Honestly, among most Royals fans, year one of the Mike Matheny era was a relative success. Even though former Royals manager Ned Yost helped bring two pennants and a World Series title back to Kansas City, it was obvious that the club was in need of a change. His old-school approach, especially in regard to… Read More Year two will provide different challenges for Matheny as Royals manager
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Billy Butler would be inducted into the Royals Hall of Fame. Over eight seasons in Kansas City, Butler accumulated a WAR of 12.5 as a Royal. Unfortunately, that puts him outside the list of the Top 24 Royals of All-Time, according to Baseball Reference WAR, and it seems… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Billy Butler, 1B/DH
Now that we have gotten one of the divisional rounds out of the way in the “Frank White” League, let’s move onto the “George Brett” League, as we have an interesting matchup between two teams that are nearly three decades apart (i.e. no shared players in this matchup): the 102-win 1977 Royals and the World… Read More “Royals World Series”: 1977 vs. 2015 (George Brett Divisional Series Game 1)
With about 18 days until Opening Day, Royals manager Mike Matheny has some interesting decisions to make with the Royals lineup in preparation for Opening Day. One of the biggest decisions Matheny will make before March 26th (the Royals’ away opener; their home opener is on April 2nd against the Mariners) has to center on… Read More Can the Royals find success at first base with a platoon of O’Hearn and McBroom?
As Kansas City and Chiefs fans recovered from the epic hangover that was their epic 51-31 win over the Houston Texans, in which they came back from a 24-0 first quarter deficit, Major League Baseball issued this news drop to further put salt in the wound of Houston sports fans Monday morning: If the news… Read More The Astros fiasco should help Royals fans keep perspective on Moore’s tenure
September 30th marked the fifth-anniversary of the Royals’ wild 9-8 extra inning marathon win over the Oakland Athletics in the AL Wild Card game. And as expected, I poured over Twitter today, getting nostalgic as people shared fond memories of one of the most enjoyable moments in the history of Kansas City Royals baseball. And… Read More Three underrated moments from the 2014 Royals-Athletics Wild Card game
With the final series of 2019 looming for the Kansas City Royals looming, and the guarantee of another 100-plus loss season already cemented, it may be easy to go into this series as a Royals fan and ignore it, especially with the Kansas City Chiefs playing the undefeated Lions this weekend. However, while I’m sure… Read More Three Things to Pay Attention to in the Royals’ final series of 2019
One of the more unfortunate realities of baseball or sports in general is that people in baseball are more remembered for what they did recently rather than looking at the whole picture. Ivan Rodriguez was one of the best catchers in the history of the game in his prime, but his lackluster seasons in Washington… Read More Ned Yost was more than his record…will Royals fans remember that?
With the 2019 regular season about to close, one of the hot topics within Royals fan circles concerns who Dayton Moore will pursue this off-season in order to build the Royals into a more competitive club in 2020. After all, with back-to-back 100-loss seasons pretty much an inevitability at this point, and with new ownership… Read More Bubba Starling and Brett Phillips deserve to be starting next Spring
With the Chiefs opening their 2019 campaign on Sunday, pretty much all Kansas City sports fans will be solely concentrating on the Red and Gold from now until January (February if they are lucky). And with that being the case, the Royals, currently 52-90, will be an afterthought, background noise on a weekday night as… Read More Three reasons the Royals are worth watching in September