Friday Notes

Friday Notes

The GM meetings have come and gone, which likely mean we’re a little bit closer to the offseason action getting started. Dayton Moore is officially in the fold for the Royals with the Braves new hire, but he surprised me when he said the other day that there isn’t really a need to jump the […]

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Offseason Updates and Team Needs (BP Kansas City Episode 79)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/11/16/offseason-updates-and-team-needs-bp-kansas-city-episode-79.mp3 This week, we get resolution on the Dayton Moore/Atlanta saga, plus a quick update on Ned Yost and his frightening fall from a tree. Then we looked at the key team needs, including a discussion of the potential of players moving positions, the likelihood of re-signing free agents, and maybe even another reunion. Subscribe […]

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Moore Rebuilding

With the news centering around Dayton Moore over the past few weeks regarding the Braves general manager job, it’s been interesting to see the reactions to the possibility of him leaving. Many saw the news as the architect of the best stretch of Royals baseball in three decades potentially leaving the organization as bad news. […]

Sep 8, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera (40) pitches against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Jumping the Market

For many years at the beginning of the Dayton Moore era, the Royals made a move pretty quickly following the season, and often it was a relatively big one. In 2013, they had a major announcement and signed Jason Vargas to a four-year deal. In 2012, they traded for Ervin Santana. In 2011, they traded […]

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Changes and Uncertain Futures (BP Kansas City Episode 78)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/11/10/changes-and-uncertain-futures-bp-kansas-city-episode-78.mp3 This week, we covered some 2017 Awards and the Royals who received qualifying offers (and reiterated their impact). We also looked at what’s ahead. The Royals are in transition, with players leaving, new coaches coming in, and some hints at drama behind the scenes. We knew this offseason would have some intrigue, but may […]

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U.L.’s Toothpick: The Year Of The Card–Jose Offerman, 1998

It is perhaps the best tricky trivia question about Royals’ history: which player has the highest career batting average in franchise history (minimum 1,000 at-bats)? Most people, unsuspecting, would guess George Brett. Someone expecting an unusual answer might throw out Hal McRae or Mike Sweeney or someone like that. Most people probably don’t know the […]

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