Royals hitters had mixed results on pitches they should have crushed in 2023.
Can't believe JD Martinez and Carlos Hernandez are still playing. I guess other teams would say the same about Sal probably.
I'm all in on youth, unless we think we could flip one of these guys at the deadline and the early half season wouldn't hurt a younger players development.
Do we have a DH candidate in the minors? I don't think so. It's a shame Pratto hasn't worked out.
I think you have Carlos Santana incorrectly listed in the outfielder group (unless he's making an unusual late career position change!)
Great stuff as usual!
I'd bring back Taylor before I'd consider Santana or Soler. Not because they're bad but because they were so not good for KC that it would just send the wrong message, and also if I was them I'd want nothing to do with the place.
Great analysis David! Can you comment or have statistics on how many called third strikes the Royals had this past season? Nothing infuriates me more than watching a guy NOT change his approach at the plate and look at a third strike! Choke up on the bat to increase bat speed and at least try to put the ball in play!!!
I just…..I need to see a Salvy trade before I’ll believe it. I know the hype and “talk” at the deadline about almost having a deal done. But it’s just talk. I guess my fear is that everyone knows his numbers are declining this offseason and isn’t quite the push to get a deal done. Yes, Chicago is a weird organization and maybe they have interest. Just feels like it really needed to get done last deadline but who knows. I’m just a little skeptical brass actually makes the move. Are you surprised at how quite it as been so far? Royals…yes, but I’m a little surprised in baseball in general. Saw Gray went to St. Louis yesterday. Maybe more coming.
I think Garver or Hernandez would be interesting. I should ask for my 70th n
I started to say I should ask for my money back and quit reading foe you to even mention MAT. Thanks for the good reading.