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Predicting the Opening Day roster a week into Spring Training

In fewer than four weeks, 26 men will take the field for the Kansas City Royals. But which 26?

Just another stress-free weekend for KC sports fans

There’s less reason to get worked up over a loss when you know your team will likely compete again next year

Finding positivity in the Royals’ off-season

As spring training approaches, it is time to start looking for the silver linings

Can the Royals really turn this around by 2024?

J.J. Picollo did an interview with MLB this week, but the teams actions show he may be a bit optimistic.

The Royals are becoming villains

Maybe I’ve watched too many movies, but this feels familiar.

Ed (1996) - Does it hold up?

There might be a reason Matt LeBlanc’s movie career never took off.

Sports aren’t fair

Would they even be interesting if they were?

The thankless role of nearly being the best

Everyone wants to be one of the best, but what about when you’re almost the best?

2023 Royals Hall of Fame voting is open!

There are six candidates. How many will you vote for?

Royals Review Reviews Revisited - Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

Going more in-depth about Royals Review’s 2022 Movie of the Year!

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) - Does it hold up?

You got video games in my baseball movie!

Royals pitchers should be rejoicing

There’s a new pitching coach in town, but he won’t be alone.

War on the Diamond (2022) - Does it hold up?

It’s not old, but it is about baseball.

2022 season in review - Taylor Clarke

I bet you forgot he was even on the roster, didn’t you?

Being analytical isn’t as easy as it used to be

Moneyball analytics are pretty worthless, these days.

2022 season in review - Nate Eaton

Not all of the 2018 draft picks were duds

2022 season in review: Vinnie Pasquantino

If I had a bus, I’d take an extra lap around Kauffman for Vinnie.

A way-too-early look at the Royals’ 2023 roster - pitchers

The pitching staff is much more likely to endure change next season. But how much?

A way-too-early look at the Royals’ 2023 roster - position players

What might the Royals look like, next year?

Dayton Moore is gone. Now what?

J.J. Picollo’s mentor will no longer be looking over his shoulder. But can he step out from Dayton Moore’s long shadow to become his own GM?

The Royals have cornered the market on lack of accountability

A recent article from The Athletic outlines a situation of very little hope for Kansas City’s near future.

Hok Talk: A record is a record

It’s pointless to debate about the "real" home run record. It’s right there in the books.

The Royals’ new hitting approach makes a lot of sense

It seems to be paying dividends, as well.

Baseball purists should be the most excited for incoming rule changes

They may sound bad, but rule changes might give you exactly what you want.

The rebuild is finally here!

The current roster construction represents a seismic shift in priorities for the organization

A Hawk’s eye view of the Royals’ trade deadline

Flying up high it’s easy to see the process even above the results

The Royals cannot be done dealing

If the team only deals Carlos Santana and Andrew Benintendi, it will be status quo.

Vinnie Pasquantino is not Ryan O’Hearn

The Italian Nightmare captured many hearts in Omaha though he’s had a slow start in KC. But that isn’t the end of the story.

The Royals show they don’t even understand what words mean

Can we start a GoFundMe to buy everyone in the organization a dictionary?

I hate trade season

The annual baseball tradition is sour for most KC fans


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