On Wednesday, the Royals announced the player they received in the Danny Duffy July Deadline deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers: It is another reliever that the Royals added to the upper levels of their system, which should give the Royals some depth in the bullpen in 2022 and perhaps 2023 (the Royals also added… Read More Danny Duffy returning to Kansas City sounds fun, but should be avoided by the Royals
When the Royals signed Mike Minor last season, I thought it was a decent move, especially if the Royals were intent on trying to compete in the AL Central division in 2021 and 2022. Signed on a two-year deal worth $18 million (which included a club option for a third year worth $13 million), Minor… Read More What should the Royals do with Mike Minor next season? (It’s tougher than Royals fans think)
In part one of the “Royalty Awards”, I took a look at the Royals’ “Most Important” player, which unsurprisingly went to Salvador Perez (with Nicky Lopez finishing second, and Scott Barlow finishing third). In part two, I take a look at the “Most Unexpected” story from the 2021 season, which includes positive unexpected developments, as… Read More Future Royals Ace…Carlos Hernandez? (“Royalty Awards” Most Unexpected Story)
The Royals are projected to win 74 games, according to Fangraph’s Depth Charts projections, which would be an improvement upon their 70-win projection back in Spring Training. That being said, while the Royals most likely will see improvement from 2020 in a small fashion, this Royals team will have to make some tough roster and… Read More Will the Royals keep Jakob Junis in 2022?
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?
This off-season, the Royals’ signings of Mike Minor and Carlos Santana, and trade for Andrew Benintendi generated a lot of buzz among Royals fans. All three moves seemed to be signs that indicated that the Royals were ready to take the next step in the AL Central in 2021, especially with the young crop of… Read More Michael A. Taylor has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals
In some ways, Dayton Moore can take a bit of a victory lap so far on his acquisitions of Carlos Santana via free agency and Andrew Benintendi via trade this off-season. Other than Salvador Perez, not two hitters in the Royals lineup has been more productive or effective as of late than both Santana and… Read More Santana and Benintendi heating up, but Whit and Soler are concerns for Royals lineup
Going into Spring Training, the big question among Royals fans was “what were the Royals going to do with Danny Duffy after 2021?” Though Duffy has played his entire MLB career in Kansas City, helped the Royals win two pennants and a World Series title, and is currently 22nd all-time in Royals team WAR, according… Read More Danny Duffy is making his case to stay in Kansas City after 2021
I was going to post the last of my “Cactus Royals” posts today, but some surprising Royals-based news came up yesterday, and it would be hard not to talk about it, especially since it seems to be a polarizing one: According to Jon Heyman, the Dyson deal looks to be a one-year, $1.5 million one,… Read More Dyson is great for nostalgia, but may be a weird fit for the 2021 Royals
Monday was the first day of full-team workouts at Royals camp in Surprise, and there were tons of tidbits and content on Twitter that were tough to ignore for hardcore Royals fans such as myself. Here’s a clip compilation of some highlights from the first day of workouts: While plenty more clips from Royals camp… Read More So who is Brad Brach? (And why did the Royals sign him over other options?)