To be honest, this isn’t an easy post to write, especially since so much has been written and shared about the Royals’ leadoff spot in the batting order. Today, Matthew Lamar wrote a piece on why Witt needs to come off the leadoff spot, and why Edward Olivares should be a candidate to replace him… Read More Bobby Witt, Jr. and His Batting Order Conundrum With the Royals
The Royals won their second series of the year, highlighted by a walk-off 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at School Day at the K on Thursday afternoon. The Royals are now 12-27 as they begin a nine-game road trip which includes stops in Milwaukee, San Diego, and the South Side of Chicago before… Read More Is Nick Pratto’s Start in 2023 With the Royals Legitimate?
Welp, after going to my second Royals win at the K on Wednesday night, the Royals were unable to win their third game at the K this season on Thursday afternoon. The eight-win ball club dropped the series finale to the Orioles in a wild 13-10 game that saw Kansas City overcome an 8-1 deficit… Read More What Does the Royals’ “Rebuild” Need to Look Like Going Forward?
Many who follow this blog know, I am an optimistic Royals fan. Perhaps more on the “too-optimistic” end if anything. Last year, I thought the Royals could’ve been a 77-80 win team with the proper breaks. Unfortunately, ended up winning only 65 games, and Dayton Moore and Mike Matheny were shown their way out in… Read More How Bad Can It Get for the Royals (And Royals Fans) in 2023?
Safe to say, one of the biggest struggles for the Royals so far this season has been hitting with runners in scoring position. That was primarily highlighted today by Josh Keiser of the KC Sports Network podcast “One Royals Way,” as he brought up some sobering stats today regarding the Royals’ ability to produce runs… Read More Looking at Royals Hitters And Their Performance in “Clutch” Situations
The Royals are currently 3-7, and though they missed out on a sweep of the Giants on Sunday after a 3-1 loss, winning a series on the road against a team projected to win 83 games, according to ZiPS, is still a positive development nonetheless. Kansas City now heads down to Arlington to play the… Read More “Reporter Jottings”: Risk-Taking and Improvements in Defense; A Deep Dive Into the Royals’ Early Hitting Struggles
The Royals lost 6-3 in the Thursday afternoon series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays, which brings the Royals’ record to 1-6 for the year. After a lot of optimism and hope in the preseason, the Royals sit firmly not just in last place in the AL Central division, but also in all of baseball,… Read More Three Royals Hitters to Be Optimistic About After Rough Opening Home Stand
To be honest, my expectations aren’t really all that high, to begin with when it comes to this 2023 Royals squad. I basically have projected them to win about 74 to 75 games, but that is coming from a rose-colored lens of knowing this group of Royals players way too well. If one looks at… Read More Diving Into Three Concerns After the Royals’ Rough Opening Series Against the Twins
This is a little late, but I didn’t have the most energy after a long day and night of celebrating this big moment, which occurred before the Royals’ Opening Day contest at Kauffman. It was a beautiful day for baseball, and there definitely was a different energy at Kauffman compared to the past couple of… Read More Three Things Royals Fans Can Take Away from the Opening Day Loss
It’s been a while since I posted here, which isn’t by choice. If there’s one difficult thing about working in educational administration, it is this: when it rains it pours. Well for the last week, it’s been an absolute torrential downpour professionally, which has left me with either no time or no energy left to… Read More Five Fearless Royals Predictions for the Upcoming Season