The Royals have played two Cactus League games so far, and are currently 2-0 under new manager Matt Quatraro this Spring. Granted, it’s Spring Training contests, and they’ve played both games against the Texas Rangers, who share the Surprise Stadium complex with the Royals. Nonetheless, it’s nice not just to have baseball back (especially on… Read More Three Early Royals Spring Training Stories to Watch
As many of you who follow this blog know, I am a partial Royals season ticket holder. In 2022, I attended 26 games at Kauffman Stadium, the most I have attended in a single season since moving to Kansas City in 2013. While the Royals went 65-97 a year ago, I actually had some surprising… Read More The Five Best Royals Games I Attended at the K in 2022
The Royals held a town hall meeting with Royals fans this evening to discuss the future of the downtown baseball stadium. It wasn’t just owner John Sherman who was present at the town hall. He also brought a team of architects and other members of the Royals organization to help push the narrative of why… Read More Three Quick Thoughts About the Royals’ Signing of Ryan Yarbrough
The Royals finally made some news this hot stove season after being pretty quiet following the hiring of new manager Matt Quatraro. Today, the Royals announced not only a new pitching coach but their infield coach as well. Alguacil comes from the Nationals organization, but was in the Giants organization for a long time prior… Read More Free Agent Pitching Will Be Expensive, And That Puts Pressure on the New Royals Pitching Coach
It will be a big week not just for Kansas City Royals players, but pretty much every player in Major League Baseball in general. Tuesday is the deadline for MLB teams to add Rule 5-eligible players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the December Rule 5 Draft (which typically takes place during the… Read More Could Brad Keller Be On His Way Out in Kansas City?
On Sunday evening, MLB Insider Jeff Passan finally broke the news that the Kansas City Royals had finally found their manager in Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro, who had emerged as the favorite for the job for weeks. Not long after Passan’s announcement (less than 15 minutes to be specific), the Royals made… Read More The Royals Find Their Manager in Quatraro…Now What Else is in Store?
The manager “hot stove” news cycle has been quite scorching this week, as many clubs with openings have announced their hirings for the 2023 season. Texas made the biggest splash, as they coaxed former Giants and Padres manager Bruce Bochy out of retirement, inking him to a three-year deal. The Blue Jays on the other… Read More Ranking the Royals Managers Candidates, Based on Early Reports
It’s been seven years since the Royals last played in the postseason, which doesn’t feel too long for some Royals fans who lived through the Royals’ initial 29-year playoff drought from 1985 to 2014. Granted, the baseball world isn’t focusing on the Royals’ current postseason drought. The story for baseball fans now is on the… Read More JJ Picollo Can Make A Major Mark on the Royals…But It Could (And Should) Feel Different From Dayton Moore
The Braves lost 7-6 in the opening round of the NLDS to the Phillies on Thursday, but they made a huge move on Monday as they extended budding young ace Spencer Strider to a seven-year, $92 million extension. The Strider deal was just a long line of “early extension” deals done by Braves GM Alex… Read More Examining the Royals’ Top Three Extension Priorities This Offseason
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