When the Royals signed Mike Minor last season, I thought it was a decent move, especially if the Royals were intent on trying to compete in the AL Central division in 2021 and 2022. Signed on a two-year deal worth $18 million (which included a club option for a third year worth $13 million), Minor… Read More What should the Royals do with Mike Minor next season? (It’s tougher than Royals fans think)
The Royals are projected to win 74 games, according to Fangraph’s Depth Charts projections, which would be an improvement upon their 70-win projection back in Spring Training. That being said, while the Royals most likely will see improvement from 2020 in a small fashion, this Royals team will have to make some tough roster and… Read More Will the Royals keep Jakob Junis in 2022?
So the MLB Trade Deadline has officially passed and the Royals kept things pretty tame during this momentous day where plenty of stars were dealt around the league. The White Sox were the primary “winners” in the division, as the acquired Craig Kimbrel from the Cubs up on the North Side, and seem primed to… Read More Did the Royals do enough at the Trade Deadline?
For Royals fans hoping to see a big move at the Trade Deadline, things took a bit of an interesting turn today as Royals general manager Dayton Moore addressed the media in a press conference today. And let’s just say, it doesn’t exactly seem like Moore and the Royals front office are eager to be… Read More Is Dayton Moore showing his ‘poker face’ as Royals approach the deadline?
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