There are a lot of things that can polarize the Kansas City Royals fanbase, especially on Twitter. And it seems like a story that has been captivating this Royals fanbase early this season has been the lack of playing time for outfielder Kyle Isbel this season. When the Royals announced their starting lineup for Saturday’s… Read More Three Reasons That Could Explain Isbel’s Lack of Playing Time With the Royals
To say that Edward Olivares was a “running joke” in 2021 would be putting it lightly. Olivares was optioned up and down between Omaha and Kansas City so much last season that it became a running joke among Royals fans that I-29 between the two cities should be renamed the “Edward Olivares Highway”. Going into… Read More Will a Torrid Spring Change Edward Olivares’ Future With the Royals in 2022?
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)
The MLB lockout has been going strong this holiday season, and it is still hard to determine how long it will last and if it will affect Spring Training and/or the regular 162-game season. Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Royals, and other MLB teams, from trying to promote Spring Training games, even if a… Read More Can Edward Olivares and Emmanuel Rivera make an impact on the Royals roster next season?
There’s no question that 2021 was a rough season for Hunter Dozier. Even though the Royals showed their faith in the former 8th overall pick by inking him to a four-year, $25-million extension during Spring Training, Dozier struggled to produce both in the lineup and on the field in the first year of his deal.… Read More Will Hunter Dozier prove that he was worth his extension? (“Bounce Back Royals” series)
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?
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 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
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
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