Let’s Get Crazy (BP Kansas City Episode 61)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/22/lets-get-crazy-bp-kansas-city-episode-61.mp3 Hours after Salvador Perez hit a game-winning grand slam against Boston, Jeff and Mike talked about the Royals’ improved play since the start of May and if it’s too crazy to buy into a potential playoff run. We discussed home run paces, the next couple months of schedules, and how weird and fun it […]

The Draft, Plus Strahm’s Shot and Moose’s Balboni Chase (BPKC Episode 60)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/15/the-draft-plus-strahms-shot-and-mooses-balboni-chase-bpkc-episode-60.mp3 The Royals have been playing well and scoring runs finally. A big part of that has been the power bat of Mike Moustakas. We discussed his continuing chase for Steve Balboni’s club record of 36 homers in a season, including some thoughts on his future past the trade deadline. We also talked about Matt […]

Deep Thoughts (BP Kansas City Episode 59)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/06/08/deep-thoughts-bp-kansas-city-episode-59.mp3 After the Royals came back against Houston to win on Tuesday, it felt a little more like the recent Hey Day of the Dayton Moore era than what we’ve seen so far in 2017. The game also highlighted the improved performance of late of Whit Merrifield, Eric Hosmer, and others. On top of that, […]

Smoke and Mirrors (BP Kansas City Episode 56)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/05/11/smoke-and-mirrors-bp-kansas-city-episode-56.mp3 The Royals have hit a little better in May but Ned Yost is still working on how to jumpstart the offense. So he went back to an old trick and put Alcides Escobar at leadoff. We talked about “Esky Magic” and why it’s silly if you’re taking it seriously. After the break, we talked […]

Digging a Hole (BP Kansas City Episode 54)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/04/27/digging-a-hole-bp-kansas-city-episode-54.mp3 The Royals went winless since our last episode, largely due to continued struggles at the plate. How can they work out of it? What’s the biggest issue? When do you start to worry (or are you already?)? We tried to address those questions, including what has to happen going forward for the Royals to […]

Almost Go Time (BP Kansas City Episode 50)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/31/almost-go-time-bp-kansas-city-episode-50.mp3 It’s been an active winter for the Royals, full of difficult decisions and even more difficult emotions. On Monday, however, it’s time for another baseball season and Opening Day. We discussed the sneaky potential in the starting rotation, the depth of the lineup, and the makeup of the bullpen and what the season may […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]