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So It Begins (BP Kansas City Episode 95)

Despite the weather, the Royals actually managed to get a couple games in during the first week of the MLB season.

Now, the results? Not that great. We discussed the meaning of early-season stats – that is, that there isn’t much meaning yet – and what stood out from four chilly games.

We also talked about the roster moves that lead to the opening day roster and since game 1, including the curious DFA and trade of Miguel Almonte, and the DFA waiving of Kyle Zimmer.

Finally, we talked about the Royals early approach of increasing defensive shifts and if it’s something that’s here to stay or if shifts might be actually bad.

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