It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions the past couple of weeks, but Major League Baseball and the MLBPA finally came to an agreement on Thursday afternoon, on a snowy day in Kansas City: I imagine a slew of free agency and agreement updates will continue to trickle out over the remainder of the evening, especially… Read More With Baseball Back, Here Are Three Questions On the Minds of Royals Fans
Negotiations continue to be at a standstill between MLB owners and the MLBPA after they met again on Sunday afternoon. According to the Athletic’s Evan Drellich, MLB owners were quick to point the finger on the players for an unproductive day of negotiations: However, after more reports came out later in the day, it seems… Read More If the Shift is Banned in 2022, Which Royals Hitters Benefit the Most?
After failed negotiations last weekend, Major League Baseball has announced not only the delay of the MLB regular season but also the cancellation of another week of Spring Training games in both Arizona and Florida: At some point, the Royals and other clubs will report to their Spring Training camps when the lockout ends and… Read More Five Royals on the 40-Man Roster Hurt by the Delay to the Season
This blog typically is reserved for analytical pieces on Kansas City Royals baseball. Ever since I bought the domain off of WordPress a couple of summers ago, I wanted it to be a blog that focused on appreciating the little things about Royals baseball, which wasn’t an easy thing to do, considering how dire things… Read More How Should I Feel About Royals Baseball Now?
We’re getting close to MLB owners’ supposed deadline (Monday) in which regular-season games could get canceled. Unfortunately, meetings did not go well on Saturday, as reported by Jesse Rogers of ESPN: The owners and MLBPA continue to talk this afternoon, but the outlook is mixed, all depending on the source. For example, Jon Heyman of… Read More The Royals (and Chiefs) Stadium Futures Could Be Hinging on this Lockout
It’s been hard to write with everything going on with the MLB lockout. Honestly, it was difficult to even sit down and just compile this piece after news of a rough third day of negotiations between MLB owners and the MLB Player’s Association. That being said, I feel like there have been a couple of… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals Sign Infielder; Witt, Jr. Expectations; And Negotiations Continue to Stall
After last weekend’s devesating Kansas City Chiefs playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game, many Kansas City sports fans already began diverting their attention toward the upcoming Royals season: That being said, Major League Baseball is still entrenched in a lockout that has extended for almost two months, which has halted… Read More How Will MLB’s Lockout Issues Affect the Royals in Kansas City?
Right now, it seems like Mike Matheny has made Josh Staumont the Royals closer. Staumont has made 19 appearances already this year for the Royals, and in 20.2 IP, he has already accumulated five saves and is currently posting an ERA of 2.18. While Scott Barlow currently leads Royals relievers in fWAR, Staumont is not… Read More Three promising metrics that should confirm Staumont as Royals closer
It’s been a fun, hot stove season for Kansas City Royals fans, which hasn’t necessarily been said about the team in a while. Of the current AL Central clubs, only the Chicago White Sox have been as aggressive, as they acquired Lance Lynn in a trade with the Texas Rangers (though I think they may… Read More Three free agent outfielders whom the Royals should avoid this off-season
Just before the new year, the United States and Kansas City got some pleasant news, as the CDC approved COVID-19 vaccines for use. With this monumental “green light”, not only has shipping of the vaccine begun, but also the administration of it to health care workers, not just in Kansas City, but across the nation.… Read More Vaccines bring hope, but it will still be far from normal for Royals fans in 2021