After months of waiting…baseball fans finally got the news they have been waiting for… Yep. You read that right, Royals fans. Baseball is back. Granted, who knows what will happen as the season begins in the midst of a possible COVID “second outbreak”, which hasn’t been helped by recent spikes in many states across the… Read More Four questions Royals fans should be asking as play resumes in 2020
Without a doubt, the Kansas City Royals have led the way when it comes to how a MLB club should treat their players and employees this off-season. Despite being in one of baseball’s smallest markets (only Milwaukee and Cincinnati are smaller), the Royals have remained committed to keeping and paying their Minor League players, something… Read More The Royals are seeing fruits of their “good will”…now will we have a season?
The MLB Draft will be coming up shortly on June 10th, and as discussed, the format will be drastically different, as the draft will only be 5 rounds, a 35-round reduction from previous incarnations. And already, Royals general manager Dayton Moore doesn’t seem happy about it: The reduced five-round format of the draft is certainly… Read More Could draft and Minor League changes mean more hurdles for Moore and the Royals?
Without a doubt, this has been the hardest weekend in a while to sit down and write. Usually, baseball is an escape for me, especially here on this blog. Yes, I will occasionally write about a bar, restaurant, or event in Kansas City in my Royals City posts, but for the most part, this blog… Read More The struggle of focusing on Royals baseball in these times…
There’s no question: America misses Major League Baseball. Kansas City misses Royals baseball. There is no doubt that the summer would be a much drearier time, especially in Kansas City, if baseball does not resume in any form, either with or without fans, in 2020. However, it seems like the challenges of resuming play are… Read More Sherman and new Royals ownership will show true colors as challenges of returning to play unfolds
As profiled and summarized on Royals Review, Forbes released their annual MLB Valuation rankings and reports for 2020. The information is interesting for those who are financially or economically inclined, as the reports not only say a lot about the Royals current financial status, but about many other clubs and their value in Major League… Read More Three Takeaways from the Forbes Team Valuation of the Royals
So 2020 thus far has been a series of Royals firsts for me as a Royals fan: I finally pulled the trigger on getting a ticket package of some sort (decided to go with the 15-game-package of the Keep…we will see how it goes and whether or not I will continue it for year 2)… Read More Five Takeaways from Royals FanFest 2020
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
Dear John Sherman and the new Royals Ownership Group, Thank you for taking over our beloved Kansas City Royals. As you know, Mr. Sherman, this club means a lot to the community of Kansas City. If there was one thing we appreciate as a metro area, it’s that previous owner David Glass, and even the… Read More An Open Letter to new Royals Owner John Sherman (from a fan and ticket holder)
New ownership can mean all kinds of changes for an organization. To use an example, when John Henry and his ownership group took over the Boston Red Sox in 2002, he brought an analytical and business-like approach to running the once-cursed franchise. Thankfully for baseball fans in New England, his approach brought numerous World Series… Read More Three things in 2020 that could make or break Dayton Moore’s tenure as Royals GM