It’s been a weird week, especially in the wake of Zack Greinke’s signing announcement, but nothing official coming from the Royals as of yet. Granted, JJ Picollo and the Royals may be finalizing a corresponding move to clear space on the 40-man roster for Greinke (they are currently at 41, according to Roster Resource). And… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Keith Law Releases Rankings; Royals to Sign Cuban Prospect; Another Sleeper MiLB Pitching Signing?
I wasn’t able to get in a post yesterday due to a crazy day at work, but it was probably for the best, as the Royals pulled off another trade yesterday, this time including talented, but oft-injured infielder Adalberto Mondesi. Let’s not waste any time and get right into this edition of the “Jottings” as… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: MAT and Mondesi Traded; What the Royals Got in Return; What’s Next From Picollo?
Last season, the Royals ranked 27th in bullpen ERA, 28th in H/9 (hits allowed per nine innings), and 30th in WHIP and BB/9 (walks per nine innings). It was a frustrating development to see for Royals fans, especially since the bullpen was so key to Kansas City’s success from 2013 through 2017. (Who could forget… Read More Will Max Castillo and Carlos Hernandez Make Adjustments to Contribute to the Royals Bullpen in 2023?
While watching the Phillies’ 7-0 win, one player primarily stuck out to me amidst the Phillies’ barrage of home runs against Houston’s Lance McCullers, Jr. (a fan favorite of Royals fans when it comes to “hate-ability”). And surprisingly enough, that one player wasn’t a Philadelphia hitter. Rather, it was Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suárez, who… Read More Can Angel Zerpa Be Ranger Suárez-Esque for the Royals?
Former Blue Jay prospect Samad Taylor went under the radar when the Royals traded for him along with Max Castillo in the Whit Merrifield deal at the August 3rd Trade Deadline. After all, Taylor was not a heralded prospect in Toronto, as he was ranked as the 11th-best prospect in the Blue Jays system prior… Read More Samad Taylor Is Making His Case in The Arizona Fall League (“Royals Rule 5 Radar”)
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
The Royals avoided the sweep on Sunday with a 15-7 blowout win over the San Diego Padres to bring their record to 52-77 for the year. The trouncing of former Royals draft pick Sean Manaea and the Padres bullpen (including former Brewers closer Josh Hader) is a cruel reminder of how this 2022 season has… Read More Four Royals on the 40-man Worth Paying Attention to This September
After trading Emmanuel Rivera for Arizona reliever Luke Weaver on Monday, the Royals front office was relatively quiet on Tuesday’s Deadline day until swinging a last-minute pair of trades right before the 5 p.m. cutoff. The bigger of the two Royals trades centered on two-time All Star Whit Merrifield, who was traded to the most… Read More Ranking the Royals’ In-Season Trades Up to the Deadline
The Royals lost 7-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays in their first game after the All-Star break at Kauffman Stadium on Friday. In all honesty, the loss wasn’t entirely surprising, especially with the Rays 52-41 and fighting for a playoff spot in the AL Wild Card race. On the other hand, it was the first… Read More The Royals and the ‘Dozier-Dilemma’
The MLB Draft and All-Star Break are officially over, and baseball games started again on Thursday afternoon. However, the Royals will have to wait until Friday before their second half of 2022 officially begins, as they start a six-game homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels. The Royals are 36-56, which is… Read More Five Bold Predictions for the Royals in the Second Half