Today, the Texas Rangers made a big roster decision, as they designated DH/Outfielder Khris Davis for assignment. This off-season, the Rangers traded longtime shortstop Elvis Andrus to the Oakland Athletics for Davis in an unexpected move that was pretty much an exchange of players in the twilight of their careers. Andrus isn’t doing much with… Read More Does the Khris Davis situation shed any light on what the Royals will do with Soler?
The Royals have lost seven games in a row, including all six so far in this seven-game home stand (yikes you read that right). After Saturday evening’s game, the Royals are 16-16, 2.5 games behind the Chicago White Sox, and two games behind the Cleveland Indians, who swept the Royals in their most recent four-game… Read More How should the Royals handle Jorge Soler?
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Billy Butler would be inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame. Over eight seasons in Kansas City, Butler accumulated a WAR of 12.5 as a Royal. Unfortunately, that puts him outside the list of the Top 24 Royals of All-Time, according to Baseball Reference WAR, and it seems… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Billy Butler, 1B/DH
It has been a quiet Winter thus far on the transactions front for the Kansas City Royals, though to be frank, it has been that way throughout the league. However, even though “hot stove” discussion will most likely get warmer once the baseball world enters the month of December, it will be interesting to see… Read More Royals have critical arbitration decisions to make with Soler and Franco
The Kansas City Royals made some progress this year, as they finished 26-34 and finished fourth place in the American League Central thanks to a late push at the end of the year (which pushed the Detroit Tigers to the basement, who were ahead of the Royals in the standings for most of the year).… Read More Does it make sense for the Royals to trade Jorge Soler this off-season?
Part of the “African-American Royals Project” series. Hal McRae is one of the more special stories in Royals history. McRae is not just a former Royals outfielder and designated hitter who spent 15 years in Kansas City and is also a member of the Royals Hall of Fame. He is also the first and only… Read More Hal McRae: Royals player, manager, and an abrupt end in 1994
Hat tip to Max Rieper of Royals Review and their piece on identifying MLB Trade 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?
2018 was rough for Kansas City Royals fans in all regards. Just three years removed from a World Series title, the Royals fell back to earth in epic fashion. After a failed “one-last-push for the playoffs run” in 2017 with the old core responsible for pennants in 2014 and 2015 (i.e. Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain,… Read More Jorge Soler saved Royals baseball in 2019
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)
After a tough sweep to the White Sox, the Royals came back with a big road win to start the Rangers series.… Read More May 30th: Hey a Royals win! (And against a good team too!)