Offseason Updates and Team Needs (BP Kansas City Episode 79) This week, we get resolution on the Dayton Moore/Atlanta saga, plus a quick update on Ned Yost and his frightening fall from a tree. Then we looked at the key team needs, including a discussion of the potential of players moving positions, the likelihood of re-signing free agents, and maybe even another reunion. Subscribe […]

Changes and Uncertain Futures (BP Kansas City Episode 78) This week, we covered some 2017 Awards and the Royals who received qualifying offers (and reiterated their impact). We also looked at what’s ahead. The Royals are in transition, with players leaving, new coaches coming in, and some hints at drama behind the scenes. We knew this offseason would have some intrigue, but may […]

The Qualifying Offer And You! (BP Kansas City Episode 76) This week, a look at Collective Bargaining Agreements! Specifically, the qualifying offer. What is it? How is it applied? How does it matter for the Royals? In this episode, we tell you all about it, plus go through some of the Royals pending free agents and why the Royals would or would not extend […]

Reviewing Preseason Predictions (BP Kansas City Episode 75) Well, I suppose it’s time to hold ourselves accountable. Back during spring training, we predicted some over/under targets for certain players and reviewed them at midseason. With the 2017 season completed, it’s time to pay up. We are very much not perfect and the results show it. Still, we took the time in this […]

Memories (BP Kansas City Episode 73) This week was pretty simple. In this episode, we say goodbye to the foursome of Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, and Eric Hosmer, sharing our memories of their play, key moments, and what they meant to the last era of Royals baseball. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and BlogTalkRadio. You can also […]

That Week Was Not Nice (BP Kansas City Episode 69) That was…not a good week. The Royals got crushed by Cleveland and also went through an epic (and almost historic) scoring drought. And then Danny Duffy got into trouble. So, we try to pick up the pieces this week. We discuss Duffy’s DUI and how we’re processing it. We discuss the futility of the […]

Injuries and Bullpen Shakeups (BP Kansas City Episode 68) The Royals didn’t take advantage of a matchup with Cleveland but they haven’t really lost ground on the teams in the wild card race. Despite injuries, their September schedule will give them a shot at the playoffs, but they’re going to have to take charge themselves, rather than expect the league to help them […]

Stayin’ Alive (BP Kansas City Episode 67) The Royals haven’t played very well in August, but they’re hanging on. Despite their struggles, they’re still in view of a path to the playoffs and the next two weeks will shape their destiny. With half their games against Cleveland and a series against Wild Card contender Tampa Bay, the Royals will have a […]

Mood Swings (BP Kansas City Episode 66) The Royals have been on the Royalcoaster in the second half and while they’re still in the playoff hunt, there’s a lot going on to toy with all of our emotions. We got caught up and discussed the two trades the Royals made to bulk up their roster, as well as the other roster […]

Buy or Sell? (BP Kansas City Episode 65) The Royals have opened the second half in a pretty poor way, but they’re still a good week from jumping ahead of Cleveland. Still, with the way things go, should they sell? Should they buy? We look at the recent trade deadline deals to try to decipher what the Royals might expect if they […]