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?
In some interesting hot stove news, Boston Red Sox GM Chaim Bloom announced that Trevor Story had a UCL injury last season and that their star shortstop underwent a procedure this offseason to fix that issue. As mentioned in the article, due to technological advances in medicine and rehabilitation, it’s not a guarantee that Story… Read More Mondesi Makes Sense for the Red Sox; But Does it for the Royals?
In a bit of stunning news on Saturday, the Detroit Tigers traded closer Gregory Soto, along with utility infielder Kody Clemens, to Philadelphia for outfielders Matt Vierling and Nick Maton, as well as catcher Donny Sands. The move was mostly an unexpected one from both ends. The Phillies were already pretty full in the bullpen,… Read More How Does the Gregory Soto Deal Affect Scott Barlow and the Royals Bullpen?
The Royals have been a bit more active in the hot stove market over the past couple of weeks, highlighted by the signing of a multitude of arms. Ryan Yarbrough was obviously the Royals’ biggest official MLB free agent signing thus far. That said, the Royals have also acquired some arms on a Minor League… Read More A Quick Look at the Arms the Royals Have Acquired Recently (And Not Just Jordan Lyles)
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been super busy with the end of the semester over the past week, culminating with my testing positive for COVID over the weekend. Merry Christmas, I guess, but at least I can settle down and get a post done, even though I expect this to be… Read More When Will the Royals Trade Michael A. Taylor?
The MLB Winter Meetings officially kicked off today, and there were plenty of moves around the league that caught the attention of baseball fans. The first big story was the announcement that the New York Mets, in response to losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers in free agency, signed reigning Cy Young award winner… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Picollo’s Focus During Winter Meetings; and MJ and Salvy on the Trading Block?
The fact of the matter is that the Kansas City Royals are going to be continuing the rebuilding process in 2023. That message has constantly been reinforced by Royals GM JJ Picollo, who maintains that the Royals will not be spending more (or even as much) on the payroll compared to a year ago. It’s… Read More Four Royals Prospects Who Could Be on the Trading Block This Winter
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 haven’t made any major moves so far with less than 24 hours to go before the August 2nd Trade Deadline. However, this afternoon, the Royals made a “minor” move by trading away third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Luke Weaver. At first glance, it seems like an odd move,… Read More Three Takeaways From the Royals’ Trade of Emmanuel Rivera for Luke Weaver
In a bit of late news last night, the Kansas City Royals announced their trade of left fielder and All-Star game representative Andrew Benintendi to the New York Yankees…en route to New York for a four-game series against the Yankees, of course. It’s not a surprise that the Royals traded Benintendi, as he was Kansas… Read More The Royals Trade Benintendi to the Yankees…But Was It Enough?