Young, Scrappy, and Hungry (Episode 120)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/12/13/the-show-where-it-happens-bp-kansas-city-episode-120.mp3 Is the Royals outfield wide enough? Are the Royals throwing away their shot? Kansas City sure didn’t wait for it and went out and signed center fielder Billy Hamilton. It might be nice to have Hamilton on our side. On top of that move, the Royals signed utility man Chris Owings, and carved out some space […]

Oct 1, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals first basemen Eric Hosmer (35) hugs teammate Mike Moustakas (8) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

So long and thanks for all the clicks

If we’ve learned anything in this topsy-turvy world of writing about baseball on the internet, it’s that nothing lasts forever.  Baseball Prospectus Kansas City will be shutting down by the end of the year. As you may have heard, Baseball Prospectus changed ownership last month. The new group is looking to streamline the site. That […]

Apr 5, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred presents Kansas City Royals owner David Glass (right) his championship ring before the game against the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Commish is Full of Shift

It’s Rob Manfred szn! Yes, folks, it’s time to get excited for the annual word from the commissioner’s office that the $10 billion plus industry he oversees is in need of an overhaul because it’s just so awful. Okay, that’s probably not fair. Yes, baseball is worth a crapload (sorry for the technical term there), […]

Cheslor Cuthbert

Roster math starts to add up to a small number

In rapid fire succession on Thursday, the Royals announced they had come to terms with their three players still on the roster eligible for arbitration. And just like that, the offseason became a little more drab. Not that there was much drama to be had anyway. All three: Cheslor Cuthbert, Brian Flynn and Jesse Hahn […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

I know I need to loosen up a little bit and just enjoy it, but as an adult, I just see snow as an inconvenience. But even with that in mind, I inexplicably love the pictures of a snow-covered Kauffman Stadium. I’m an enigma, what can I say? On a real baseball note, it sure […]


The 40 Man Gauntlet (BP Kansas City Episode 119)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/11/29/the-40-man-gauntlet-bp-kansas-city-episode-119.mp3 The Royals took aim at locking down their 40 man roster, purchasing the contracts of three pitchers, claiming one and designating another for assignment. As they massage the roster, they also have some arbitration offers to consider. What will be the fate of Cheslor Cuthbert, Jesse Hahn, and Brian Flynn? Is new claim Conner […]

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