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?
At 36-53 going into this weekend’s series against the Orioles, it is pretty safe to say that the Royals’ playoff hopes will have to wait at least another season. After a hot start in April, the Royals have regressed each month since, which included a disastrous June in which they went 7-20 overall in the… Read More Duffy is the Royals’ most valuable trade piece…but will he be dealt?
Hokius of Royals Review penned a thorough piece called “The Royals relievers aren’t as bad as you think” on Saturday. There was was an interesting tidbit from his post that made me reflect on the Royals’ recent struggles in the bullpen, especially in the wake of their 7-5 Friday night loss to the Tigers in… Read More Tapia, Swarzak, and the need for depth in the Royals bullpen
Just another quick post today, as I am going to highlight a few things and thoughts on this snowy and cold day (again). God, March and April can’t come soon enough honestly. February has definitely sucked. Here’s the Pitch Newsletter on Andrew Benintendi trade Today, I contributed an article to the IBWAA’s “Here’s the Pitch”… Read More HTP on Benintendi; Pitchers and Catchers Report; What About Rosenthal?
After I wrote my Royals PECOTA Projections analysis yesterday, I was ready to get ready for bed, knowing that I was going to go back into school after teaching virtually the entire week. Of course, last evening, things blew up on my Twitter, as the baseball world made the following announcement: The deal was a… Read More Royals get Benintendi, and how he fits into their short (and long) term plans
Nobody ever said being a Royals fan was easy…especially in the post-Ewing Kauffman era. Early on in the off-season, it looked like the Royals were going to be taking a different approach in comparison to recent Winters past. The early signings of Mike Minor, Michael A. Taylor, and Carlos Santana seemed to suggest that Dayton… Read More As other AL and NL Central teams make moves, the Royals stay pat, much to fans’ dismay
It’s been a few days since I have posted, which has been atypical as of late. However, it has been hard to concentrate on baseball with everything going on, and I feel like now I am finally able to kind of get back to normal at least a little bit. Also, as an educator, we… Read More The Central looks more open after Lindor trade, but Royals still have work to do
In 2000, the Royals were coming off a surprising 77-85 season, their most wins since 1993, and best winning percentage (.475) since 1995 (.486). After 72-win and 64-win seasons in manager Tony Muser’s first two seasons, the 77-win campaign, though still a losing season, gave some Royals fans hope that better days were on the… Read More Royals “Hall of Not Forgotten”: Johnny Damon, and the trade that started the tank in 2001
There’s no question that baseball teams and general managers have to make tough decisions when it comes to building a roster. Already, Dayton Moore has had to make some challenging decisions in regard to clearing space on the 40-man roster for some potential moves this Winter. Those moves have mostly focused on the pitching side,… Read More Gutierrez and Viloria may be on their way out of Kansas City by 2021
With the World Series over, and teams already starting to decline player options (with the Cardinals making major news by declining options to catcher Yadier Molina and second baseman Kolten Wong), the topic of “free agency” is already rampant among many Major League Baseball fans. This is especially true among Royals nation, as Dayton Moore’s… Read More Should Edward Olivares be a Royals starting outfielder in 2021?