Can a platoon of Olivares and Isbel work in right field for the Royals?

The Royals are hitting the the home stretch of the 2021 season, as they begin their second-to-last home stand of the year at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday (I will be going to Tuesday’s game against the Athletics). The Royals were able eek out the final game of the weekend series against the Twins, which not… Read More Can a platoon of Olivares and Isbel work in right field for the Royals?

Three takeaways from the Royals’ recent road trip in Baltimore and Minnesota

After getting blown out on Saturday evening, the Kansas City Royals bounced back to win 5-3 in the series finale against the Minnesota Twins, which not only earned them a series win, but a winning record over the seven-game road trip which took place in Minneapolis and Baltimore. The Royals go into the off-day on… Read More Three takeaways from the Royals’ recent road trip in Baltimore and Minnesota

Benintendi is surging…but will the Royals make him a long-term option in left field?

The Royals are currently 64-77 going into Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, and a big reason for them winning the first game of the weekend series in the Twin Cities was the performance of Andrew Benintendi: Benintendi has been on a monster tear in September, as he is posting a .325/.372/.675 slash with an… Read More Benintendi is surging…but will the Royals make him a long-term option in left field?

The Royals need to shut down Mondesi…and think creatively about his future

The Adalberto Mondesi saga in Kansas City took another turn in the wrong direction today, as Royals manager Mike Matheny in his pre-game conference announced this news prior to the start of Sunday’s series finale against the Cardinals: The news is another disappointing setback for all parties involved. For the Royals, it is a rough… Read More The Royals need to shut down Mondesi…and think creatively about his future

Three roster decisions the Royals should implement for the remainder of the year

We are now officially in the stretch run of the season, as it is August 1st, which means that there are only a couple of months left in the season (the season extends to October this year, due to more off days being implemented in the schedule). Right now, the Royals are obviously looking to… Read More Three roster decisions the Royals should implement for the remainder of the year

Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares

It has been a frustrating 2021 thus far for Royals outfielder Edward Olivares. Acquired in the Trevor Rosenthal deal last summer, Olivares is a toolsy outfielder who performed decently in an 18-game sample in Kansas City during the shortened 2020 season. In 65 plate appearances, Olivares posted a triple slash of .274/.292/.419 which included two… Read More Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares

Can the Royals’ offense rebound against the Tigers’ top of the rotation?

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?

So what’s the status of Kyle Isbel? (And when will Royals fans see him again?)

Kyle Isbel was one of the Royals’ best stories this Spring in Surprise. After only playing in High-A ball in 2019, and spending the entire 2020 season at the Alternate Site in KCK, Isbel absolutely flourished in Cactus League play this past Spring. In 23 games and 50 plate appearances, Isbel posted a slash of… Read More So what’s the status of Kyle Isbel? (And when will Royals fans see him again?)

Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?

Shortly before this evening’s finale against the Angels, the Royals made this announcement on their Twitter: The news was a bit surprising considering that Olivares had a base hit last night in the Royals’ 8-1 loss to the Angels, and hasn’t produced an awful line by any means. In five games and 19 plate appearances,… Read More Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?