Kansas City Royals

Justin Merrlles - Jan 30, 2023

The Kansas City Royals have re-signed starting pitcher Zack Greinke. He will return for his twentieth season in the majors and his ninth season with the Royals. Greinke has signed a 1-year deal. Greinke in 2022 After leaving the Royals in 2010, Greinke returned with Kansas City in 2022. After pitching on contenders like the […]

Kansas City Royals
Jim Marshall - Sep 6, 2022

Inquiring minds would like to know. Can the Kansas City Royals be relevant again? That question has been asked since the first month of the season. This team started off winning seven, and losing twelve. They followed that up by winning only nine of 29 games in May, and quickly fell out of any chances […]

Mark Littell
Dan Jaycox - Sep 6, 2022

Mark Littell, a relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals, died on Monday. He was 69 years old. The cause of death is unknown at the time of publication. A Look At Mark Littell’s Career The Royals drafted Littell in 1971 out of high school in Gideon, a small town in […]

Doug Decinces
Caleb Begley - Aug 26, 2022

Doug DeCinces is not a name that’s on the tip of every baseball fan’s tongue. Indeed, even this writer had barely heard of him until doing research for this piece. However, during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, DeCinces was relatively well known. During his career, he only made one All-Star appearance. At the same […]

The Toronto Blue Jays trade deadline was productive. Earlier in the day, the Blue Jays added bullpen help. Now, they made two separate trades. Toronto and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to send Mitch White and infield prospect Alex De Jesus to Toronto. Los Angeles will get pitching prospects Nick Frasso and Moises Brito. […]

Second half for the Kansas City Royals
Jim Marshall - Jul 26, 2022

The second half for the Kansas City Royals is looking very similar to their first—trouble getting timely hits, lack of quality pitching, and an overused bullpen. The Royals are currently in last place in the American League Central and will be battling the Detroit Tigers to stay out of the cellar. They are on pace […]

Rookie of the Year
Christopher Lyke - Jul 18, 2022

Rookie of the Year Watch: 2022 American League at the Break We have reached the mid-point of the 2022 season and now the American League Rookie of the Year watch is on. There are clear favorites and contenders. Who are the candidates for the award at season’s end? The breakdown will be done in tiers […]

Diamondbacks Royals
Evan Thompson - May 24, 2022

Diamondbacks 9, Royals 5 PHOENIX, May 23 — Down 4–0 after a half-inning, the Arizona Diamondbacks clubbed 10 hits en route to a come-from-behind 9–5 victory over the Kansas City Royals Monday night. This came in the return of starting pitcher Zack Greinke to Chase Field for the first time since the Diamondbacks traded him […]

Jim Marshall - May 9, 2022

To start the 2022 season, the Kansas City Royals are waiting on their offense. Simply put, too many of their key hitters aren’t hitting. That has led them to just nine wins in the first 25 games of the season. 2022 Expectation Expectations for the 2022 Royals were high, saying they could be a .500 […]

Defending Champions
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

The life of defending champions, in any sport, is never easy. This is especially true at the beginning of the next season. Either one begins said campaign hotter than the surface of the sun or colder than the Arctic Ocean. There are very few middling or even mediocre starts to seasons right after winning major […]

Young MLB stars

Young MLB stars are ready to make an impact. Bobby Witt Jr., the top prospect in baseball, came up huge to help the Kansas City Royals defeat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1. Witt Jr. was hitless in his first three at-bats; he hit a double to deep left field to score Michael Taylor. Andrew Benintendi drove in it Witt […]

Royals preview
Jim Marshall - Apr 6, 2022

2022 Kansas City Royals Preview The Kansas City Royals are looking to contend with the added spots in the expanded playoffs. Do they have enough? Zack Greinke returns, and they have some young prospects ready to contribute. The success this year is going to be based on the improvement of their starting pitching and some […]

Braden Herb - Mar 20, 2022

This past offseason was the first time in quite awhile that so many losing teams went all in gearing up for the next season. The Kansas City Royals were not really one of those teams. However, that doesn’t mean that they should be ignored in 2022. With young ballplayers that have immense upside, intriguing veterans, […]

White Sox Royals
Lewis Masella - Mar 1, 2022

White Sox 4, Royals 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Kansas City Royals All-Time Team against the Chicago White Sox All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) Ted Lyons was brilliant in a complete-game effort, surrendering a single unearned run as the Chicago […]

Lewis Masella - Feb 22, 2022

The Kansas City Royals have a colorful 52-season history. After some early struggles, they had an impressive run of success in the late-’70s and early ’80s, reached the mountaintop in 1985, entered a long stretch of losing, then finally reached the heights of the sport again in the mid-2010s. Their fortunes have run the full […]

Award Finalists
Jeremy Breland - Nov 9, 2021

The 2021 awards season is upon us. The three finalists for each of the four major awards in each league were announced Monday evening. As usual, there are quite a few surprises within the 24 MLB award finalists. One thing that fans should be reminded of is that award voting by the BBWAA takes place […]

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Jeremy Breland - Nov 9, 2021

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Tony Fernandez
Justin Merrlles - Nov 9, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays have been a significant part of baseball since 1977. The Blue Jays have stories that include iconic playoff moments from Joe Carter in 1993 to Jose Bautista in 2015. Not to mention two World Series titles and nine playoff appearances. But, there’s more to it than just that- former Blue Jays […]

Rockies 2023 Success
Brandon Willman - Nov 9, 2021

The Colorado Rockies will not be competitive in 2023. The team won’t be close to winning the NL West division, nor will they even have a chance of a playoff berth. Betting odds do not have the team going to the playoffs or even playing .500 baseball. According to Vegas Insider, the Rockies have an […]

Ken Griffey Jr. For Babe Ruth
Benjamin Sabin - Nov 9, 2021

How does this sound for the ultimate trade: Ken Griffey Jr. for Babe Ruth? Never happen right? Ken Griffey Jr. was born on November 21, 1969, and Babe Ruth died on August 16, 1948, so there’s that. Also, Ruth played in his last big league game on May 30, 1935, and Griffey played in his […]

Justin Merrlles - Nov 9, 2021

The Montreal Expos were an important part of Major League Baseball’s history. As the first Canadian franchise and first team in a French-speaking area, it brought in new fans. All-time greats like Randy Johnson, Vladimir Guerrero, Pete Rose, and Andre Dawson played for them. Even players such as Russell Martin and Eric Gagne may not […]

Caleb Begley - Nov 9, 2021

The state of Washington is known for many things. Beautiful mountain scenery, the Space Needle, and one of the most consistently top-rated college basketball programs in the nation. That said, we are not here to divulge which Gonzaga player is best, or which of the many Seattle-based coffeehouses serves the best cup of joe. No, […]

Ranger Suarez, key member of the Phillies' optimal rotation

After taking a trip down the lineup card, we now turn our attention to what would make up the Phillies’ optimal rotation. Entering the 2023 season with a perennial Cy Young contender, one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball, and a pitcher that had his breakout season in 2022, just how should they be […]