Minor League Minutes: 2/12/21

While typing out the date for these Minutes today it dawned on me that 2/22/22 is coming up next year. So that’ll be fun. I seriously doubt anyone reading this would have missed this bit of news, but the Royals traded Khalil Lee and Franchy Cordero for Andrew Benintendi. “Hoo boy. As I’m sitting here…

Rule 5 Draft Thoughts

With the Rule 5 draft passing recently I wanted to research the successful players who have come out of the draft in the last 10 years. What I found was that only a handful of Rule 5 players have managed to stick and play at least 5 years or are still playing with a consistent…

Okay,but you have to pick ONE…

“None of the above.” “I wouldn’t trade any of them.” “Keep them all!” Some folks wear me out. Ask a simple question and folks act like I have the power to actually trade someone on the Royals roster. I was actually shocked to see the results of this poll. I wholeheartedly expected the result of…

A Disappointing Deadline

I think we were all disappointed in the 2020 trade deadline. The Royals only made two trades. They had assets to trade that would help teams pursuing postseason dreams and we were all excited to see what new prospects this would bring us. Now, in no way are we disappointed in Lucius Fox, Edward Olivares,…

Royals Trade Rosenthal for Olivares

UPDATE 3:55 – Olivares and a PTBNL. Per source, the deal sending Trevor Rosenthal to SD for Edward Olivares and a PTBNL is agreed upon and they are simply finishing up the medicals. Could happen officially shortly. — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) August 29, 2020 UPDATE 3:31 PM – It sounds like OF Edward Olivares will…

It might be time to address Hunter Dozier’s future

Hunter Dozier has been absolutely destroying baseballs for the last couple years. I don’t want to spend too much time on a complete breakdown of his professional career, so we’ll make it quick: 2013 – Drafted, made it to Lexington, raked 2014 – Crushed Wilmington, got to AA 2015 – Struggled a bit at AA…

The good and the bad from Royals rookie arms

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely in love with this current rotation that the Royals are running out there. Every single day there is something to look forward to on the mound: Brad Keller still has a 0.00 ERA and has asserted himself as this team’s ace Danny Duffy is currently pacing…