Into The Fountains

Craig Brown
Kansas City Royals opinion and analysis
Created 18 Dec 2020
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  • Splash Hits: A Fall League debut, the ALDS and one more number for the Royals offense
    14 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 7 0
    Asa Lacy made his Arizona Fall League debut on Wednesday, pitching for the Surprise Saguros. Let’s just boil down his performance in the simplest of terms: He shoved. I mean, he flat-out shoved. Jesse...
  • The Royals 2021 offense by the numbers
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 8 2
    It’s been awhile since the Royals have had a lineup that could be described as better than league average. How long? According to Fangraphs w(RC+) and Baseball Reference (OPS+), the last time was 10 y...
  • A look ahead to the Royals 2022 payroll
    12 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 4 2
    When the club you write about is on the postseason sidelines, the key moment to kick off the offseason is MLB Trade Rumors arbitration estimates. It’s the perfect start to the winter and prime opportu...
  • The honors are rolling in
    07 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Flickr|Minda Haas Kuhlmann I wouldn’t say the offseason is in full swing. Like anything, it takes a bit to get used to the days without a Royals game. For six months, life revolves around The K for li...
  • The Royals 2021 season met expectations
    06 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 5 3
    Just ahead of Opening Day, I predicted the Royals would win 77 games. It was an admittedly optimistic number, but one that seemed within reach. They finished with 74 victories, so while I didn’t hit t...
  • Bringing down the curtain on 2021
    04 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 4 8
    With a 7-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins, another Royals season comes to a close. By finishing with 74 wins, it was a year that matched most expectations, and it was punctuated by some impressive indivi...
  • Angel gets his Royal wings
    01 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Good morning. Brief newsletter today. The Royals dropped the series finale to Cleveland on Thursday by a score of 6-1. A non-descript, playing-out-the-string type of baseball game, notable only for An...
  • Salvy does it again!
    30 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 4 0
    The strong finishing kick is officially here. What, you doubted the Royals would hit the September afterburners? Fat chance. The Royals jumped to an early lead, gave it back and then broke a late-inni...
  • The Salvy Show powers the way
    29 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    For a September game between a pair of teams that have nothing to play for, Tuesday night’s homestand lid-lifter for the Royals packed some kind of excitement. It’s cliché to be sure, but there’s some...
  • Jackson Kowar and the trouble with the first
    28 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    The first of four games against Cleveland this week got off to a rocky start. The bats were firing early, but they could not overcome yet another rough outing from Jackson Kowar. The Royals lost 8-3 a...
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