How the Buxton and Semien moves affect the Royals and AL Central

It’s been a busy “hot stove” day, as two major moves were announced today. First, news broke that the Minnesota Twins and Byron Buxton agreed on a seven-year, $100 million extension. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal went into more details on the deal on Twitter: This was a huge move for the Twins, as it seemed… Read More How the Buxton and Semien moves affect the Royals and AL Central

Was Nicky Lopez robbed of a Gold Glove nomination at shortstop?

Rawlings announced their Gold Glove nominations this afternoon, and safe to say it was an impressive showing by the Kansas City Royals, as four Royals players garnered nominations, as highlighted in the tweet below from the Royals’ official Twitter account: Whit Merrifield and Michael A. Taylor shouldn’t come as surprises to Royals fans. Merrifield had… Read More Was Nicky Lopez robbed of a Gold Glove nomination at shortstop?

The 2021 Central division “rivalry” rankings for Royals fans

The Chicago White Sox, the AL Central’s lone representative in the 2021 postseason, saw their season end today in deflating fashion. They were blew out 10-1 by the Houston Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side of Chicago, which effectively clinched a 3-1 series win for AL West division champions. It hasn’t been… Read More The 2021 Central division “rivalry” rankings for Royals fans

Benintendi is surging…but will the Royals make him a long-term option in left field?

The Royals are currently 64-77 going into Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, and a big reason for them winning the first game of the weekend series in the Twin Cities was the performance of Andrew Benintendi: Benintendi has been on a monster tear in September, as he is posting a .325/.372/.675 slash with an… Read More Benintendi is surging…but will the Royals make him a long-term option in left field?

Moves are happening in the Central…but does it mean the Royals will compete in 2022?

Of the current AL Central teams, the Minnesota Twins have been the first division foe to demonstrate that they will be “sellers” in the trade market as MLB approaches the July 30th Trade Deadline. On Thursday, the Twins traded designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who has been an offensive force for the Twins the past few… Read More Moves are happening in the Central…but does it mean the Royals will compete in 2022?

Three things to look for in this weekend’s Royals series against the Twins

So I’m officially done teaching and coaching (our high school team lost in the first round of the Kansas state 3A playoffs…bittersweet). And thus, that opens up a little more time for me for writing, which has been a little inconsistent due to the end of the school year as a teacher, coach, and graduate… Read More Three things to look for in this weekend’s Royals series against the Twins