In a bit of surprising news this morning, former Royals draft pick and top prospect Wil Myers signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds with a mutual option for the 2024 season, according to the Reds’ official Twitter. The deal is certainly a bargain for the Reds and a far cry from what Myers… Read More Can Defense and the K Help the Royals’ Pitching Problem and Attract Pitching Talent in the Long Term?
It’s likely that the AL Rookie of the Year award will go to Seattle’s Julio Rodriguez, especially considering the young Mariners’ production and the fact that he is on a team in playoff contention. Nonetheless, the fact that Bobby Witt, Jr. will miss out on the award shouldn’t damper his impressive rookie season in Kansas… Read More The White Sox’s Tim Anderson Could Give Royals Fans Insight On Bobby Witt Jr’s Defensive Outlook
The Royals have lost five in a row, including three straight to the New York Yankees in the Bronx (they are currently 0-6 against the Yankees this year). While the offense has certainly cooled off after the All-Star Break, the Royals’ recent string of lackluster defense has been a primary contributor to Kansas City’s second-half… Read More Is the Royals’ Defense in 2022 As Bad As Fans Think It Is?
Negotiations continue to be at a standstill between MLB owners and the MLBPA after they met again on Sunday afternoon. According to the Athletic’s Evan Drellich, MLB owners were quick to point the finger on the players for an unproductive day of negotiations: However, after more reports came out later in the day, it seems… Read More If the Shift is Banned in 2022, Which Royals Hitters Benefit the Most?
If there is one thing I have learned about my eight-plus years living in Kansas City (and 10+ years living in the Midwest in general), it’s that Kansas City and St. Louis folks tend to butt heads, even though the chip is bigger on the shoulders of Kansas City natives than St. Louis ones. And… Read More Three ways the Royals and Cardinals are building similar teams for 2022 and beyond
Rawlings announced their Gold Glove nominations this afternoon, and safe to say it was an impressive showing by the Kansas City Royals, as four Royals players garnered nominations, as highlighted in the tweet below from the Royals’ official Twitter account: Whit Merrifield and Michael A. Taylor shouldn’t come as surprises to Royals fans. Merrifield had… Read More Was Nicky Lopez robbed of a Gold Glove nomination at shortstop?
Early on in the season, it seemed like the Royals had taken a step back defensively from the previous year, a stark contrast to the “Royals Way” of winning with speed and defense. Royals Review writer Matthew LaMar pointed this out in a May article, where he highlighted the Royals having one of the worst… Read More The Royals are showing progress defensively…but there still are holes
The Royals had an off day on Thursday, and it was much needed, especially after the Royals’ dramatic 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays that made some Royals fans recall the 2014 Wild Card game. Even the Royals Twitter account got into the “nostalgia” fun, as displayed by their Tweet below: As of now,… Read More Three takeaways from the latest Royals home stand
The Royals have certainly had their fair share of polarizing players in 2020, which is not surprising during a 21-32 season. It’s been a season where many Royals fans have debated fervently about who belongs on this team long-term, and who should probably be on their way out within the next couple of seasons. And… Read More Why Nicky Lopez continues to be an enigma for Royals fans
Despite the Royals best efforts, Hunter Dozier came in second in the final fan voting for the All-Star game, finishing second to Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros. Unfortunately for Kansas City baseball fans, this leaves the Royals with no guarantees of an All-Star. (But hey, at least he finished higher than Gio Ursehla of… Read More Why Whit will get screwed in the All Star game