We’ve concluded the 2022 edition of the MLB Winter Meetings, which was finalized with the Rule 5 Draft being conducted this afternoon. I figured it would be good to do just a quick recap of some of the significant events on the Royals’ end from the past four days. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as exciting for… Read More Recapping the “Winter Meetings”: Mondesi; Draft Lottery; Rule 5; and What’s Next for the Royals?
The MLB Winter Meetings officially kicked off today, and there were plenty of moves around the league that caught the attention of baseball fans. The first big story was the announcement that the New York Mets, in response to losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers in free agency, signed reigning Cy Young award winner… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Picollo’s Focus During Winter Meetings; and MJ and Salvy on the Trading Block?
In a bit of minor Kansas City Royals news, the former Royals middle infielder, Christian Colon, announced his retirement from baseball, which was reported on Twitter: As a Royals fan who grew up in California, and actually had an uncle who went to Cal State Fullerton (Colon’s alma mater), the 32-year-old Puerto Rican infielder has… Read More Looking back on Christian Colon’s peculiar Royals career (“Royals Hall of Not Forgotten”)
In part one of the “Half-Baked Predictions” AL Central season preview, I took a look at the Detroit Tigers and their outlook in the division for 2021 (hint: it’s not looking too hot). In this post, I am going to take a look at the Cleveland Indians, who are widely projected as the third-best team… Read More Three Half-Baked Predictions: Cleveland Indians
Monday was the first day of full-team workouts at Royals camp in Surprise, and there were tons of tidbits and content on Twitter that were tough to ignore for hardcore Royals fans such as myself. Here’s a clip compilation of some highlights from the first day of workouts: While plenty more clips from Royals camp… Read More So who is Brad Brach? (And why did the Royals sign him over other options?)
Just another quick post today, as I am going to highlight a few things and thoughts on this snowy and cold day (again). God, March and April can’t come soon enough honestly. February has definitely sucked. Here’s the Pitch Newsletter on Andrew Benintendi trade Today, I contributed an article to the IBWAA’s “Here’s the Pitch”… Read More HTP on Benintendi; Pitchers and Catchers Report; What About Rosenthal?
After I wrote my Royals PECOTA Projections analysis yesterday, I was ready to get ready for bed, knowing that I was going to go back into school after teaching virtually the entire week. Of course, last evening, things blew up on my Twitter, as the baseball world made the following announcement: The deal was a… Read More Royals get Benintendi, and how he fits into their short (and long) term plans
It’s been a few days since I have posted, which has been atypical as of late. However, it has been hard to concentrate on baseball with everything going on, and I feel like now I am finally able to kind of get back to normal at least a little bit. Also, as an educator, we… Read More The Central looks more open after Lindor trade, but Royals still have work to do
There was a certain amount of intrigue generated in Kansas City when the Royals signed Matt Harvey this season. After all, nobody is more symbolic from the Mets in the 2015 World Series than the “Dark Knight”, who famously asked to stay in the game in the ninth, only to give up a run, which… Read More Is the Matt Harvey experiment in Kansas City already over?
They say “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. And the MLB layoff due to COVID definitely made Kansas City sports fans feel more optimistic about the Royals’ chances in the AL Central during a shortened 60-game season. What if the Royals got hot out of the gate ala 2003? What if they could just go… Read More Matt Harvey highlights the Royals’ concerns going into Opening Day