Often, it is easy to dismiss prospects who are the kids of MLB managers or general managers. They often are late-round picks, usually chosen because they are familiar and will add to the depth of some lower-level Minor League team for a couple of years before eventually following some other career path in baseball. And… Read More Jonah Dipoto Is More Than Just a ‘Familiar Name’ (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
According to Roster Resource’s payroll data, the Royals are projected to have an estimated payroll of $79 million, which would be down from the $88 million payroll they finished at the conclusion of the 2022 season. By no means do I think that the Royals will hover around that $79 million mark by Opening Day… Read More Three Royals Arbitration Cases Worth Paying Attention to This Offseason
Little did I know what kind of season this would be in my first year as a Royals partial season ticket member. I was able to attend 26 games this year, which is a new record for me in a single season, and five more than my allotted 21-ticket package. The Royals, as of Sunday,… Read More The Last Game at the K Perfectly Captured the Royals’ 2022 Season
Ever since the Mariners agreed to first-year sensation (and Rookie of the Year frontrunner) Julio Rodriguez on a multi-year extension, a lot of the chatter among Royals fans on Twitter and other social media has centered on who of their young core the Royals should look to extend this offseason. While it may be cheaper… Read More Nick Pratto Needs to Be a Serious Extension Candidate for the Royals
After trading Emmanuel Rivera for Arizona reliever Luke Weaver on Monday, the Royals front office was relatively quiet on Tuesday’s Deadline day until swinging a last-minute pair of trades right before the 5 p.m. cutoff. The bigger of the two Royals trades centered on two-time All Star Whit Merrifield, who was traded to the most… Read More Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline
The MLB Draft and All-Star Break are officially over, and baseball games started again on Thursday afternoon. However, the Royals will have to wait until Friday before their second half of 2022 officially begins, as they start a six-game homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels. The Royals are 36-56, which is… Read More Five Bold Predictions for the Royals in the Second Half
Monday was a big day in Kansas City for Royals fans, as the Royals announced two moves that made waves on social media (especially Twitter). The first was the Royals announcing that Carlos Santana had been traded to the Seattle Mariners for two pitching prospects. Mills, a sidearmer in the mold of Jose Cuas, is… Read More The Royals’ Youth Movement is (Nearly) Here; It Could Get Ugly Before It Gets Better
I plan on getting to the Tier Seven prospect rankings either Thursday or Friday, as I am a bit beat after a long week (even though it’s Wednesday) to really dive into a really interesting group of prospects in the “Royals Top 50” Prospect Rankings list (Tier Seven mostly consists of international prospects). Instead, I… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Royals add another reliever; International Signings Announcement; Hall of Fame Thoughts
Rawlings announced their Gold Glove nominations this afternoon, and safe to say it was an impressive showing by the Kansas City Royals, as four Royals players garnered nominations, as highlighted in the tweet below from the Royals’ official Twitter account: Whit Merrifield and Michael A. Taylor shouldn’t come as surprises to Royals fans. Merrifield had… Read More Was Nicky Lopez robbed of a Gold Glove nomination at shortstop?
The Royals bullpen has been a bit up and down during the 2021 season. Currently, they rank 20th in bullpen ERA, according to Fangraphs, but they do rank 16th in relief WHIP and 9th in hits allowed per nine innings, which shows that they may be better than their ERA states. Scott Barlow has been… Read More Domingo Tapia and Joel Payamps have been surprises in the Royals bullpen, but can it last?