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Why Salvador Perez won’t and shouldn’t win the MVP

OBP, baby!

Why we should temper our expectations about the 2018 draft class of pitchers

Succeeding in the big leagues is hard!

Hunter Dozier isn’t a viable big league starter any more

This has been a worst case scenario for the big Texan

The defensive quirk at the core of the Salvador Perez’s Cooperstown arguments

Two words: pitch framing

Tanking isn’t like it used to be

The Royals have been bad, but they have not taken the extra step towards tanking

Brady Singer would be a killer bullpen arm, but this is why he’ll stay a starter

Starters are just more valuable

Carlos Santana has never been this bad for this long

He’s been in a big ol’ slump

Put Salvador Perez in the Home Run Derby!

This isn’t just Royals fan talk, either.

Who’s most to blame for the Royals’ runners in scoring position woes?

They’ve struggled to score recently. Why?

Rookie pitchers don’t usually struggle this much early on

Should we be alarmed at the early results from Royals rookie pitchers?

Salvy is more aggressive than ever, and somehow it’s working

Salvy is ambushing better than anyone in baseball.

Salvador Perez has been raking this season

Can he sustain it or will he drop off?

Kelvin Gutierrez, Destroyer of Worms

He’s strong but hits way too many grounders

It might be time to start worrying about Whit Merrifield

He’s hit poorly, and at his age that’s a red flag

Calls to move Adalberto Mondesí off shortstop are off the mark

How media perception is losing out on a player’s value.

The Royals have the worst defensive infield in baseball

It’s been a problem

What are the Royals’ playoff odds now?

Does a hot start make the computers hate the (first place) Royals less?

Nicky Lopez is threading the needle

He’s succeeding at the plate for the first time in his career

Jakob Junis was great yesterday, but he’s still built for the bullpen

Don’t be swayed by yesterday’s pleasant surprise just yet

What would a long-term deal with Adalberto Mondesi look like?

The Royals have been committing to their players lately.

Will the Royals improve their walk rate this season?

Are the Royals a patient team now?

Baseball statistics you should be using: wRC+

Let’s figure out how to use a key statistic

Let’s try to get another Royals player in the Hall of Fame

It looks like a steep climb.

Could we see a six-man rotation in 2021?

It could get some arms on the field.

Where are we now compared to the last rebuild?

When is the winning gonna get here?

The Royals should probably stop yanking Hunter Dozier around on defense

Give him a position and stick to it.

Michael Taylor and his revamped swing

Fewer strikeouts and more power. Who doesn’t want that?

What changed for Mike Minor this year?

He went from getting Cy Young votes in 2019 to getting traded for guys who are just happy to be on a big leaguer’s Baseball Reference page.

Let’s talk about baserunning and Nicky Lopez

He was oh-for in the stolen base category this year.

What a Brady Singer extension might look like

Singer had a fabulous rookie season, why not lock him up?

Evaluating and Extending Brad Keller

What can Brad Keller expect to get in a contract extension right now and should the Royals even offer it?

The three ways the Royals’ offseason could go

Which approach do you like the most?


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