For Royals fans hoping to see a big move at the Trade Deadline, things took a bit of an interesting turn today as Royals general manager Dayton Moore addressed the media in a press conference today. And let’s just say, it doesn’t exactly seem like Moore and the Royals front office are eager to be… Read More Is Dayton Moore showing his ‘poker face’ as Royals approach the deadline?
Craig Brown of “Into the Fountains” recently released his Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame ballot, and Hokius of Royals Review shared his ballot last weekend. Thus, I figured with the Royals Hall of Fame fan vote closing tomorrow, I would release my own thoughts on the Royals Hall of Fame voting process for this… Read More The Royals Reporter “Royals Hall of Fame” Ballot
In 2000, the Royals were coming off a surprising 77-85 season, their most wins since 1993, and best winning percentage (.475) since 1995 (.486). After 72-win and 64-win seasons in manager Tony Muser’s first two seasons, the 77-win campaign, though still a losing season, gave some Royals fans hope that better days were on the… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Johnny Damon, and the trade that started the tank in 2001
On Saturday, the Royals made a minor move, announcing that they had re-signed pitchers Carlos Sanabria and Foster Griffin, as well as outfielder Bubba Starling to Minor League contracts: The news really did not come as much of a surprise to Royals fans. Sanabria was just acquired on waivers from the Astros, so it would… Read More Will 2021 be the last season of baseball for Bubba Starling?
I was hoping to post this a couple of days earlier, but it was difficult to do so with mid-quarter grades being due this week (yay hybrid teaching). Thus, it feels appropriate with the Royals heading into their final game of the 2020 season that this post focuses on Alex Gordon and his retirement, which… Read More What Royals fans should take away from Gordon’s tenure in Kansas City
It’s amazing that I have reached 200 posts on this blog. Granted, so much of that was due to COVID giving me a lot more time to write, but this blog has definitely outlasted many other web sites I have started since I began blogging during my sophomore year of college (shoutout to my old… Read More The Royals Reporter “All-Time” Royals Lineup (200th post special)
Part of the “African-American Royals Project” series. Hal McRae is one of the more special stories in Royals history. McRae is not just a former Royals outfielder and designated hitter who spent 15 years in Kansas City and is also a member of the Royals Hall of Fame. He is also the first and only… Read More Hal McRae: Royals player, manager, and an abrupt end in 1994
Part of the “African-American Royals Project” Series There are only three retired numbers in Kansas City Royals history: No. 5, George Brett; No. 10, manager Dick Howser; and No. 20, Frank White. White continues to be the most fascinating of the three to this day. In many ways, White is the “Kansas City Story” in… Read More Frank White: The “KC Story”, 1986, and the “Royals Divorce”
Part of the “African-American Royals Project” series. From 1976-1981, the Kansas City Royals were the class of the American League. They made the postseason five times during the six-season span (1979 being the lone playoff-less season), which included a Pennant in 1980 (they lost in their first World Series appearance to the Philadelphia Phillies). During… Read More Amos Otis: The age-31 “breakout,” and the ’78 Royals
It’s been almost three months since Royals fans have seen Kansas City players in action. Safe to say, Royals fans (including myself) are chomping at the bit to watch Royals baseball again, which hopefully will start up again with an “abbreviated” Spring Training sometime in June. Yes, this Royals season wasn’t shaping up to be… Read More Four interesting stories from the 2015 ALDS between the Royals and Astros