The MLB non-tender deadline was on Friday night, and as expected, many teams made a flurry of moves, with the biggest one of note being the Dodgers’ non-tendering of outfielder and 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger. The Royals had some difficult decisions to make by the non-tender deadline, with 10 arbitration-eligible players entering this offseason.… Read More Three Thoughts About the Royals’ Moves at the Non-Tender Deadline
On Sunday, the Kansas City Royals announced on Twitter their non-roster invitees to Spring Camp, which totals 21 players: Granted, it’s been a freezing “hot stove” season for the Royals, even with the lockout. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Royals could not only add a player or two before their… Read More Three Royals Non-Roster Invitees Who Could Be Sleepers This Spring
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
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
May has already been a difficult month for the Kansas City Royals. The Royals have lost four straight, and are currently 1-4 in the month of may after going 15-9 in the first month of the season. After being the story of baseball (or at least in the American League) for the first 30 days… Read More Four positive things to keep in mind during this Royals losing streak
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?
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
Oh boy it’s been a long week. While Spring Training game have begun which is amazing as a MLB fan, this week has been an extremely busy one in regard to high school baseball starting (I coach at the high school I work at), the third quarter ending (which requires me to finalize grading), and… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Relief Pitcher Rankings