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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 […]

Who’s The All Star Here? (BP Kansas City Episode 106)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/29/whos-the-all-star-here-bp-kansas-city-episode-106.mp3 The Royals have had a terrible June and a miserable 2018, so when it comes to positive news, there isn’t a lot to report. The Royals did promote two significant prospects though, sending Khalil Lee to Double-A and Nicky Lopez to Triple-A. We discussed their significance and what might be reasonable expectations. Then we […]

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The Kelvin Herrera Trade (BP Kansas City Episode 105)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/21/the-kelvin-herrera-trade-bp-kansas-city-episode-105.mp3 With the Royals well below .500, the sell-off has started. It started a few weeks ago with Jon Jay, but he’s only got a couple of months as a Royal on his resume. Kelvin Herrera, however, has been a Royals since 2006 and now goes to the Washington Nationals. Herrera was such a huge […]

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So You Got Swept By the Reds… (BP Kansas City Episode 104)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/15/so-you-got-swept-by-the-reds-bp-kansas-city-episode-104.mp3 So your team just got shut out by the Reds. They’ve scored 23 runs in two weeks. What the heck do you do? Well, you look at a few positives, mostly some good performances from Ian Kennedy, Jason Hammel, and Danny Duffy. We talked about some of those starts, plus we assessed the Mike […]

Bonus Audio: Clint Scoles Talks With Royals Scouting Director Lonnie Goldberg

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/08/bonus-audio-clint-scoles-talks-with-royals-scouting-director-lonnie-goldberg.mp3 The Royals entered the 2018 MLB Draft with more money available than any other team and loaded up on college pitching to pair with a promising group in A ball. To discuss the picks and the Royals’ approach, Clint Scoles of Baseball Prospectus Kansas City tracked down Lonnie Goldberg, Director of Scouting for the […]

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Draft Recap With Clint Scoles and A Sudden Trade (BP Kansas City Episode 103)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/07/draft-recap-with-clint-scoles-and-a-sudden-trade-bp-kansas-city-episode-103.mp3 A couple of weeks ago, we had Clint Scoles give us a preview of the Royals draft and now that the picks are all in, he joined us again to talk about the results. It’s an unexpected set of picks, but there’s talent there. Clint covers the big names, the approach, and what it […]

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Strikeouts and Homers and Hits, Oh My (BP Kansas City Episode 102)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/01/strikeouts-and-homers-and-hits-oh-my-bp-kansas-city-episode-102.mp3 The Royals had some success this week, including some solid pitching performances by Brad Keller, Danny Duffy, and Jason Hammel. We covered some of the recent DL moves and the way it’s shifted the pitching staff. We also discussed Jon Jay’s successful May, Hunter Dozier’s adjustment to the big leagues, and took another look […]

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Bright Spots and a Draft Preview With Clint Scoles (BP Kansas City 101)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/05/25/bright-spots-and-a-draft-preview-with-clint-scoles-bp-kansas-city-101.mp3 After a week off, we got caught up and despite a poor record, we sought out some bright spots through the first two months of the season, including a few emerging bullpenĀ arms, some developing trade value, “hacking” baseball strategy, and the optimism of baseball’s annual draft. To help prepare for this year’s draft, we […]