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…