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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deck the Halls (of Fame) – (BP KC Episode 39)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/12/22/deck-the-halls-of-fame–bp-kc-episode-39.mp3 While the hot stove cools off for the holidays, the baseball world seems preoccupied with Hall of Fame ballots. So we discussed our views on baseball’s Hall of Fame and who on this year’s ballot deserves to make it and how we’d vote. In our second segment, we pivoted to discuss the Royals Hall […]

How Do You Spell Relief? (BP KC Episode 38)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/12/15/how-do-you-spell-relief-bp-kc-episode-38.mp3 The rumor mill has stopped churning out tidbits for now, so Jeff and Mike made a wishlist of three relievers each who they’d like to see the Royals go after this offseason. We weighed some pros and cons for each and wondered if the payroll freed up by the Wade Davis trade would allow […]

The CBA and You (BP KC Episode 36)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/12/02/the-cba-and-you-bp-kc-episode-36.mp3 Baseball avoided another work stoppage and agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, and while it’s not dramatically different, there are notable differences from the system you may have gotten used to over the past five years of the current agreement. So we covered those details and ins and outs, and related them to […]