The Royals have had some trouble finding a third-baseman since Mike Moustakas was traded away to Milwaukee during the 2018 season. In many ways, the third base position in Kansas City has been a revolving door, as Dayton Moore has failed to find a substantial option at the position over that time span, both on… Read More Can Emmanuel Rivera be an option at third for the Royals in the post-“Moose” era?
At 36-53 going into this weekend’s series against the Orioles, it is pretty safe to say that the Royals’ playoff hopes will have to wait at least another season. After a hot start in April, the Royals have regressed each month since, which included a disastrous June in which they went 7-20 overall in the… Read More Duffy is the Royals’ most valuable trade piece…but will he be dealt?
The Royals may not be in the playoffs for the fifth-straight season since winning the 2015 World Series, but that does not mean that the postseason should be ignored by Royals fans. In addition to a new format which includes an increase in teams (16 now total) and rounds, there are some former Royals with… Read More Five former Royals to pay attention to this postseason
It’s been a tough couple of days to focus on baseball. With the NBA sitting out in protest of the violence and racial injustice going in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and many baseball teams following suit by not playing either (including the Brewers, Dodgers, and the San Francisco Giants, my family’s team), it was difficult to really… Read More Royals trade Brett Phillips, which closes the door on the Moose trade of 2018
I have to be honest: this Coronavirus scare is equal parts difficult, saddening, and anxiety-inducing (not good for a guy who deals with mild anxiety). I was supposed to fly in and visit Oakland (and live up my own version of “Oakland Nights“) this weekend to see a couple of friends and visit my parents… Read More #AlwaysRoyal: 2014 World Series Game Six
When it comes to MLB market size, it is widely known that the Kansas City Royals are the epitome of a small-market team. According to Nielsen Market Size, Kansas City is the 32nd largest market, in between San Antonio and Columbus, Ohio. Of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, only the Milwaukee Brewers (35th) and… Read More Is this Reds off-season a good or cautionary model for the Royals?
On Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that former Royals and World Series stud Mike Moustakas declined his team option, which officially makes him a free agent this Winter. And not surprisingly, the Royals fanbase is at odds in terms of whether or not the Royals should make a run at 31-year-old third baseman: It makes… Read More ‘Return of the Moose’? Why a Moustakas Royals reunion may be difficult in 2020
The Royals were in the national news on Friday night, and it had nothing to do with their game against the Yankees (it was rained out; they have a doubleheader scheduled for today). Late last night, the Brewers and Royals pulled off a trade, with the Royals posting this on their Twitter: We have acquired… Read More What did the Royals gain (and lose) in the Mike Moustakas trade?
The Kansas City Royals ended the “first half” of the 2018 season much like they started: by getting the crap kicked out of them by Chicago White Sox (and I say first half because technically it is beyond “half” numerically, but games before the All-Star Break are officially considered the first half, regardless of the… Read More What can the Royals do to avoid the most losses in franchise history? (Hint: They have 3 choices…)