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
After losing five-straight games, the Royals finally got back on the winning end of things, as they beat the Tigers 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. It was nice to see the Royals on the field after the game, celebrating with a handshake line, which hasn’t been seen by Royals fans since the second game of the… Read More Three Pressing Questions After Royals Snap Five-Game Losing Streak
To me, nothing in sports quite beats MLB Opening Day. Sure, there are Opening Nights in the NBA and NHL and Opening Weekends in the NFL and College Football. However, at the end of the day, Opening Day in baseball is an event like no other in sports, and I am lucky that I am… Read More Five Takeaways from the Royals’ Opening Day Win Over the Guardians
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)?
With the current lockout going on, it’s been a dead “hot stove” season, much to the dismay of hardcore Royals and baseball fans like myself. While teams have still been able to make Minor League transactions (the Royals made such a move by signing reliever Arodys Vizcaino to a Minor League contract), the tension between… Read More Three Royals Veterans Who Could Likely Be Traded in 2022
While the Royals starting pitching staff went through their fair share of ups and downs during the 2021 season (they ranked 24th in team ERA and 27th in WHIP), the bullpen was at least a little better, even if it did see some regression from the 2020 season. After ranking 8th in bullpen ERA during… Read More Despite second half struggles, Royals fans should be hopeful about Jake Brentz in 2022
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)
The Royals bullpen has been an up and down group in 2021. Luckily, Scott Barlow has been solid, as he leads all Royals relievers (with 10 or more IP) in fWAR (1.5), according to Fangraphs. Unfortunately, beyond Barlow, this Royals bullpen has not demonstrated much consistency, much to the dismay of the Royals overall as… Read More Examining Zimmer and Brentz’s recent struggles, and what that means for the Royals long-term
So the MLB Trade Deadline has officially passed and the Royals kept things pretty tame during this momentous day where plenty of stars were dealt around the league. The White Sox were the primary “winners” in the division, as the acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs up on the North Side, and seem primed to… Read More Did the Royals do enough at the Trade Deadline?
For Royals fans hoping to see a big move at the Trade Deadline, things took a bit of an interesting turn today as Royals general manager Dayton Moore addressed the media in a press conference today. And let’s just say, it doesn’t exactly seem like Moore and the Royals front office are eager to be… Read More Is Dayton Moore showing his ‘poker face’ as Royals approach the deadline?