The Major League Bullpen

A story was written recently that projected the Royals bullpen. The projection is Herrera, Maurer, Peralta, McCarty, Buchter, Almonte, Machado, and Smith.  Let’s create our own! The mock pen seems accurate but I think the Royals will keep Keller in the pen as well.  Keller is listed as a rotation option but with the rotation likely set…

Scouting the Royals Rule 5 acquisitions

After passing on their initial picks, the Royals made a splash at Thursday morning’s Rule 5 Draft in Orlando, Florida, adding two arms by way of trade, acquiring RHP Brad Keller from the Cincinnati Reds and RHP Burch Smith from the New York Mets. They also drafted RHP Daniel Duarte in the minor league phase…