Trade Target: Michael King

Some rumors have come out that the Yankees have been looking hard at LHP Tim Hill.  I took a look at a few guys in the Yankees system last night and this morning. The Royals feel like their window could be opening in 2021 or 2022 while others feel it might be 2023 before we…

Potential Rule 5 Draft Target: Jordan Sheffield

Jordan Sheffield is a guy I’ve seen throw in Double-A.  He has the same question mark a lot of potential Rule 5 Draft targets do.  Is he going to throw enough strikes to stick in the big leagues? Sheffield throws hard.  He is a 93 to 96 guy that can occasionally bump it up even…

Trade Target: Michel Baez

It will take a a prospect or two of quality and some international slot money to get Baez, but he is not an unreal target.  The Padres system is incredibly deep.  At the MLB level they have Paddock, Richards, Lamet, Lucchesi, and Lauer listed as starters with Quantrill and Bolanos listed as their rotation depth. …

Royals Add Four to 40-man

The Royals have added Carlos Hernandez, Nick Heath, Foster Griffin, and Jeison Guzman to the teams 40-man roster. The Royals also dropped Arnaldo Hernandez, Jorge Bonifacio, Nick Dini, and Conner Greene from the 40-man roster. The Royals have added Nick Heath, Carlos Hernandez, Jeison Guzman and Foster Griffin to the 40-man roster to protect them…

MLB to eliminate three KC affiliates

The Commissioner is at it again.  MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred cannot stop tinkering with the game.  Personally, I feel he is making changes just to make changes.  This time, Manfred has proposed that MLB cut 42 minor league teams and eliminate Rookie ball as we know it after the 2020 season. This proposal would eliminate…

Should the Royals Protect Nick Heath?

The Royals already have some outfield depth with five guys who are projected to be on the opening day roster.  Alex Gordon will probably be back for another year, Brett Phillips, Jorge Bonifacio, Bubba Starling, and Jorge Soler round out the rest of the outfield.  Soler is really a full time DH so that leaves…

Trade Target: Seth Elledge

The Royals probably may not be very competitive in 2020.  We all have heard that.  But they are set up to possibly be competitive in 2021 as all the pieces fall into place this year.  Because of that, we need to start finding guys for our bullpen and getting them into place.  Championship teams need…