Despite second half struggles, Royals fans should be hopeful about Jake Brentz in 2022

While the Royals starting pitching staff went through their fair share of ups and downs during the 2021 season (they ranked 24th in team ERA and 27th in WHIP), the bullpen was at least a little better, even if it did see some regression from the 2020 season. After ranking 8th in bullpen ERA during… Read More Despite second half struggles, Royals fans should be hopeful about Jake Brentz in 2022

Examining Zimmer and Brentz’s recent struggles, and what that means for the Royals long-term

The Royals bullpen has been an up and down group in 2021. Luckily, Scott Barlow has been solid, as he leads all Royals relievers (with 10 or more IP) in fWAR (1.5), according to Fangraphs. Unfortunately, beyond Barlow, this Royals bullpen has not demonstrated much consistency, much to the dismay of the Royals overall as… Read More Examining Zimmer and Brentz’s recent struggles, and what that means for the Royals long-term

Have Ervin Santana and Jake Brentz earned spots in the Royals bullpen?

It is officially a week until Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium (and I have tickets, which will be my first Opening Day game ever), and of course, the popular story among Royals fans is this: what will the 26-man roster look like on April 1st against the Rangers? With the Royals 40-man roster currently at… Read More Have Ervin Santana and Jake Brentz earned spots in the Royals bullpen?

Three takeaways from the Royals first set of roster moves this Spring

It’s been a fun Spring Training, as the Royals entered the scheduled off day with a 9-3 record, fresh off a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Per usual, Salvador Perez went yard against the Brew Crew, further showing that his trademark power could continue to be a valuable commodity in 2021: Furthermore, after the… Read More Three takeaways from the Royals first set of roster moves this Spring