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The 40 Man Gauntlet (BP Kansas City Episode 119)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/11/29/the-40-man-gauntlet-bp-kansas-city-episode-119.mp3 The Royals took aim at locking down their 40 man roster, purchasing the contracts of three pitchers, claiming one and designating another for assignment. As they massage the roster, they also have some arbitration offers to consider. What will be the fate of Cheslor Cuthbert, Jesse Hahn, and Brian Flynn? Is new claim Conner […]

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The Pitching Hour (BP Kansas City Episode 118)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/11/15/the-pitching-hour-bp-kansas-city-episode-118.mp3 The Royals made a couple more moves since our last episode, so we recapped the dearly departed, including some minor league free agents. But with new free agents come new signings, so we discussed the signing of post-hype prospect Michael Ynoa to a minor-league deal. It’s low-risk, high-reward, which is right in line with […]

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An Early Look At The Offseason (BP Kansas City Episode 117)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/11/02/an-early-look-at-the-offseason-bp-kansas-city-episode-117.mp3 The 2018 season is over, and we’re now starting to see some transactions and roster decisions being made. For the Royals, their 2019 team is not likely to change that much from the team that ended 2018, but there are definite opportunities to improve the team for next year and beyond. We discussed how […]

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Holding Ourselves Accountable (BP Kansas City Episode 116)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/10/18/holding-ourselves-accountable-bp-kansas-city-episode-116.mp3 Every season, amidst the fun and games of spring training, we set some over/under marks for particular players and judge where we think they’ll land. This year, our array of predictions were hit and miss, but the journey is half the fun, right? We reviewed the predictions from March, what went right, what went […]

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Milestones (BP Kansas City Episode 115)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/09/27/milestones-bp-kansas-city-episode-115.mp3 For the fifth time in their history, the Royals have reached 100 losses. That’s not good, but we tried to add some perspective to the mark, in light of the Royals decent and much-more-watchable second half of the year. Along with that is the emergence of Whit Merrifield as a consistent and dynamic star, […]

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Second Half Stardom (BP Kansas City Episode 114)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/09/13/second-half-stardom-bp-kansas-city-episode-114.mp3 It’s been a difficult year, but the last month hasn’t been so bad. A number of Royals have started hitting, including surprises like Ryan O’Hearn, and a couple of pitchers have been great. It makes for a more entertaining second half and an encouraging finish to the season. We discuss Jakob Junis, Adalberto Mondesi, […]

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Look Lively (BP Kansas City Episode 113)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/09/06/look-lively-bp-kansas-city-episode-113.mp3 This week we covered the end of Danny Duffy’s season and the impact his varied ailments might have on him going forward. We also talked about the shifting perception of his contract and trade value. In other injury news, we expressed disappointment in Jorge Soler’s setback during his rehab stint. After a strong start, […]

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Awaiting The Call-ups (BP Kansas City Episode 112)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/08/30/awaiting-the-call-ups-bp-kansas-city-episode-112.mp3 On Wednesday, the Royals traded Lucas Duda for cash, opening up a roster spot just in time for September call-ups to start showing up. We discussed Duda’s storied legacy in Kansas City from Day One to now. With the roster spot, a whole batch of minor leaguers could be called up to the majors, […]

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Turning a Corner (BP Kansas City Episode 111)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/08/16/turning-a-corner-bp-kansas-city-episode-111.mp3 Ya know, Luke Hochevar wasn’t the All-Star we may have hoped for after being the first overall selection in the 2006 draft, but he had his moments in his Royals career. We discussed his recent retirement and the up and down career Hoch experienced with the Royals. We also discussed some of the recent […]

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The New Guys (BP Kansas City Episode 110)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/08/02/the-new-guys-bp-kansas-city-episode-110.mp3 Mike Moustakas has been traded, but the world keeps turning. While we say goodbye to Moose, we say hello to Brett Phillips and Jorge Lopez, two former top-100 prospects who are ready for the big leagues right now. Is it the right move? Should the Royals have gotten younger prospects? And anyway, how does […]