The Chicago White Sox, the AL Central’s lone representative in the 2021 postseason, saw their season end today in deflating fashion. They were blew out 10-1 by the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side of Chicago, which effectively clinched a 3-1 series win for AL West division champions. It hasn’t been… Read More The 2021 Central division “rivalry” rankings for Royals fans
Much to the surprise of Kansas City sports fans, the Royals have won three in a row, which included them taking the first of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium against a really hot Detroit Tigers team who had previously swept the Royals the last time they visited Kansas City: While the defense, and clutch… Read More Can Bubic and Hernandez help spark the Royals’ rotation (and other young starters too)?
Of the current AL Central teams, the Minnesota Twins have been the first division foe to demonstrate that they will be “sellers” in the trade market as MLB approaches the July 30th Trade Deadline. On Thursday, the Twins traded designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who has been an offensive force for the Twins the past few… Read More Moves are happening in the Central…but does it mean the Royals will compete in 2022?
I was able to attend in person Tuesday’s game against the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium, which was my fifth game in person this year. While the Royals have been in the midst of a massive slide, the atmosphere was still a pretty positive one, despite the previous night’s 10-3 loss to Detroit. There were around… Read More “Paying attention” to the positives during this tough Royals stretch and season
It was not a great road trip for the Royals offense, as they only scored 19 runs over a seven-game span that included stops in Anaheim and Oakland. While the Royals pitching staff and defense allowed 44 runs, the fact that the Royals were outscored by 25 runs on the West Coast trip also reflects… Read More Can the Royals’ offense rebound against the Tigers’ top of the rotation?
The Royals lost another heart breaker in Chicago, as the White Sox came back in the ninth inning to beat the Royals 4-3. The game was mired in controversy, as the Sox won on Jose Abreu coming home on a Wade Davis wild pitch. However, replay seemed to (allegedly) show catch Cam Gallagher tagging Abreu… Read More Three Quick Thoughts as the Royals Return Home to Kansas City
For the most part, the Royals were successful on their most recent road trip which included stops in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Minnesota. The Royals went 6-3, and are currently still in first place in the AL Central standings by 1.5 games over the second-place Chicago White Sox. Thus, it is easy to get excited for… Read More The Royals go 6-3 on road trip…but concerns remain after Twins finale
With Opening Day less than a week away, I felt that some kind of general AL Central preview was in store on this blog. Thus, I wanted to do short preview posts of the different outlooks for the teams in the AL Central (with culminating one being the Royals shortly before Opening Day). Because of… Read More Three Half-Baked Predictions: Detroit Tigers
We’re in the twilight hours of the weekend, and I will have some more posts this week as I will be entering Spring Break. However, I wanted to share a few quick bits that I wrote over the past week off the site, as well as some thoughts on Daniel Lynch, who started on Saturday… Read More Royals Central: “Playing Pepper”; Mazara in Detroit; Lynch making his case?
Pitchers and catchers are expected to report to Spring Training sites in Arizona and Florida on February 17th, which means that the start of the MLB season will begin in less than 10 days. And thus, while there is still some time for clubs to make some deals before Spring Training and eventually, Opening Day,… Read More Grading the off-season activity of each AL Central team