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On Rebuilding (BP Kansas City Episode 82)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/12/14/on-rebuilding-bp-kansas-city-episode-82.mp3 The writing is on the wall, and it sure looks like the Royals will look to rebuild this offseason. So far, they haven’t made many moves, but those could be coming. Some names are obvious. Some…surprising. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and BlogTalkRadio. You can also download this episode here¬†(mp3). Follow the Vault […]

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Our Winter Wish List (BP Kansas City Episode 81)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/12/07/our-winter-wish-list-bp-kansas-city-episode-81.mp3 This week, Jeff returned at 100% and we covered a little bit of the offseason action that’s happened in the last week. The Royals signed two pitchers: Wily Peralta and minor leaguer Yefri Del Rosario. What were our first impressions? Just so happens that we tell you in the first half of the show! […]

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The Hot Stove Is Lit? (BP Kansas City Episode 80)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/12/01/the-hot-stove-is-lit-bp-kansas-city-episode-80.mp3 This week, Jeff was out fighting off a nasty cold so Mike flew solo. There hasn’t been much happening yet this offseason, for the Royals or anyone else. But Kansas City did protect some players from the Rule 5 Draft, and they have arbitration decisions due on Friday as you listen to this episode. […]

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Offseason Updates and Team Needs (BP Kansas City Episode 79)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/11/16/offseason-updates-and-team-needs-bp-kansas-city-episode-79.mp3 This week, we get resolution on the Dayton Moore/Atlanta saga, plus a quick update on Ned Yost and his frightening fall from a tree. Then we looked at the key team needs, including a discussion of the potential of players moving positions, the likelihood of re-signing free agents, and maybe even another reunion. Subscribe […]

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Changes and Uncertain Futures (BP Kansas City Episode 78)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/11/10/changes-and-uncertain-futures-bp-kansas-city-episode-78.mp3 This week, we covered some 2017 Awards and the Royals who received qualifying offers (and reiterated their impact). We also looked at what’s ahead. The Royals are in transition, with players leaving, new coaches coming in, and some hints at drama behind the scenes. We knew this offseason would have some intrigue, but may […]

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An Upside Down Offseason Begins (BP Kansas City Episode 77)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/11/02/an-upside-down-offseason-begins-bp-kansas-city-episode-77.mp3 With the Astros win in the World Series, the 2017 season has concluded. That means that Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas and others are officially free agents. We covered the next steps: the general timeline for the next month, the offseason milestones ahead, and what to keep in mind. We also discussed some […]

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The Qualifying Offer And You! (BP Kansas City Episode 76)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/10/26/the-qualifying-offer-and-you-bp-kansas-city-episode-76.mp3 This week, a look at Collective Bargaining Agreements! Specifically, the qualifying offer. What is it? How is it applied? How does it matter for the Royals? In this episode, we tell you all about it, plus go through some of the Royals pending free agents and why the Royals would or would not extend […]

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Reviewing Preseason Predictions (BP Kansas City Episode 75)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/10/19/reviewing-preseason-predictions-bp-kansas-city-episode-75.mp3 Well, I suppose it’s time to hold ourselves accountable. Back during spring training, we predicted some over/under targets for certain players and reviewed them at midseason. With the 2017 season completed, it’s time to pay up. We are very much not perfect and the results show it. Still, we took the time in this […]

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Times They Are A-Changin’ (BP Kansas City Episode 74)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/10/12/times-they-are-a-changin-bp-kansas-city-episode-74.mp3 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? […]

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Memories (BP Kansas City Episode 73)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/10/04/memories-bp-kansas-city-episode-73.mp3 This week was pretty simple. In this episode, we say goodbye to the foursome of Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, and Eric Hosmer, sharing our memories of their play, key moments, and what they meant to the last era of Royals baseball. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and BlogTalkRadio. You can also […]