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
This off-season, the Royals’ signings of Mike Minor and Carlos Santana, and trade for Andrew Benintendi generated a lot of buzz among Royals fans. All three moves seemed to be signs that indicated that the Royals were ready to take the next step in the AL Central in 2021, especially with the young crop of… Read More Michael A. Taylor has been a pleasant surprise for the Royals
When the Royals signed Mike Minor to help solidify their rotation this off-season, the move made sense for both Minor and the Royals. For Minor, who was coming off a rough 2020 season in which he posted a 5.56 ERA in 56.2 IP with both the Texas Rangers and Oakland A’s, Kansas City was a… Read More Is it time to move Mike Minor to the Royals bullpen?
In their first road game of the season, the Kansas City Royals spoiled Opening Day for Cleveland Indians fans, as the Royals won 3-0, mostly on the back of Danny Duffy, who started on Opening Day in Cleveland, ironically a year ago. Even though many have clamored for Duffy to make a transition to the… Read More Analyzing some of the issues with the Royals’ starting pitchers after their first starts of 2021
Now that I have done previews for all the Royals position players, I will move onto the pitchers, beginning with all the starting pitchers who are currently at Royals camp in Surprise. One thing that is different with the pitchers posts is that I actually rank all the starting pitchers at camp in regard to… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Starting Pitcher Rankings
Baseball Prospectus just released their most recent PECOTA projections for 2021, and of course, the baseball world is rife with reactions. That also includes the Royals blogosphere, as Royals Review, Into the Fountains, and Royals Academy have all published their own analysis on the PECOTA’s projections for Kansas City for the upcoming season. While I… Read More Five takeaways from the Royals’ 2021 PECOTA projections
Pitchers and catchers are expected to report to Spring Training sites in Arizona and Florida on February 17th, which means that the start of the MLB season will begin in less than 10 days. And thus, while there is still some time for clubs to make some deals before Spring Training and eventually, Opening Day,… Read More Grading the off-season activity of each AL Central team
After seeing Jurickson Profar re-sign with the Padres, it seems likely that the Royals will probably be done when it comes to signing any high or medium-profile free agents left on the free agent market. Of course, that may be disappointing to most Royals fans, especially after an off-season where the Royals signed two pretty… Read More Why is it difficult for the Royals to sign free agents?
So I have been able to contribute recently to Pitcher List, which has been an awesome experience that I didn’t expect when I first started this blog almost a year-and-a-half ago. Not only has it been a great opportunity to write and analyze players and other teams outside the Royals organization (or American League Central),… Read More Analyzing the Royals’ projected 2021 starting pitchers by CSW rate
In a mere matter of hours, the world will be transitioning from 2020 to 2021. In many ways, it feels like 2020 has been way longer than ust 365 days, but I guess that’s what happens when a society undergoes a pandemic, and experiences all kinds of social instability. Furthermore, this baseball season was a… Read More 10 Things I’ll Remember as a Royals fan from 2020