Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline

After trading Emmanuel Rivera for Arizona reliever Luke Weaver on Monday, the Royals front office was relatively quiet on Tuesday’s Deadline day until swinging a last-minute pair of trades right before the 5 p.m. cutoff. The bigger of the two Royals trades centered on two-time All Star Whit Merrifield, who was traded to the most… Read More Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline

Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Trade of Emmanuel Rivera for Luke Weaver

The Royals haven’t made any major moves so far with less than 24 hours to go before the August 2nd Trade Deadline. However, this afternoon, the Royals made a “minor” move by trading away third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Luke Weaver. At first glance, it seems like an odd move,… Read More Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Trade of Emmanuel Rivera for Luke Weaver

Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement

When the Royals made Bobby Witt, Jr. the Opening Day third baseman, it signified that the Royals were not only intent on winning, but playing their young players as soon as they were deemed ready, regardless of service time. Dayton Moore, JJ Picollo, and the Royals front office could have easily manipulated Witt’s service time… Read More Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement

Should the Royals Think About Changing Nicky Lopez’s Role in the Infield?

In my first post of a short series about “Royals Roster Move Suggestions”, I basically advocated for Kris Bubic to be demoted to Triple-A and for Jon Heasley to replace him in the Royals rotation. Well, on Thursday, the suggested transaction actually happened, as Heasley made his 2022 Royals debut against the Texas Rangers at… Read More Should the Royals Think About Changing Nicky Lopez’s Role in the Infield?

“Royals 3 Stars” March 20th: Kowar Stands Out in First Spring Start

It was a weird up and down game for the Royals as they came back to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-10 on a walk-off double by Edward Olivares. They are currently 1-0-1 so far in Cactus League play. Here’s a look at the “3 Stars” from today’s game. Three Stars: Edward Olivares, RF Olivares came… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 20th: Kowar Stands Out in First Spring Start

A Preview to the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” List (And Who Didn’t Make the Cut)

Every year, I publish a “Top Royals Prospects” list of some sort. In 2020, I did the “20 in 20” Prospects-to-Watch list. Last season, I started out with a “21 in 21”, but then eventually expanded the list to a Top-40 Royals Prospects list (which I discussed on the Royals Farm Report podcast). This year… Read More A Preview to the “Top 50 Royals Prospects” List (And Who Didn’t Make the Cut)

Can Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera make an impact on the Royals roster next season?

The MLB lockout has been going strong this holiday season, and it is still hard to determine how long it will last and if it will affect Spring Training and/or the regular 162-game season. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Royals, and other MLB teams, from trying to promote Spring Training games, even if a… Read More Can Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera make an impact on the Royals roster next season?

Can Emmanuel Rivera be an option at third for the Royals in the post-“Moose” era?

The Royals have had some trouble finding a third-baseman since Mike Moustakas was traded away to Milwaukee during the 2018 season. In many ways, the third base position in Kansas City has been a revolving door, as Dayton Moore has failed to find a substantial option at the position over that time span, both on… Read More Can Emmanuel Rivera be an option at third for the Royals in the post-“Moose” era?