Which arbitration-eligible players should the Royals keep for 2020?

Hat tip to Max Rieper of Royals Review and their piece on identifying MLB Trader Rumors’ release of salary estimates for arbitration-eligible Royals this off-season. With new owner John Sherman most likely looking to make a splash in his first off-season, it will be interesting to see which player on the Royals’ 40 man roster… Read More Which arbitration-eligible players should the Royals keep for 2020?

#VoteForPedro: Why the Royals should go with Grifol, not Matheny, as their next manager

It seems pretty likely that former St. Louis Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny, a current special adviser to player development for the Royals, (he was hired after his firing by the Cardinals last season), is the favorite to be the heir apparent to Ned Yost in Kansas City. However, while Matheny may be the one in… Read More #VoteForPedro: Why the Royals should go with Grifol, not Matheny, as their next manager

Bubba Starling and Brett Phillips deserve to be starting next Spring

With the 2019 regular season about to close, one of the hot topics within Royals fan circles concerns who Dayton Moore will pursue this off-season in order to build the Royals into a more competitive club in 2020. After all, with back-to-back 100-loss seasons pretty much an inevitability at this point, and with new ownership… Read More Bubba Starling and Brett Phillips deserve to be starting next Spring

Where does Jakob Junis fit in the Royals’ plans for 2020?

The Royals’ starting rotation has been “underwhelming” in 2019 to put it nicely. According to Fangraphs, the Royals rotation ranks 26th in in starting pitching WAR, 23rd in ERA, and 25th in FIP. Considering the Royals from 2013-2016 seemed to rely on their pitching to regular season and postseason (2014 and 2015) success, the fall… Read More Where does Jakob Junis fit in the Royals’ plans for 2020?

With new Royals ownership, Dayton Moore will be on the hot seat in 2020 (and the young pitchers could save him)

So it’s official, David Glass will no longer be the owner of the Kansas City Royals after being the CEO and Chairman of the Royals since 1993. In steps Kansas City businessman John Sherman, a former minority owner in the Cleveland Indians, who bought the Royals in a $1 billion deal (Glass bought the team… Read More With new Royals ownership, Dayton Moore will be on the hot seat in 2020 (and the young pitchers could save him)

Why Jorge Soler is worth keeping for the Royals in 2019 (and maybe beyond)

Without a doubt, Jorge Soler is the most polarizing player on the Kansas City Royals roster this season. In many ways, Soler may be one of the best pure power hitters to play in Kansas City in quite some time, not an easy feat considering Kauffman Stadium typically plays to pitchers, not hitters (Kauffman has… Read More Why Jorge Soler is worth keeping for the Royals in 2019 (and maybe beyond)