The 2020 “Royalty Awards”: Who was the Royals’ best relief pitcher?

From 2013-2016, the bullpen was THE strength of the Royals team. In fact, over that time span, the Royals bullpen accumulated a 22.9 WAR over that four-year span, which led all teams in baseball, according to Fangraphs. However, after a great run, mostly lead by some combo of “HDH” (Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg… Read More The 2020 “Royalty Awards”: Who was the Royals’ best relief pitcher?

Three Royals stories to pay attention to down the stretch (even if it may be rough)

While it was nice to see the Royals pull of a win on the road, it has been a rough stretch for the Kansas City Royals. The team is still in last place in the American League Central at 15-28, and their -51 run differential is the third-worst mark in the American League in general… Read More Three Royals stories to pay attention to down the stretch (even if it may be rough)

Three Royals takeaways from Monday’s Trade Deadline

The 2020 Trade Deadline of this weird, COVID-shortened MLB season has finally passed much to the chagrin of Baseball Twitter junkies across the nation. For the Royals, despite trading Brett Phillips to the Rays and Trevor Rosenthal to the Padres earlier last week and over the weekend, respectively, general manager Dayton Moore stayed relatively quiet… Read More Three Royals takeaways from Monday’s Trade Deadline

So what does the Rosenthal trade mean for the Royals and the rest of this season?

After back-to-back devastating losses against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, and then in Game 1 against the White Sox on Friday night, the Royals finally showed some moxie in the late innings, as they beat the White Sox 9-6 on Saturday thanks to a five-run seventh-inning. While the win was a much-needed boost after… Read More So what does the Rosenthal trade mean for the Royals and the rest of this season?

What should the Royals do with Ian Kennedy for the remainder of 2020?

While the Kansas City Royals have been an slightly pleasant surprise at 8-11 going into this weekend’s series in Minnesota against the Twins, one player that has been a disappointment so far in 2020 has been reliever Ian Kennedy. Signed in 2016 to a five-year $70 million contract (which cost the Royals a first-round pick… Read More What should the Royals do with Ian Kennedy for the remainder of 2020?

At this point, the Royals need to “fully embrace” the rebuild (but will they?)

The Royals are currently 3-9 after getting swept in consecutive series against the White Sox and Cubs (Kansas City is not faring well against Chicago teams this year, as they are 0-5 against both teams so far). They have the second-worst record in all of baseball, as they are half-a-game up on the 2-9 Pittsburgh… Read More At this point, the Royals need to “fully embrace” the rebuild (but will they?)

Matheny has decisions to make on Royals bullpen after Indians series

It’s hard to be optimistic about the 2020 outlook after the Royals lost their opening series to the Cleveland Indians two games to one. Yes, the Indians were the better and more favored team in the pre-season, so the idea that the Royals would win this series, on the road nonetheless, seemed like quite a… Read More Matheny has decisions to make on Royals bullpen after Indians series

Rosenthal and Holland likely to be Royals on Opening Day, but will they last in 2020?

Dayton Moore and the Royals had a tame off-season, as the signing of third baseman Maikel Franco and re-signing of Alex Gordon to a one-year extension were the major moves that made the most noise this Winter. However, two interesting minor-league moves Moore made this off-season centered on potentially improving the bullpen, as the Royals… Read More Rosenthal and Holland likely to be Royals on Opening Day, but will they last in 2020?

Three Royals non-roster invitees with the most to prove this Spring Training

On January 13th, the Kansas City Royals Twitter account released their list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training in Surprise. Here is the tweet below: While the Royals will have a lot of intrigue with their current 40-man roster in terms of who will make the Opening Day 26-man roster, non-roster invitees add a lot… Read More Three Royals non-roster invitees with the most to prove this Spring Training