Hat tip to Max Rieper of Royals Review and their piece on identifying MLB Trader Rumors’ release of salary estimates for arbitration-eligible Royals this off-season. With new owner John Sherman most likely looking to make a splash in his first off-season, it will be interesting to see which player on the Royals’ 40 man roster… Read More Which arbitration-eligible players should the Royals keep for 2020?
Bullpens can always be unfairly evaluated by baseball fans. As fans, we are prone to recency bias, and tend to unfairly hone in one good or one bad stretch from a bullpen when it comes to judgment. A closer blows a save? He’s the worst closer of all time in the eyes of the fans… Read More Was the Royals bullpen actually a strength in the second half of 2019?
There was no question that this upcoming series at Kauffman Stadium against the Houston Astros was going to be a difficult one for the Royals. After all, the Astros lead the AL West by 8 games after today’s 6-1 win over the Royals, are 97-53, and are trying to position themselves for the top spot… Read More Greinke’s return to Kauffman and his complicated legacy as a Royal
In the beginning of the 2019 season, all the criticism of the Kansas City Royals seemed to hone in on the starting pitching. In fact, the “the Royals have good offense, but lousy pitching” dominated any conversation regarding Royals baseball in April and early May of 2019. And the vitriol was for good reason: during… Read More Ranking the Royals starting pitchers (and candidates) so far in 2019
The Royals were in the national news on Friday night, and it had nothing to do with their game against the Yankees (it was rained out; they have a doubleheader scheduled for today). Late last night, the Brewers and Royals pulled off a trade, with the Royals posting this on their Twitter: We have acquired… Read More What did the Royals gain (and lose) in the Mike Moustakas trade?
The dreams of an undefeated second half came to an abrupt end four games after the All-Star break (I know I’m kidding), as the Royals wasted a 3-0 lead in the seventh and 4-2 lead in the ninth to lose 5-4 to the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium Monday night. (This Reddit thread will let… Read More Who is Heath Fillmyer? And can he help this Royals rotation?
In many ways, as a Royals fan, I feel like I have been hard on starting pitcher Danny Duffy this season. Maybe it was the shellacking he received on Opening Day against the White Sox that has stuck with me for these first few months of baseball. Or maybe it’s the fact that Duffy hasn’t… Read More Can Danny Duffy Not Pitch at Kauffman? (A look at Duffy’s 1st Half)