Important offseason dates for the Royals

With the offseason getting started, we’ve seen the Royals decline Alex Gordon’s $23 million mutual option for 2020. Of course there’s still plenty of decisions for Dayton Moore and the Royals to make this off season. Free agency has already started but listed below are important dates for the rest of the off season. November…

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Trade Target: Edwin Rios

There are a lot of things to like about Edwin Rios aside from the fact that he gave my then 5-year-old son a bat in Springdale while he was with Tulsa.  I am interested in his power and the fact that he is blocked in the Dodgers organization at two positions the Royals have needs. …

Prospect Watch: Zach Haake

Zach Haake (pronounced like the word hockey) was a 6th round pick by the Royals in the 2018 draft.  The 6’4″ right-handed pitcher out of the University of Kentucky had somewhat of a tough college career pitching both out of the pen and in the rotation.  Haake is another one of those tall, lanky, hard-throwing…

Zuber Posts Strong Season in Relief

Back in March, I tried to bring some attention to Royals relief prospect Tyler Zuber.  Zuber was a 2017 sixth round draft pick who got very little to sign.  However, he was expected to move fairly quickly as a relief guy.  I wrote that I thought Zuber would be the next top relief prospect after…

Reviewing My 2019 Royal Resolutions

With the off season comes the hope of a new season.  A chance to not be insignificant when you look at the AL Central standings in September of the next season.  But the off season should also bring reflection.  A realistic look at what was done well, okay, and what was trash. You can go…

Getting the Off Season Started

With the World Series behind us, Gerrit Cole wearing Boras gear to his team press conference, and our first snow last night it’s officially the 2019-2020 off season.  The Royals started their off season officially making headlines for us this morning announcing the hiring of Mike Matheny as the new manager.  The move isn’t a…

Minor League Minutes: 9/12/19

Interviewing Charlie Neuweiler Q: Your fastball velo has reportedly been around 90-92 mph. Do you know what your spin rate is like? How has the development of your fastball velocity been coming along? “I’m not exactly sure what my fastball spin rate is but I believe it’s around average or a little above average. Between…