With Spring Training suspended, and Opening Day in question, the Royals and Dayton Moore have for the most part stood pat. However, in their first roster move since Spring Training play stopped nearly a week ago, the Royals made this announcement: The move to option Kelvin Gutierrez is not a surprise. Gutierrez can not play… Read More Can Speier and Zimmer clean things up and contribute to the Royals bullpen?
Though the Kansas City Metro is firmly focusing (and rightfully so) on the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, the Royals have been making some noise with seam heads such as myself. First, the Vegas over/under win totals for Major League baseball teams was released early this week and the Royals opened with… Read More Can Gordo’s return help the Royals win more than 65 games in 2020?
As Kansas City braced themselves for the Winter storm conditions, the Royals released this nugget of information that brought some levity to the cold and ice accumulating around the metro: Despite Soler opting out of his original deal with the Cubs, Soler and the Royals still avoided going into arbitration, and ended up negotiating a… Read More Why the Jorge Soler extension is a win-win for both sides
No player has been more fascinating to follow this off-season than Royals utility player Whit Merrifield. With Salvador Perez missing the entire 2019 season to injury, Whit took the mantle as the face of the Royals franchise a year ago. And even though Salvy will be back in action behind the plate in 2020, it… Read More What will be Whit’s future in Kansas City in 2020 (and beyond)?
Hot stove season is fun. Especially for amateur baseball bloggers. With little to no team access, it’s fun to theorize which free agents would be good fits for a team, and which ones would not. As fans, we want to see our club improve, especially if your club is a losing one (hence, us as… Read More Three possible free agent targets to solve the Royals’ pitching woes
On Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that former Royals and World Series stud Mike Moustakas declined his team option, which officially makes him a free agent this Winter. And not surprisingly, the Royals fanbase is at odds in terms of whether or not the Royals should make a run at 31-year-old third baseman: It makes… Read More ‘Return of the Moose’? Why a Moustakas Royals reunion may be difficult in 2020
For the most part, I have been pretty underwhelmed by most of the “hot stove” stories floating on the internet regarding the Royals. Mike Matheny as manager? No thanks. Kyle Schwarber and Jackie Bradley in the outfield in 2020? The Royals should definitely pass. However, one rumor that has jumped out at me came from… Read More Why a Brandon Belt for Danny Duffy trade may make sense for the Royals
It seems pretty likely that former St. Louis Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny, a current special adviser to player development for the Royals, (he was hired after his firing by the Cardinals last season), is the favorite to be the heir apparent to Ned Yost in Kansas City. However, while Matheny may be the one in… Read More #VoteForPedro: Why the Royals should go with Grifol, not Matheny, as their next manager
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?