Just wanted to write a quick “Jottings” post to share a few things Royals-related things that happened the past couple of days. Some really great content flowing since the lockout, and really am looking forward to a fantastic full season of baseball which is set to begin on April 7th. Anyways, onto this edition of… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: “Rauh Report”; “Rundown” Talks Vets and Hustlers; Correa Signs With Twins
Not too long after the Royals traded Mike Minor to Cincinnati for Amir Garrett, Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo shocked the baseball world by announcing this free-agent starting pitcher signing: The Royals didn’t sign Greinke to a long-term contract, as they inked him to a one-year, $13 million dollar deal with incentives based on innings… Read More Zack Greinke Returns to the Royals…And It Just Feels Right
It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions the past couple of weeks, but Major League Baseball and the MLBPA finally came to an agreement on Thursday afternoon, on a snowy day in Kansas City: I imagine a slew of free agency and agreement updates will continue to trickle out over the remainder of the evening, especially… Read More With Baseball Back, Here Are Three Questions On the Minds of Royals Fans
Last season, the Royals bullpen metrically performed better than the starting rotation. That being said, saying that the Royals bullpen was better in 2021 was a bit of a dubious honor, as they ranked 19th in ERA and 16th in WHIP, in contrast to the Royals starting rotation, which ranked 24th in ERA and 27th… Read More Should the Royals Bring Back Greg Holland (albeit in a lesser role)?
I plan on getting to the Tier Seven prospect rankings either Thursday or Friday, as I am a bit beat after a long week (even though it’s Wednesday) to really dive into a really interesting group of prospects in the “Royals Top 50” Prospect Rankings list (Tier Seven mostly consists of international prospects). Instead, I… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals add another reliever; International Signings Announcement; Hall of Fame Thoughts
Today is a big one for Whit Merrifield, the Royals’ biggest “franchise” player currently on the roster, beyond Salvador Perez. The two-time All-Star turned 33-years-old on Monday, which was celebrated by his agency team on Twitter: A 9th round pick by the Royals in the 2010 draft out of the University of South Carolina, Whit… Read More Will the Royals Keep Whit Merrifield Around After 2022?
With the current lockout going on, it’s been a dead “hot stove” season, much to the dismay of hardcore Royals and baseball fans like myself. While teams have still been able to make Minor League transactions (the Royals made such a move by signing reliever Arodys Vizcaino to a Minor League contract), the tension between… Read More Three Royals Veterans Who Could Likely Be Traded in 2022
As is the case with anyone in education, these past two couple of weeks at school have been an absolute challenge. Thus, it’s been difficult for me to even get on Twitter, let alone sit down and write a post for either Pitcher List or this blog. With the long weekend coming up, I hope… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals sign Vizcaino; Royals ZiPS Projections; COVID Testing at Kauffman
It’s been pretty rough for baseball fans when it comes to the hot stove season, mostly thanks to the owner’s lockout. Typically, December can be an intriguing month, due to the GM Winter Meetings as well as the Rule 5 Draft, which spurs a lot of action on the MLB hot stove. Unfortunately, the lockout… Read More Three Free Agent Pitchers Who Could Sign Minor League Deals with the Royals for 2022
In the most recent Royals “mailbag” from December 15th, Alec Lewis of The Athletic suggested that a trade of Carlos Santana would make the most sense for the club, especially with Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez on the 40-man roster, and Vinnie Pasquantino rising up the system (and prospect lists) quickly. Furthermore, Max Rieper of… Read More Four Reasons Why Carlos Santana Will Be Back in Kansas City (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)