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Grading the 2022 KC Royals: The $25 million man

Hindsight isn’t necessary to demonstrate why the KC Royals shouldn’t have given Hunter Dozier a $25 million contract before the 2021 season began. The deal was a bad idea at the time, a move the club never should have made. Sure, hitting 26 homers, driving in 84 runs, tying for the big league lead in triples […] Grading the 2022 KC Royals: The $25 million man - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 8, 2022

KC Royals Winter Meetings Tracker: Expectations met

The Winter Meetings ended Wednesday, but the fireworks the gathering of top baseball executives generated weren’t over before the clock struck midnight. The late evening brought reports that Xander Bogaerts is leaving Boston for San Diego. No major leaguers, however, left the KC Royals on Day Four and, save for a minor league Rule 5 Draft […] KC Royals Winter Meetings Tracker: Expectations met - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 6, 2022

KC Royals Winter Meetings Tracker: Day 3 update

If the KC Royals intend to make any major news during Day Three of the Winter Meetings, they’ll have to do it well after the San Diego’s Tuesday dinner hour. Evening fell on the California city hosting baseball’s annual get-together with Kansas City not doing something many hoped they would, and doing another many expected […] KC Royals Winter Meetings Tracker: Day 3 update - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 6, 2022

KC Royals Winter Meetings Tracker: Day 2 update

As night settled on San Diego and Day Two of baseball’s Winter Meetings Monday, the KC Royals maintained a low public profile and unsurprisingly didn’t make any moves. That left only rumors, speculation and projections about Kansas City and its present and former players for KC fans to ponder. So, let’s ponder. Things remained silent Monday […] KC Royals Winter Meetings Tracker: Day 2 update - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 5, 2022

Winter Meetings: Any blockbusters for the KC Royals?

Baseball’s offseason centerpiece, its annual Winter Meetings, got underway Sunday evening in San Diego with the election of Fred McGriff to the Hall of Fame. No other significant news broke from the first of the Meetings’ four days, but if past is prologue, that will soon change, and KC Royals fans are waiting to see […] Winter Meetings: Any blockbusters for the KC Royals? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 4, 2022

Grading the 2022 KC Royals: The versatile Nate Eaton

Unlike KC Royals prospects Vinnie Pasquantino, Nick Pratto, and MJ Melendez, no spotlights were trained on Nate Eaton when the 2022 minor league season began. Even the most dedicated students of Kansas City’s farm clubs probably weren’t paying much attention to him. The fact Eaton wasn’t generating any serious fanfare was of his own doing. […] Grading the 2022 KC Royals: The versatile Nate Eaton - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 3, 2022

KC Royals: Club appears ready to hire pitching assistant

The KC Royals have made some significant moves this week by hiring what could be the foundation of their pitching for years to come. Thursday, they hired Brian Sweeney away from Cleveland to replace fired Cal Eldred as their pitching coach. And Saturday afternoon, in a story appearing on the club’s official website, MLB.com KC […] KC Royals: Club appears ready to hire pitching assistant - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 2, 2022

Grading the 2022 KC Royals: Infielder Nicky Lopez

For KC Royals infielder Nicky Lopez, 2021 was a full season in the big leagues only because Adalberto Mondesi’s series of injuries, the first of which occurred late in spring training and rescued Lopez from the demotion to Omaha he’d just received, assured his presence on the roster for the entire campaign. What Lopez did […] Grading the 2022 KC Royals: Infielder Nicky Lopez - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 1, 2022

New pitching coach looks like a good fit for KC Royals

Brian Bannister, the pitching guru frequently mentioned as a favorite to replace fired pitching coach Cal Eldred, isn’t joining the KC Royals. At least not in that capacity. Maybe he and Kansas City can get together on some other and future role with the club, but it isn’t happening today. Instead, the Royals announced Thursday that […] New pitching coach looks like a good fit for KC Royals - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Dec 1, 2022

Grading the 2022 KC Royals: Second baseman Michael Massey

Five months ago, and just two days after the KC Royals cleared space on their roster for Vinnie Pasquantino by trading Carlos Santana to Seattle, we called in this space for Michael Massey to be the next man up from Triple-A Omaha. His case for promotion was sound. Only the night before, Massey completed his […] Grading the 2022 KC Royals: Second baseman Michael Massey - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Nov 30, 2022

KC Royals Free Agent Hunt: Look to Texas for help?

The 2022 season generated close parallels between the KC Royals and Texas. Improvement seemed unavoidable for both teams, but avoid it they did—the Royals went 65-97 and finished last in the American League Central, the Rangers finished next to last in the West at 68-94. Bad pitching plagued both clubs. Both fired their presidents of […] KC Royals Free Agent Hunt: Look to Texas for help? - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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
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
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
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