Can a platoon of Olivares and Isbel work in right field for the Royals?

The Royals are hitting the the home stretch of the 2021 season, as they begin their second-to-last home stand of the year at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday (I will be going to Tuesday’s game against the Athletics). The Royals were able eek out the final game of the weekend series against the Twins, which not… Read More Can a platoon of Olivares and Isbel work in right field for the Royals?

Three Royals hitters who will be on the “hot seat” in September

The Royals are 60-75 going into Sunday’s series finale against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium, and are projected to finish 73-89, according to Depth Charts projections on Fangraphs. While that would be a slight improvement from a year ago (on a pro-rated basis), it is still disappointing considering the aggressive offseason the Royals had.… Read More Three Royals hitters who will be on the “hot seat” in September

The Royals need to shut down Mondesi…and think creatively about his future

The Adalberto Mondesi saga in Kansas City took another turn in the wrong direction today, as Royals manager Mike Matheny in his pre-game conference announced this news prior to the start of Sunday’s series finale against the Cardinals: The news is another disappointing setback for all parties involved. For the Royals, it is a rough… Read More The Royals need to shut down Mondesi…and think creatively about his future

Three roster decisions the Royals should implement for the remainder of the year

We are now officially in the stretch run of the season, as it is August 1st, which means that there are only a couple of months left in the season (the season extends to October this year, due to more off days being implemented in the schedule). Right now, the Royals are obviously looking to… Read More Three roster decisions the Royals should implement for the remainder of the year

Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares

It has been a frustrating 2021 thus far for Royals outfielder Edward Olivares. Acquired in the Trevor Rosenthal deal last summer, Olivares is a toolsy outfielder who performed decently in an 18-game sample in Kansas City during the shortened 2020 season. In 65 plate appearances, Olivares posted a triple slash of .274/.292/.419 which included two… Read More Trying to understand the Royals’ approach this year with Edward Olivares

So what’s the status of Kyle Isbel? (And when will Royals fans see him again?)

Kyle Isbel was one of the Royals’ best stories this Spring in Surprise. After only playing in High-A ball in 2019, and spending the entire 2020 season at the Alternate Site in KCK, Isbel absolutely flourished in Cactus League play this past Spring. In 23 games and 50 plate appearances, Isbel posted a slash of… Read More So what’s the status of Kyle Isbel? (And when will Royals fans see him again?)

Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?

Shortly before this evening’s finale against the Angels, the Royals made this announcement on their Twitter: The news was a bit surprising considering that Olivares had a base hit last night in the Royals’ 8-1 loss to the Angels, and hasn’t produced an awful line by any means. In five games and 19 plate appearances,… Read More Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?

Analyzing Taylor and Isbel’s strong Spring starts (and what that means in CF for the Royals)

We’re about a week and a half into Cactus League games, and already there are a lot of things to be excited about as a Royals fan. As of March 10th, the Royals are 7-3, tied for first with the Cubs in Cactus League standings, and they have been one of the most productive offenses… Read More Analyzing Taylor and Isbel’s strong Spring starts (and what that means in CF for the Royals)