Nick Pratto’s Demotion Raises All Kinds of Questions With the Royals

The Royals surprisingly shut down the Boston Red Sox 9-0 on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. The victory clinched the season series for Kansas City over the Red Sox, and it was a nice bounce-back win for the club after getting swept in Minneapolis earlier this week. Kansas City also made some surprising noise before… Read More Nick Pratto’s Demotion Raises All Kinds of Questions With the Royals

The Royals Harp Patience With Pasquantino and Pratto…But Why?

On Monday morning, KC Star Royals beat writer Lynn Worthy published this story about a conversation he had with Royals general manager JJ Picollo about the status of first base prospects Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Pratto, who are the 4th and 2nd-best prospects in the Royals system, according to MLB Pipeline. The story has generated… Read More The Royals Harp Patience With Pasquantino and Pratto…But Why?

Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

After revealing the first five “Tier One” prospects in my previous post, I am going to move forward to my “Tier Two” prospects, which consists of prospects on my list ranked No. 6-No. 11. What is a “Tier Two” Prospect, according to your rankings? I listed the “Tier Two” prospects as players I envisioned becoming… Read More Looking at the Tier Two Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)

Does Dozier’s hot finish make Santana expendable to the Royals this offseason?

The Royals fell short 4-1 in game three of the road series against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday evening. However, a positive of the night was the continued resurgence of Hunter Dozier, who’s posted a .998 OPS with five home runs and 12 RBI in only 70 plate appearances during the month of September. For… Read More Does Dozier’s hot finish make Santana expendable to the Royals this offseason?

Can Carlos Santana be “smooth” again for the Royals at the plate in September?

Carlos Santana was expected to be a key catalyst to this Royals lineup when he was acquired as a free agent this Winter. After all, he was kind of the antithesis of what Royals fans were used to from free agent signings. Santana was a proven veteran who had mostly played on winning squads, most… Read More Can Carlos Santana be “smooth” again for the Royals at the plate in September?

Carlos Santana is thriving…and he’s helping the Royals lineup as a whole

When Dayton Moore signed Carlos Santana to two-year deal this off-season, his intention for the acquisition was pretty obvious: the club needed someone who could help the Royals lineup when it came to plate discipline and drawing walks. In fact, almost immediately after the regular season was over last year, Moore was pretty adamant about… Read More Carlos Santana is thriving…and he’s helping the Royals lineup as a whole

Santana’s signing shows that Royals “win now” talk is not just rhetoric

It is not uncommon for MLB general managers to talk about “winning now” in the off-season regardless of how they did the previous season. After all, considering the Winter time is a period of the off-season where not only transactions happen, but season-ticket renewals occur, it’s not exactly in a club’s best interest to overtly… Read More Santana’s signing shows that Royals “win now” talk is not just rhetoric

‘Home Sweet Hos?’: Will Eric Hosmer return to Kansas City?

The Royals showed some positive signs as an organization in 2020 despite the COVID-shortened campaign. They were only eight games under .500, and were in the playoff hunt until the very end of the season. However, it still felt like a rebuilding club at times, which has been the Royals’ modus operandi since the conclusion… Read More ‘Home Sweet Hos?’: Will Eric Hosmer return to Kansas City?