On February 23rd, James Schiano of Pitcher List wrote a piece on trying to find fantasy sleeper pitchers by paying attention to the “rise” on their four-seam fastballs from 2021. While it was more specific to fantasy baseball play, it still fostered some food for thought, especially in regard to Royals pitchers. For those who… Read More Analyzing the Four-Seam Rise and Effectiveness of Royals Pitchers from ’21 (And What It Means for ’22)
On Wednesday, the Royals announced the player they received in the Danny Duffy July Deadline deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers: It is another reliever that the Royals added to the upper levels of their system, which should give the Royals some depth in the bullpen in 2022 and perhaps 2023 (the Royals also added… Read More Danny Duffy returning to Kansas City sounds fun, but should be avoided by the Royals
When the Royals signed Mike Minor last season, I thought it was a decent move, especially if the Royals were intent on trying to compete in the AL Central division in 2021 and 2022. Signed on a two-year deal worth $18 million (which included a club option for a third year worth $13 million), Minor… Read More What should the Royals do with Mike Minor next season? (It’s tougher than Royals fans think)
So the MLB Trade Deadline has officially passed and the Royals kept things pretty tame during this momentous day where plenty of stars were dealt around the league. The White Sox were the primary “winners” in the division, as the acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs up on the North Side, and seem primed to… Read More Did the Royals do enough at the Trade Deadline?
At 36-53 going into this weekend’s series against the Orioles, it is pretty safe to say that the Royals’ playoff hopes will have to wait at least another season. After a hot start in April, the Royals have regressed each month since, which included a disastrous June in which they went 7-20 overall in the… Read More Duffy is the Royals’ most valuable trade piece…but will he be dealt?
It hasn’t been an easy 2021 for either Adalberto Mondesi or Kansas City Royals fans, especially those who had such high hopes for Mondesi as he entered his sixth season at the Major League level. Mondesi has already had multiple stints on the 10-day IL, and when he returned after his latest stint, there was… Read More Adalberto Mondesi, Nicky Lopez, and the importance of building the Royals’ depth
In all honesty, I wasn’t all that optimistic about the Royals’ chances in this upcoming Brewers series. It could have been the fact that the Royals went 0-7 in their last home stand. It could have been the fact that the Royals would be facing Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes, the Brewers’ best two pitchers… Read More There’s Something About…Kris Bubic?
Yes! Finally finished grad school classes for the semester, which means I have more time to write. Anyways, here are a few quick things worth sharing before the Royals kick off their homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers this evening at Kauffman Stadium (if they get in tonight). Talks with North Side Sox (CHW) and Walkin’… Read More Appearances on North Side Sox and Walkin’ Off Podcasts; Duffy Injury; and Going Against Brewers Aces
Going into Spring Training, the big question among Royals fans was “what were the Royals going to do with Danny Duffy after 2021?” Though Duffy has played his entire MLB career in Kansas City, helped the Royals win two pennants and a World Series title, and is currently 22nd all-time in Royals team WAR, according… Read More Danny Duffy is making his case to stay in Kansas City after 2021
Jakob Junis continues to be one of the more fascinating stories on the Royals pitching staff. A 29th-round draft pick in 2011, Junis has made 93 career appearances (85 starts) and has pitched 488 total innings since debuting with the Royals in 2017. In all honesty, most 29th round picks tend to be organizational depth,… Read More Jakob Junis’ resurgence and his impact on the Royals rotation