Three Crucial Questions Regarding the Royals’ Signing of Aroldis Chapman

Just when we thought that it would be a “tame” winter for the Kansas City Royals in their first Dayton Moore-less offseason, JJ Picollo and the Royals go out and make this move: According to Feinsand, Chapman has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million (though he could earn more if he reaches certain… Read More Three Crucial Questions Regarding the Royals’ Signing of Aroldis Chapman

One Question About Each AL Central Team And Their Outlook for 2023

The AL Central was one of the weakest divisions in baseball in 2022. The Cleveland Guardians were not just the only team to represent the division in the expanded playoff format, but they also were the only Central club to have an above. 500 record as well. The White Sox and the Twins were expected… Read More One Question About Each AL Central Team And Their Outlook for 2023

Olivares and O’Hearn Are Intriguing (But Still Challenging) Situations for the Royals

While the Royals pitching in 2022 garnered most of the negative attention from Royals fans, one could argue that the Royals’ offense wasn’t much better, and a big contributor to their 65-97 record last season. Even though the Royals were in the middle of the league when it came to batting average (14th), they still… Read More Olivares and O’Hearn Are Intriguing (But Still Challenging) Situations for the Royals

Can Jose Cuas or Collin Snider Provide Value to the Royals Bullpen Under the New Coaching Staff?

On Friday, the Royals formally unveiled their new coaching staff, with most of the moves already being announced earlier in the offseason both before and after manager Matt Quatraro’s hire. While the Royals have been more prudent on a player personnel end this winter, it’s been quite the opposite on a coaching end. The Royals… Read More Can Jose Cuas or Collin Snider Provide Value to the Royals Bullpen Under the New Coaching Staff?

Will Max Castillo and Carlos Hernandez Make Adjustments to Contribute to the Royals Bullpen in 2023?

Last season, the Royals ranked 27th in bullpen ERA, 28th in H/9 (hits allowed per nine innings), and 30th in WHIP and BB/9 (walks per nine innings). It was a frustrating development to see for Royals fans, especially since the bullpen was so key to Kansas City’s success from 2013 through 2017. (Who could forget… Read More Will Max Castillo and Carlos Hernandez Make Adjustments to Contribute to the Royals Bullpen in 2023?

Free Agent Pitching Will Be Expensive, And That Puts Pressure on the New Royals Pitching Coach

The Royals finally made some news this hot stove season after being pretty quiet following the hiring of new manager Matt Quatraro. Today, the Royals announced not only a new pitching coach but their infield coach as well. Alguacil comes from the Nationals organization, but was in the Giants organization for a long time prior… Read More Free Agent Pitching Will Be Expensive, And That Puts Pressure on the New Royals Pitching Coach

The Three Most Intriguing Pitches from Royals Relievers Last Season

The Kansas City Royals bullpen was not very good in 2022, and that was evidenced by the squad ranking 27th in ERA, 30th in WHIP, 30th in BB/9, and 28th in H/9, according to Fangraphs. The Royals will have a new pitching coach next season so there is hope that the bullpen could improve under… Read More The Three Most Intriguing Pitches from Royals Relievers Last Season

Jonah Dipoto Is More Than Just a ‘Familiar Name’ (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)

Often, it is easy to dismiss prospects who are the kids of MLB managers or general managers. They often are late-round picks, usually chosen because they are familiar and will add to the depth of some lower-level Minor League team for a couple of years before eventually following some other career path in baseball. And… Read More Jonah Dipoto Is More Than Just a ‘Familiar Name’ (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)