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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 […]

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Second Half Starts and MooseWatch (BP Kansas City Episode 109)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/07/26/second-half-starts-and-moosewatch-bp-kansas-city-episode-109.mp3 The All-Star Break was good to the Royals and they came back somewhat rejuvenated in the second half. We discussed their positive week back, and the impact of some good, young starting pitching leading the way. Can it hold up in Yankee Stadium? We also discussed Mike Moustakas and his potential trade suitors. The […]

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Revisiting Preseason Predictions (BP Kansas City Episode 108)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/07/19/revisiting-preseason-predictions-bp-kansas-city-episode-108.mp3 The Royals limped…crawled…technically made it to the All-Star break and are on pace for a franchise-worst record. There weren’t a lot of positives in the first half, but Jeff and Mike made some predictions in March and had to check on the status of those calls at the break. We discussed Jorge Soler, Alex […]

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The Legacy of a Royal All Star (BP Kansas City Episode 107)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/07/12/the-legacy-of-a-royal-all-star-bp-kansas-city-episode-107.mp3 The way this season has gone, it’s a miracle the Royals get an All-Star representative (even if it’s in the rules that they do…) but we discussed Sal Perez as this year’s sole representative. He gets a sixth appearance in a row, despite a rough stat line. But that’s the type of year it’s […]