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)
The Royals have been a tremendous success story this Spring as they sit at 14-2, which puts them clearly at the top of the Cactus League standings, as of Monday, March 13th. Granted, Royals fans can debate how relevant their W-L record will be in regard to it transitioning to regular season success. This is… Read More Matt Beaty Has Been a Cactus League Success (But Will He Find a Spot on the Royals’ Roster?)
This edition of the “Reporter Jottings” is going to have some international flair, which makes sense with the World Baseball Classic starting this week. I am going to take a look at some Royals players in the WBC (specifically Nicky Lopez for team Italy and MJ Melendez for team Puerto Rico), and quickly examine a… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Lopez Thriving With Italy; MJ in Three-Hole for Puerto Rico; Could Korean Catcher Thrive in Royals System?
MLB Spring Training games begin in 13 days. Safe to say, I think Royals fans are ready for baseball after a long, weird offseason (though for Kansas City sports fans, it hasn’t been boring with the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, and Kansas, Kansas State, and Missouri having solid men’s basketball seasons). We are seeing… Read More Five Royals Position Battles Worth Paying Attention to in Spring Training
After not having Fanfest for the past couple of years due to the COVID Pandemic (2021) and MLB Lockout (2022), the Royals returned with their winter fan event, albeit in a much different, and abbreviated format: the Royals Rally at Kauffman Stadium on February 3rd. Instead of the multi-day convention-style format that fans were accustomed… Read More Five Takeaways from the Royals Rally
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?
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