Kansas City Royals

Royals dispatched in disappointing fashion in opener against Cleveland

Friday night’s contest was hard to watch. That’s why I’m posting it at 2 a.m. Frankly, it seems unfair to even recap the events that transpired, because all it served to do was emphasize the gulf—nay, the chasm—separating the Kansas City Royals from the Cleveland Professional Baseball Team. Four Cleveland homers were more than enough—especially […]

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Why Hosmer and Moustakas might look elsewhere (other than money)

There are ways the Kansas City Royals could bring back both Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Unfortunately, with both being Scott Boras clients, they involve David Glass developing the Midas Touch or falling butt-first into a Sorcerer’s Stone. (h/t all Harry Potter nerds) Financially, it’s unlikely to work—had Hosmer continued his dismal early season showing […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

Maybe the Royals have weathered the latest storm, ending their five-game losing streak on the road trip and then winning three of their last four. Of course, with the way the bullpen has thrown, it might not really matter in the long run. We’re at the point now where the long run isn’t really the […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-17-17

Royals affiliates went 3-4 on Thursday. HR Roll Call: Angelo Castellano (8), Reed Rohlman (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Julio Gonzalez 4-5, R, 2b, 3b, 6 RBI BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Garrett Davila 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, HBP, 10-2 GO-FO, 83p/49k Oklahoma City Dodgers 4, Omaha […]

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Stayin’ Alive (BP Kansas City Episode 67)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/08/17/stayin-alive-bp-kansas-city-episode-67.mp3 The Royals haven’t played very well in August, but they’re hanging on. Despite their struggles, they’re still in view of a path to the playoffs and the next two weeks will shape their destiny. With half their games against Cleveland and a series against Wild Card contender Tampa Bay, the Royals will have a […]

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Let’s Swing, Baby!

Grip it and rip it. In baseball 2017, strikeouts are on the increase. Likewise the home run. Across the game, batters are digging in and taking their hacks. If they make contact, the exit velocity and launch angles confirm that the ball is flying out of the yard at a record clip. If they miss…well, […]

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