5 Storylines to Watch in Spring Training

Spring Training is finally underway, meaning fans can rejoice as there will be baseball played practically every day until the end of October. The appeal of Spring Training lies in the storylines and the hopes and perceptions that come along with teams trying to start fresh. With each new year comes a renewed hope that… read more

Bobby Witt Jr. Signs Largest Contract in Royals History

The Kansas City Royals and star shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. have announced they have agreed to an 11-year, $288.7 million extension as first reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN. The present, the future, and the largest contract in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/LpcUGPpzkj — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 5, 2024 It’s also been reported that Witt’s… read more

3 Potential Fits for J.D. Martinez

In the new era of the universal designated hitter, more than ever veteran bats can continue to contribute across the league despite age and defensive liabilities. It can extend a career and also give teams more opportunities to focus solely on a bat for the lineup. J.D. Martinez has been one of the most productive… read more

One New Year’s Resolution for Each MLB Team

The new year is finally upon us! 2023 turned out to be a wild year and the MLB season didn’t quite pan out how anyone expected. The offseason is still in full swing with plenty of free agents to sign and trades to make and pitchers and catchers report for spring training in over a… read more

The Royals Are Proving Small Market Teams Can Spend In Free Agency

While the world has been dazzled by the gargantuan deal that Shohei Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers (a team that also just traded for Tyler Glasnow and signed an extension) the Kansas City Royals have also been fairly busy this offseason. The team has committed over $100 million to free agents like Seth… read more

Landing Spots for Zack Greinke in 2024

He’s best known as one of the more peculiar and odd personalities in baseball, but for the bulk of his 20 years in MLB Zack Greinke is regarded as one of the best pitchers of his generation. Since his debut in 2004 with the Kansas City Royals, Greinke has spent time with the Milwaukee Brewers,… read more

The Royals Won the Draft’s Worst-Case Scenario

The Royals won the draft lottery.  This is the worst-case scenario. After posting a franchise-worst record of 106 losses, the Royals have the “luxury” of picking 6th overall in the 2024 MLB Draft.  There are many problems with this.  First, the obvious: it’s four picks lower than what they “deserve” to pick; as in, the… read more

One Free Agent Target for each AL Central Team

The American League Central is viewed as one of the least competitive divisions in MLB. The Minnesota Twins are currently the top team but they won just 87 games to win the division in 2023 thanks to a strong pitching staff. The Cleveland Guardians are a pitching factory but have struggled to produce a competitive… read more

Top 5 Royals Trade Candidates

In my last article, I discussed my top free agent targets based on various criteria.  I also acknowledged the free agent market is very weird and shallow this season, which only makes things harder for the Royals.  This could necessitate some creativity from the front office, swapping talent with other teams to strengthen the roster. … read more

Top 5 Free Agent Picks for the Royals

Over the last several years, the Royals have seemed to try every possible option to win games.  They’ve held on to their best players and acquired top-end talent through high draft picks; they’ve also traded away their best players and taken weird, quirky talents in the draft.  They’ve been limited in free agent signings but… read more

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