Forget WAR; Salvy Saved the Royals this Year (“Royalty Awards” Most Important Player)

The Royals season is officially over, as they finished 74-88, slightly above most preseason projections. As another playoff season continues without the Kansas City Royals, I decided that it would be good to wrap up the 2021 Royals campaign with a five-part series of posts where I give out certain “awards” from this past season.… Read More Forget WAR; Salvy Saved the Royals this Year (“Royalty Awards” Most Important Player)

Ranking the Royals starting pitchers in preparation for 2022

Right now, Kris Bubic is absolutely dealing at Comerica Park against the Tigers, as he has allowed only one hit and one walk while striking out four in five innings. Honestly, Bubic’s stellar day (thus far) at Comerica has been a much-needed distraction for Kansas City sports fans, as the Chiefs are really blowing it… Read More Ranking the Royals starting pitchers in preparation for 2022

Can a platoon of Olivares and Isbel work in right field for the Royals?

The Royals are hitting the the home stretch of the 2021 season, as they begin their second-to-last home stand of the year at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday (I will be going to Tuesday’s game against the Athletics). The Royals were able eek out the final game of the weekend series against the Twins, which not… Read More Can a platoon of Olivares and Isbel work in right field for the Royals?

Three Royals hitters who will be on the “hot seat” in September

The Royals are 60-75 going into Sunday’s series finale against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium, and are projected to finish 73-89, according to Depth Charts projections on Fangraphs. While that would be a slight improvement from a year ago (on a pro-rated basis), it is still disappointing considering the aggressive offseason the Royals had.… Read More Three Royals hitters who will be on the “hot seat” in September

Three Things to Look Forward to in September from the Royals

The Royals have a chance to finish above .500 in a month for the first time since April as they face the Cleveland “soon-to-be” Guardians tonight on August 31st at Kauffman Stadium. Unfortunately, Royals haven’t had much luck against Cleveland this year, as they are 1-8 against them, which included a four-game sweep at Kauffman… Read More Three Things to Look Forward to in September from the Royals

Nicky and Whit are making their case to be the Royals’ middle infield in 2022

Without a doubt, the hype among Royals fans right now, especially as the Royals are 58-70, is centered on the future of this organization. More specifically, a lot of the excitement in Royals fandom circles is focused on Bobby Witt, Jr., who continues to mash Minor League pitching in Omaha: What Witt, Jr. is doing… Read More Nicky and Whit are making their case to be the Royals’ middle infield in 2022

The Royals need to shut down Mondesi…and think creatively about his future

The Adalberto Mondesi saga in Kansas City took another turn in the wrong direction today, as Royals manager Mike Matheny in his pre-game conference announced this news prior to the start of Sunday’s series finale against the Cardinals: The news is another disappointing setback for all parties involved. For the Royals, it is a rough… Read More The Royals need to shut down Mondesi…and think creatively about his future

“Reporter Jottings”: The Beat of KC; Hernandez; and Singer’s Return

It’s mid-August which means school is starting back up, and thus, my ability to write has been somewhat stymied as I prepare for the return of students to the school building. So instead of an in-depth post, I am just going to jot down a few notes (i.e. “jottings”) about some brief thoughts regarding the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: The Beat of KC; Hernandez; and Singer’s Return