The Royals had an off day on Thursday, and it was much needed, especially after the Royals’ dramatic 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays that made some Royals fans recall the 2014 Wild Card game. Even the Royals Twitter account got into the “nostalgia” fun, as displayed by their Tweet below: As of now,… Read More Three takeaways from the latest Royals home stand
One of the more underrated Royals Opening Day stories was Carlos Hernandez making the 26-man active roster, which apparently booted Ervin Santana from making the club on Opening Day (still no idea what his status is with the Royals): Hernandez was an interesting add, especially considering he did not “wow” Royals fans in Spring Training.… Read More Is Carlos Hernandez ready to have a Josh Staumont-esque breakout?
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
It’s snowing and cold as hell here in Kansas City and across most of the nation, honestly. However, a silver lining to all of this is that pitcher and catchers report on Thursday, and the Royals recently released their updated Cactus League schedule on their official Twitter: Thus, even though games haven’t begun yet, it… Read More Five important Royals position battles to pay attention to this Spring
Baseball Prospectus just released their most recent PECOTA projections for 2021, and of course, the baseball world is rife with reactions. That also includes the Royals blogosphere, as Royals Review, Into the Fountains, and Royals Academy have all published their own analysis on the PECOTA’s projections for Kansas City for the upcoming season. While I… Read More Five takeaways from the Royals’ 2021 PECOTA projections
As of now, Royals fans can remark that pitching is a strength of the team that is only trending upward, especially with prospects such as Daniel Lynch, Jackson Kowar, and possibly Asa Lacy knocking on the door in 2021. In fact, it seems like the Royals have so much pitching depth that both Royals Review… Read More Analyzing the five best pitches from Royals pitchers in 2020
Last year, a key to the Royals improvement was the bounce back in the bullpen. After a disastrous campaign in 2018 (ranked 29th in reliever WAR) and a ho-hum one in 2019 (ranked 17th in reliever WAR), the Royals took a big step up in 2020, ranking 12th in reliever WAR and 8th in reliever… Read More Are Royals fans not talking about Scott Barlow enough?
In a mere matter of hours, the world will be transitioning from 2020 to 2021. In many ways, it feels like 2020 has been way longer than ust 365 days, but I guess that’s what happens when a society undergoes a pandemic, and experiences all kinds of social instability. Furthermore, this baseball season was a… Read More 10 Things I’ll Remember as a Royals fan from 2020
Even though the Winter Meetings have passed, general manager Dayton Moore and the Kansas City Royals have continued to be active players on the free agent market, as evidenced by their most recent move on Monday: The move to re-sign Greg Holland felt expected, especially after his strong bounce-back campaign in Kansas City in 2020,… Read More Greg Holland is back; what does that mean for the rest of the Royals bullpen?
From 2013-2016, the bullpen was THE strength of the Royals team. In fact, over that time span, the Royals bullpen accumulated a 22.9 WAR over that four-year span, which led all teams in baseball, according to Fangraphs. However, after a great run, mostly lead by some combo of “HDH” (Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg… Read More The 2020 “Royalty Awards”: Who was the Royals’ best relief pitcher?