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So You Got Swept By the Reds… (BP Kansas City Episode 104)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/15/so-you-got-swept-by-the-reds-bp-kansas-city-episode-104.mp3 So your team just got shut out by the Reds. They’ve scored 23 runs in two weeks. What the heck do you do? Well, you look at a few positives, mostly some good performances from Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, and Danny Duffy. We talked about some of those starts, plus we assessed the Mike […]

Bonus Audio: Clint Scoles Talks With Royals Scouting Director Lonnie Goldberg

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/08/bonus-audio-clint-scoles-talks-with-royals-scouting-director-lonnie-goldberg.mp3 The Royals entered the 2018 MLB Draft with more money available than any other team and loaded up on college pitching to pair with a promising group in A ball. To discuss the picks and the Royals’ approach, Clint Scoles of Baseball Prospectus Kansas City tracked down Lonnie Goldberg, Director of Scouting for the […]

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Draft Recap With Clint Scoles and A Sudden Trade (BP Kansas City Episode 103)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/07/draft-recap-with-clint-scoles-and-a-sudden-trade-bp-kansas-city-episode-103.mp3 A couple of weeks ago, we had Clint Scoles give us a preview of the Royals draft and now that the picks are all in, he joined us again to talk about the results. It’s an unexpected set of picks, but there’s talent there. Clint covers the big names, the approach, and what it […]

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Strikeouts and Homers and Hits, Oh My (BP Kansas City Episode 102)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/01/strikeouts-and-homers-and-hits-oh-my-bp-kansas-city-episode-102.mp3 The Royals had some success this week, including some solid pitching performances by Brad Keller, Danny Duffy, and Jason Hammel. We covered some of the recent DL moves and the way it’s shifted the pitching staff. We also discussed Jon Jay’s successful May, Hunter Dozier’s adjustment to the big leagues, and took another look […]

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Bright Spots and a Draft Preview With Clint Scoles (BP Kansas City 101)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/05/25/bright-spots-and-a-draft-preview-with-clint-scoles-bp-kansas-city-101.mp3 After a week off, we got caught up and despite a poor record, we sought out some bright spots through the first two months of the season, including a few emerging bullpenĀ arms, some developing trade value, “hacking” baseball strategy, and the optimism of baseball’s annual draft. To help prepare for this year’s draft, we […]

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Remembering the 2002 Royals (BP Kansas City Episode 100)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/05/11/remembering-the-2002-royals-bp-kansas-city-episode-100.mp3 This week is pretty special. One hundred episodes ago, we joined up with Baseball Prospectus Kansas City, so to commemorate the occasion, we dove into the vault and dug out some info on another notable 100: the 100-loss 2002 Royals. We discussed the plight of that injury-riddled, pitching-starved, manager-changing team and how it fits […]

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That Almost Counts As a Good Week (BP Kansas City Episode 99)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/05/03/that-almost-counts-as-a-good-week-bp-kansas-city-episode-99.mp3 Over the past week, the Royals went through a stretch that saw them win three out of four games. For this year’s team, that’s momentous. They’ve seen a few things settle down as the year has gone on. The bullpen is a little more stable, the starting pitching has been mostly good still, and […]

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Looking For Moments (BP Kansas City Episode 98)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/04/27/looking-for-moments-bp-kansas-city-episode-98.mp3 The Royals haven’t gotten into a groove yet, but help arrived this week, as Sal Perez and Alex Gordon both returned from the DL. That overlapped with a special return from old friend Lorenzo Cain, and, on the subject of returns, Ned Yost may return next year, and the next, and next… We discussed […]

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Race to the Bottom (BP Kansas City Episode 97)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/04/19/race-to-the-bottom-bp-kansas-city-episode-97.mp3 The Royals lost every game since our last episode. Some by blowout, some by blown save. Shaky offense, shaky bullpen, and not enough starting pitching. It’s rough. Is there help on the way? Well, things can probably only get better, right? There are some players performing in the minor leagues who could help and […]

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Injury Updates and Pitching Chatter (BP Kansas City Episode 96)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/04/13/injury-updates-and-pitching-chatter-bp-kansas-city-episode-96.mp3 Alex Gordon will miss some time with a torn labrum in his hip, and while he hasn’t been hitting this season so far, it still injects more uncertainty into the Royals lineup. Meanwhile, Salvador Perez might be returning sooner than expected? We discuss the lineup and the impact of these injuries, plus a potential […]