The Royals lost 9-7 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, which drops the Royals’ record to 26-44 for the season. Offensively, Kansas City did what they needed to do, as they scored seven runs on 10 hits, which included home runs from Bobby Witt, Jr. and Michael A. Taylor. Taylor’s three-run home run brought the… Read More Does Kyle Isbel Need a Restart with the Royals?
The Cactus League season is coming to a close this week, and I wanted to get a short “jottings” in, especially as we inch closer to Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on April 7th. In this edition of the “jottings”, I take a look at Greinke’s fastball in my most recent post on Pitcher List;… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Greinke’s Fastball; “Playing Pepper” Royals Preview; Isbel vs. Taylor in CF
It’s been a busy week for me professionally, which has totally killed my ability to write any posts. Hopefully, after Opening Day, things will calm down a bit, but the life of an educator can be unpredictable until the school year finally ends. It’s been an interesting Spring for the Royals as the Cactus League… Read More Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day 28-Man Roster
On Sunday, the Kansas City Royals announced on Twitter their non-roster invitees to Spring Camp, which totals 21 players: Granted, it’s been a freezing “hot stove” season for the Royals, even with the lockout. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Royals could not only add a player or two before their… Read More Three Royals Non-Roster Invitees Who Could Be Sleepers This Spring
Unfortunately for baseball fans everywhere, it appears likely that Spring Training will be delayed, with the number of games anyone’s guess after negotiation talks between MLB owners and the MLBPA stalling again on Friday: (Side Note: Go get ’em Whit) It is easy to get pessimistic about the state of Major League Baseball right now,… Read More Four Royals Players Who Need to Perform This Spring to Stay On the Roster
The MLB lockout has been going strong this holiday season, and it is still hard to determine how long it will last and if it will affect Spring Training and/or the regular 162-game season. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Royals, and other MLB teams, from trying to promote Spring Training games, even if a… Read More Can Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera make an impact on the Royals roster next season?
I have a piece coming up on the IBWAA’s “Here’s the Pitch” Newsletter tomorrow morning, so I don’t have an in-depth piece for today (plus it’s been a busy past couple of weeks at work). However, I did have some thoughts about some recent Royals roster moves, so I just wanted to share a quick… Read More ‘Reporter Jottings’: Benintendi’s extension negotiations; the latest flurry of roster moves; Royals to keep coaching staff intact
Rawlings announced their Gold Glove nominations this afternoon, and safe to say it was an impressive showing by the Kansas City Royals, as four Royals players garnered nominations, as highlighted in the tweet below from the Royals’ official Twitter account: Whit Merrifield and Michael A. Taylor shouldn’t come as surprises to Royals fans. Merrifield had… Read More Was Nicky Lopez robbed of a Gold Glove nomination at shortstop?
As I have discussed on this blog before, Michael A. Taylor has been one of the more pleasant surprises for the Kansas City Royals in 2021. Signed on a paltry one-year, $1.75 million deal this past offseason, Taylor has emerged as the Royals’ everyday center fielder, as he has played in 137 games and accumulated… Read More The Royals extend Michael A. Taylor…was it the right move?
One of the positive stories for the Royals this September has been seeing Adalberto Mondesi play for an extended period of time without injury. After only playing 10 games in the first half of the season due to various ailments and stints on the Injured List, Mondesi has played in 20 games this September and… Read More Mondesi at third base makes sense for the Royals in 2022…if they supplement their roster correctly