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Royals Review May 21, 2022
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Royals lose to Twins 9-2

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Royals lose to Twins 9-2

Photo by Jay Biggerstaff/ Brad Keller wasn’t awful, but the offense resumed its coma. You know, it’s weird. The Royals continue to be bad, but at least with only three players in the lineup over 30, it doesn’t bother me as much. There’s hope that Bobby Witt Jr., Kyle Isbel, and MJ Melendez can learn to hit better in the clutch. More of a chance than Michael A. Taylor and Carlos Santana, anyway. Santana can still take some walks - he took another tonight - but watching him swing is painful. Gone is the fast, violent stroke that terrorized Royals fans when he...
Royals Review May 19, 2022
Royals call up outfielder Dairon Blanco

Royals call up outfielder Dairon Blanco

Photo by Kelsey Grant/ Michael A. Taylor is out due to COVID-19 protocols The Royals have selected the contract of outfielder Dairon Blanco from Triple-A Omaha and have placed Michael A. Taylor on the Injured List. Taylor was a late scratch from Wednesday’s game and Lynn Worthy reports he was out due to COVID-19 protocols for contact tracing. Because Taylor is out for COVID-19 reasons, a 40-man roster move is not necessary to add Blanco. The 29-year old Cuban outfielder was acquired from the Athletics in 2019 in a trade for pitcher Jake Diekman. The right-handed...
Royals Review May 10, 2022
Let’s blow up the 2022 Royals

Let’s blow up the 2022 Royals

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Here we go, friends With the Royals, I shouldn’t be confused as a glass-half-full kinda guy. But I am a realist. Which is why I spent so much time on Twitter defending Michael A. Taylor, because that’s something a reasonable person does. The point was simple: Is Michael A. Taylor a starting Major League center fielder? Probably not. But was his defense good enough to make him a reasonably valuable player who had a higher rWAR than Andrew Benintendi despite being in a role he probably shouldn’t be in? Yes. That’s my...
Royals Review May 1, 2022
Yankees sweep Royals, 6-4

Yankees sweep Royals, 6-4

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Yuck. The Yankees beat the Royals, 6-4, to complete a three-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City has now lost 8 of 10 after climbing back to .500 at 5-5. This one was winnable, too. After falling behind 1-0 on an Aaron Judge home run that almost went onto the highway, the Royals scored the next four runs, going up 4-1 through four innings and seemingly being in control. Michael A. Taylor led off the third with a game-tying home run against Luis Severino. Cam Gallagher singled to center, though he hurt his hamstring on the jog to...
Royals Review Apr 25, 2022
Bad hitters, bad offense. It’s not hard.

Bad hitters, bad offense. It’s not hard.

Michael A. Taylor #2 of the Kansas City Royals bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on April 12, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. | Photo by Joe Puetz/ Everybody’s overthinking it Every year, the Royals run into a string of games where they can’t score. This year, the Royals decided to start off on the “struggling to score” bandwagon, but it can happen in the middle of the season, too—we just got an early jump on the discourse in 2022. Even after a solid offensive performance where they scored seven runs on Saturday night, the Royals have only...

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