Missing Salvy

Sometimes life has an odd sense of timing. I recently, after chasing several millennials from my yard, did a very moderate amount of research with regard to the current ‘core group’ of Royals. You know the guys: Perez, Hosmer, Moustakas, Cain and Escobar. Basically, the group that came on the scene at roughly the same […]

Apr 18, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) dives for a ball in the eleventh inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Kauffman Stadium. The Giants won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Line In The Sand

Here lie our beloved Kansas City Royals, one of five teams in baseball with a winning percentage under .400. Now, if you had projected the Royals, Blue Jays and Giants to be lumped in with the Braves as the worst teams in baseball, go ahead and sell the wife, kids, cars and house and head […]


Returning to a Dominant Bullpen

For those out there in the world who, for reasons unknown, took the Royals’ being a winning team the last four years personally, there is apparently no sample size too small for them to crow about this year’s team not being good. Whether the Royals are a 75-win team or a 91-win (gasp! 91!!?) team […]


Raul Mondesi and Friends

A real chance exists that Raul Mondesi’s hot spring that won him the Royals’ second base job was all just a mirage. After all, if spring stats made for regular season success, Angel Berroa would be revered in Kansas City. One can look into the matchups and the ratios this spring and garner evidence to […]


February’s Opening Day Twenty-Five

One month ago, I revealed my first guess as to what the Kansas City Royals’ Opening Day roster might look like. At best, such an exercise is an educated guess, and certainly subject to variables that could not be foreseen. Since that post, for instance, the Royals signed Brandon Moss, Jason Hammel, Travis Wood, Peter […]


Chris Young Matters

Last week our esteemed Mr. Lesky pointed out that the three players most important to a successful 2017 Kansas City Royals campaign might be Joakim Soria, Jorge Soler and Nate Karns. I think he is right. In particular, should Karns step forward as an every fifth day solid starter (or more) it not only makes the […]