Could Zimmer be the Closer of the future?
Oct20

Could Zimmer be the Closer of the future?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com After removing Ian Kennedy from the closer role, the Royals tried several different pitchers in that spot during the 2020 season. Heading into the 2021 season, I believe the Royals should give Kyle Zimmer a chance to compete for the closer role during spring training. Most of the time, the Royals rely on hard throwers to close out games like Trevor Rosenthal and Josh Staumont; however, I believe that Kyle Zimmer...

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Could bringing back an old friend help the Royals?
Oct19

Could bringing back an old friend help the Royals?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com The Royals have been bringing in old friends the past few years, I believe they should consider bringing back Tim Collins for the 2021 season. Collins was a member of the Royals 2014 World Series team, and I believe the Royals should bring him back for the 2021 season. After his time with the Royals, Collins bounced around the league with the Nationals, Cubs, Reds, and Rockies. Throughout his career, he has...

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Royals need to get back to playing “Small Ball”
Oct19

Royals need to get back to playing “Small Ball”

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Do you remember when the Royals won games by using the small ball method? I believe they need to get back to that. I love watching teams hit home runs like the Angels, Dodgers, Yankees and many others, but that doesn’t work for every team in the majors. Do you remember when the Royals were a dominant force in baseball? Back in 2014 and 2015, the Royals acquired and signed players like Alcides Escobar and...

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Could Matt Joyce fit in the Royals outfield?
Oct17

Could Matt Joyce fit in the Royals outfield?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com With Alex Gordon calling it a career at the end of the 2020 season, the Royals will need to find his replacement in left field. I believe Matt Joyce could fit the Royals’ needs. Despite his somewhat down year offensively, his on base percentage was solid with a .351. That’s fifth worst in baseball. Even though the Royals don’t have too many big contracts on the books for the 2021 season, I...

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Life of Royals Beat Writer Jeffrey Flanagan
Oct12

Life of Royals Beat Writer Jeffrey Flanagan

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an MLB beat writer for MLB.com? Recently, I talked to Royals beat writer Jeffrey Flanagan about what it is like being a journalist for MLB.com. He said on a normal day he goes to the ballpark about “Four or so hours before first pitch.” During spring training, however, reporters usually show up to the spring training sites at about “8:00 in the...

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Could Brandon Workman fit into the Royals Bullpen in 2021?
Oct10

Could Brandon Workman fit into the Royals Bullpen in 2021?

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com In 2020,  the Royals had a middle of the pack kind of bullpen in Trevor Rosenthal, Greg Holland, Scott Barlow, just to name a few. The Royals have improved their bullpen compared to the 2018 season with the 2019 and 2020 arms. I believe the Royals need to add just one free agent bullpen arm to the mix for 2021. After looking at the 2021 pitching market, I didn’t see too many bullpen arms the Royals could...

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Dayton Moore Isn’t Going Anywhere
Oct09

Dayton Moore Isn’t Going Anywhere

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Heading into the 2020 season, Royals general manager Dayton Moore was in the final year of his contract. After a poor 2020 season for the Royals, some fans and Royals’ websites think Moore could be on his way out.  This isn’t the case at all. As a matter of fact, when John Sherman’s group was working on a deal to purchase the Royals, MLB Network’s insider John Heyman reported that the new...

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Royals Radar: Michael Wacha
Oct08

Royals Radar: Michael Wacha

Follow @RoyalsBlue_com Heading into the 2021 off-season, the Royals will be looking to add a starting pitcher or two. I believe the Royals should open up their wallets slightly on a starting pitcher. I honestly think Michael Wacha would fit the Royals starting pitching needs perfectly. First off, Royals manager Mike Matheny and Michael Wacha spent time together in St. Louis for five seasons. This means Matheny knows what type of...

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