We have covered the Top 12 Royals prospects to watch in 2023 in my Tier One (1st through 6th) and Tier Two (7th through 12th) posts. I figured with the slow Royals news day*, it would be a good time to look at the Tier Three prospects, which include the 13th through 17th-ranked prospects in… Read More Examining the Tier Three Prospects (Royals 2023 “Top 50 Prospects to Watch” Rankings)
Just when we thought that it would be a “tame” winter for the Kansas City Royals in their first Dayton Moore-less offseason, JJ Picollo and the Royals go out and make this move: According to Feinsand, Chapman has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million (though he could earn more if he reaches certain… Read More Three Crucial Questions Regarding the Royals’ Signing of Aroldis Chapman
The Royals have been a bit more active in the hot stove market over the past couple of weeks, highlighted by the signing of a multitude of arms. Ryan Yarbrough was obviously the Royals’ biggest official MLB free agent signing thus far. That said, the Royals have also acquired some arms on a Minor League… Read More A Quick Look at the Arms the Royals Have Acquired Recently (And Not Just Jordan Lyles)
In the first post of the ‘Royals Rule 5 Radar” series, I wanted to take a look at two special pitchers who are both Rule 5 eligible and have hazy outlooks not just in the Royals organization, but in professional baseball in general. There’s no question that Alec Marsh and TJ Sikkema have serious talent.… Read More Alec Marsh and TJ Sikkema Could “Make or Break” Picollo’s Tenure (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
After trading Emmanuel Rivera for Arizona reliever Luke Weaver on Monday, the Royals front office was relatively quiet on Tuesday’s Deadline day until swinging a last-minute pair of trades right before the 5 p.m. cutoff. The bigger of the two Royals trades centered on two-time All Star Whit Merrifield, who was traded to the most… Read More Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline
The Royals have lost five in a row, including three straight to the New York Yankees in the Bronx (they are currently 0-6 against the Yankees this year). While the offense has certainly cooled off after the All-Star Break, the Royals’ recent string of lackluster defense has been a primary contributor to Kansas City’s second-half… Read More Is the Royals’ Defense in 2022 As Bad As Fans Think It Is?
In a bit of late news last night, the Kansas City Royals announced their trade of left fielder and All-Star game representative Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees…en route to New York for a four-game series against the Yankees, of course. It’s not a surprise that the Royals traded Benintendi, as he was Kansas… Read More The Royals Trade Benintendi to the Yankees…But Was It Enough?
After an impressive 7-0 win in the series opener against the Angels, the Royals dropped two in a row to Los Angeles on Tuesday and Wednesday, as they were outscored 10-0 over the two-game span. The two losses dropped the Royals’ record to 39-59 as they begin a six-game road trip against two “playoff caliber”… Read More Three Metrics from Royals Players That Are Worth Paying Attention To
After dropping the final game of the series 5-2 to the Houston Astros, the Royals are sitting at 31-50 for the year. With it officially being the halfway mark of the 2022 season, it can be easy to come to some concrete judgments on how this season has gone thus far, and what Royals fans… Read More At the Halfway Mark, the Royals Pitching Staff’s Walk Issues Stick Out Most
We are roughly a month away from the August 2nd Trade Deadline (pushed back a few days from the traditional July 31st deadline due to the lockout). The Royals have already shown that they’re going to be active players on the trade market, first demonstrated by their trade of Carlos Santana to the Seattle Mariners… Read More Appreciating Benintendi’s (Likely) Final Days with the Royals