It’s been a few weeks since I posted, mostly because I finally finished grad school and earned my Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame. After three summers and two full years, I finally have my degree, and now will be transitioning into administrative leadership at a K-8 feeder school… Read More Salvy, Whit and Finding Hope for the Royals in the 2nd Half
It was not an easy series for Salvador Perez in New York, as the Royals’ 31-year-old franchise catcher went 1-for-11 in the three game slate against the Yankees. Salvy has been a revelation this year, as he is currently posting a .284/.314/.526 slash in 299 plate appearances, which includes a team-leading 18 home runs. Furthermore,… Read More Do the Royals need to look out for the long-term health of Salvador Perez?
I was able to attend in person Tuesday’s game against the Tigers at Kauffman Stadium, which was my fifth game in person this year. While the Royals have been in the midst of a massive slide, the atmosphere was still a pretty positive one, despite the previous night’s 10-3 loss to Detroit. There were around… Read More “Paying attention” to the positives during this tough Royals stretch and season
During yesterday’s series finale against the Twins, which ended in a 6-3 win for the Royals, Brandon H. of Twitter posted this thread about Brad Keller and Salvy, which I found pretty intriguing: When I initially did some digging, I thought that this conundrum was simply a Keller-Salvy dea. I figured that Keller would benefit… Read More Is Salvy’s framing a problem for the Royals (again)?
So I’m officially done teaching and coaching (our high school team lost in the first round of the Kansas state 3A playoffs…bittersweet). And thus, that opens up a little more time for me for writing, which has been a little inconsistent due to the end of the school year as a teacher, coach, and graduate… Read More Three things to look for in this weekend’s Royals series against the Twins
The Royals were able to bounce back on Tuesday with a big 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels, which ended with a unique pick off play from Salvy: While the win and the possibility of a series win against the Angels are promising developments, it has been an inconsistent start to the 2021 season,… Read More Royals hitters and strikeouts: Bad streak or a bigger issue?
NCAA Tournament weekend often produces a lot of stories, especially when the KC Metro area has multiple colleges involved (this year it is Kansas and Mizzou, though Mizzou bowed out in the first round against Oklahoma). However, the Royals made plenty of headlines themselves, especially on Sunday, as news broke on two huge stories in… Read More Three Takeaways from Salvy’s Contract Extension with the Royals
It’s been a fun Spring Training, as the Royals entered the scheduled off day with a 9-3 record, fresh off a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Per usual, Salvador Perez went yard against the Brew Crew, further showing that his trademark power could continue to be a valuable commodity in 2021: Furthermore, after the… Read More Three takeaways from the Royals first set of roster moves this Spring
So Spring Training has begun, and even though it is just pitchers and catchers having begun workouts thus far (all players are to report to Surprise on the 22nd), there is anticipation in the air for the upcoming Royals baseball season. Maybe it is the promise of a full 162-game season after a 60-game COVID-shortened… Read More “Cactus Royals” Preview: Catchers
Baseball Prospectus just released their most recent PECOTA projections for 2021, and of course, the baseball world is rife with reactions. That also includes the Royals blogosphere, as Royals Review, Into the Fountains, and Royals Academy have all published their own analysis on the PECOTA’s projections for Kansas City for the upcoming season. While I… Read More Five takeaways from the Royals’ 2021 PECOTA projections