While the Royals did tender and agree to a contract this offseason with Adalberto Mondesi, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Mondesi wouldn’t last the remainder of the season in Kansas City. After all, the Royals have plenty of depth in the infield on the 40-man roster, and with Mondesi being a free agent… Read More Maikel Garcia Complicates the Royals’ Situation With Bobby Witt, Jr. (In Good and Bad Ways)
There aren’t many more intriguing players on the Royals’ 40-man roster right now than Nate Eaton, especially as we near the start of Spring Training. Eaton has been a fast riser in the Royals system, as he was a pretty unheralded prospect in the Royals system at this time last year (he mostly was on… Read More Nate Eaton and the Royals’ Hole at Third Base
It is officially 2023, and it’s a new year for everyone, including the Kansas City Royals. Before I go into this post, I just wanted to thank everyone for reading and following the blog over the past year. I wrote less in 2022 on this blog in regard to a pure words-end, as I wrote… Read More Three Questions the Royals Need Answer Prior to Spring Training
There’s no question that 2021 was a rough season for Hunter Dozier. Even though the Royals showed their faith in the former 8th overall pick by inking him to a four-year, $25-million extension during Spring Training, Dozier struggled to produce both in the lineup and on the field in the first year of his deal.… Read More Will Hunter Dozier prove that he was worth his extension? (“Bounce Back Royals” series)
Last week, Alec Lewis of the Athletic wrote an article about the Royals front office’s plan for the offseason, and one of the highlights of the piece was Dayton Moore and JJ Picollo’s focus on Adalberto Mondesi‘s training plan in preparation for Spring Training in 2022: Without a doubt, it was a disappointing season for… Read More Why the Royals should make Adalberto Mondesi the regular DH to begin 2022
The Royals have had some trouble finding a third-baseman since Mike Moustakas was traded away to Milwaukee during the 2018 season. In many ways, the third base position in Kansas City has been a revolving door, as Dayton Moore has failed to find a substantial option at the position over that time span, both on… Read More Can Emmanuel Rivera be an option at third for the Royals in the post-“Moose” era?
Shortly before this evening’s finale against the Angels, the Royals made this announcement on their Twitter: The news was a bit surprising considering that Olivares had a base hit last night in the Royals’ 8-1 loss to the Angels, and hasn’t produced an awful line by any means. In five games and 19 plate appearances,… Read More Is preferring Gutierrez over Olivares the right call for the Royals?
There’s no question that Royals shortstop Bobby Witt, Jr. is one of the most anticipated Royals position prospects in quite some time. Drafted No. 2 in the 2019 draft, Witt made a serious impression in Summer Camp last season, and so far this Spring Training, his legend has only grown after roughly a week of… Read More So is Bobby Witt, Jr. more ready for the Royals than expected?
The Royals kick off their Cactus League campaign today at 2 p.m., which is much anticipated for baseball-starved fans in Kansas City (or for KC sports fans who want to get the taste of the Super Bowl out of their mouths). However, the Royals’ first Spring Training game is surprisingly not the biggest Royals story… Read More Royals extend Dozier: What that means and who could be next?
With about six days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, baseball fans are seeing teams make their final moves in the “hot stove” season. The Royals made a huge splash in their acquisition of Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, and it seems like the may have been the final move for general manager… Read More With offseason nearly done, could Maikel Franco be back in Kansas City?