Alcides Escobar

This Royals offense is quite offensive

Another Tuesday, another loss. Another brutal performance from the Royals offense. As the Royals sink further into baseball oblivion (they have won just four games out of 23 in June), let’s take a moment to fully appreciate the offensive ineptitude they have exhibited of late. Tuesday’s 6-1 loss to the Brewers marked the 19th consecutive game […]


The Royals need to stay away from Luke Heimlich

The news broke, as these things often do, over the weekend. In a column for the Kansas City Star, Vahe Gregorian wrote that the Royals were contemplating signing convicted child molester Luke Heimlich to a contract.  Is it really surprising the Royals are linked with Heimlich? It seems like a loaded question, but this is […]


Now what?

The Royals have lost nine in a row. The went winless on an eight game homestand that featured games against the Cincinnati Reds (.375 winning percentage) and the Texas Rangers (.413 winning percentage). Their most recent effort, a 3-2 loss against those Rangers, ended when Hunter Dozier was thrown out attempting a delayed steal of […]


Jason Hammel is sick of this shift

Jason Hammel does not care for the shift. Jason Hammel gave up several soft hits through open spots in the shift tonight. He railed against the shift postgame. “I’ll probably get backlash tomorrow.. But I’m tired of it.” — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) May 23, 2018 The comments came on Tuesday night, following an outing where […]

Salvador Perez

How To Kill a Rally, Two Outs At a Time

Another day, another loss. And two times where Royals batters grounded into double plays. This is brutal. The Royals hitters rank 13th among AL teams in B-WAR at 2.9. (Let’s not talk about the pitching. OK, we’ll digress for a moment. The Royals rank dead last in B-WAR for pitchers at -1.0. ) There are a […]