RIP Yordano Ventura

For nearly 30 years, the Royals were a laughingstock. This isn’t new information to you. They lost in ways that many fans didn’t even know existed. It was really hard to be a Royals fan. This isn’t about those dark times, but it’s about how the Royals emerged from those dark times. Many might argue […]


The Duffman Signeth (BP Kansas City Episode 42) Don your finest bear suit, put on some sweet jams, and have a gnar time listening to Jeff and Mike talk about Danny Duffy and his new contract. We spent time on this show to talk about Danny Duffy’s career to this point, his commitment to the Royals, and what might lie ahead for […]

Matt Strahm

Rotation Depth Bodes Well For Royals

While this has been a quiet offseason for the Royals, I feel good about the rotation headed into the 2017 season. This is no small feat, because as we chronicled plenty here last season, the rotation was a big reason the 2016 Royals missed the playoffs and limped home with a .500 record. That excitement […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Michael Gigliotti Edition

The announcement of Danny Duffy’s contract on Monday has positioned the Royals in decent shape going forward in terms of their pitching rotation, having Yordano Ventura, Duffy and possibly Ian Kennedy inked through 2020. With three-fifths of the rotation in place, the Royals hopefully can develop the last one or two pieces to keep future cost down. […]

Danny Duffy

Royals Sign Danny Duffy to Five-Year Extension

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports and confirmed by the organization, the Kansas City Royals have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Danny Duffy. The deal is reportedly worth five years and $65 million. The lefty was scheduled to become a free agent for the first time following the 2017 season, and […]


Fiscal Clarity Ahead

While we move our way through a dreadfully boring winter, it’s worth noting another milestone date that passed just ahead of the weekend. The Royals have three arbitration-eligible players. Friday was the date for sides to exchange numbers. This is the obligatory disclaimer that Dayton Moore has never had a case appear before an arbiter. […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

This time of year might be the most interesting of the offseason because while so many free agents have found homes, there are now legitimate big league players who don’t know where they’re going in a few weeks for spring training. We’re not quite there yet, but some semblance of panic will set in soon […]

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