BA Ranks the Prospects Traded so far

Baseball America ran an article ranking all the prospects who have been traded so far during this July 31 deadline period.  So far only two Top 100 prospects have been traded.  There are still rumors out there about the Twins trading Kyle Gibson and Brian Dozer, the Rays trading Chris Archer, the Nationals still don’t…

Scouting Royals trade acquisition Brett Phillips

I’m trying my best to get these up as fast as possible, but 30 minutes have passed by now and I’m sure you’ve seen the news. Source confirms: Mike Moustakas to #Brewers, #Royals get OF Brett Phillips and RHP Jorge Lopez. First reported: @FlannyMLB. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2018 Travel back a couple…

Scouting Royals trade acquisition Jorge Lopez

When news started to get out that the Royals and Brewers were in fact in intense trade talks for Mike Moustakas, most of the talk on the Royals side had rightfully do with the possible main piece in outfielder Brett Phillips. For the most part, it sounded like there could be secondary pieces likely involved,…

The story of the Royals terrible, no good, very bad trade

*and this has nothing to do with Brandon Maurer If you have been following along with the moves involved in this year’s trading deadline, you probably saw this trade between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago White Sox that broke on Twitter this afternoon. Source: Brewers getting Joakim Soria. — Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 26, 2018…

Royals make another trade with the Nationals

The Royals have made their second trade with the Washington Nationals this trade deadline, flipping minor league reliever Jacob Condra-Bogan for major league outfielder Brian Goodwin. #Nats have traded Brian Goodwin to the #Royals for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan. They've also recalled Sammy Solis from AAA, giving them a 7-man bullpen again. — Mark…

Evaluating the Soria/Alexander Trade

One thing is for certain, with or without Hosmer, a rebuilding project is going to take place in Kansas City. Last night, the Royals seemed to signal the beginning of that rebuild by engaging in a three-team trade, sending Scott Alexander to the Dodgers and Joakim Soria to the White Sox. In return, the Royals…

Scouting Recent Acquisition Erick Mejia

Baseball news! Yes folks, come outside, the Royals have finally done something. This cold Thursday night saw the Royals make a splash, flipping relievers Joakim Soria and Scott Alexander in a three-team trade and coming out with two prospects. Let me do a rundown on one of those acquired players. Royals also sending Joakim Soria…

Scouting Recent Acquisition Trevor Oaks

Trevor Oaks features a great sinker that allows him to be a very effective ground ball pitcher. At least that’s how Andrew Friedman described it. It absolutely destroys bats. There is late arm-side run with sink and guys just don’t square it up well. He works low-90s with the sinker from a three-quarters angle. Oaks also throws a…

KC Royals as buyers? Part 2

Ned Yost, or more specifically, Casey Stern, got Royals fans fired up earlier today with this tweet: Ned Yost told me in no uncertain terms, that the #Royals will buy NOT sell at the deadline. "We're going for this thing." @MLBNetworkRadio — Casey Stern (@CaseyStern) July 5, 2017 While Yost didn’t say the Royals would…

KC Royals as buyers?

After that dreadful 7-16 start, the Royals find themselves 41-40, and squarely in the playoff hunt.  They’re currently 2.5 games behind division leader Cleveland. Many, myself included, started scouring the minor league systems of contending teams back in May, trying to play GM, and identifying what prospects the Royals might be able to net in…