Examining Mike Matheny’s Tenure as Royals Manager (And If He’ll Be Back in 2023)

The Royals are 51-77 going into Sunday’s series finale against the San Diego Padres. The Royals, as of Sunday, are 11-15 in the month of August with two games remaining after Sunday’s contest at Kauffman Stadium. Even though the second half has been slightly better than the first half of the year before the All-Star… Read More Examining Mike Matheny’s Tenure as Royals Manager (And If He’ll Be Back in 2023)

Amir Garrett is Settling Into His Role with the Royals (And That’s a Good Thing)

When the Royals acquired Amir Garrett from the Reds this offseason, it seemed more about what the Royals gave up (Mike Minor) rather than what the Royals received in return. It’s not that Garrett wasn’t going to be a key part of the Royals bullpen in 2022. Rather, it was just that the trade of… Read More Amir Garrett is Settling Into His Role with the Royals (And That’s a Good Thing)

The Royals Trade Benintendi to the Yankees…But Was It Enough?

In a bit of late news last night, the Kansas City Royals announced their trade of left fielder and All-Star game representative Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees…en route to New York for a four-game series against the Yankees, of course. It’s not a surprise that the Royals traded Benintendi, as he was Kansas… Read More The Royals Trade Benintendi to the Yankees…But Was It Enough?

Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen

To put it bluntly, the Royals bullpen has been disappointing in 2022. After ranking 13th in reliever fWAR and 19th in ERA a season ago, according to Fangraphs, the Kansas City bullpen has seen its rankings this season drop to 26th and 27th in those categories, respectively. While the Royals starting pitching staff and hitting… Read More Three Relievers Who Could Be Key to Turning Around the Royals Bullpen

“Royals 3 Stars”: The Bullpen Shines During Homestand Against Tigers and Twins

The Royals dropped a tough one today, as their offense was incredibly punchless against Joe Ryan and the Minnesota Twins bullpen in a 1-0 loss. The Royals finish the homestand against the Tigers and Twins 3-3, with the finale against the Tigers delayed due to Weather. While today was a disappointing end to the series… Read More “Royals 3 Stars”: The Bullpen Shines During Homestand Against Tigers and Twins

Should the Royals Bring Back Greg Holland (albeit in a lesser role)?

Last season, the Royals bullpen metrically performed better than the starting rotation. That being said, saying that the Royals bullpen was better in 2021 was a bit of a dubious honor, as they ranked 19th in ERA and 16th in WHIP, in contrast to the Royals starting rotation, which ranked 24th in ERA and 27th… Read More Should the Royals Bring Back Greg Holland (albeit in a lesser role)?