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 […]

Aug 22, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

For Starters, the Royals Might Be Okay

In one week, Royals pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in Surprise to begin the 2018 season. There are an inordinate number of questions left to be asked and answered, but one area where I think the Royals may be surprisingly sound is in their starting rotation, at least as of this particular […]

Trevor Cahill

2017 Royals Trade Targets: Starting Pitchers

Yes, folks, the Royals are 44-43 and right in the thick of the playoff race. Instead of digging through other team’s farm systems, it looks like we’ll be digging through other team’s big league rosters to see where the Royals can improve. By my count, I see three places the Royals are targeting to upgrade. One […]