Oh boy it’s been a long week. While Spring Training game have begun which is amazing as a MLB fan, this week has been an extremely busy one in regard to high school baseball starting (I coach at the high school I work at), the third quarter ending (which requires me to finalize grading), and… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Relief Pitcher Rankings
The 2014 and 2015 seasons will always stick with Royals fans of all ages and backgrounds, especially those who are currently situated in Kansas City. For two seasons, baseball was simply magical, not just appointment-television, but an embedded part of daily Kansas City culture during that period of time. Sports radio would talk non-stop about… Read More Kelvin Herrera and the (partial end) of a Royals era
Monday was the first day of full-team workouts at Royals camp in Surprise, and there were tons of tidbits and content on Twitter that were tough to ignore for hardcore Royals fans such as myself. Here’s a clip compilation of some highlights from the first day of workouts: While plenty more clips from Royals camp… Read More So who is Brad Brach? (And why did the Royals sign him over other options?)
One Royals reliever who had a tremendous 2020 campaign was Kyle Zimmer, the Royals former 1st round pick (and 5th pick overall) in the 2012 MLB Draft. Drafted to be a top-of-the rotation ace out of the University of San Francisco, Zimmer has been plagued by injury in his professional career. Going into 2020, it… Read More Digging Deeper into Kyle Zimmer’s breakout in 2020 (and what that means for 2021)
From 2013-2016, the bullpen was THE strength of the Royals team. In fact, over that time span, the Royals bullpen accumulated a 22.9 WAR over that four-year span, which led all teams in baseball, according to Fangraphs. However, after a great run, mostly lead by some combo of “HDH” (Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg… Read More The 2020 “Royalty Awards”: Who was the Royals’ best relief pitcher?
Kansas City Royals fans love “local” players. It’s the reason why the Royals embraced third baseman Joe Randa and pitcher David Cone when they came to Kansas City, even though they were not drafted by the organization. Frank White is not just Royals “Hall of Famer” because had a long career in professional baseball, but… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Aaron Crow, RHP
With Spring Training officially done, and the MLB season in limbo (or at least the start of it), I think Royals fans can take a look and reflect on how this Spring went for various players. While nothing official has been made in terms of the Royals 26-man roster (mostly because nobody knows what’s going… Read More Four Royals pitchers who shined this Spring
At the start of Spring Training, the jury was still out in terms of whether Randy Rosario and/or Glenn Sparkman would make the Royals 26-man roster by Opening Day. While Rosario looked good in limited work with the Royals after being released by the Chicago Cubs in September it seemed like the new “Three Batter… Read More Rosario and Sparkman proving that they deserve spots in the Royals bullpen
Without a doubt, in a relatively tame hot stove winter for the Kansas City Royals, the signing of “Dirty South” Greg Holland to a minor league contract created some buzz in Royals fan circles. While Holland is far from the back-to-back All Star closer he was in 2013 and 2014, the return of the 34-year-old… Read More Will Greg Holland impact the Royals bullpen in 2020?