take over the starting rotation long term. Was Lyles the best… Read More Jordan Lyles is Struggling With the Royals; Will It Get Better Soon?
Just wanted to write quick “Jottings” post tonight, with a focus on the Royals’ pitching, which has been a sore spot as of late. On Tuesday though, the Royals got promising pitching performances in Omaha and Kansas City from Daniel Lynch and Mike Mayers, respectively. Furthermore, in the wake of the Hunter Dozier DFA, the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Lynch and Mayers’ Impressive Starts; Wittgren Added to Royals’ 40-Man
Well, let’s just say that was a road trip to forget for Kansas City Royals fans. During the nine-game road trip, the Royals went 2-7, which included getting swept by both the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox in consecutive weekend series. The Royals held a lead in the finale against the White Sox on… Read More Three Royals Roster Moves That Could Happen During This Upcoming Homestand
It hasn’t been an easy year for new pitching coach Brian Sweeney and his team so far in 2023. After a solid, though unspectacular first couple of weeks of the season, things have gone south quickly for the Royals’ pitching staff. Not only did Kris Bubic go down with an injury that required Tommy John,… Read More What Can the Royals Expect from Jackson Kowar (and the Group of Arms in Omaha)?
The Royals avoided the sweep against the Oakland Athletics with a 5-1 win on Sunday and improved their record to 9-26 for the year, which keeps them one game ahead of the Athletics for the worst record in baseball. Nonetheless, it was a disappointing series for a struggling Royals team looking for series victories. Furthermore,… Read More Can the Royals Fix Brady Singer’s Issues? (And How Should It Happen?)
Today was the last day of Spring Training for the Kansas City Royals, and as expected, there was a lot of news to break, especially from MLB.com Royals beat writer Anne Rogers. Nothing has been made official just yet, but it’s likely that we will see an official Opening Day roster announcement from the Royals… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals Add Three NRI Hitters; Bubic Makes Rotation; and Cuas to Fill Out Bullpen
If you are a Royals fan, and you haven’t subscribed to David Lesky’s “Inside the Crown” substack, that needs to change pronto. Because today, Lesky wrote a great piece about the starting pitching being a real concern of this squad for the upcoming 2023 season, even with the positive moves being implemented by the new… Read More Three Pitchers Royals Fans Should Be Concerned About This Season
If there’s one pitcher on the Royals roster this Spring who has seemingly benefited from the new Royals coaching staff this Spring, it may be Brad Keller, who is entering his last season of team control with the Royals. In three appearances this season, Keller has been stellar, as he has produced a 3.52 ERA… Read More Brad Keller is Making His Case for the Royals This Spring (But Will It Stick?)
Going into Spring Training, Brady Singer was the only Royals player that had failed to come to an agreement with the organization prior to their arbitration hearing. On Wednesday, news broke that the Royals had won their arbitration case over their former 2018 first-round pick who made 24 starts (27 appearances total) and pitched 153.1… Read More Diving Into Brady Singer’s Complicated Arbitration Case With the Royals