Is this Reds off-season a good or cautionary model for the Royals?

When it comes to MLB market size, it is widely known that the Kansas City Royals are the epitome of a small-market team. According to Nielsen Market Size, Kansas City is the 32nd largest market, in between San Antonio and Columbus, Ohio. Of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, only the Milwaukee Brewers (35th) and… Read More Is this Reds off-season a good or cautionary model for the Royals?

Why the Jorge Soler extension is a win-win for both sides

As Kansas City braced themselves for the Winter storm conditions, the Royals released this nugget of information that brought some levity to the cold and ice accumulating around the metro: Despite Soler opting out of his original deal with the Cubs, Soler and the Royals still avoided going into arbitration, and ended up negotiating a… Read More Why the Jorge Soler extension is a win-win for both sides

What will be Whit’s future in Kansas City in 2020 (and beyond)?

No player has been more fascinating to follow this off-season than Royals utility player Whit Merrifield. With Salvador Perez missing the entire 2019 season to injury, Whit took the mantle as the face of the Royals franchise a year ago. And even though Salvy will be back in action behind the plate in 2020, it… Read More What will be Whit’s future in Kansas City in 2020 (and beyond)?

‘Return of the Moose’? Why a Moustakas Royals reunion may be difficult in 2020

On Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that former Royals and World Series stud Mike Moustakas declined his team option, which officially makes him a free agent this Winter. And not surprisingly, the Royals fanbase is at odds in terms of whether or not the Royals should make a run at 31-year-old third baseman: It makes… Read More ‘Return of the Moose’? Why a Moustakas Royals reunion may be difficult in 2020

Why a Brandon Belt for Danny Duffy trade may make sense for the Royals

For the most part, I have been pretty underwhelmed by most of the “hot stove” stories floating on the internet regarding the Royals. Mike Matheny as manager? No thanks. Kyle Schwarber and Jackie Bradley in the outfield in 2020? The Royals should definitely pass. However, one rumor that has jumped out at me came from… Read More Why a Brandon Belt for Danny Duffy trade may make sense for the Royals

Why Jorge Soler is worth keeping for the Royals in 2019 (and maybe beyond)

Without a doubt, Jorge Soler is the most polarizing player on the Kansas City Royals roster this season. In many ways, Soler may be one of the best pure power hitters to play in Kansas City in quite some time, not an easy feat considering Kauffman Stadium typically plays to pitchers, not hitters (Kauffman has… Read More Why Jorge Soler is worth keeping for the Royals in 2019 (and maybe beyond)