The NFL Playoff season is in full swing, which means baseball season is quickly approaching. For baseball fans like myself who love Major League baseball first and foremost (and really don’t care much at all for the NFL or football in general), it cannot start soon enough, especially Kansas City Royals baseball. I do not… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Singer and Royals Exchange Figures; More Greinke Rumors; Gary Sanchez Coming to KC?
It is easy to forget about the catching position in Kansas City, especially since Salvador Perez has been firmly entrenched behind the plate for the Royals since the 2012 season. After all, Salvy signed a four-year extension prior to the 2021 season, and he has been the face of the Royals’ franchise ever since popular… Read More Are Royals Fans Sleeping on Catcher Freddy Fermin?
With the beginning of the new year, I figured it would be a good opportunity to begin the “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” writeups, starting with our Tier One prospects. Remember, just as a disclaimer, my rankings are a bit different than most “prospect rankings” from prospect experts or Royals fans. Instead of just ranking… Read More Looking at the Tier One Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves continued their “extension” spending spree that has lasted pretty much since they won a World Series title in 2021. After acquiring catcher Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics via a trade on December 12th, the Braves doubled down on the acquisition by announcing an extension for Murphy that keeps him… Read More How Does Salvy’s Deal With Royals Look After This Recent Offseason Splurge on Catchers?
The MLB Winter Meetings officially kicked off today, and there were plenty of moves around the league that caught the attention of baseball fans. The first big story was the announcement that the New York Mets, in response to losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers in free agency, signed reigning Cy Young award winner… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Picollo’s Focus During Winter Meetings; and MJ and Salvy on the Trading Block?
By all means, MJ Melendez had a solid rookie campaign, especially on the offensive end. Melendez didn’t hit for a high average, as he only hit .217 in 129 games and 534 plate appearances in his rookie debut. However, he did hit 18 home runs, garnered 62 RBI, and posted a 99 wRC+, which is… Read More What Could MJ Melendez’s Defensive Outlook Be in the Outfield for the Royals?
It’s been an intriguing season for MJ Melendez in his rookie campaign in 2022. On one end, Melendez has been solid, if not unspectacular at the plate. That is demonstrated by his 102 wRC+, 18 home runs, and 62 RBI in 526 plate appearances going into Tuesday’s contest against the Guardians. While the 23-year-old former… Read More Three Metrics That Will Be Key For MJ Melendez in 2023
Little did I know what kind of season this would be in my first year as a Royals partial season ticket member. I was able to attend 26 games this year, which is a new record for me in a single season, and five more than my allotted 21-ticket package. The Royals, as of Sunday,… Read More The Last Game at the K Perfectly Captured the Royals’ 2022 Season
Ever since the Mariners agreed to first-year sensation (and Rookie of the Year frontrunner) Julio Rodriguez on a multi-year extension, a lot of the chatter among Royals fans on Twitter and other social media has centered on who of their young core the Royals should look to extend this offseason. While it may be cheaper… Read More Nick Pratto Needs to Be a Serious Extension Candidate for the Royals
The Kansas City Royals are 44-65 after Sunday’s 13-5 series finale against the Boston Red Sox. Even though the playoffs went out the window for this squad months ago, the August Trade Deadline produced a major shakeup on this Royals roster that resulted from Andrew Benintendi, Whit Merrifield, and Cam Gallagher getting traded away. In… Read More The Royals Are Gelling, But White Sox Will Be A Good Test For This Squad