MLB: World Series-New York Mets at Kansas City Royals

The defense rests just a little too much

As we settle in for a long (and likely uneventful) winter, it’s worth noting that baseball awards season is here. Obviously, there’s not going to be a lot of Royals traction for the big hardware, but they’re getting a couple of defensive accolades thrown their way. The Fielding Bible awards are always fun, if anything […]

Cheslor Cuthbert

Let’s Talk 40-Man

With the World Series now in the books, we’re on to the offseason and that means the Royals have some massaging to do in order to make the 40-man roster one with, well, 40 or fewer players. There are currently 44 players on that roster including players on the 60-day disabled list and two free […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals

Tracking Yost’s tendencies

Baseball Reference unveiled a neat addition to their managerial stat pages with what they call managerial tendencies. The tendencies break down how often a manager calls for steals, intentional walks and substitutions. It also measures successful sacrifice bunt attempts. It breaks those numbers down into what they call Rate+, which is a metric that determines […]

Jul 5, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland (56) delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Bargain Bullpen Bodies

It’s pretty clear that even though the Royals aren’t likely to spend much money that they’ll look to reinforce a bullpen that had way too many leaks in it. Actually that’s not a very fair characterization. A leak implies there were just some holes. It was way worse than that. And so, as the Royals […]