The Royals experienced their first loss of the Cactus League season on March 25th, as they fell 8-4 to the Texas Rangers in Surprise: Carlos Hernández made his first Cactus League appearance on Friday and had an inconsistent performance against the Rangers lineup. In 2.0 IP, Hernández did strike out two batters and walked none,… Read More Should Carlos Hernández Return to the Royals Bullpen?
To say that Edward Olivares was a “running joke” in 2021 would be putting it lightly. Olivares was optioned up and down between Omaha and Kansas City so much last season that it became a running joke among Royals fans that I-29 between the two cities should be renamed the “Edward Olivares Highway”. Going into… Read More Will a Torrid Spring Change Edward Olivares’ Future With the Royals in 2022?
The Royals are on fire, as they are currently 3-0-1 so far in Cactus League play after a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics. Even for Royals standards, who traditionally “overperform” in Arizona, this start to the Spring Training season has definitely generated some good buzz from Royals and baseball fans alike. Let’s just hope… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 22nd: Bobby Witt, Jr. Steals the Day (Again)
The Royals beat the Angels 8-5 today and are currently 2-0-1 in the Cactus League Standings. If there’s one thing the Royals have been in the Mike Matheny era, it’s being good in Spring Training play in Arizona. Let’s hope that this carries over to the regular season in Matheny’s third season as Royals skipper.… Read More “Royals 3 Stars” March 21st: Olivares Making His Case for Opening Day
Just wanted to write a quick “Jottings” post to share a few things Royals-related things that happened the past couple of days. Some really great content flowing since the lockout, and really am looking forward to a fantastic full season of baseball which is set to begin on April 7th. Anyways, onto this edition of… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: “Rauh Report”; “Rundown” Talks Vets and Hustlers; Correa Signs With Twins
Going into this year’s Spring Training, the Royals have plenty of depth in the infield, especially with Bobby Witt, Jr. on the Royals’ Cactus League roster for a second-straight season. After all, Nicky Lopez and Whit Merrifield were sterling last season in the middle infield at shortstop and second base position, respectively. And even though… Read More The Royals Are Putting Their Trust Again in Mondesi…Is It the Right Call?
Last season was a year to forget for Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller. After posting a career-best 2.47 ERA in nine starts and 54.2 IP in the shortened 2020 season, Keller entered 2021 as the Royals’ Opening Day starter, with hopes that he would continue to be at the top of the Royals rotation for… Read More Brad Keller And His Fastball(s) Problem
On Sunday, the Kansas City Royals announced on Twitter their non-roster invitees to Spring Camp, which totals 21 players: Granted, it’s been a freezing “hot stove” season for the Royals, even with the lockout. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Royals could not only add a player or two before their… Read More Three Royals Non-Roster Invitees Who Could Be Sleepers This Spring
Royals Spring Training camp officially begins on Sunday in Surprise, Arizona, with games taking place on Friday, March 18th against the Texas Rangers, as announced in the updated Spring Training Schedule (via Royals Twitter): While we are still getting details about who will be invited to Royals Major League Camp, there are plenty of storylines… Read More Why Carlos Hernandez’s Breaking Ball Mix Will Be Key for the Royals in 2022
The MLB lockout is thankfully over, which means not only is baseball back (and player pictures returning on the MLB team pages) but Spring Training is set to begin again as well: It will be a slightly abbreviated Spring camp in Surprise, Arizona for the Royals. However, that doesn’t mean that it will be any… Read More Five Important Developments to Pay Attention to in Royals Spring Training