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Trade Winds

With general manager Dayton Moore on the brief road trip to Detroit, he’s making the rounds speaking to the media. Naturally, the hot topic du jour is the trade deadline looming about a month from now. Will the Royals sell? Is it possible they’ll buy? You know what they say about making trade deadline assumptions […]

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Speed Thrills

If you’ve been following along with the data revolution that is Statcast, you’re aware that they released a new metric on Tuesday. Sprint Speed is a measurement in terms of “feet per second in a player’s fastest one-second window.” A full explanation can be found here, but the ft/sec calculation makes sense, given that baseball […]

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The Juice From The Kansas City Power Company

On Wednesday in San Francisco, the Royals went 1-14 with runners in scoring position. If you didn’t know anything from the game other than that tidbit, you’d probably assume there weren’t a lot of runs provided by the Kansas City nine. Except it didn’t quite work that way. The Royals plated seven runs total. The […]

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Swingers

Wednesday saw the Royals win their second game in their last three, with the offense breaking out in a big way. Well, big for the Royals. Still, it felt cathartic. That’s what happens when the team carries the worst record in baseball – along with the lowest run total. According to Statcast, the Royals hit […]

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Early Season Questions Remain (BP Kansas City Episode 53)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/04/20/homestand-questions-remain-bp-kansas-city-episode-53.mp3 The Royals ran into a four-game winning streak, but their offensive numbers wouldn’t make you believe it. Despite a mostly successful homestand, there are still some stragglers in the lineup. Jeff and Mike discussed Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon, and a little more about Raul Mondesi and what kinds of things they can do to […]

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Spring Training Questions: How Do the Royals Stay Healthy?

The Royals don’t have a ton of questions this spring, but there are a few. So far, I’ve looked at what the Royals are going to do with Cheslor Cuthbert and how a healthy Kyle Zimmer fits into this team’s plans for 2017. On the former, we still don’t know the answer. On the latter, […]