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Royals Review 13 hours ago
Moving on: An interview with Royals Farm Report’s Alex Duvall

Moving on: An interview with Royals Farm Report’s Alex Duvall

Aug 23, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of a Kansas City Royals ball cap and logo during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Royals defeated the Rangers 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports | Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports One of the community’s biggest contributors is stepping back, for bigger and better things in 2023. The Kansas City Royals fanbase is fairly close, for all its faults and shortcomings. Social media has really allowed fans to connect, wherever they may be geographically. Trolls and...
Royals Review 15 hours ago
Non-tendered free agents that could be of interest to the Royals

Non-tendered free agents that could be of interest to the Royals

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Find some uncut gems. If the Royals dip their toe into free agency at all, it is likely to be in the shallow end of the pool. The club is relying mostly on its young talent developing, and isn’t looking to add players in their decline phase at great cost. However, a few weeks ago, a number of additional players hit the free agency pool when the deadline to tender arbitration-eligible players a contract passed. Non-tendered free agents could be more attractive for the Royals since they are generally younger than other free agents. On the flip side,...
Royals Review 17 hours ago
Royals Rumblings - News for November 29, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for November 29, 2022

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Congrats to Jose Cuas, winner of the 2022 Tony Conigliaro Award! Anne Rogers at MLB.com writes about free agent starting pitchers the Royals could target. Zach Eflin, RHP Eflin, 28, has spent his entire Major League career with the Phillies, so it would be a hard sell to lure him away from Philadelphia after its World Series run in 2022, one that Eflin was a key part of in the bullpen. He’s been a starter for most of his career, though, and his experience would be valuable for the Royals. An injury-riddled season gave him a 4.04 ERA across 20 games...
Royals Review Nov 28, 2022
Please welcome new writer Jacob Milham

Please welcome new writer Jacob Milham

Photo by Ed Zurga/ We found a new writer quicker than the Royals found a pitching coach. The Royals may be taking their time filling out their coaching staff, but we’re moving forward with additions to our writing staff. Joining us is Jacob Milham, who you may be familiar with already if you’re a Royals fans. Jacob has written at KC Kingdom and Inside the Royals and has hosted a podcast, Royals Rundown. He will be taking over regular hosting duties on our podcast, Royals Review Radio, although you should still expect to still hear from Matthew LaMar, Jeremy Greco,...
Kings of Kauffman Nov 28, 2022

KC Royals Trades: How the midsummer deals worked out

With just a few days to go until baseball’s typically player transaction-rich Winter Meetings kick off in San Diego, the KC Royals haven’t been wheeling and dealing. They’ve announced nothing but routine moves bordering on the mundane—Kansas City prepared for the Meetings’ Rule 5 Draft by recently setting its 40-man roster, let pitchers Jake Brentz, […] KC Royals Trades: How the midsummer deals worked out - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Nov 28, 2022
2022 Season in review: Kyle Isbel

2022 Season in review: Kyle Isbel

Photo by Ed Zurga/ It was good. It was also bad. Maybe we have a fourth outfielder in the making. Kyle Isbel went into 2022 trying to find his way to an everyday spot in the outfield. At the end of the season, it is a bit of a mixed bag for how his year went. Defensively he showed a lot of promise, but offensively he regressed a bit. Next year is going to be a pivotal year for Isbel as the Royals look to start solidifying their lineup around the young players that they see as establishing themselves as the core of the team. 2022 was Isbel’s first real run at the pro...
Royals Review Nov 28, 2022
Royals Rumblings - News for November 28, 2022

Royals Rumblings - News for November 28, 2022

Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Is MJ Melendez a catcher or an outfielder? Jim Bowden writes about each American League team’s needs this off-season. Picollo has made it clear to other GMs and agents that his offseason goals are to add a proven veteran starting pitcher, improve the bullpen, and add a right-handed bat to the lineup, likely an outfielder, as he waits for the team’s strong young nucleus — led by Bobby Witt Jr., MJ Melendez and Vinnie Pasquantino — to develop. The key to the Royals’ future success will be finding ways to improve the...
Kings of Kauffman Nov 27, 2022

