The player to be named later is named. The Royals announced they have acquired right-handed pitcher Zach Willeman from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the player to be named later in the Danny Duffy trade back in July.
Dogged determination is a trait KC Royals pitcher Gabe Speier surely has. After Boston made him an obscure draft pick (13th round, 563rd overall) in 2013, he’s been traded four times, including by the Red Sox after his first full professional season.
I miss the Royals in the playoffs. It is hard to watch the post-season this season without a twinge of nostalgia for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Playoff baseball is awesome, and now that Royals fans know what success in the playoffs feels like, the experience is sorely missed.
In 2020, the KC Royals selected Texas A&M lefthander Asa Lacy with the fourth pick in the first round of the major league draft. Although he’s a hot Kansas City pitching prospect, Lacy found himself going through growing pains this year in his first season with the Quad City River Bandits at the High-A level.
The holidays are here! And with shipping rates and times escalating, you need to start shopping for the Kansas City Royals fans in your life. If you’re like me, the sleigh bells are about to start ringing.
Being a KC Royals fan this season wasn’t easy. The 2020 version of the team with just eight winning seasons in 36 following its 1985 World Series victory improved, but the product was, in the end, still subpar.
It’s only mid-October. Pennant winners aren’t yet crowned. The World Series is nine days away. Free agency doesn’t begin until the day after the Fall Classic ends, so major offseason personnel moves are more in the mind than on the table.
Jake started hot but didn’t exactly finish strong First Half Jake Brentz was a surprise breakout player after a very nice Spring Training in 2021. He was taken in Round 11 of the 2013 draft and spent the next six years toiling in the minor leagues for three different clubs before the Pirates cut him and the Royals took a chance on him.
24-year-old Kyle Isbel, who will turn 25 in March, is entering a pivotal point in his career. Not only is he fighting for a spot on the Kansas City Royals, but he's competing for more than just that spot.
With a void to fill in center field, the Kansas City Royals brought in Michael A. Taylor as a free agent last offseason. Then, he was known as a solid defender and a player who struggled at the plate in all but one of his seven years with the Washington Nationals.
Salvador Perez just had the greatest season of his career. Which is why Kansas City Royals fans need this new, limited-edition bobblehead from FOCO. At 31-years-old, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez just put together the best season of his career.
Left-handed pitcher Asa Lacy is a headline prospect in the 2021 Arizona Fall League (AFL), keeping Kansas City Royals baseball alive in October. Lacy started the opening game for the Surprise Saguaros, and could not have asked for a stronger start.
Baseball’s Hot Stove, the game’s winter-long rumor, conjecture, trade and free agent signing frenzy, heats up soon. Free agents officially become free agents the morning after the Word Series ends, triggering the five days their immediately former clubs have to make Qualifying Offers, which this year must be $18.4 million.
Kansas City Royals righty Carlos Hernandez is in his second season at the MLB level. We got an abbreviated look at the youngster in 2020, but the sample size was too small to come to any real conclusions.