The Royals season is officially over, as they finished 74-88, slightly above most preseason projections. As another playoff season continues without the Kansas City Royals, I decided that it would be good to wrap up the 2021 Royals campaign with a five-part series of posts where I give out certain “awards” from this past season.… Read More Forget WAR; Salvy Saved the Royals this Year (“Royalty Awards” Most Important Player)
On most games this season, Kauffman Stadium would be nearly empty with the Royals down 7-3 in the bottom of the ninth against the AL Central division cellar dweller Minnesota Twins. And yet, the tension among Royals fans in the stadium was high, mostly due to the fact that Salvador Perez was due fourth to… Read More ‘Salvy on Deck’: Quick Reflections on the Royals Last Game at the K in 2021
I am lucky enough to have tickets for the Royals’ final two games of the 2021 season at Kauffman Stadium this weekend. It will be weird to not have Royals baseball starting on Monday, but for now, I am going to try and enjoy these final two games against the Twins. Yes, the Royals will… Read More Five Things to Look Forward to During the Royals’ Final Weekend at the K
One of the positive stories for the Royals this September has been seeing Adalberto Mondesi play for an extended period of time without injury. After only playing 10 games in the first half of the season due to various ailments and stints on the Injured List, Mondesi has played in 20 games this September and… Read More Mondesi at third base makes sense for the Royals in 2022…if they supplement their roster correctly
Without a doubt, there is no one more important to this 2021 Royals squad than Salvador Perez. On an offensive basis, he has pretty much carried this Royals lineup, as he is posting a 126 wRC+ in 526 plate appearances, according to Fangraphs. Furthermore, he leads the team with 37 home runs*, with another one… Read More How should Royals fans be viewing Salvy’s sensational season?
Without a doubt, Salvador Perez has been the offensive MVP of this Royals team thus far. Yes, Nicky Lopez is hitting for a higher average. Yes, Carlos Santana draws more walks. But at the end of the day, in terms of impact, no Royals hitter has done more for the lineup and keeping the Royals… Read More Can Salvador Perez be the Royals’ DH in the long-term?
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)?