On Josh Vernier’s Royals offseason spectacular on 610 Sports Radio, JJ Picollo made an interesting statement in regard to improving the Royals’ pitching situation, which ranked 21st in the league in team ERA last season: The focus on improving the bullpen through free agency or trades rather than the rotation, which seemed to be the… Read More Three Free Agent Relievers Who Could Boost the Royals’ Bullpen Next Season
Right now, even after a two-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on the road, there are two main stories circulating among Royals fan circles on this off-day before the Royals begin a weekend series at Kauffman Stadium against the suddenly surging Detroit Tigers: The promotions of Bobby Witt, Jr. and Nick Pratto to… Read More With Witt, Jr. and Pratto up in Omaha, should the Royals finally trade Whit?
MLB Hot Stove season can be a dark, black hole at times. Just when I was ready to sit down and write a post about Billy Butler’ polarizing, but interesting tenure as a Kansas City Royal, this nugget came across my Twitter timeline this afternoon from Royals Review: And thus, I went from my mind… Read More Is Hunter Renfroe a possible Royals off-season target?
This crazy, weird, covid-afflicted season is finally over. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in six games, giving the Dodgers their first World Series championship since 1988. Coming from a family of Giants fans, it’s tough to see the Dodgers win it all, but at the same time, baseball is baseball (I… Read More Three takeaways from the World Series as a Royals fan
Edit: Changed the title of this series from “Random Royals Thoughts” to “Random Royals Reflections” because…well…three R’s? I’m a sucker for alliteration. Tampa Bay has struck back, as they tied up the series 1-1 with a 6-4 victory of Los Angeles. And much like Game 1, I developed some thoughts about the Royals that related… Read More Random Royals Reflections from Game 2 of the World Series
So the Los Angeles Dodgers took Game 1 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. This isn’t surprising, because honestly, the Dodgers are the deeper team, especially offensively. If the Rays were going to have a shot in this thing, they would have needed an implosion from Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, as… Read More Random Royals Reflections From Game 1 of the World Series
Riffnoun: riff; plural noun: riffs-1. a short repeated phrase in popular music and jazz, typically used as an introduction or refrain in a song.—“a brilliant guitar riff”-2. a monologue or spoken improvisation, especially a humorous one, on a particular subject.–“subsequent riffs on the same themes fail to amuse” Definition from Oxford Languages Watching both the… Read More Playoff Riff: Why the Braves and Rays should give Royals fans hope
It’s been a tough couple of days to focus on baseball. With the NBA sitting out in protest of the violence and racial injustice going in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and many baseball teams following suit by not playing either (including the Brewers, Dodgers, and the San Francisco Giants, my family’s team), it was difficult to really… Read More Royals trade Brett Phillips, which closes the door on the Moose trade of 2018
The Rule 5 Draft is always a bit of a crapshoot when it comes to finding Major League talent. Yes, it is an opportunity for prospects overlooked in a team’s system to get a Major League opportunity on another club. Yes, there are success stories like Johan Santana and Brad Keller for the Royals. But… Read More Does a 29-man roster help Royals Rule 5 pick, Stephen Woods Jr?