Baseball fans have 29 days until Spring Training, and safe to say, it couldn’t come soon enough, especially with most of the country going through a cold spell (including here in Kansas City). The Royals have had a busy week transactions-wise, as they traded Michael A. Taylor and Adalberto Mondesi to the Twins and Red… Read More Four Royals Non-Roster Invitees to Pay Close Attention to This Spring
There were a few Royals-related news items I thought I would touch base on in this edition of the “Jottings.” For those looking for an in-depth piece on an opposing pitcher in the AL Central, one can take a look at my latest Going Deep post on Pitcher List, as I analyze Detroit Tigers pitcher… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: O’Hearn DFA’d; Greinke Return Looking Questionable; Royals Beat Down Another
On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves continued their “extension” spending spree that has lasted pretty much since they won a World Series title in 2021. After acquiring catcher Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics via a trade on December 12th, the Braves doubled down on the acquisition by announcing an extension for Murphy that keeps him… Read More How Does Salvy’s Deal With Royals Look After This Recent Offseason Splurge on Catchers?
In a bit of surprising news this morning, former Royals draft pick and top prospect Wil Myers signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds with a mutual option for the 2024 season, according to the Reds’ official Twitter. The deal is certainly a bargain for the Reds and a far cry from what Myers… Read More Can Defense and the K Help the Royals’ Pitching Problem and Attract Pitching Talent in the Long Term?
It’s been a few days since it happened. Still, JJ Picollo and the Kansas City Royals decided to part ways with manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Cal Eldred immediately after the season ended. Kansas City controlled the narrative on this one, as it was the organization, not “sources” or “reports”, who broke the news… Read More The Mike Matheny Era is Over…Will the Royals Give Pedro Grifol His Chance?
The Royals lost 10-3 to the Detroit Tigers, which not only completed the sweep for the Tigers but also put the Royals back in the cellar in the AL Central. It doesn’t help that the Royals have six games against the Cleveland Guardians in Cleveland to close the year, which probably seals Kansas City’s fate… Read More A Last-Place Finish Probably Spells the End for Matheny and this Royals Coaching Staff
Right now, it’s easy to understand the frustration of Kansas City Royals fans (though I do think many Royals fans are being a TAD dramatic…I mean, we’re still early in the year after all). The Royals are currently 9-17 after dropping two out of three against the Baltimore Orioles, who somehow are NOT in last… Read More Why the Royals Should Demote Bubic to Omaha (And Bring Up Heasley In the Process)
The Royals have an off day as they travel to Baltimore for a weekend series against the Orioles. Kansas City is coming off a brutal 10-0 loss in the season finale against the Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium, which brings their 2022 record to 1-3 against their Eastern Missouri neighbors, and 8-15 overall (which ties them… Read More Whit is Struggling Offensively; How Patient Should the Royals Be?
The Cactus League season is coming to a close this week, and I wanted to get a short “jottings” in, especially as we inch closer to Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium on April 7th. In this edition of the “jottings”, I take a look at Greinke’s fastball in my most recent post on Pitcher List;… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Greinke’s Fastball; “Playing Pepper” Royals Preview; Isbel vs. Taylor in CF
If there is one thing I have learned about my eight-plus years living in Kansas City (and 10+ years living in the Midwest in general), it’s that Kansas City and St. Louis folks tend to butt heads, even though the chip is bigger on the shoulders of Kansas City natives than St. Louis ones. And… Read More Three ways the Royals and Cardinals are building similar teams for 2022 and beyond