Opening Day is swiftly approaching, as we are 12 days away, as of Saturday, March 18th. NCAA March Madness is capturing the sports nation right now, especially here in the Kansas City area (due to Kansas and Kansas State’s participation and a regional being hosted in Kansas City). That said, baseball fans are ready for… Read More Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day Roster (Version 2.0)
I was hoping to have this post out on Tuesday, but it’s been a busier-than-expected couple of days of work. Nonetheless, while this post didn’t go out yesterday as planned, the Royals Spring camp did officially begin, with some early shots surfacing from the Royals camp in Surprise, Arizona. Safe to say, those photos should… Read More Predicting the Royals’ Opening Day Roster (Version 1.0)
While the Royals did tender and agree to a contract this offseason with Adalberto Mondesi, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Mondesi wouldn’t last the remainder of the season in Kansas City. After all, the Royals have plenty of depth in the infield on the 40-man roster, and with Mondesi being a free agent… Read More Maikel Garcia Complicates the Royals’ Situation With Bobby Witt, Jr. (In Good and Bad Ways)
In a surprising move on Saturday, the Royals announced via Twitter that they have signed former Atlanta and Philadelphia utility infielder Johan Camargo to a Minor League contract: The 29-year-old infielder didn’t produce much at the plate in his lone season with the Phillies in 2022. In 52 games and 166 plate appearances, Camargo produced… Read More Is Hunter Dozier’s Time With the Royals Coming to an End Soon?
In some interesting hot stove news, Boston Red Sox GM Chaim Bloom announced that Trevor Story had a UCL injury last season and that their star shortstop underwent a procedure this offseason to fix that issue. As mentioned in the article, due to technological advances in medicine and rehabilitation, it’s not a guarantee that Story… Read More Mondesi Makes Sense for the Red Sox; But Does it for the Royals?
There aren’t many more intriguing players on the Royals’ 40-man roster right now than Nate Eaton, especially as we near the start of Spring Training. Eaton has been a fast riser in the Royals system, as he was a pretty unheralded prospect in the Royals system at this time last year (he mostly was on… Read More Nate Eaton and the Royals’ Hole at Third Base
It is officially 2023, and it’s a new year for everyone, including the Kansas City Royals. Before I go into this post, I just wanted to thank everyone for reading and following the blog over the past year. I wrote less in 2022 on this blog in regard to a pure words-end, as I wrote… Read More Three Questions the Royals Need Answer Prior to Spring Training
The fact of the matter is that the Kansas City Royals are going to be continuing the rebuilding process in 2023. That message has constantly been reinforced by Royals GM JJ Picollo, who maintains that the Royals will not be spending more (or even as much) on the payroll compared to a year ago. It’s… Read More Four Royals Prospects Who Could Be on the Trading Block This Winter
Former Blue Jay prospect Samad Taylor went under the radar when the Royals traded for him along with Max Castillo in the Whit Merrifield deal at the August 3rd Trade Deadline. After all, Taylor was not a heralded prospect in Toronto, as he was ranked as the 11th-best prospect in the Blue Jays system prior… Read More Samad Taylor Is Making His Case in The Arizona Fall League (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
After a rough recent road trip, the Kansas City Royals started their final homestand of 2022 with authority, as they swept the Minnesota Twins and pretty much ended their postseason hopes. Granted, the Royals are 61-89 after Thursday’s 4-1 victory. It’s not like a strong finish will make this bitterly tough season any sweeter. However,… Read More Three Royals Position Storylines Worth Following as the 2022 Season Concludes