Royals pitching has its struggles in 2023, so let's dig in to the pitches that were the worst for them.
Dang David, I’m not sure if this article makes me feel better or worse about the pitching. I think my biggest frustration with the organization as a whole is talk about pitching last year. We were told it wasn’t a talent issue for a couple years. But it’s a talent issue and has been from the beginning. When the FA pitchers you bring in or trade for are better than every other pitcher you have. I don’t know why the organization doesn’t understand it’s a talent issue. Minus Lyles…..(value, but whatever. That was bad from the get go) Chapman, Yarbrough, Ragans, McArthur all performed better than our own guys. So I have to ask, if you know what talent looks like from other teams or free agents. How are we missing so bad with our own guys? I wish we would have cleaned house for this side of things. I still feel like there is an attachment to our guys. Maybe less so than before. But nobody has been traded yet that are “our” pitchers you know. Need to see it happen here soon. If not traded, flat out released.
On another note. Man if you can get Rodgriguez and Gray. That would bring some excitement. Feels like that’s a little more realistic than one huge signing.
David, what I have seen watching Royals pitchers the last several seasons is that they do not attack the strike zone, but nibble at the edges which leads to many walks. I believe the reason they don’t attack the strike zone is they know there stuff is not good enough and when they attempt to throw strikes, the ball gets hammered somewhere for a hit or goes over the fence!
They should try hard to get Will Smith. He's been on the last three world series winning teams. Seems like their best chance to win, next year, riding his deal with the devil or whatever.
I believe the only pitcher on your list to go after is Will Smith. That would pretty much guarantee a World Series title.
David your passion and research is unparalleled. Have you forwarded this to the Royals front office. They should employ you in some capacity. I’m serious!!
Well, that was a bit depressing. I laughed pretty hard at the Singer paragraph, though.