Royals trade Brett Phillips, which closes the door on the Moose trade of 2018

It’s been a tough couple of days to focus on baseball. With the NBA sitting out in protest of the violence and racial injustice going in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and many baseball teams following suit by not playing either (including the Brewers, Dodgers, and the San Francisco Giants, my family’s team), it was difficult to really… Read More Royals trade Brett Phillips, which closes the door on the Moose trade of 2018

The Jorge Lopez era in KC is over…and it’s probably best for both sides

This afternoon, the Royals announced an expected roster move that has been on Royals fans’ minds the past couple of weeks: With no Minor League options remaining, as well as the lack of a rotation or bullpen spot available currently, Lopez and his days with the Royals seemed numbered even before he was placed on… Read More The Jorge Lopez era in KC is over…and it’s probably best for both sides

Matheny has decisions to make on Royals bullpen after Indians series

It’s hard to be optimistic about the 2020 outlook after the Royals lost their opening series to the Cleveland Indians two games to one. Yes, the Indians were the better and more favored team in the pre-season, so the idea that the Royals would win this series, on the road nonetheless, seemed like quite a… Read More Matheny has decisions to make on Royals bullpen after Indians series

Four reasons why the Royals should move Kennedy back to the rotation in 2020

As I have regularly mentioned on this blog, the start of this MLB season looks hazy at best. While there are some signs that baseball could return, it is unlikely that a.) we will have a full season and b.) that will baseball return to home stadiums anytime soon. If baseball does return, then it… Read More Four reasons why the Royals should move Kennedy back to the rotation in 2020

Will Adams get his “chance” in Kansas City? (And could it be as an “Opener”?)

I received this comment from someone on the blog a day ago on the post on Randy Rosario and Glenn Sparkman making the Opening Day bullpen, and it got me thinking about a pitcher I had overlooked for the most part this Spring: “So Chance Adams has performed very well this ST …so what are… Read More Will Adams get his “chance” in Kansas City? (And could it be as an “Opener”?)

Four ‘out-of-options’ Royals pitchers to watch in Spring Training

On February 11th, Royals pitchers and catchers finally reported to Surprise, Arizona for Spring Training. Keeping with the spirit of focusing on pitchers, I thought it would be interesting to focus on four Royals pitchers who are out of “minor league” options that would be worth watching in Spring Training this year. A player on… Read More Four ‘out-of-options’ Royals pitchers to watch in Spring Training

Ranking the Royals starting pitchers (and candidates) so far in 2019

In the beginning of the 2019 season, all the criticism of the Kansas City Royals seemed to hone in on the starting pitching. In fact, the “the Royals have good offense, but lousy pitching” dominated any conversation regarding Royals baseball in April and early May of 2019. And the vitriol was for good reason: during… Read More Ranking the Royals starting pitchers (and candidates) so far in 2019