Debating Upcoming Roster Decisions (BP Kansas City Episode 30)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/10/20/debating-upcoming-roster-decisions-bp-kansas-city-episode-30.mp3 This week, we wanted to take a look at the upcoming offseason and started by checking out potential departures after 2016. This lead to the potential approach to some mutual options in player contracts, the strategy about issuing the qualifying offer, and the fate of a few players after this season and after 2017. […]

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Trade Wade

The Kansas City Royals should trade Wade Davis. That’s not that controversial, but it’s the truth. Wade Davis has been one of the premier relievers in all of baseball since being shifted to the bullpen late in the 2013 season. Since then, he’s made 192 appearances, pitched 192.1 innings, allowed 107 hits, struck out 241 […]

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U.L.’s Toothpick: Steve Balboni’s Record, And The Players Who Almost Broke It

If you’re reading this, you probably know that Steve Balboni still holds the Royals’ single-season home run mark with 36, set back in 1985. Even though we all know Kauffman Stadium isn’t a homer-friendly park, it’s still kind of funny that the record has stood for more than 30 years and yet is rather low. […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

So now we know what both the ALCS and NLCS and it hasn’t gotten any less weird to me that the Royals aren’t involved. Oh well. I’m actually really looking forward to the baseball being played in the Blue Jays/Indians series, but I just wish there was a way for both teams to lose. Sadly […]


Playoff Deja Vu (BP Kansas City Episode 29)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/10/13/playoff-deja-vu-bp-kansas-city-episode-29.mp3 The Cubs’ win over the Giants in Game 4 felt…familiar. So on the one year anniversary of the Royals’ comeback win over the Astros, Jeff and Mike reminisced a bit about Royals comebacks, added a little about bullpen usage, and really just shot the breeze about interesting playoff matchups. We also borrowed a question […]

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Royal Fiascos in the First

I’m sure I’m not the only person who noticed the Royals gave up a lot of runs in the first inning this season. Far too often, the team found itself in a hole from which they could not escape. Whether it was a single run or nine, it seemed like the Royals were constantly needing to […]

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Examining the Royals Pitching

It’s difficult to know the best way to evaluate a pitcher. Some would argue that you look at wins to see who is best. Some would argue ERA is the ultimate indicator. Others might say you look at peripherals like strikeouts and walks. And some might even tell you that no number can tell you how […]

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