I am going to the game today, so I hope to have a more in-depth piece tomorrow. However, just wanted to share some quick thoughts through a short “Jottings” post before I headed out to the K this afternoon for game two of this series against the Colorado Rockies. Trade Rumors Already Starting for Scott… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Barlow Trade Rumors; AG Hurt; Analysis on Guardians Offense
I wasn’t able to get in a post yesterday due to a crazy day at work, but it was probably for the best, as the Royals pulled off another trade yesterday, this time including talented, but oft-injured infielder Adalberto Mondesi. Let’s not waste any time and get right into this edition of the “Jottings” as… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: MAT and Mondesi Traded; What the Royals Got in Return; What’s Next From Picollo?
In a surprising move on Saturday, the Royals announced via Twitter that they have signed former Atlanta and Philadelphia utility infielder Johan Camargo to a Minor League contract: The 29-year-old infielder didn’t produce much at the plate in his lone season with the Phillies in 2022. In 52 games and 166 plate appearances, Camargo produced… Read More Is Hunter Dozier’s Time With the Royals Coming to an End Soon?
In some interesting hot stove news, Boston Red Sox GM Chaim Bloom announced that Trevor Story had a UCL injury last season and that their star shortstop underwent a procedure this offseason to fix that issue. As mentioned in the article, due to technological advances in medicine and rehabilitation, it’s not a guarantee that Story… Read More Mondesi Makes Sense for the Red Sox; But Does it for the Royals?
The AL Central was one of the weakest divisions in baseball in 2022. The Cleveland Guardians were not just the only team to represent the division in the expanded playoff format, but they also were the only Central club to have an above. 500 record as well. The White Sox and the Twins were expected… Read More One Question About Each AL Central Team And Their Outlook for 2023
In a bit of stunning news on Saturday, the Detroit Tigers traded closer Gregory Soto, along with utility infielder Kody Clemens, to Philadelphia for outfielders Matt Vierling and Nick Maton, as well as catcher Donny Sands. The move was mostly an unexpected one from both ends. The Phillies were already pretty full in the bullpen,… Read More How Does the Gregory Soto Deal Affect Scott Barlow and the Royals Bullpen?
It is officially 2023, and it’s a new year for everyone, including the Kansas City Royals. Before I go into this post, I just wanted to thank everyone for reading and following the blog over the past year. I wrote less in 2022 on this blog in regard to a pure words-end, as I wrote… Read More Three Questions the Royals Need Answer Prior to Spring Training
There were a few Royals-related news items I thought I would touch base on in this edition of the “Jottings.” For those looking for an in-depth piece on an opposing pitcher in the AL Central, one can take a look at my latest Going Deep post on Pitcher List, as I analyze Detroit Tigers pitcher… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: O’Hearn DFA’d; Greinke Return Looking Questionable; Royals Beat Down Another
The Royals have been a bit more active in the hot stove market over the past couple of weeks, highlighted by the signing of a multitude of arms. Ryan Yarbrough was obviously the Royals’ biggest official MLB free agent signing thus far. That said, the Royals have also acquired some arms on a Minor League… Read More A Quick Look at the Arms the Royals Have Acquired Recently (And Not Just Jordan Lyles)
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been super busy with the end of the semester over the past week, culminating with my testing positive for COVID over the weekend. Merry Christmas, I guess, but at least I can settle down and get a post done, even though I expect this to be… Read More When Will the Royals Trade Michael A. Taylor?