KC Royals: A player the club shouldn’t want to lose

The KC Royals stand to lose a few players when, after a one-year absence occasioned by the MLB lockout, the Rule 5 Draft returns Dec. 7, giving teams with open space on their 40-man rosters the chance to pluck prospects from other clubs. Leaving players exposed to the Rule 5 is the inevitable consequence of […] KC Royals: A player the club shouldn’t want to lose - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Nov 26, 2022
Weekend Rumblings - News for November 26, 2022

Weekend Rumblings - News for November 26, 2022

Photo by Duane Burleson/ Nicky Lopez gets some glove love. David Lesky at Inside the Crown has his take on the pitching coach search. A few days ago on Twitter, we get the eyeballs emoji from Brian Bannister. It wasn’t in response to anything. It was just there. That, of course, made people speculate. It also came right when USC defeated UCLA in football, so the smart money is on that, but I hadn’t realized that in the moment because I saw the tweet a day later and it made me ask around a little bit and, yes, the Royals are still interested in Bannister from what...
Kings of Kauffman Nov 26, 2022

KC Royals News: Coach search, Nicky Lopez, old friend

With the KC Royals probably delaying any blockbuster personnel moves for another year, changes the club must make now are grabbing increased attention. Take Kansas City’s open pitching coach job for example. Hopefully, they’re in hot pursuit of Cal Eldred’s replacement after hiring a new manager and new bench coach, and will soon announce something. If […] KC Royals News: Coach search, Nicky Lopez, old friend - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Nov 25, 2022

KC Royals Free Agent Hunt: Any help in Baltimore?

Did anyone really believe Baltimore, one of the worst teams in baseball for several years, would be good last season? The Orioles, who averaged 111 losses over the last three full seasons preceding 2022, even lost 115 in 2018, a thoroughly embarrassing feat even the struggling KC Royals couldn’t match. But Baltimore shocked baseball this […] KC Royals Free Agent Hunt: Any help in Baltimore? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Kings of Kauffman Nov 24, 2022

Grading the 2022 KC Royals: Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

The future looked bright for Carlos Hernández when, coming off the best of his two stints in the big leagues, he reported to the KC Royals’ spring camp last March with a rotation spot secured. After 13 relief appearances, Hernández emerged from the Kansas City bullpen after the 2021 All-Star Break and won five of 11 […] Grading the 2022 KC Royals: Pitcher Carlos Hernandez - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Royals Review Nov 24, 2022
Thanksgiving Rumblings - News for November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Rumblings - News for November 24, 2022

You can buy this at the Royals team store for just $37.49 with a coupon code! What are you doing here? Go spend time with loved ones Usually we don’t run a full rumblings on holidays, but I wasn’t reminded of that until after I put all this together, so here we are! MLB.com has each team’s top Rookie of the Year candidate for 2023: Royals: Drew Waters, OF (No. 7) Waters is sitting on exactly 45 days of service time, meaning he hasn’t exceeded the minimum needed to lose rookie status, so on the list he goes. The 23-year-old switch-hitter looked like he was...
Royals Review Nov 23, 2022
Dayton Moore hired by Texas Rangers as special advisor

Dayton Moore hired by Texas Rangers as special advisor

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Former Royals pitcher Chris Young brings Dayton into the fold. The Texas Rangers have hired former Royals general manager Dayton Moore to be a special advisor, according to MLB.com reporter Mark Feinsand. The Royals fired Moore in September after 16 years with the team. The Rangers are run by former Royals pitcher Chris Young, who Moore signed to play for the Royals from 2015 to 2017. It is not clear what Moore’s role will be exactly, but he is an experienced baseball executive who can assist Young with his duties. The Rangers fired...
Royals Review Nov 23, 2022
A look back at young Royals talent of the 1980s

A look back at young Royals talent of the 1980s

Denver Post via Why’s he calling me Meat? I wanted to wish everyone in the Royals Review community a Happy Thanksgiving. If you’re like me, you think about baseball while watching football and those tiresome, ever-present Chucky commercials. By now, we get the idea. Chucky is back. No need to remind us every five minutes. One of the anticipated events of each spring for baseball fans is the arrival of a new year’s crop of rookies. Prior to the advent of free agency, the only new blood for a team would be from the occasional trade and the arrival of new rookies....

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