Time To Talk Extension

You knew this was going to come up, right? In the tedium of spring – after the pitchers and players report but before the exhibition games start – questions would be asked. You have to do something to pass the time. So, will the Royals extend any of their potential free agents? You know the […]


Arms Race: Royals Add Travis Wood

That came out of nowhere. On Monday, news broke the Royals signed former starter, current reliever Travis Wood to a two-year contract valued at $12 million. Wood pitched out of the bullpen last year for the World Champion Cubs and hit free agency for the first time in his career. MLB Trade Rumors had Wood […]



The funeral was Tuesday. The images and information filtering back from the Dominican told the saddest story imaginable. A young man, not even in the prime of his life, taken far too soon. The last several days have been one of reflection for me when it comes to Yordano Ventura. Much has been written – here and […]


Fiscal Clarity Ahead

While we move our way through a dreadfully boring winter, it’s worth noting another milestone date that passed just ahead of the weekend. The Royals have three arbitration-eligible players. Friday was the date for sides to exchange numbers. This is the obligatory disclaimer that Dayton Moore has never had a case appear before an arbiter. […]


Walking With Withrow

As the winter has plodded along, the transactions have been dreadfully slow for the Royals. It got to the point where we were waiting for the annual slew of minor league signings and spring training invites. Finally, the Royals came through. Last week it was announced the Royals inked Al Alburquerque, Brandon League, and Chris […]