Danny Duffy returning to Kansas City sounds fun, but should be avoided by the Royals

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

What should the Royals do with Mike Minor next season? (It’s tougher than Royals fans think)

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)

Nick Pratto’s outlook could make waves in the Royals organization (“Royalty Awards” Most Key Player for 2022)

In this final part of the “Royalty Awards”, I take a look at which three players could have the most impact for the Royals in the 2022 season. While the Royals’ upcoming season won’t be “made” or “broken” by just one or two players, it is safe to say that the Royals will need some… Read More Nick Pratto’s outlook could make waves in the Royals organization (“Royalty Awards” Most Key Player for 2022)

Three Royals players who need to have strong AFL campaigns

I am taking a break from the “Royalty Awards” in this post in order to talk a little bit about the Arizona Fall League, which begins on Wednesday. Royals players will be playing on the Surprise Saguaros roster, which makes sense considering the Royals’ Spring Training complex is in Surprise. In addition to the Texas… Read More Three Royals players who need to have strong AFL campaigns

Future Royals Ace…Carlos Hernandez? (“Royalty Awards” Most Unexpected Story)

In part one of the “Royalty Awards”, I took a look at the Royals’ “Most Important” player, which unsurprisingly went to Salvador Perez (with Nicky Lopez finishing second, and Scott Barlow finishing third). In part two, I take a look at the “Most Unexpected” story from the 2021 season, which includes positive unexpected developments, as… Read More Future Royals Ace…Carlos Hernandez? (“Royalty Awards” Most Unexpected Story)

Forget WAR; Salvy Saved the Royals this Year (“Royalty Awards” Most Important Player)

The Royals season is officially over, as they finished 74-88, slightly above most preseason projections. As another playoff season continues without the Kansas City Royals, I decided that it would be good to wrap up the 2021 Royals campaign with a five-part series of posts where I give out certain “awards” from this past season.… Read More Forget WAR; Salvy Saved the Royals this Year (“Royalty Awards” Most Important Player)

‘Salvy on Deck’: Quick Reflections on the Royals Last Game at the K in 2021

On most games this season, Kauffman Stadium would be nearly empty with the Royals down 7-3 in the bottom of the ninth against the AL Central division cellar dweller Minnesota Twins. And yet, the tension among Royals fans in the stadium was high, mostly due to the fact that Salvador Perez was due fourth to… Read More ‘Salvy on Deck’: Quick Reflections on the Royals Last Game at the K in 2021

The success of the Royals’ farm system was one of the better stories in 2021

The Royals at the big league level were a mixed bag of sorts for Royals fans. Yes, the Royals are currently 71-85 heading into their final homestand of 2021, and are projected to win 74 games, according to Fangraphs Depth Charts projections. Honestly, that’s around where most realistic Royals fans had this club (i.e. the… Read More The success of the Royals’ farm system was one of the better stories in 2021

Mondesi at third base makes sense for the Royals in 2022…if they supplement their roster correctly

One of the positive stories for the Royals this September has been seeing Adalberto Mondesi play for an extended period of time without injury. After only playing 10 games in the first half of the season due to various ailments and stints on the Injured List, Mondesi has played in 20 games this September and… Read More Mondesi at third base makes sense for the Royals in 2022…if they supplement their roster correctly