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)
According to Fangraphs’ Roster Resource Depth Chart, the Royals roster is currently at 40 after the signing of Taylor Clarke. Even though the Royals did non-tender Richard Lovelady, they did bring him back via a Minor League contract. Furthermore, though no official deals were finalized before the December 1st lockout, they did tender contracts to… Read More Three Lingering Royals Roster Questions During the Lockout
It’s been a busy week for me personally, which has limited my ability to post. On the other hand, while it’s been a busy “hot stove” season for many baseball teams and their fanbases, it has been the opposite of “busy” for the Royals, as evidenced by tweets such as the one below: Thus, it… Read More Evaluating the Royals’ moves before the lockout
It’s been a busy “hot stove” day, as two major moves were announced today. First, news broke that the Minnesota Twins and Byron Buxton agreed on a seven-year, $100 million extension. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal went into more details on the deal on Twitter: This was a huge move for the Twins, as it seemed… Read More How the Buxton and Semien moves affect the Royals and AL Central
There has been a lot of talk about the Royals perhaps pursuing Jon Gray in free agency, which makes sense considering the Royals need an extra “presence” in the rotation to help guide their young starters. While the Royals saw some promising signs from their talented cadre of young pitchers, there still were signs that… Read More Could Michael Lorenzen benefit from a change of scenery with the Royals?
On Josh Vernier’s Royals offseason spectacular on 610 Sports Radio, JJ Picollo made an interesting statement in regard to improving the Royals’ pitching situation, which ranked 21st in the league in team ERA last season: The focus on improving the bullpen through free agency or trades rather than the rotation, which seemed to be the… Read More Three Free Agent Relievers Who Could Boost the Royals’ Bullpen Next Season
I have a piece coming up on the IBWAA’s “Here’s the Pitch” Newsletter tomorrow morning, so I don’t have an in-depth piece for today (plus it’s been a busy past couple of weeks at work). However, I did have some thoughts about some recent Royals roster moves, so I just wanted to share a quick… Read More ‘Reporter Jottings’: Benintendi’s extension negotiations; the latest flurry of roster moves; Royals to keep coaching staff intact
After blowing the clinching game against Houston at Truist Park in game 5 of the World Series, the Atlanta Braves took care of business and won the franchise’s second World Series since moving to Atlanta in 1966, and their first World Series since 1995. And a big contributor to the Braves’ World Series victory was… Read More The ‘Braves Way’ should give the Royals hope for the future
Some interesting news broke on the hot stove this afternoon, as Yahoo Japan reported that the Hiroshima Carp plan to post outfielder Seiya Suzuki, which means that MLB teams can bid for his services this offseason. And surprisingly, the Royals were one of the teams mentioned as a possible bidder this winter: While Suzuki may… Read More Could Seiya Suzuki be a fit in right field for the Royals in 2022?
The Astros are down 2-1 to the Braves in the World Series and face a crucial game four Saturday evening at Truist Park in Atlanta. Shortly before Friday’s game three, Astros manager Dusty Baker announced that Zack Greinke would be activated and start the important, and perhaps series-defining game: Without a doubt, the Astros decision… Read More Is a Zack Greinke return to Kansas City possible? (And should the Royals do it?)