The fact of the matter is that the Kansas City Royals are going to be continuing the rebuilding process in 2023. That message has constantly been reinforced by Royals GM JJ Picollo, who maintains that the Royals will not be spending more (or even as much) on the payroll compared to a year ago. It’s… Read More Four Royals Prospects Who Could Be on the Trading Block This Winter
It’s likely that the AL Rookie of the Year award will go to Seattle’s Julio Rodriguez, especially considering the young Mariners’ production and the fact that he is on a team in playoff contention. Nonetheless, the fact that Bobby Witt, Jr. will miss out on the award shouldn’t damper his impressive rookie season in Kansas… Read More The White Sox’s Tim Anderson Could Give Royals Fans Insight On Bobby Witt Jr’s Defensive Outlook
The Royals avoided the sweep on Sunday with a 15-7 blowout win over the San Diego Padres to bring their record to 52-77 for the year. The trouncing of former Royals draft pick Sean Manaea and the Padres bullpen (including former Brewers closer Josh Hader) is a cruel reminder of how this 2022 season has… Read More Four Royals on the 40-man Worth Paying Attention to This September
The Royals have lost five in a row, including three straight to the New York Yankees in the Bronx (they are currently 0-6 against the Yankees this year). While the offense has certainly cooled off after the All-Star Break, the Royals’ recent string of lackluster defense has been a primary contributor to Kansas City’s second-half… Read More Is the Royals’ Defense in 2022 As Bad As Fans Think It Is?
I have done Tier One and Tier Two prospects already on this blog, as I slowly reveal my “Top 50 Royals Prospects” rankings for the upcoming 2022 season. In this post, I take a look at the Tier Three prospects, which consists of Royals prospects ranked No. 12 through No. 17. What is a “Tier… Read More Looking at the Tier Three Prospects (The “Top 50 Royals Prospects” Rankings)
Typically, every winter, I create a “Royals Prospects to Watch” list on this blog. In 2020, it was the “20 in 20” Most Interesting Royals Prospects Watch. In 2021, it was the “21 in 21“, where I ranked the 21 most interesting prospect in the Royals farm system, but I ended up expanding that list… Read More “Rising” Royals prospects from the 2021 Top 40 “Prospects Watch”
The deadline to add Rule 5-eligible Minor League players was Friday afternoon at 6 p.m. and the Royals made their 40-man roster additions on Twitter in what was a big news day for the Kansas City baseball club, as they also revealed new uniforms and received the Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic service: The… Read More Will Collin Snider and Nathan Webb have an impact in the Royals bullpen next year?
A short post today, but I wanted to share this in order to share the good work that Jacob and Lucas (“The Beat of KC”) are doing out there on the Royals “content”-sphere. Both Jacob and Lucas have done tremendous work on their own, but they have combined forces to create a great Royals-centric podcast… Read More End-of-season wrap up chat with Jacob and Lucas (Beat of KC) on the Royals Rundown Podcast
The Royals begin a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium, and going into Thursday’s game, the Royals are 27-26 after roughly two months of play. Granted, the Royals haven’t been a perfect team by any means. Their run differential is -14, and as Mike Matheny said in a recent press conference, the… Read More After two months, the Royals are where they need to be (as long as they don’t panic)
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