The Royals experienced their first loss of the Cactus League season on March 25th, as they fell 8-4 to the Texas Rangers in Surprise: Carlos Hernández made his first Cactus League appearance on Friday and had an inconsistent performance against the Rangers lineup. In 2.0 IP, Hernández did strike out two batters and walked none,… Read More Should Carlos Hernández Return to the Royals Bullpen?
When the Royals signed Mike Minor to help solidify their rotation this off-season, the move made sense for both Minor and the Royals. For Minor, who was coming off a rough 2020 season in which he posted a 5.56 ERA in 56.2 IP with both the Texas Rangers and Oakland A’s, Kansas City was a… Read More Is it time to move Mike Minor to the Royals bullpen?
The Royals will begin the second half of the 2021 season at Kauffman Stadium, as they will begin a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles. While the Royals currently sit in last place in the AL Central, this Orioles series could be an opportunity for Kansas City to build some much needed momentum after a… Read More Three Royals players to pay attention to in the second half
Barring an injury (knock on wood), it seems as if the Royals five-man rotation is pretty set. It is likely that Brad Keller will be the Opening Day starter, and Mike Minor, Danny Duffy, Brady Singer, and Kris Bubic will all be in the mix for the third-through fifth spots in the rotation, though it… Read More Examining the battle for the Royals spot starter/long-relief spot
We’re in the twilight hours of the weekend, and I will have some more posts this week as I will be entering Spring Break. However, I wanted to share a few quick bits that I wrote over the past week off the site, as well as some thoughts on Daniel Lynch, who started on Saturday… Read More Royals Central: “Playing Pepper”; Mazara in Detroit; Lynch making his case?
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?
There was a certain amount of intrigue generated in Kansas City when the Royals signed Matt Harvey this season. After all, nobody is more symbolic from the Mets in the 2015 World Series than the “Dark Knight”, who famously asked to stay in the game in the ninth, only to give up a run, which… Read More Is the Matt Harvey experiment in Kansas City already over?
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
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?)
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