While Spring Training is in its early stages, there already has been some noteworthy things going on in camp in Surprise, Arizona. With the season about to start, one of the things I want to do is do more “Royals Recaps”, which either reviews games or weekly events to kind of summarize some thoughts about… Read More Royals Recap: Zimmer gets option; Melendez and McBroom turning heads; Matheny making his mark
With Dayton Moore and the Royals signing Alex Gordon for at least one more year, the pressure on outfielders Brett Phillips and Bubba Starling will be heightened this Spring. Initially at the end of the 2019 season, it seemed like Phillips or Starling would be starting in either left field, or even right if Gordo… Read More Will Bubba or Brett get the Royals backup outfielder position this Spring?
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
No Royal made a bigger improvement in 2019 than former first-round pick Hunter Dozier. While Jorge Soler’s record-setting 48-home run season certainly caught and captured Royals fans’ attention a season ago, he was starting to show signs of living up to the massive hype from his Cubs days during the 2018 season, until a broken… Read More Will Hunter Dozier prove he is legit in 2020?
When it comes to MLB market size, it is widely known that the Kansas City Royals are the epitome of a small-market team. According to Nielsen Market Size, Kansas City is the 32nd largest market, in between San Antonio and Columbus, Ohio. Of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, only the Milwaukee Brewers (35th) and… Read More Is this Reds off-season a good or cautionary model for the Royals?
The Royals ZiPS projections were just recently released, and already discussions are a plenty in the Royals fan community. One of the biggest topics of discussion centers on the Royals starting pitching, as ZiPS is projecting a slight improvement from the Royals rotation in 2020. With the Royals projected to win 63 games by Las… Read More Is Danny Duffy the key to the Royals rotation in 2020?
Without a doubt, in a relatively tame hot stove winter for the Kansas City Royals, the signing of “Dirty South” Greg Holland to a minor league contract created some buzz in Royals fan circles. While Holland is far from the back-to-back All Star closer he was in 2013 and 2014, the return of the 34-year-old… Read More Will Greg Holland impact the Royals bullpen in 2020?