Zack Greinke Returns to the Royals…And It Just Feels Right

Not too long after the Royals traded Mike Minor to Cincinnati for Amir Garrett, Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo shocked the baseball world by announcing this free-agent starting pitcher signing: The Royals didn’t sign Greinke to a long-term contract, as they inked him to a one-year, $13 million dollar deal with incentives based on innings… Read More Zack Greinke Returns to the Royals…And It Just Feels Right

The Royals (and Chiefs) Stadium Futures Could Be Hinging on this Lockout

We’re getting close to MLB owners’ supposed deadline (Monday) in which regular-season games could get canceled. Unfortunately, meetings did not go well on Saturday, as reported by Jesse Rogers of ESPN: The owners and MLBPA continue to talk this afternoon, but the outlook is mixed, all depending on the source. For example, Jon Heyman of… Read More The Royals (and Chiefs) Stadium Futures Could Be Hinging on this Lockout

How Will MLB’s Lockout Issues Affect the Royals in Kansas City?

After last weekend’s devesating Kansas City Chiefs playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game, many Kansas City sports fans already began diverting their attention toward the upcoming Royals season: That being said, Major League Baseball is still entrenched in a lockout that has extended for almost two months, which has halted… Read More How Will MLB’s Lockout Issues Affect the Royals in Kansas City?

“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?

A compilation of the best Buck O’Neil tributes from yesterday’s Hall of Fame announcement

What made Buck O’Neil so important to Kansas City is not only what he meant to baseball as a manager and player of the Kansas City Monarchs, arguably the greatest baseball team in Kansas City history, but what he means to the city itself. O’Neil was not only a true ambassador to the game, especially… Read More A compilation of the best Buck O’Neil tributes from yesterday’s Hall of Fame announcement

Vaccines bring hope, but it will still be far from normal for Royals fans in 2021

Just before the new year, the United States and Kansas City got some pleasant news, as the CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines for use. With this monumental “green light”, not only has shipping of the vaccine begun, but also the administration of it to health care workers, not just in Kansas City, but across the nation.… Read More Vaccines bring hope, but it will still be far from normal for Royals fans in 2021

Expressing thanks to Kansas City, the Royals…and baseball

As expected, probably most people right now are with their families. They are sitting around, either in the kitchen or watching football, and maybe catching up with family, depending on how “big” one’s family is. Normally, Thanksgiving is one of the more underrated holidays of the year: it brings people together without the pressure or… Read More Expressing thanks to Kansas City, the Royals…and baseball