“Reporter Jottings”: Greinke’s Fastball; “Playing Pepper” Royals Preview; Isbel vs. Taylor in CF

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

Three Royals Non-Roster Invitees Who Could Be Sleepers This Spring

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

Four Royals Players Who Need to Perform This Spring to Stay On the Roster

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

Can Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera make an impact on the Royals roster next season?

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?

‘Reporter Jottings’: Benintendi’s extension negotiations; the latest flurry of roster moves; Royals to keep coaching staff intact

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

Was Nicky Lopez robbed of a Gold Glove nomination at shortstop?

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?

Mondesi at third base makes sense for the Royals in 2022…if they supplement their roster correctly

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