The Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: The “Near Royals HOF candidates” series

So with baseball firmly entrenched in the off-season, there will be plenty of Hot Stove discussion. However, as done in the past on the blog, I wanted to take some time to dedicate some posts and series to past Royals players and teams. One of the projects I tried to establish on this blog was… Read More The Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: The “Near Royals HOF candidates” series

An introduction to the “African-American Royals” Project

Without a doubt, the current #BlackLivesMatter protests sweeping the nation have kept me from focusing on much else these past few days. Normally, my focus beyond teaching and grad school is pretty saturated on Royals baseball, and yet, I have not really cared much about the current state of baseball, even with negotiations moving a… Read More An introduction to the “African-American Royals” Project

Why the Royals should bring back Alex Gordon for one more season

No player on this Royals roster has a more polarizing situation this off-season than outfielder Alex Gordon. With the Royals clearly in a rebuild, it seems on the surface that the 35-year-old Gordon should be a roster casualty going into 2020. The 2005 Royals first-round pick just finished his 13th year in professional baseball, and… Read More Why the Royals should bring back Alex Gordon for one more season

Ned Yost was more than his record…will Royals fans remember that?

One of the more unfortunate realities of baseball or sports in general is that people in baseball are more remembered for what they did recently rather than looking at the whole picture. Ivan Rodriguez was one of the best catchers in the history of the game in his prime, but his lackluster seasons in Washington… Read More Ned Yost was more than his record…will Royals fans remember that?

Greinke’s return to Kauffman and his complicated legacy as a Royal

There was no question that this upcoming series at Kauffman Stadium against the Houston Astros was going to be a difficult one for the Royals. After all, the Astros lead the AL West by 8 games after today’s 6-1 win over the Royals, are 97-53, and are trying to position themselves for the top spot… Read More Greinke’s return to Kauffman and his complicated legacy as a Royal