The KC Royals lost 100+ games two of the last three years. It won’t happen again in 2021. Fond memories of two straight World Series trips and a championship hadn’t faded much when the KC Royals imploded with two straight 100-plus loss seasons in 2018 and 2019.
It’s so much more fun when they’re good, even for just a bit There are a lot of wish list items for the first full length Kansas City Royals season following the shortened 2020 season, which itself followed back-to-back 100-loss campaigns.
The KC Royals’ backup catcher hit well in 2020. Can he do it again in 2021? Cam Gallagher will never be the KC Royals’ everyday catcher, and it’s not just because perennial Gold Glover and All-Star Salvador Perez happens to be his teammate.
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Well for one, it should be on a lineup card. The Royals made some upgrades this off-season to a lineup that finished with the third-fewest runs scored in the American League last year, by adding first baseman Carlos Santana and outfielders Andrew Benintendi and Michael Taylor.
Jakob Junis enters 2021 needing to define his role with the KC Royals. Welcome back to Kings of Kauffman’s KC Royals Projections series for 2021. Between now and Opening Day, our writers are analyzing how various Royals performed last season and predicting how they might fare this year.
It’s Greinke time! As the decade of the 2000s opened, the Kansas City Royals had never had a 100-loss season in their storied history. They lost 97 in their second season, which could be expected for an expansion team.
How do the Royals win in 2021? The Kansas City Royals want to compete—their offseason says as much. They spent money and made trades to get the players they wanted at the positions in which they felt they had a need.
The Royals bring in some veteran depth to the pen. The Royals have signed 34-year old right-handed reliever Brad Brach to a minor league deal. Brach is a ten-year veteran with the Padres, Orioles, Braves, Cubs, and Mets, making 496 relief appearances with a 3.39 ERA.
A trio of possible spring occurrences could alter things for the KC Royals. The KC Royals, a proud franchise painfully frustrated by uncertainty at several positions for three straight seasons, appear unusually stable as full squad spring workouts begin today.