Last off-season, Dayton Moore struck gold by acquiring Trevor Rosenthal and Greg Holland to boost the bullpen in 2020. Even though both Rosenthal and Holland were coming off rough seasons in 2019, Moore was able to sign the former Cardinals and Royals closers to Minor League deals. Much to the benefits of the Royals organization,… Read More Could a Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera “Royals” return be looming?
The American League Central has been a manager “carousel” of sorts, as both the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox had vacancies for their manager position this off-season. The Tigers knew of their need for a replacement earlier than other clubs, as former manager Ron Gardenhire announced his retirement in the final weeks of the… Read More Pedro Grifol may still be on staff next year, and why that’s good for the Royals, but bad for baseball
With the World Series over, and teams already starting to decline player options (with the Cardinals making major news by declining options to catcher Yadier Molina and second baseman Kolten Wong), the topic of “free agency” is already rampant among many Major League Baseball fans. This is especially true among Royals nation, as Dayton Moore’s… Read More Should Edward Olivares be a Royals starting outfielder in 2021?
From 2013-2016, the bullpen was THE strength of the Royals team. In fact, over that time span, the Royals bullpen accumulated a 22.9 WAR over that four-year span, which led all teams in baseball, according to Fangraphs. However, after a great run, mostly lead by some combo of “HDH” (Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg… Read More The 2020 “Royalty Awards”: Who was the Royals’ best relief pitcher?
The American League Central appeared to be one of the stronger divisions in the American League in 2020, as they had three teams represented in the new expanded postseason format: the division champion Minnesota Twins (36-24); the Cleveland Indians (35-25); and the Chicago White Sox (35-25), who were appearing in their first postseason since 2008.… Read More Should the AL Central’s lackluster showing in the postseason give hope to (or worry) Royals fans?
I’ll be honest, when the pandemic shut things down in March, I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a baseball season. At the time, especially during April and May, there seemed to be so much uncertainty about the game, not to mention life in general. There were talks about MLB adopting an Arizona/Florida… Read More An ode to the Royals of 2020
The Royals have certainly had their fair share of polarizing players in 2020, which is not surprising during a 21-32 season. It’s been a season where many Royals fans have debated fervently about who belongs on this team long-term, and who should probably be on their way out within the next couple of seasons. And… Read More Why Nicky Lopez continues to be an enigma for Royals fans
There was some hope going into this weekend’s series against the Brewers that the Royals could finish the year around .500. At 21-29 going into Friday’s game, if the Royals went 9-1 over their last 10 games, they would finish the year 30-30. While that seemed like a tall feat, the Brewers, Cardinals, and Tigers… Read More ‘Another Missed Chance’: Three takeaways from the Brewers-Royals series
The Royals are 21-29 after their most recent dominance of the Tigers at Comerica Park on Wednesday evening. The Royals win was mostly thanks to Brady Singer, who is showing the AL Central that he may be a pitcher to be feared in the near future. Despite the positive end to the two-game series and… Read More Will the Royals shake up the coaching staff this off-season?
The Royals may be 18-28 going into Saturday evening’s game and are 11 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central, but there has been a swoon of positive vibes going on at Kauffman Stadium as of late. The Royals have won four straight games, which included three straight wins against a… Read More Examining Brady Singer, Kris Bubic, and the state of the Royals rotation beyond 2020