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Nate Karns: Three Pitches And The Truth

Think of the greatest duos in history. Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Now picture Nate Karns and his fastball and curveball. (Fine. Technically that’s a trio, but we’re focusing on Karns’ pitches today. OK?) Hyperbole? You bet. How else would you be snookered into reading an article about Karns and his pitch selection? […]

Mar 11, 2017; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Christian Colon (24) fist pounds Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) after scoring a run against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Minor Happenings

Heating Up in Omaha – Winter quickly flew through the midwest this year leaving near 80-degree temperatures this past weekend. Things don’t look like they will cool down anytime soon for the Storm Chasers who could present quite the rotation for the Triple-A Royals squad. With an excellent spring to date, Josh Staumont may have […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

You know how I always say that spring training stats don’t mean much and that I don’t think teams should be making decisions based on spring performance? Okay, so that will still be true next week, but if you’re going to glean something from the spring, starting next week is the time when it becomes […]

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Surprises From Surprise (BP Kansas City Episode 48)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/16/surprises-from-surprise-bp-kansas-city-episode-48.mp3 This week, a look at some surprising performers in Royals spring training. From Raul Mondesi to Jorge Bonifacio and Scott Alexander to Yender Caramo. These guys are putting themselves on the radar for opening day, or at least another look later in the year. We also talked about the injury to Salvador Perez in […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Garrett Mitchell Edition

During the Royals playoff run in 2014, they needed to supplement their major league roster with a college player to help lengthen their bullpen. The draft of Brandon Finnegan did just that while also simultaneously giving them some product to flip the next year for an eventual trade which would help them close the deal […]

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