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 […]

The DH and a Glance at Dayton Moore’s Offseason Record (BP KC Episode 34)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/11/17/the-dh-and-a-glance-at-dayton-moores-offseason-record-bp-kc-episode-34.mp3 Since Kendrys Morales signed with Toronto, we talked about how the Royals might fill the DH spot and if they can find the same production by rotating the players they have now…or if they need to go to the market to find a DH. We also talked about some prospect rankings, Dayton Moore’s first […]

Options and Showcases … and Some Politics (BP Kansas City Episode 33)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/11/10/options-and-showcases-and-some-politics-bp-kansas-city-episode-33.mp3 Disclaimer: We ended up talking a bit about the Election, so if you want to skip right to the baseball, jump to the 45 minute mark. We didn’t exactly hold back, so if you’re oversaturated with it, feel free to skip this week. The Royals made some decisions on mutual options and other contract […]

Bullpens, Bargaining, Battlestar Galactica (BP Kansas City Episode 32)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/11/04/bullpens-bargaining-battlestar-galactica-bp-kansas-city-episode-32.mp3 The 2016 baseball season is over. The Royals have handed over their crown. So now, it’s time to look at the offseason. First, we talked about the evolution of bullpens and if we think the usage of Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, et al signal a new approach to watch for in 2017, or if […]

Comparing the Champs with Curt Nelson (BP Kansas City Episode 31)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/10/27/comparing-the-champs-with-curt-nelson-bp-kansas-city-episode-31.mp3 In this episode, we’re sharing some insight from Curt Nelson, Director of the Royals Hall of Fame. Nelson talked with us about Alex Gordon’s impact on the franchise, as well as the greatest Royals playoff moments, retiring numbers of Royals greats, and a comparison of the 1985 and 2015 World Series Championship teams. Follow […]

Playoff Deja Vu (BP Kansas City Episode 29)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/10/13/playoff-deja-vu-bp-kansas-city-episode-29.mp3 The Cubs’ win over the Giants in Game 4 felt…familiar. So on the one year anniversary of the Royals’ comeback win over the Astros, Jeff and Mike reminisced a bit about Royals comebacks, added a little about bullpen usage, and really just shot the breeze about interesting playoff matchups. We also borrowed a question […]

Feels Like The First Time (BP Kansas City Episode 27)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/09/30/feels-like-the-first-time-bp-kansas-city-episode-27.mp3 The Royals were officially eliminated from playoff contention this week, so we tried to put the 2016 season in perspective as it approaches its end. In the second segment, Jeff and Mike shared their memories of the first Royals game they attended (or, at least, the game they were old enough to remember going […]

Milestones (BP Kansas City Episode 26)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/09/22/milestones-bp-kansas-city-episode-26.mp3 So the Royals are going to miss the playoffs, but the Royals are still giving fans some things to watch out for. Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales are aiming to become the second set of teammates in Royals history to each hit 25 homers and drive in 100 runs in the same year, Danny […]

So It Goes (BP Kansas City Episode 25)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/09/15/so-it-goes-bp-kansas-city-episode-25.mp3 Have a seat. I don’t want to break this news to you, but the Royals are probably not going to make the playoffs again in 2016. In this episode, we look at why that is. Yes, some of that is Joakim Soria, who, of late, has been bad in key situations. Some of that […]