Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen

To put it bluntly, the Royals bullpen has been disappointing in 2022. After ranking 13th in reliever fWAR and 19th in ERA a season ago, according to Fangraphs, the Kansas City bullpen has seen its rankings this season drop to 26th and 27th in those categories, respectively. While the Royals starting pitching staff and hitting… Read More Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen

“Reporter Jottings”: Royals Add a Reliever; Parrish Promoted to Omaha; Pasquantino Named IL Player of the Month

The Royals kick off a 10-game homestand, their first homestand for the month of June. With a 16-33 record, and morale especially low among Royals fans (especially on Twitter), the Royals did announce a special “Fountain Pass” deal where fans could buy standing room tickets for every Royals home game this month for one low… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals Add a Reliever; Parrish Promoted to Omaha; Pasquantino Named IL Player of the Month

Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement

When the Royals made Bobby Witt, Jr. the Opening Day third baseman, it signified that the Royals were not only intent on winning, but playing their young players as soon as they were deemed ready, regardless of service time. Dayton Moore, JJ Picollo, and the Royals front office could have easily manipulated Witt’s service time… Read More Rivera, Melendez, and the Royals’ Offensive Youth Movement

Is the Royals Rotation Actually Showing Signs of Improvement?

After firing hitting coach Terry Bradshaw, Royals Twitter quickly latched onto Royals pitching coach Cal Eldred, who has failed to inspire much confidence in Kansas City since being hired prior to the 2018 season. Eldred had been on the Royals coaching staff as long as Bradshaw, and the numbers haven’t been much better on a… Read More Is the Royals Rotation Actually Showing Signs of Improvement?

Why the Royals Should Demote Bubic to Omaha (And Bring Up Heasley In the Process)

Right now, it’s easy to understand the frustration of Kansas City Royals fans (though I do think many Royals fans are being a TAD dramatic…I mean, we’re still early in the year after all). The Royals are currently 9-17 after dropping two out of three against the Baltimore Orioles, who somehow are NOT in last… Read More Why the Royals Should Demote Bubic to Omaha (And Bring Up Heasley In the Process)

Looking at the Tier Eight Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)

This year’s “Royals Top 50 Prospects” rankings are coming to a close, as we come to our second-to-last tier of rankings and writeups. If you missed them, you can find the previous seven tiers in the hyperlinks below: Tier One (No. 1-No. 5) Tier Two (No. 6-No. 11) Tier Three (No. 12-No. 17) Tier Four… Read More Looking at the Tier Eight Prospects (The “Royals Top 50 Prospects” Rankings)

Four Reasons Why Carlos Santana Will Be Back in Kansas City (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)

In the most recent Royals “mailbag” from December 15th, Alec Lewis of The Athletic suggested that a trade of Carlos Santana would make the most sense for the club, especially with Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez on the 40-man roster, and Vinnie Pasquantino rising up the system (and prospect lists) quickly. Furthermore, Max Rieper of… Read More Four Reasons Why Carlos Santana Will Be Back in Kansas City (“Bounce Back Royals” Series)