The 2021 Cactus League enters its second week, as the Oakland A’s play their eighth spring training game on Sunday. They’re on the road against the Kansas City Royals. The A’s start with pitching prospect Parker Dunshee.
Posted: March 8, 2021, 8:30 pm
If one were to divide the 30 Major League Baseball teams into tiers based off of the strength of their roster, there’s a pretty clear group of those that would fit into the bottom tier. You’ve got a few elite teams, a plethora of teams that could be varying shades of “average”, and then your bottom tier. That bottom tier is largely made up of teams at assorted stages of rebuilds (or just cheapness in general).
Posted: March 8, 2021, 2:00 pm
Josh Winckowski, the prospect who the Boston Red Sox acquired in Andrew Benintendi trade, pitched a perfect third inning in a Grapefruit League game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The 22-year-old righty retired Travis d’Arnaud on a grounder back to the mound, struck out Dansby Swanson swinging and got Austin Riley to fly out to right field. He likely is to begin the minor league regular season at Double-A Portland.
Posted: March 7, 2021, 9:06 pm
Dyson helped the Royals win the 2014 AL pennant and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth and final game of the 2015 World Series at the New York Mets. He entered in the 12th inning as a pinch-runner following Salvador Pérez’s single and scored on Christian Colón’s single off Addison Reed for a 3-2 lead in a game the Royals won 7-2. He signed with Seattle for 2018 and Pittsburgh for 2020.
Posted: March 6, 2021, 9:15 pm
The first week of Spring Training baseball comes to a close this week as the Royals take on the Giants in Scottsdale, Arizona. Two guys who used to pitch for the Royals will take the mound. One, Johnny Cueto, will pitch for the other team.
Posted: March 6, 2021, 7:35 pm
It’s going to be a long while, yet, before we get to vote on most of the heroes from 2014 and 2015, but we do have a couple on the ballot this time. In order to maintain an air of mystery and suspense, I’m going to talk about the guys in reverse order of how enthusiastically I voted for them. Hok likes his drama, OK?
Posted: March 6, 2021, 5:00 pm
The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, making his second start of the spring after being slowed early in camp by neck stiffness, showed power in two at-bats.
Posted: March 6, 2021, 12:55 am
Philadelphia Phillies managing partner John Middleton and Kansas City Royals chairman John Sherman have joined Major League Baseball’s eight-man executive council. Their terms on the council began in January when the terms of Houston Astros chairman Jim Crane and the San Diego Padres’ Ron Fowler expired. Fowler stepped down as Padres executive chairman in November and was replaced as controlling owner in November by Peter Seidler, who became chairman.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 10:58 pm
Clayton Kershaw turned in a positive first start and Chris Taylor provided the difference for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. The matchup at Surprise Stadium marked the first time this spring the Dodgers played nine innings. Whit Merrifield led off the bottom of the first inning with a double but was quickly erased when Max Muncy caught a line drive and threw to second.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 8:25 pm
You want to come in and show you can bring some value,” Matheny said. Now, there are definitely some examples of guys coming in and trying to do too much. We have seen that in every sport.
Posted: March 5, 2021, 7:43 pm
Mar. 4—The Royals are welcoming fans back to Kauffman Stadium in 2021. After playing in front of empty seats in 2020, the Royals announced they will open the season with approximately 30 percent capacity, or around 10,000 fans per game. According to the team, the initial plan calls for pod-style seating to accommodate 10,000 fans per game, with goals to expand the capacity monthly, as the …
Posted: March 5, 2021, 1:31 am