Three quick takeaways from the Royals’ latest 40-man moves

On Friday evening, the Kansas City Royals, in accordance with the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, released their updated 40-man roster, via Twitter: To go deeper, the Royals also posted the following moves, which included the addition of a four different players to the 40-man roster as well as the release… Read More Three quick takeaways from the Royals’ latest 40-man moves

Downtown stadiums are great…but keep Kauffman where it is

Growing up in Sacramento, California, my family had access to three baseball parks to get our baseball fix (baseball was the biggest sport in our household): Raley Field in West Sacramento, home of the Triple-A Sacramento Rivercats; Oracle (then Pac Bell) Park in San Francisco, home of the San Francisco Giants; and the Oakland Coliseum,… Read More Downtown stadiums are great…but keep Kauffman where it is

Are the Royals becoming the “Moneyball” team of the pandemic era?

As profiled in Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball”, the Oakland Athletics in the early 2000’s zigged while the rest of the league zagged. While other clubs valued traditional scouting as well as flawed statistical analysis to evaluate players (such as batting average to measure hitting; ERA to measure pitching; and fielding percentage to measure defense), the… Read More Are the Royals becoming the “Moneyball” team of the pandemic era?

Looking at Nicky Lopez’s weird Gold Glove nomination announcement (and candidacy)

It was definitely a weird Thursday, as Rawlings announced their Gold Glove finalists for each position. While Alex Gordon did receive another nomination, which could put him in line for an eighth Gold Glove and a fourth-straight Gold Glove, the most polarizing story of the day may involve Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez, who was… Read More Looking at Nicky Lopez’s weird Gold Glove nomination announcement (and candidacy)

Random Royals Reflections From Game 1 of the World Series

So the Los Angeles Dodgers took Game 1 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. This isn’t surprising, because honestly, the Dodgers are the deeper team, especially offensively. If the Rays were going to have a shot in this thing, they would have needed an implosion from Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, as… Read More Random Royals Reflections From Game 1 of the World Series

The 2020 “Royalty” Awards: Who was the Royals’ Offensive MVP?

With the Royals season being over, it makes sense that many Royals fans are looking back and seeing what players stood out the most during this shortened, COVID-affected season. Instead of doing one massive post where I would hand out awards to a variety of players, I decided to focus each post on a different… Read More The 2020 “Royalty” Awards: Who was the Royals’ Offensive MVP?