The Royals are suddenly fun again…at the worst possible time

As I write this post, the Royals are leading the division leading Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. The White Sox have had a stranglehold on the Royals this year, as the Royals are 3-6 against the South Siders and have been outscored by 17 runs, going into Monday’s series-opening game. Furthermore, the Royals lost… Read More The Royals are suddenly fun again…at the worst possible time

Singer needs a third pitch…so how should the Royals approach that?

There may be no Royals starting pitcher more fascinating than Brady Singer, currently (as I have written about him being an enigma in the past). In some ways, 2021 has been a regression of sorts. After posting a 4.06 ERA in 12 starts and 64.1 IP during the shortened 2020 campaign, Singer is currently posting… Read More Singer needs a third pitch…so how should the Royals approach that?

Do the Royals need to look out for the long-term health of Salvador Perez?

It was not an easy series for Salvador Perez in New York, as the Royals’ 31-year-old franchise catcher went 1-for-11 in the three game slate against the Yankees. Salvy has been a revelation this year, as he is currently posting a .284/.314/.526 slash in 299 plate appearances, which includes a team-leading 18 home runs. Furthermore,… Read More Do the Royals need to look out for the long-term health of Salvador Perez?

Will these bullpen stints help Bubic, Kowar and the Royals pitching staff?

This year, highly touted pitching prospects Kris Bubic and Jackson Kowar have gone through their fair share of ups and downs within the Kansas City organization. Bubic and Kowar had strong months of May, albeit in Kansas City and Omaha, respectively. After making his MLB debut on May 2nd, Bubic performed well in May with… Read More Will these bullpen stints help Bubic, Kowar and the Royals pitching staff?

Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares

It has been a frustrating 2021 thus far for Royals outfielder Edward Olivares. Acquired in the Trevor Rosenthal deal last summer, Olivares is a toolsy outfielder who performed decently in an 18-game sample in Kansas City during the shortened 2020 season. In 65 plate appearances, Olivares posted a triple slash of .274/.292/.419 which included two… Read More Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares

With top pitching prospects struggling in KC, Eldred’s tenure with Royals needs to be examined

It was another rough start for Jackson Kowar on Saturday, as his Major League debut has not necessarily gone swimmingly thus far. After dominating Triple-A hitters with the Omaha Storm Chasers (he was posting a 0.85 ERA in six starts and 31.2 IP), Kowar has failed to show much command in his first two starts… Read More With top pitching prospects struggling in KC, Eldred’s tenure with Royals needs to be examined

The benefits and drawbacks to keeping Wade Davis in the Royals bullpen

There’s no question that Wade Davis has a special spot in the hearts of Kansas City Royals fans. From 2014-2016, no reliever was more important to the Kansas City Royals bullpen. Over that three-year span, Davis accumulated a 6.5 fWAR, which led all Royals relievers, according to Fangraphs. While Davis will probably miss out on… Read More The benefits and drawbacks to keeping Wade Davis in the Royals bullpen

Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?

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?