Shortly before this evening’s finale against the Angels, the Royals made this announcement on their Twitter: The news was a bit surprising considering that Olivares had a base hit last night in the Royals’ 8-1 loss to the Angels, and hasn’t produced an awful line by any means. In five games and 19 plate appearances,… Read More Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?
Dayton Moore initially signed Hanser Alberto as a minor league free agent this off-season as infield insurance off the bench. Going into Spring Training, it was expected that Nicky Lopez was to be the Royals’ starting second baseman, Whit Merrifield would be in right field, Hunter Dozier would be at third, and Alberto would be… Read More Is the clock ticking in Kansas City for Hanser Alberto?
So far, the month of May has been one to forget for Royals fans, which is disappointing considering how much hope April brought Kansas City baseball fans. The Royals are now currently 16-17 and third place in the AL Central and have seen their playoff hopes go from the 20-plus percentage range at the beginning… Read More Five players in Omaha who could help in Kansas City soon
Minor League Baseball is going to be back soon, and for baseball fans in non-MLB cities (especially in cities of Kansas City Royals affiliates), this is definitely something to rejoice about. I hope to write more about prospects soon (especially the “21 in 21”), but it has just been hard to do so when Major… Read More Three Quick Takeaways from the Royals’ MiLB Rosters
So in part one of my Royals Spring Training preview, I analyzed the catchers who were invited to the Royals Spring Training facility in Surprise, Arizona. In this post, I will take a look at the infielders, which includes not just the middle infielders, but the corner infielders as well. Even though he has played… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Infielders
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
There is no question the shadow of George Brett looms large over the third base position in Kansas City. From 1994-2020, only two Royals who have manned the third base position in Kansas City have accumulated a WAR of over 10, according to Fangraphs: Joe Randa (13.2 fWAR) and Mike Moustakas (12.6 fWAR). Furthermore, only… Read More Hunter Dozier could face tougher-than-expected competition at third this Spring
There is no doubt that the Kansas City Royals are a better team now after the acquisition of former Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, who seems pumped to be a Royal, if his Instagram is any indication: While some national analysts may still be skeptical on the deal and if it will move the needle… Read More Four Royals players most affected by the Santana and Taylor acquisitions
There’s no question that baseball teams and general managers have to make tough decisions when it comes to building a roster. Already, Dayton Moore has had to make some challenging decisions in regard to clearing space on the 40-man roster for some potential moves this Winter. Those moves have mostly focused on the pitching side,… Read More Gutierrez and Viloria may be on their way out of Kansas City by 2021
While the playoffs are still going on, it is never too early to talk about possible transactions or roster moves. That certainly is the case with the Royals, who are not only absent from the playoffs, but also probably contemplating on how they will parlay a promising 26-34 season in 2020 to more improvement over… Read More Ranking the Royals’ 40-man “release” candidates this off-season