What Royals fans should take away from Gordon’s tenure in Kansas City

I was hoping to post this a couple of days earlier, but it was difficult to do so with mid-quarter grades being due this week (yay hybrid teaching). Thus, it feels appropriate with the Royals heading into their final game of the 2020 season that this post focuses on Alex Gordon and his retirement, which… Read More What Royals fans should take away from Gordon’s tenure in Kansas City

Three Royals takeaways from Monday’s Trade Deadline

The 2020 Trade Deadline of this weird, COVID-shortened MLB season has finally passed much to the chagrin of Baseball Twitter junkies across the nation. For the Royals, despite trading Brett Phillips to the Rays and Trevor Rosenthal to the Padres earlier last week and over the weekend, respectively, general manager Dayton Moore stayed relatively quiet… Read More Three Royals takeaways from Monday’s Trade Deadline

Royals trade Brett Phillips, which closes the door on the Moose trade of 2018

It’s been a tough couple of days to focus on baseball. With the NBA sitting out in protest of the violence and racial injustice going in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and many baseball teams following suit by not playing either (including the Brewers, Dodgers, and the San Francisco Giants, my family’s team), it was difficult to really… Read More Royals trade Brett Phillips, which closes the door on the Moose trade of 2018

Doz is back…and that could have an effect on Starling and Gordo going forward

It’s a great day to be a Kansas City Royal fan right now, even if it is an off day. Currently, the Royals sit 7-10 after having won four straight games, which also included a sweep of the first-place and defending AL Central champion Minnesota Twins. In Sunday’s win over the Twins, not only was… Read More Doz is back…and that could have an effect on Starling and Gordo going forward

A brief primer on three candidates for the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2020 draft

The MLB Rule 4 Draft (the official designation for the first-year player draft) is quickly approaching on June 10th, and as expected, many Royals experts and fans are giving their analysis in terms of what Dayton Moore will do with the fourth overall pick. Usually, the draft is lost or overlooked by most sports fans… Read More A brief primer on three candidates for the Royals’ first-round pick in the 2020 draft

Erick Pena and why signing more talent from Latin America is important (to the Royals and KC)

When it comes to building a baseball team, especially a small-market one that doesn’t have a lot of money to lure or sign free agents, the international market can be a solid investment. The International Signing period, which is mostly geared toward players from Latin America, occurs a month after the MLB Draft, and for… Read More Erick Pena and why signing more talent from Latin America is important (to the Royals and KC)

“Maverick” Phillips has been Royals story of shutdown; can he build on that once play begins?

Without a doubt, this COVID shutdown has been tough for Royals faithful. While it has been nice to do different kinds of “fan brackets” and recount Royals history, KC baseball fans (myself included) miss the Boys in Blue taking the field at Kauffman Stadium. It certainly has been tough for KC denizens to power through… Read More “Maverick” Phillips has been Royals story of shutdown; can he build on that once play begins?

Appreciating Jarrod Dyson, who was more than just a base stealer

In the 2011 Baseball America Prospect Handbook, Jarrod Dyson was ranked as the Royals’ 20th best prospect in their system. Considering the Royals had the No.1 ranked farm system in baseball, according to Baseball America at the time, this was no small feat for the under-heralded outfield prospect. Dyson, whom Baseball America rated as being… Read More Appreciating Jarrod Dyson, who was more than just a base stealer

Will Royals fans see Khalil Lee in Kansas City this year? (20 in 20: No. 3)

While the prowess of the pitching prospects in the Kansas City farm system is quite noted entering 2020, the Royals position prospects have been a different story. While the Royals and MLB in general are expecting great things out of former top pick Bobby Witt, Jr. (who is pretty much the consensus top prospect in… Read More Will Royals fans see Khalil Lee in Kansas City this year? (20 in 20: No. 3)