Sep 4, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Brandon Maurer (32) sits in dugout after being relieved in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Estimating the arbitration eligibles

We’ve reached our first milestone of the offseason. MLB Trade Rumors released their arbitration estimates on Tuesday. With the first year of a rebuild in the books, and contention seemingly far in the future, it’s not a surprise the Royals list is thin and relatively uninspiring. All told, they have six arbitration eligible players on […]

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Building a better bullpen

It seems especially futile to project any kind of Opening Day bullpen, even at this point. Not so much because it doesn’t matter. More because it seems like this is the Royals version of a revolving door. The group they break camp with for the opener on Thursday will most assuredly look different by the […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-29-17

A 2-1 Memorial Day for the affiliates with a day off at Double-A. HR Roll Call: Gabe Cancel (4) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Ramon Torres 2-4, 2b, 4 RBI  BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Jace Vines 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 7-5 GO-FO, 98p/64k   Omaha Storm […]

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The Royals’ Fifth Starter Problem

It’s never too early to look ahead to the offseason, at least not when your team is below .500 in mid-August. The Royals have lots of things to fix this winter: a popgun offense, a suddenly leaky bullpen, and a subpar rotation. I do think that some of the offensive problems will fix themselves; I […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 6-10-16

The only Royals affiliate with a winning record currently is the Dominican squad at 3-1 while Omaha and Lexington continue to play abysmal baseball. HR Roll Call Brandon Downes (4), Jose Carabello (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day Alfredo Escalera 3-4 2b, R, RBI, CS (3) BP KC Pitcher of the Day Brian Flynn […]