Aug 6, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy (41) delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Everything Might Go

As the first full day of the 2017 Winter Meetings came to a close, the Royals held still, which isn’t necessarily the wrong course of action. There were certainly rumors, which I’ll get to in a minute, but it was a relatively quiet first day. I expect that by the time the executives have left […]

Jul 8, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera (40) walks off the field as Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley (26) heads home to score the winning run after left fielder Cody Bellinger (35) drew a bases loaded walk in the tenth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Five Stages of Royals

It sure seems like Dayton Moore is going through the something like the five stages of grief with regard to the Kansas City Royals as perennial playoff contenders. The Royals, for the last five seasons, have started the season with their sights set on the postseason, which is more than you can say for pretty […]

Oct 1, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals first basemen Eric Hosmer (35) hits a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Hard Hittin’ – 10 Hardest Hit Balls by the Royals in 2017

This may surprise you, but the Royals actually hit the ball relatively hard in 2017. They weren’t the best. That distinction belonged to Oakland. But they found themselved nestled at 11th in baseball in exit velocity right between the offensive powerhouse that was the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers, who finished fifth in […]

Jun 6, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jakob Junis (65) pitches against the Houston Astros in the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Inning By Inning

If someone can figure out how to predict both if a pitcher will break down and when it will happen if it does, they will become very rich. We’re not there yet, but sometimes you can see warning signs. For example, prior to the 2016 season, I was pretty concerned with Edinson Volquez following him […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

The GM meetings have come and gone, which likely mean we’re a little bit closer to the offseason action getting started. Dayton Moore is officially in the fold for the Royals with the Braves new hire, but he surprised me when he said the other day that there isn’t really a need to jump the […]