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
There’s no question that baseball teams and general managers have to make tough decisions when it comes to building a roster. Already, Dayton Moore has had to make some challenging decisions in regard to clearing space on the 40-man roster for some potential moves this Winter. Those moves have mostly focused on the pitching side,… Read More Gutierrez and Viloria may be on their way out of Kansas City by 2021
With the Royals season being over, it makes sense that many Royals fans are looking back and seeing what players stood out the most during this shortened, COVID-affected season. Instead of doing one massive post where I would hand out awards to a variety of players, I decided to focus each post on a different… Read More The 2020 “Royalty” Awards: Who was the Royals’ Offensive MVP?
There was some hope going into this weekend’s series against the Brewers that the Royals could finish the year around .500. At 21-29 going into Friday’s game, if the Royals went 9-1 over their last 10 games, they would finish the year 30-30. While that seemed like a tall feat, the Brewers, Cardinals, and Tigers… Read More ‘Another Missed Chance’: Three takeaways from the Brewers-Royals series
I am not sure if the Royals do a “Comeback Player of the Year” team award at the end of the season. But if they do, the early favorite for the award has to be catcher Salvador Perez, who has been one of the Royals’ best offensive players over the first 19 games of this… Read More Three takeaways from Salvy’s return to the Royals in 2020
It’s amazing that I have reached 200 posts on this blog. Granted, so much of that was due to COVID giving me a lot more time to write, but this blog has definitely outlasted many other web sites I have started since I began blogging during my sophomore year of college (shoutout to my old… Read More The Royals Reporter “All-Time” Royals Lineup (200th post special)
It was bad enough when the Royals announced that Salvador Perez tested positive for COVID and would be out for an undisclosed period of time at the beginning of Summer Camp at Kauffman Stadium. However, since Salvy’s positive test, a series of unfortunate events have continued to plague the Royals catcher position during this Summer… Read More What can the Royals expect from Nick Dini during this recent catching crisis?
It is expected to be another rebuilding year for the Kansas City Royals, and that has been the story of the Royals since roughly the middle of 2018. Yes, one could say that the rebuilding process took root at the start of 2018, but it did not feel real until Mike Moustakas was traded and… Read More Will the 60-game slate benefit or hinder the Royals’ outlook? (Royals Preview)
Fourth of July. Fireworks. Outdoor grilling. Pool adventures. Family. Not really the biggest Fourth of July celebrant growing up (I usually had to work setting up fireworks stands or working the warehouse during the holiday as a summer job back in college when I came home to Sacramento), I have found that the Midwest, Kansas… Read More Salvy’s positive test should temper Royals’ fans expectations for this season