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3rd Annual Over/Under Extravaganza (BP Kansas City Episode 49)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/23/3rd-annual-overunder-extravaganza-bp-kansas-city-episode-49.mp3 Six years ago this week, we started this podcast, so to commemorate it, we brought on an old friend and the founder of our show, Troy Olsen. We shared some memories and talked about Royals baseball. In the second segment, Jeff and Mike unveiled their 3rd annual batch of Over/Under predictions for a number […]

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Surprises From Surprise (BP Kansas City Episode 48)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/16/surprises-from-surprise-bp-kansas-city-episode-48.mp3 This week, a look at some surprising performers in Royals spring training. From Raul Mondesi to Jorge Bonifacio and Scott Alexander to Yender Caramo. These guys are putting themselves on the radar for opening day, or at least another look later in the year. We also talked about the injury to Salvador Perez in […]

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The World Baseball Classic and Royals Camp Cuts (BP Kansas City Episode 47)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/09/the-world-baseball-classic-and-royals-camp-cuts-bp-kansas-city-episode-47.mp3 The Royals’ big league camp is thinning out this week, as they made their first big cut, sending numerous players to minor league camp. Along with that, others are joining their countrymen for the World Baseball Classic. Jeff and Mike discussed both topics in this episode, including thoughts about the importance of the WBC, […]

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Sizing Up Royals Spring Training Battles (BP Kansas City Episode 46)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/03/sizing-up-royals-spring-training-battles-bp-kansas-city-episode-46.mp3 This week, we looked at the first week of spring training and the early signs regarding some spring training position battles. There aren’t many, but second base has a trio (a quartet!?) of players who could see time there in 2017. We discuss Raul Mondesi, Christian Colon, Whit Merrifield, and – hey, it could […]

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Regarding Quite a Lot of Pitchers (And Hosmer!) – BP KC Episode 45

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/02/23/regarding-quite-a-lot-of-pitchers-and-hosmer–bp-kc-episode-45.mp3 After two weeks off, we have returned to talk about a slew of signings that add depth and intrigue to the Royals’ pitching staff this spring. We discussed Seth Maness and his miracle surgery, Jason Hammel and his value, Travis Wood and Nathan Karns and the starting rotation battle, as well as youngsters Matt […]

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Brandon Moss and the Search For Dingers (BP Kansas City Episode 44)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/02/02/brandon-moss-and-the-search-for-dingers-bp-kansas-city-episode-44.mp3 The Royals added some pop to their lineup – again – by signing Brandon Moss to a two-year deal. We discussed his contract, his strengths and weaknesses, and the addition of some power and patience to the Royals’ lineup in 2017. We also discussed what might come next, as Dayton Moore has said he […]

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Remembering Yordano (BP Kansas City Episode 43)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/01/26/remembering-yordano-bp-kansas-city-episode-43.mp3 In this episode, we simply reflect on the life and career of Yordano Ventura in light of his tragic death at the age of 25. We’ll be back to business as usual next week, but for now, we wanted to share our thoughts about the tragedy in hopes that it helps others remember. Follow […]

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The Duffman Signeth (BP Kansas City Episode 42)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/01/19/the-duffman-signeth-bp-kansas-city-episode-42.mp3 Don your finest bear suit, put on some sweet jams, and have a gnar time listening to Jeff and Mike talk about Danny Duffy and his new contract. We spent time on this show to talk about Danny Duffy’s career to this point, his commitment to the Royals, and what might lie ahead for […]

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Shaking Up The Band (BP Kansas City Episode 41)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/01/12/shaking-up-the-band-bp-kansas-city-episode-41.mp3 So after a pretty quiet offseason, the Royals started to make a few moves. In the last week, the big move was trading longtime Royal Jarrod Dyson to Seattle for right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns. As a fan, it’s a tough move because Dyson has been in the organization so long and has had so […]

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Small Moves, Big Impact? (BP Kansas City Episode 40)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/01/05/small-moves-big-impact-bp-kansas-city-episode-40.mp3 The Royals were a little busier over the last week, reportedly signing pitchers Bobby Parnell and Jonathan Sanchez – yes, that Jonathan Sanchez – to minor league deals. Then they traded a minor league pitcher for catcher-turned-outfielder-slash-likely DH Peter O’Brien. We talked about how likely any of these moves are to impact the 2017 […]