What will the Royals do with Carlos Hernandez in 2021?

The COVID pandemic forced the Royals to push players through the Royals system quicker than expected. Even though Brady Singer and Kris Bubic seemed destined to begin the year in Triple-A Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas, respectively, the Royals had them both make their MLB debuts within the first two weeks of the 2020 MLB… Read More What will the Royals do with Carlos Hernandez in 2021?

Why the Royals called up Matt Harvey and not Daniel Lynch or Jackson Kowar

With the first game of the Reds-Royals series postponed on Tuesday due to COVID concerns, the Royals made the announcement that they would be calling up pitcher Matt Harvey to start the second game of their slated doubleheader on Wednesday. I have talked about Harvey before on this blog, but this call up certainly comes… Read More Why the Royals called up Matt Harvey and not Daniel Lynch or Jackson Kowar

Should the Royals employ an ‘Opener’ full time? (And is Zimmer the guy to do it?)

The Royals lost 4-3 in game two of their four game series against the Tigers on Tuesday, and it was a difficult one to stomach. Whit Merrifield continued to show why he is the Royals’ most valuable player, as he went yard for a three-run home run in the third inning that made Royals fans… Read More Should the Royals employ an ‘Opener’ full time? (And is Zimmer the guy to do it?)

With a Minor League season in jeopardy, the “Singer-era” will begin in KC on Opening Day

While it seems like Major League Baseball is getting ready for a late June to early July start to the season, the future of Minor League Baseball seems hazy at best. Last week, Joe E. Doyle of Lookout Landing, a Seattle Mariners SB Nation blog, wrote that inside sources in Minor League Baseball were pessimistic… Read More With a Minor League season in jeopardy, the “Singer-era” will begin in KC on Opening Day

Is Braden Shipley a sleeper for the Royals’ rotation or bullpen?

With baseball news and content understandably slow due to the lack of baseball, SB Nation Royals blog Royal Review (probably the best independent Royals blog out there), posted this bit on their Twitter on Wednesday afternoon: Royals GM Dayton Moore didn’t do much when it came to upgrading their pitching this off-season. Despite a robust… Read More Is Braden Shipley a sleeper for the Royals’ rotation or bullpen?

Can Mike Montgomery boost the Royals rotation in 2020?

Left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery’s return to Kansas City was one of the more peculiar stories to occur during the 2019 season. Traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Kansas City Royals for catcher Martin Maldonado, Montgomery’s arrival was a homecoming of sorts. Montgomery was drafted 36th overall in the 2008 ML Draft and was expected… Read More Can Mike Montgomery boost the Royals rotation in 2020?

Where does Jakob Junis fit in the Royals’ plans for 2020?

The Royals’ starting rotation has been “underwhelming” in 2019 to put it nicely. According to Fangraphs, the Royals rotation ranks 26th in in starting pitching WAR, 23rd in ERA, and 25th in FIP. Considering the Royals from 2013-2016 seemed to rely on their pitching to regular season and postseason (2014 and 2015) success, the fall… Read More Where does Jakob Junis fit in the Royals’ plans for 2020?