A Look at the 2023 International Signing Class and Four Royals International Prospects Who Could Bounce Back

On Friday, the Royals announced their 2023 International Signing class, which included 30 signings, a new Royals franchise record (surpassing last year’s record). While there was plenty to find fault with in Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM/President, his investment in international scouting and development certainly wasn’t one of those issues. Since Moore took over… Read More A Look at the 2023 International Signing Class and Four Royals International Prospects Who Could Bounce Back

One Question About Each AL Central Team And Their Outlook for 2023

The AL Central was one of the weakest divisions in baseball in 2022. The Cleveland Guardians were not just the only team to represent the division in the expanded playoff format, but they also were the only Central club to have an above. 500 record as well. The White Sox and the Twins were expected… Read More One Question About Each AL Central Team And Their Outlook for 2023

How Does Salvy’s Deal With Royals Look After This Recent Offseason Splurge on Catchers?

On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves continued their “extension” spending spree that has lasted pretty much since they won a World Series title in 2021. After acquiring catcher Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics via a trade on December 12th, the Braves doubled down on the acquisition by announcing an extension for Murphy that keeps him… Read More How Does Salvy’s Deal With Royals Look After This Recent Offseason Splurge on Catchers?

Royals Prospect Chatter: Review of the ’22 Top 50 and a State of the Farm System

With the new year on its way, I feel it is time to unveil my new Royals Top 50 prospect list for the upcoming 2023 season. After taking some time to review and adjust, my Top 50 “Royals Prospects to Watch” list is ready to be unveiled for the upcoming year, with blog posts to… Read More Royals Prospect Chatter: Review of the ’22 Top 50 and a State of the Farm System

Recapping the “Winter Meetings”: Mondesi; Draft Lottery; Rule 5; and What’s Next for the Royals?

We’ve concluded the 2022 edition of the MLB Winter Meetings, which was finalized with the Rule 5 Draft being conducted this afternoon. I figured it would be good to do just a quick recap of some of the significant events on the Royals’ end from the past four days. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as exciting for… Read More Recapping the “Winter Meetings”: Mondesi; Draft Lottery; Rule 5; and What’s Next for the Royals?

“Reporter Jottings”: Picollo’s Focus During Winter Meetings; and MJ and Salvy on the Trading Block?

The MLB Winter Meetings officially kicked off today, and there were plenty of moves around the league that caught the attention of baseball fans. The first big story was the announcement that the New York Mets, in response to losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers in free agency, signed reigning Cy Young award winner… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Picollo’s Focus During Winter Meetings; and MJ and Salvy on the Trading Block?

Free Agent Pitching Will Be Expensive, And That Puts Pressure on the New Royals Pitching Coach

The Royals finally made some news this hot stove season after being pretty quiet following the hiring of new manager Matt Quatraro. Today, the Royals announced not only a new pitching coach but their infield coach as well. Alguacil comes from the Nationals organization, but was in the Giants organization for a long time prior… Read More Free Agent Pitching Will Be Expensive, And That Puts Pressure on the New Royals Pitching Coach

“Reporter Jottings”: Physioc Steps Down; Thoughts About Downtown Stadium; Dayton Moore Speaks About Firing

I will be traveling during the Thanksgiving Break (one of the rare joys of being an educator in these times), and thus, I will not be very consistent with posts and/or Tweets over the next week. I will have a couple of scheduled posts set to come out between Monday through Friday, though they will… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Physioc Steps Down; Thoughts About Downtown Stadium; Dayton Moore Speaks About Firing

Three Takeaways from the Royals’ Recent Roster Moves (And Predictions for Friday)

The Royals have been in the news a lot this week, for both good and well…not so good reasons. On Tuesday afternoon, owner John Sherman announced the Royals’ intention to move on from Kauffman Stadium at some point in the near future, with the plan to move into a downtown stadium in the process. As… Read More Three Takeaways from the Royals’ Recent Roster Moves (And Predictions for Friday)