There is no question that Minor League Baseball is part of the fabric of small-town American society. In many ways, Minor League Baseball keeps maintains the life in many small towns and communities across the country, as not only do Minor League teams give small towns and cities the baseball excitement they crave in the… Read More Royals fans should be concerned about the future of Minor League Baseball
Today, all MLB teams were expected to submit their 60-man camp rosters for the 2020 season by 3 p.m. CST today, and as expected, all the roster news caused some buzz throughout the baseball blogosphere. One of the more interesting tidbits about the 60-man roster is that it won’t have an effect on service time… Read More Three takeaways from the Royals’ 60-man player club pool
After months of waiting…baseball fans finally got the news they have been waiting for… Yep. You read that right, Royals fans. Baseball is back. Granted, who knows what will happen as the season begins in the midst of a possible COVID “second outbreak”, which hasn’t been helped by recent spikes in many states across the… Read More Four questions Royals fans should be asking as play resumes in 2020
Without a doubt, the Kansas City Royals have led the way when it comes to how a MLB club should treat their players and employees this off-season. Despite being in one of baseball’s smallest markets (only Milwaukee and Cincinnati are smaller), the Royals have remained committed to keeping and paying their Minor League players, something… Read More The Royals are seeing fruits of their “good will”…now will we have a season?
Just last week, in the wake of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, Joe Posnanski (a former Kansas City Star columnist) hosted a podcast with Negro League Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick and Royals general manager Dayton Moore. The main topic of the excellent podcast was race and baseball, specifically African-American involvement in Major League Baseball,… Read More Imagining a Royals Baseball Academy 2.0 (with the help of the Urban Youth Academy)
“Pitching is the currency” of baseball is a phrase that Dayton Moore has used throughout his tenure as general manager of the Kansas City Royals. And it makes sense. Pitchers are harder to predict than hitters when it comes to Major League success. (It is a reason why some baseball experts believe in the “There… Read More “Pitching is the currency of the game”: A review of the Royals 2020 draft picks
The MLB Draft is about to occur on June 10th, and it seems pretty certain that the Royals will probably draft either infielder Nick Gonzales from New Mexico State, Florida prep outfielder Zac Veen, or University of Georgia pitcher Emerson Hancock. There is a possibility that the Royals could swoop up Vanderbilt infielder Austin Martin,… Read More Reviewing the Royals’ 1st Round Draft Picks from 2010-2017
The MLB Draft will be coming up shortly on June 10th, and as discussed, the format will be drastically different, as the draft will only be 5 rounds, a 35-round reduction from previous incarnations. And already, Royals general manager Dayton Moore doesn’t seem happy about it: The reduced five-round format of the draft is certainly… Read More Could draft and Minor League changes mean more hurdles for Moore and the Royals?
Without a doubt, this has been the hardest weekend in a while to sit down and write. Usually, baseball is an escape for me, especially here on this blog. Yes, I will occasionally write about a bar, restaurant, or event in Kansas City in my Royals City posts, but for the most part, this blog… Read More The struggle of focusing on Royals baseball in these times…
The MLB Rule 4 Draft (the official designation for the first-year player draft) is quickly approaching on June 10th, and as expected, many Royals experts and fans are giving their analysis in terms of what Dayton Moore will do with the fourth overall pick. Usually, the draft is lost or overlooked by most sports fans… Read More A brief primer on three candidates for the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2020 draft