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So It Begins (BP Kansas City Episode 95)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/04/05/so-it-begins-bp-kansas-city-episode-95.mp3 Despite the weather, the Royals actually managed to get a couple games in during the first week of the MLB season. Now, the results? Not that great. We discussed the meaning of early-season stats – that is, that there isn’t much meaning yet – and what stood out from four chilly games. We also […]

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We Made It: Opening Day (BP Kansas City Episode 94)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/03/29/we-made-it-opening-day-bp-kansas-city-episode-94.mp3 That was a long offseason, and finally, after all the contract talks, trades, and other nonsense…the 2018 season begins. Of course, the Royals just learned that they’ll be without Salvador Perez after a torn MCL. The initial timeline is four to six weeks of recovery, so we discussed how the Royals may approach the […]

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2018’s Bold Predictions and Over/Under Bets (BP Kansas City Episode 93)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/03/23/2018s-bold-prediction-and-overunder-bets-bp-kansas-city-episode-93.mp3 It’s time for our 4th Annual Over/Under Extravaganza And Pancake Luncheon. After covering some of the roster news, Jeff and Mike call out some numbers and discuss whether they think certain Royals will end up over or under that mark. Simple! For instance, Baseball Prospectus projects Alex Gordon to bat .239 this year. Over […]

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Bonifacio’s Suspension and Camp Cuts (BP Kansas City Episode 92)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/03/16/bonifacios-suspension-and-camp-cuts-bp-kansas-city-episode-92.mp3 While the Royals cut down the roster at big league camp, Jorge Bonifacio got suspended and will miss half the season. Bonifacio’s suspension impacts playing time for a number of Royals we figure will be on the opening day roster, and we discuss those implications. We also looked at the first cuts in camp […]

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Tanks, But No Tanks (BP Kansas City Episode 91)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/03/09/tanks-but-no-tanks-bp-kansas-city-episode-91.mp3 The prevailing idea in baseball lately is that when your contending window closes, you carve it up and lose for a few years, but I guess nobody told Dayton Moore that. A week after signing Lucas Duda to a one-year deal, the Royals signed outfielder Jon Jay to a one-year deal as well. And […]

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Early Spring Roster Questions (BP Kansas City Episode 90)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/03/01/early-spring-roster-questions-bp-kansas-city-episode-90.mp3 In an effort to fill the gap left by Eric Hosmer, the Royals signed Lucas Duda to a one-year deal to play first base. But wait, what about Hunter Dozier? We cover Duda’s deal and Dozier’s fate, as well as taking a big picture look at the roster and who’s safe to make the […]

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End of An Era (BP Kansas City Episode 89)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/02/22/end-of-an-era-bp-kansas-city-episode-89.mp3 Well Eric Hosmer has made it official and his signing with the San Diego Padres moves the Royals into a true period of transition. We discussed his new contract and how it works for him and how the Royals come away with pretty good compensation, too. The next rebuild is underway and 2018 becomes […]

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MLBPA, PECOTA, and OMG (BP Kansas City Episode 88)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/02/08/mlbpa-pecota-and-omg-bp-kansas-city-episode-88.mp3 Pitchers and catchers report next week and many of the top free agents are still on the market. We discussed the pattern of skyrocketing salaries over the last decade and the stalemate we’re watching now, and what the future fallout might be. Of course, that leads to where the Royals stand in pursuit of […]

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Moves On Moves On Moves (BP Kansas City Episode 87)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/01/31/moves-on-moves-on-moves-bp-kansas-city-episode-87.mp3 Things are brewing now this offseason, especially for Lorenzo Cain who will not return to Kansas City after signing a deal with the Brewers. The Royals will get a draft pick as compensation, but that’s not all they’ve received this week. The Royals also brought back 2015 ALCS MVP Alcides Escobar. What does this […]

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What We Know About the 2018 Royals…For Now (BP Kansas City Episode 86)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/01/25/what-we-know-about-the-2018-royalsfor-now-bp-kansas-city-episode-86.mp3 We’ve waited all offseason for something to happen and finally, on Wednesday…okay still nothing happened, but the Hall of Fame inducted four new members and the Royals signed Ryan Goins. Beyond that, we decided to back away from guesses and speculation (mostly) and talk about who is on the Royals’ roster today, right now, […]