Cheslor Cuthbert

Roster math starts to add up to a small number

In rapid fire succession on Thursday, the Royals announced they had come to terms with their three players still on the roster eligible for arbitration. And just like that, the offseason became a little more drab. Not that there was much drama to be had anyway. All three: Cheslor Cuthbert, Brian Flynn and Jesse Hahn […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friday Notes New

Friday Notes

Ned Yost was pretty jazzed up about a 3-7 start after Wednesday’s game, and I get it. The team had basically been horrible offensively and the bullpen was a disaster at times and the ace of the staff hadn’t completed six innings in any of his three starts. With that combination, three wins in 10 […]


Recap: Jake Junis is Good!

Holy cow, what a difference a competent pitching performance makes. Fundamentally, the Kansas City Royals were no different offensively in game two of their series against the Detroit Tigers than they were in Monday’s matinee. The offense sputtered, and that’s probably an insult to sputtering offenses. They eked out a meager run against noted human […]