Four metrics to pay attention to from Royals starting pitchers in 2020

After a couple of months of delay due to the COVID crisis, it seems like baseball will be continuing again, with a June Spring Training and a July start the target. Granted, it sounds like the season will be shortened to 82 games, and competition will be limited to perhaps AL and NL Central opponents… Read More Four metrics to pay attention to from Royals starting pitchers in 2020

Who would ‘win’ and ‘lose’ if the Royals play in Arizona in 2020?

As expected, the start of the Major League Baseball season continues to be a shroud that no media member, player, or fan can predict as of this moment. There is some word that MLB is considering re-aligning leagues so that the regular season would be played according to Spring Training leagues, with Grapefruit League (Florida)… Read More Who would ‘win’ and ‘lose’ if the Royals play in Arizona in 2020?

Will Adams get his “chance” in Kansas City? (And could it be as an “Opener”?)

I received this comment from someone on the blog a day ago on the post on Randy Rosario and Glenn Sparkman making the Opening Day bullpen, and it got me thinking about a pitcher I had overlooked for the most part this Spring: “So Chance Adams has performed very well this ST …so what are… Read More Will Adams get his “chance” in Kansas City? (And could it be as an “Opener”?)

Should the Royals go all-in this year with Singer, Lynch, Kowar and Bubic?

Bringing up top prospects on any Major League Baseball team is a delicate dance in prudence. Sure, it is important that young players get the proper coaching and development in the minors, as well as receive an adequate amount of competition and challenges in relation to their age group. While the temptation will be there… Read More Should the Royals go all-in this year with Singer, Lynch, Kowar and Bubic?

Is Danny Duffy the key to the Royals rotation in 2020?

The Royals ZiPS projections were just recently released, and already discussions are a plenty in the Royals fan community. One of the biggest topics of discussion centers on the Royals starting pitching, as ZiPS is projecting a slight improvement from the Royals rotation in 2020. With the Royals projected to win 63 games by Las… Read More Is Danny Duffy the key to the Royals rotation in 2020?

Witt may be best Royals prospect, but Singer will be most important (20 in 20: No.1-2)

Let the Bobby Witt, Jr. hype train begin in Kansas City. After selling the farm for a World Series in 2015 and possible playoff runs in 2016 and 2017, the Royals minor league system bounced back in a big way with back to back drafts in 2018 and 2019 that produced some nice high-end, highly-ranked… Read More Witt may be best Royals prospect, but Singer will be most important (20 in 20: No.1-2)

What would have been Yordano Ventura’s role with the 2020 Royals?

On Wednesday, the Royals posted this below to commemorate the three-year anniversary of Yordano “Ace” Ventura’s death: There has been much to celebrate in Kansas City over this past week: the Chiefs in the Super Bowl; Fan Fest taking place this weekend at Bartle Hall; Salvador Perez earning his US Citizenship and preparing to celebrate… Read More What would have been Yordano Ventura’s role with the 2020 Royals?