This year, highly touted pitching prospects Kris Bubic and Jackson Kowar have gone through their fair share of ups and downs within the Kansas City organization. Bubic and Kowar had strong months of May, albeit in Kansas City and Omaha, respectively. After making his MLB debut on May 2nd, Bubic performed well in May with… Read More Will these bullpen stints help Bubic, Kowar and the Royals pitching staff?
It was another rough start for Jackson Kowar on Saturday, as his Major League debut has not necessarily gone swimmingly thus far. After dominating Triple-A hitters with the Omaha Storm Chasers (he was posting a 0.85 ERA in six starts and 31.2 IP), Kowar has failed to show much command in his first two starts… Read More With top pitching prospects struggling in KC, Eldred’s tenure with Royals needs to be examined
Today, the Texas Rangers made a big roster decision, as they designated DH/Outfielder Khris Davis for assignment. This off-season, the Rangers traded longtime shortstop Elvis Andrus to the Oakland Athletics for Davis in an unexpected move that was pretty much an exchange of players in the twilight of their careers. Andrus isn’t doing much with… Read More Does the Khris Davis situation shed any light on what the Royals will do with Soler?
The Royals bullpen outlook took a bit of hit today, as this announcement was made in regard to former Royals closer and reliever free agent Trevor Rosenthal: The trade is a bit of a bummer for Royals fans, but not necessarily surprising, especially considering how long it took for Rosenthal to sign with a club.… Read More Newberry, Zuber, Lovelady and the Royals Bullpen Bubble
In 2000, the Royals were coming off a surprising 77-85 season, their most wins since 1993, and best winning percentage (.475) since 1995 (.486). After 72-win and 64-win seasons in manager Tony Muser’s first two seasons, the 77-win campaign, though still a losing season, gave some Royals fans hope that better days were on the… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Johnny Damon, and the trade that started the tank in 2001
The 2020 Rule 5 Draft will be coming up this week on December 10th (during the “virtual” MLB Winter Meetings), and it seems likely that the Kansas City Royals will once again be an active participant in the annual event. The Royals made picks in the Rule 5 Draft in 2019 and 2018 (Stephen Woods,… Read More Five possible Royals Rule 5 Draft targets
To say that the last 24 hours have been “interesting” for Royals fans is putting it lightly. After a pretty tame off-season thus far by the Royals front office, Dayton Moore made two big moves on Sunday night and Monday morning, with the first big move being reported late Sunday evening by Ken Rosenthal: Though… Read More Mike Minor is the fit this Royals pitching staff needs in 2021
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
Growing up in Sacramento, California, my family had access to three baseball parks to get our baseball fix (baseball was the biggest sport in our household): Raley Field in West Sacramento, home of the Triple-A Sacramento Rivercats; Oracle (then Pac Bell) Park in San Francisco, home of the San Francisco Giants; and the Oakland Coliseum,… Read More Downtown stadiums are great…but keep Kauffman where it is
It’s been a wild week for me personally and professionally with teaching and graduate school. Hence, that is why this past week has not produced much on this blog. That being said, with things dying down slightly with the “end” of the election, not to mention the winding down of the school semester, I can… Read More Three position free agents worth exploring for the Royals