While no official schedule has been released just yet, it has been confirmed that teams will play roughly 40 games against division opponents, and the remaining 20 games will be against their geographic National League counterpart. So in this case, the Royals will be playing 40 games against fellow AL Central opponents, and the remaining… Read More Can the Royals surprise the Cardinals and Cubs and shake up the top of the NL Central? (Interleague preview part 1)
So it’s been almost a week since I last posted on this blog, which is the longest time for me without writing on this site in a while. As is the case with most bloggers here on the web, I have a day job and a career, which is primarily as a high school teacher… Read More An update to the Royals Reporter and a few thoughts on the 2020 season
Without a doubt, the Kansas City Royals have led the way when it comes to how a MLB club should treat their players and employees this off-season. Despite being in one of baseball’s smallest markets (only Milwaukee and Cincinnati are smaller), the Royals have remained committed to keeping and paying their Minor League players, something… Read More The Royals are seeing fruits of their “good will”…now will we have a season?
Part of the “African-American Royals Project” series. When it comes to cultural relevance, there are really two Royals who stick out most in the course of Royals history. The first is obviously George Brett, who is the most iconic Royals players in franchise history. And it makes sense. Brett’s list of accomplishments over his 21-year… Read More Bo Jackson: Man, Myth, Royal, and 1989
After months of waiting, it seems like things are getting clearer for Major League Baseball when it comes to when play will resume. In the Tweet below, the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal outlined MLB’s potential plan, which they hope will be agreed upon with the MLBPA sometime this week. Some of the details listed in Rosenthal’s… Read More Remembering 1981, the Royals’ “other” shortened season (and what it could mean for 2020)
So it seems like Major League Baseball will have a strong chance of coming back at some point this summer, or at least that’s what the brass in the MLB Office are saying up top. While there are many reports from different baseball writers exploring the details, this report in the embedded tweet below from… Read More Three reasons why the new “MLB Plan” would be a win for Royals fans
As expected, the start of the Major League Baseball season continues to be a shroud that no media member, player, or fan can predict as of this moment. There is some word that MLB is considering re-aligning leagues so that the regular season would be played according to Spring Training leagues, with Grapefruit League (Florida)… Read More Who would ‘win’ and ‘lose’ if the Royals play in Arizona in 2020?
As of today, things look a little bit more optimistic when it comes to the start of the 2020 season. Per ESPN sources, it seems like Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Player’s Association are negotiating a deal to begin play in Spring Training complexes and Chase Field in Arizona with no fans… Read More Five things Royals fans can look forward to should baseball come back in 2020
I used to live with a friend who hailed from Michigan, and I can tell you this from two years of living together: Michigan sports fan allegiances are strange. When it comes to football, their Lions loyalty pales in comparison to their fandom of Michigan Wolverine or Michigan State Spartan football. When it comes to… Read More Will it be a clunky rebuild in Motor City? (Tigers Preview)
Let the Bobby Witt, Jr. hype train begin in Kansas City. After selling the farm for a World Series in 2015 and possible playoff runs in 2016 and 2017, the Royals minor league system bounced back in a big way with back to back drafts in 2018 and 2019 that produced some nice high-end, highly-ranked… Read More Witt may be best Royals prospect, but Singer will be most important (20 in 20: No.1-2)