Diamonds in the Rough 4-13-17

The Royals affiliates went 2-2 with an excellent pitching performance at Triple-A. HR Roll Call: Bubba Starling (1), Angelo Castellano (1) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Angelo Castellano 2-4, 3R, HR, 4 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Josh Staumont 6 IP, 1 H, 0R, 2 BB, 12 K, 4-2 GO-FO, 92p/58k, 16 swinging strikes […]


RECAP: Royals 10, Twins 3; Patience – And The Twins Bullpen – Rewards The Royals

This was your 2016 Royals in a nutshell. First, jump out to a quick lead. Yes, it was a home run which isn’t very Royal, but that’s neither here nor there. The important part of my narrative I’m desperately attempting to manufacture is that the Royals scored a couple of quick runs. Then, they shelved […]

Dillon Gee, Kansas City Royals

Lean on Gee: The Importance of Average

Baseball teams love to have great pitchers. They want great starting pitchers. They want great relief pitchers. They want guys who are able to put up ridiculous, eye-popping, ace-like numbers. If a team has a staff chock-full of great pitchers, that team is probably going to win a lot of baseball games. That’s the strategy: build […]

Chris Young

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 […]