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Royals Review Mar 1, 2024
Royals spring training battles: The bench

Royals spring training battles: The bench

Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Will the Royals have more depth this year? The Royals began camp with a pretty good idea of who the starters were this year. Eight-time All-Star Salvador Perez will be behind the plate most days. The outfield will likely feature Hunter Renfroe in right, Kyle Isbel in center, and MJ Melendez and Nelson Velázquez splitting time between left and DH. Bobby Witt Jr. will anchor the infield at short with Maikel Garcia at third and Vinnie Pasquantino returning at first. Michael Massey has perhaps the most chance of losing his gig,...
Royals Review Feb 29, 2024
Spring Training Game VIII: Royals at White Sox

Spring Training Game VIII: Royals at White Sox

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Jordan Lyles Era continues Spring Training games are back and they are beautiful. Especially Royals games. Because the back of our jerseys look normal. Kansas City has some cold bats they want to get revved up today. Salvador Perez, Vinnie Pasquantino, and Nelson Velazquez are a combined 1-22 entering today’s matchup with the White Sox. They’ll face a lineup that is 33% ex-Royals, as Andrew Benintendi, Mike Moustakas, and Martin Madonado all get the start today for a Chicago split squad. Jordan Lyles makes his first appearance of...
Royals Review Feb 27, 2024
What should the Royals starting lineup look like?

What should the Royals starting lineup look like?

Photo by Ed Zurga/ How would you pencil them in? The Royals have begun the exhibition schedule, and while we have a good idea of who the starters will be when the season opens up on March 28, we have yet to see a preview of what their Opening Day lineup will look like. We could have a decent idea of how Matt Quatraro will line up his starters from last year. But the team has since added free agent Hunter Renfroe and will get Vinnie Pasquantino back from injury. Here is my best guess at the Opening Day lineup, with 2024 ZIPS projected stats. Bobby is almost certainly...
Royals Review Feb 25, 2024
Royals vs. Angels Sunday game thread

Royals vs. Angels Sunday game thread

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Happy Cole Ragans Day! Cole Ragans make his spring debut this afternoon against the Angels, and while there are a few regulars like Vinnie Pasquantino and Nelson Velázquez in the lineup, it’s mostly reserves and minor leaguers. Cole Ragans makes his spring debut as we take on the Angels in Tempe. pic.twitter.com/jq7Ckuyd8N— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 25, 2024 The Angels will feature more of their stars despite having a split squad, with Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon in the lineup, with Andrew Wantz on the mound....
Royals Review Feb 24, 2024
Weekend Rumblings - News for February 24, 2024

Weekend Rumblings - News for February 24, 2024

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Vinnie is back. Sam McDowell writes about how Vinnie Pasquantino turned his injury into a productive time. That’s at least partially how he arrived at the productive aspect. See, there’s something you should know about Pasquantino, in case you don’t already. He hates free time. He spends his offseason working because, well, he enjoys it. On Sunday, the Royals had an off-day here at spring training. Know where Pasquantino spent it? At the facility. Working. So — arm in sling last summer — his solution, after a couple of hours of...
Royals Review Feb 16, 2024
Royals Rumblings - News for February 16, 2024

Royals Rumblings - News for February 16, 2024

Ok, that’s pretty funny | Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ There are baseball players doing real baseball things in Arizona and Florida! Baseball is back (!), which means Anne Rogers newsletter is back! She looks at three storylines for this spring: Vinnie Pasquantino’s return to the lineup It’s been eight months since Pasquantino appeared in the Royals’ lineup after right shoulder surgery in June last year sidelined him the rest of the year. He’s pumped to get back on the field again — and the Royals are just as excited to have him there. The Royals...
Royals Review Feb 5, 2024
Royals Rumblings - News for February 5, 2024

Royals Rumblings - News for February 5, 2024

Photo by Denis Poroy/ Vinnie wants a division title. Jaylon Thompson covered Royals Rally, where Vinnie Pasquantino expressed his desire to win a division title. “We want the AL Central,” Pasquantino said during Saturday’s Royals Rally at Kauffman Stadium. “We’re tired of looking at the (Minnesota) Twins and the (Cleveland) Guardians. We want it. It’s time to bring playoff baseball back to Kansas City and that’s what we’re looking for.” Pasquantino, 26, is driven by hunger. It’s been several months since he stepped on a Major League field....

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