While watching the Phillies’ 7-0 win, one player primarily stuck out to me amidst the Phillies’ barrage of home runs against Houston’s Lance McCullers, Jr. (a fan favorite of Royals fans when it comes to “hate-ability”). And surprisingly enough, that one player wasn’t a Philadelphia hitter. Rather, it was Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suárez, who… Read More Can Angel Zerpa Be Ranger Suárez-Esque for the Royals?
After dropping the final game of the series 5-2 to the Houston Astros, the Royals are sitting at 31-50 for the year. With it officially being the halfway mark of the 2022 season, it can be easy to come to some concrete judgments on how this season has gone thus far, and what Royals fans… Read More At the Halfway Mark, the Royals Pitching Staff’s Walk Issues Stick Out Most
Not too long after the Royals traded Mike Minor to Cincinnati for Amir Garrett, Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo shocked the baseball world by announcing this free-agent starting pitcher signing: The Royals didn’t sign Greinke to a long-term contract, as they inked him to a one-year, $13 million dollar deal with incentives based on innings… Read More Zack Greinke Returns to the Royals…And It Just Feels Right
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
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?)
Rawlings announced their Gold Glove nominations this afternoon, and safe to say it was an impressive showing by the Kansas City Royals, as four Royals players garnered nominations, as highlighted in the tweet below from the Royals’ official Twitter account: Whit Merrifield and Michael A. Taylor shouldn’t come as surprises to Royals fans. Merrifield had… Read More Was Nicky Lopez robbed of a Gold Glove nomination at shortstop?
In part three of the 2021 “Royalty Awards” I am going to take a look at the most memorable game I attended in person at Kauffman Stadium this season. I had two very specific sets of criteria when it came to identifying the top three from this set of “Royalty Awards”: I had to attend… Read More A Royals ‘Opening Day’ to Remember (“Royalty Awards” Most Memorable Game)
There is no question that pitching depth is a strength of this Royals farm system. According to MLB Pipeline, three of their top-five prospects are pitchers (Asa Lacy, Daniel Lynch, and Jackson Kowar) and they have an additional two beyond those three in the top 10 as well (Jonathan Bowlan and Carlos Hernandez). Thus, it… Read More Three Royals pitching sleepers to pay attention to in 2021
The American League Central appeared to be one of the stronger divisions in the American League in 2020, as they had three teams represented in the new expanded postseason format: the division champion Minnesota Twins (36-24); the Cleveland Indians (35-25); and the Chicago White Sox (35-25), who were appearing in their first postseason since 2008.… Read More Should the AL Central’s lackluster showing in the postseason give hope to (or worry) Royals fans?
The Royals may not be in the playoffs for the fifth-straight season since winning the 2015 World Series, but that does not mean that the postseason should be ignored by Royals fans. In addition to a new format which includes an increase in teams (16 now total) and rounds, there are some former Royals with… Read More Five former Royals to pay attention to this postseason