Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Bring on the best team in baseball! The Royals take on the Dodgers for the first time since 2017 and the first time since 2014 they’ve played at Kauffman Stadium. The Dodgers have won five in a row against the Royals, and will be heavy favorites this weekend as they bring in the best record in baseball with 77 wins already. But these … [Read more...] about Royals vs. Dodgers Friday open thread
The current roster construction represents a seismic shift in priorities for the organization We’ll never know for sure, but it just may turn out that the Toronto Incident was one of the best things to happen to the Royals franchise in a while. Before that, the team was flailing helplessly and directionlessly, well on pace to lose 100 games. There were frequent observations … [Read more...] about The rebuild is finally here!
These dudes can hit now. On May 16th, the Kansas City Royals offense was in dire straits. With just over a month of games played, the team had collectively hit a 77 wRC+, which was 27th in baseball. Their 118 runs scored was also 27th. Despite coming off an offensive outburst in Colorado, in which the Royals scored 26 runs in a three-game set, the brass decided it was time to … [Read more...] about Investigating the improvement of the Royals offense
We..are...fam-i-ly. Weekend Rumblings - News for August 13, 2022 Alec Lewis writes about the change we’ve seen in the Royals lately. Royals starters have a 4.19 ERA since the beginning of August, ranking 15th in Major League Baseball during that span. In that same time frame, they have a 4.7 percent walk rate, ranking fifth, and that’s the number general manager J.J. Picollo … [Read more...] about Weekend Rumblings – News for August 13, 2022
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports The Royals didn’t hit Dylan Cease all that hard, but they beat him Entering today’s start against the Royals, White Sox starter Dylan Cease hadn’t given up more than one run in 11 consecutive starts. That continued today. Fortunately for the Royals, Zack Greinke out-dueled him and got some late offensive help, holding off the White Sox in a … [Read more...] about Greinke and late offense propels Royals in series-clinching 5-3 win
Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images Royals starting pitching is....good now? Royals Rumblings - News for August 12, 2022 The players in the clubhouse gave Zack Greinke “player of the game” honors after his outing Thursday. As it stands currently, the recipient — awarded typically by the veterans on the roster, like Hunter Dozier, Salvador Perez and Nicky Lopez — will say a … [Read more...] about Royals Rumblings – News for August 12, 2022
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Royals are over .500 in their last 59 games. Is it enough to mean something? The Royals, at least in recent history, have done pretty well when the stakes are low. They were 38-35 last year after the break. In 2020, they finished 12-6, which was 30 percent of the games that season. In 2018, they finished 18-31. That’s a strong finish … [Read more...] about Lesky’s Notes: Same song and dance or is this different?
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The score the most, they allow the least. They’re a juggernaut. The Dodgers are the best team in baseball. I don’t think there’s any controversy in that statement, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. They have the best record, the best run differential, they score the most runs per game and they allow the fewest. Their offense has … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Dodgers Series Preview: The best has arrived
Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images Brady Singer is in the top 60 starting pitchers this year for sure, so where does he slot in a rotation? When developing pitchers, teams are always looking for the proverbial ace. The Royals’ current crop of young pitchers has definitely not reached that rarified air yet, but Brady Singer is starting to creep into the level right … [Read more...] about Is Brady Singer a number 2 starter now?