Into The Fountains

Craig Brown
Kansas City Royals opinion and analysis
Created 18 Dec 2020
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  • Fixed!
    22 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Whew. A two-game sweep in Milwaukee against the NL Central leading Brewers and suddenly, there’s a ton to discuss. And most (really, all) of it is extremely positive! That’s what happens when the blue...
  • As the rotation is hit with injuries Mike Minor delivers a gem
    21 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 3 2
    It was not great news on the injury front as the Royals placed both Danny Duffy and Brady Singer on the IL on Tuesday. For Singer, this comes after the worst start of his major league career on Saturd...
  • Splash Hits: Off day musings
    20 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    It was a sleepy day in the Royals Universe on Monday. Perhaps you passed the time dreaming of the day Brady Singer would commit to a third pitch. Or maybe you mapped out a road trip to Omaha to catch ...
  • Promoted! Witt Jr. and Pratto earn the call to Triple-A
    19 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 4 0
    I don’t write about prospects a lot. That’s by design. It’s enough just following the major league team and besides, there are plenty of great writers who have devoted their time and energy exclusivel...
  • Seven numbers that tell the story of the Royals bullpen in 2021
    16 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    Finally. Our long All-Star break is coming to an end. The Royals are back in action at The K tonight, going almost a week between games. Maybe a little rest will do the team some good. It’s the perfec...
  • Taking a breather at the break
    15 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to the post-All-Star Game lull. I get it. Teams and players need a break. (Writers do, too!) The season is arduous, made even more difficult from the extended layoff last summer. The players a...
  • Six numbers that tell the story of the Royals starting pitching in 2021
    14 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    In Tuesday’s edition, I highlighted some numbers from the offense that told the story of the Royals season. Today, it’s the starting pitchers turn in the spotlight. While there were a few positive num...
  • Nine numbers that tell the story of the Royals offense in 2021
    13 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 3 10
    After opening with 16 wins in their first 25 games and after finding themselves in first place in the AL Central as late as May 5, the 2021 season for the Royals went completely off the rails. Since p...
  • Royals throw the draft a first round curve
    12 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 3 1
    If the Major League Baseball draft is something of a crapshoot, in Sunday’s first round, the Royals pushed a massive stack of chips on the hard 10. With high-profile predraft names still on the board ...
  • Another late-inning stumble
    09 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 3 2
    Cleveland does not possess an offense of quality. That’s not sour grapes after what just happened. That’s just fact. They were no-hit in the second game of their doubleheader against Tampa on Wednesda...