Talking Offseason Blues

As we have come to be reminded over the last two Octobers, this is the most dreadful time of the baseball year. Unless your team is actually in the postseason. It’s the inertia. The void of meaningful news. We have to keep reminding ourselves that just because there isn’t any information or moves coming from […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

I imagine various events will remind me of just how special the 2015 Royals were throughout the rest of my life. Wednesday night’s fifth game between the Yankees and Indians was one of those events. To lose game seven the way the Royals did in 2014 and then to come back and win a title […]


Times They Are A-Changin’ (BP Kansas City Episode 74) One thing we’re sure of is that the 2018 Royals will look quite different than what we’re used to. How different? We’ll see. The big free agents are likely to go elsewhere, but with an opening in Atlanta, Dayton Moore’s name has come up again as a candidate for GM. Would he leave Kansas City? […]



Ned Yost is many things—World Series-winning manager, possessing a sub-.500 career record, even after presiding over the best stretch seen by the Kansas City Royals in 30 years, whose unconventional ways often bamboozle the casual observer. But, as the key phrase there indicates, he has won a World Series. And he has presided over a […]

Sep 9, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals outfielder Terrance Gore (0) scores the go ahead run during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Roster Matters

The first part of the offseason is a great opportunity to take a look at some housekeeping issues. Yesterday, Craig took a look at the payroll moving forward. Today, let’s take a peek at the 40-man roster and the issues the Royals might have with it, both in 2018 and moving forward. That roster, along […]


Money Matters

A second consecutive October without the Royals is less than ideal. At least we can start to focus on the offseason and shine a light on the business the Royals must attend as they start to formulate their Post-Core plan. It’s time to crack open the spreadsheet and talk dollars. Before we jump in, a […]

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