The Royals got off to a good start against the White Sox at home at Kauffman, as they beat the South Siders 12-5, which was a season-high for Kansas City in terms of runs scored in a game this season. Their win was highlighted by an eight-run inning off of White Sox ace Dylan Cease… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Talking Royals-White Sox on ‘Visiting Dugout’; Adding Pitching Depth (At Expense of Reyes); A Former Reds Pitcher in KC?
When the Royals signed Aroldis Chapman to a one-year deal as a free agent this offseason, it was a polarizing move among many Royals fans. Chapman has certainly had his issues off the field, which included domestic abuse allegations nearly seven seasons ago, and his being left off the Yankees playoff roster in 2022 due… Read More Aroldis Chapman’s Four-Seam Velocity Has Been Key To Early Success With Royals
The Royals finally lost their first Cactus League game, as the Brewers lineup got to the Royals’ bullpen in Milwaukee’s 10-4 victory in Surprise. While Zack Greinke did throw two scoreless innings in his first outing of the 2023 Cactus League campaign, the Royals relievers gave up a total of 10 runs on 11 hits… Read More Could Brooks Kriske and His Splitter Find a Place in the Royals Bullpen?
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?