The Royals have been a tremendous success story this Spring as they sit at 14-2, which puts them clearly at the top of the Cactus League standings, as of Monday, March 13th. Granted, Royals fans can debate how relevant their W-L record will be in regard to it transitioning to regular season success. This is… Read More Matt Beaty Has Been a Cactus League Success (But Will He Find a Spot on the Royals’ Roster?)
Baseball fans have 29 days until Spring Training, and safe to say, it couldn’t come soon enough, especially with most of the country going through a cold spell (including here in Kansas City). The Royals have had a busy week transactions-wise, as they traded Michael A. Taylor and Adalberto Mondesi to the Twins and Red… Read More Four Royals Non-Roster Invitees to Pay Close Attention to This Spring
The MLB non-tender deadline was on Friday night, and as expected, many teams made a flurry of moves, with the biggest one of note being the Dodgers’ non-tendering of outfielder and 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger. The Royals had some difficult decisions to make by the non-tender deadline, with 10 arbitration-eligible players entering this offseason.… Read More Three Thoughts About the Royals’ Moves at the Non-Tender Deadline
The manager “hot stove” news cycle has been quite scorching this week, as many clubs with openings have announced their hirings for the 2023 season. Texas made the biggest splash, as they coaxed former Giants and Padres manager Bruce Bochy out of retirement, inking him to a three-year deal. The Blue Jays on the other… Read More Ranking the Royals Managers Candidates, Based on Early Reports
When the Royals acquired Amir Garrett from the Reds this offseason, it seemed more about what the Royals gave up (Mike Minor) rather than what the Royals received in return. It’s not that Garrett wasn’t going to be a key part of the Royals bullpen in 2022. Rather, it was just that the trade of… Read More Amir Garrett is Settling Into His Role with the Royals (And That’s a Good Thing)
On Wednesday, the Royals announced the player they received in the Danny Duffy July Deadline deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers: It is another reliever that the Royals added to the upper levels of their system, which should give the Royals some depth in the bullpen in 2022 and perhaps 2023 (the Royals also added… Read More Danny Duffy returning to Kansas City sounds fun, but should be avoided by the Royals
So the MLB Trade Deadline has officially passed and the Royals kept things pretty tame during this momentous day where plenty of stars were dealt around the league. The White Sox were the primary “winners” in the division, as the acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs up on the North Side, and seem primed to… Read More Did the Royals do enough at the Trade Deadline?
When I initially examined possible free agent outfielders/left-handed batters in a recent post, I left out Yasiel Puig as a serious option for the Royals. While his name was floated out as a possibility by the Athletic’s Jim Bowden, I figured Puig’s projected high price tag (Roster Resource crowd projections is predicting a two-year $11… Read More So, is ‘Puig to KC’ more serious than Royals fans may think?
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?
It’s been a fun, hot stove season for Kansas City Royals fans, which hasn’t necessarily been said about the team in a while. Of the current AL Central clubs, only the Chicago White Sox have been as aggressive, as they acquired Lance Lynn in a trade with the Texas Rangers (though I think they may… Read More Three free agent outfielders whom the Royals should avoid this off-season