“Reporter Jottings”: Royals FanFest Canceled; Whit on Baseball Owners; Will Season Start on Time?

I wanted to take a slight break from the “Top 50 Royals Prospect” Rankings and do a smaller “Jottings” post, as I had some brief thoughts to share on some Royals and MLB-related stories recently. Also, it’s been a tough week for me professionally, which I expected with coming back to school after Winter Break.… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals FanFest Canceled; Whit on Baseball Owners; Will Season Start on Time?

Could Seiya Suzuki be a fit in right field for the Royals in 2022?

Some interesting news broke on the hot stove this afternoon, as Yahoo Japan reported that the Hiroshima Carp plan to post outfielder Seiya Suzuki, which means that MLB teams can bid for his services this offseason. And surprisingly, the Royals were one of the teams mentioned as a possible bidder this winter: While Suzuki may… Read More Could Seiya Suzuki be a fit in right field for the Royals in 2022?

Sherman is building the Royals to be the next “Cleveland”…but will it work?

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog, mostly due to preparing for my sister’s wedding which took place in Boston this past weekend. While I love the Royals, even amidst their losing, family comes first, especially since I haven’t seen my sister in two years due to the COVID pandemic: However, to… Read More Sherman is building the Royals to be the next “Cleveland”…but will it work?

The Royals went for a different approach in the draft…but will it pay off?

Dayton Moore and the Royals front office is known for “zigging” when others “zag”, and that has often been the case in the MLB Draft under Moore’s tenure. After going pretty safe and traditional in the early rounds in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Moore and the Royals went down a different path in this year’s… Read More The Royals went for a different approach in the draft…but will it pay off?

Santana’s signing shows that Royals “win now” talk is not just rhetoric

It is not uncommon for MLB general managers to talk about “winning now” in the off-season regardless of how they did the previous season. After all, considering the Winter time is a period of the off-season where not only transactions happen, but season-ticket renewals occur, it’s not exactly in a club’s best interest to overtly… Read More Santana’s signing shows that Royals “win now” talk is not just rhetoric

Downtown stadiums are great…but keep Kauffman where it is

Growing up in Sacramento, California, my family had access to three baseball parks to get our baseball fix (baseball was the biggest sport in our household): Raley Field in West Sacramento, home of the Triple-A Sacramento Rivercats; Oracle (then Pac Bell) Park in San Francisco, home of the San Francisco Giants; and the Oakland Coliseum,… Read More Downtown stadiums are great…but keep Kauffman where it is

Are the Royals becoming the “Moneyball” team of the pandemic era?

As profiled in Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball”, the Oakland Athletics in the early 2000’s zigged while the rest of the league zagged. While other clubs valued traditional scouting as well as flawed statistical analysis to evaluate players (such as batting average to measure hitting; ERA to measure pitching; and fielding percentage to measure defense), the… Read More Are the Royals becoming the “Moneyball” team of the pandemic era?

Random Royals Reflections From Game 1 of the World Series

So the Los Angeles Dodgers took Game 1 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. This isn’t surprising, because honestly, the Dodgers are the deeper team, especially offensively. If the Rays were going to have a shot in this thing, they would have needed an implosion from Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, as… Read More Random Royals Reflections From Game 1 of the World Series