Jun 8, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) bats against the Texas Rangers during the game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals vs. Houston Astros, June 15-17

Next up for the Royals is the defending world champion Houston Astros, so I guess you could say that it can always get worse. The Astros probably aren’t too surprised to find themselves in a battle for first place, but I doubt they expected it to be with the Mariners. Their rotation has been outstanding […]

May 3, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea (55) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals at Oakland Athletics, June 7-10

The Oakland Athletics missed the Royals so much after their weekend stay in Kansas City that they’re inviting the boys in blue to the bay for a four-game set to hang out some more. We just learned about the A’s last weekend, so there’s nothing I can tell you here that you didn’t read six […]

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Strikeouts and Homers and Hits, Oh My (BP Kansas City Episode 102)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/06/01/strikeouts-and-homers-and-hits-oh-my-bp-kansas-city-episode-102.mp3 The Royals had some success this week, including some solid pitching performances by Brad Keller, Danny Duffy, and Jason Hammel. We covered some of the recent DL moves and the way it’s shifted the pitching staff. We also discussed Jon Jay’s successful May, Hunter Dozier’s adjustment to the big leagues, and took another look […]

May 20, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier (17) singles in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium. The Yankees won 10-1. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Royals Progress Report

The 2018 season for the big league Royals was never meant to be a championship season. It was never meant to provide thrilling moments in August and September. It was never meant to provide even a glimmer of hope that the team could even be in contention at the one-third mark. Sure nobody in the […]

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Series Preview: Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, May 28-30

The Royals return home and face off against the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 2018. After surprising last season, the Twins were expecting to take another step forward this year but that hasn’t come to fruition just yet. They’ve dealt with a few injuries, losing Jason Castro, Joe Mauer, Miguel Sano, Byron Buxon […]

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Bright Spots and a Draft Preview With Clint Scoles (BP Kansas City 101)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/05/25/bright-spots-and-a-draft-preview-with-clint-scoles-bp-kansas-city-101.mp3 After a week off, we got caught up and despite a poor record, we sought out some bright spots through the first two months of the season, including a few emerging bullpen arms, some developing trade value, “hacking” baseball strategy, and the optimism of baseball’s annual draft. To help prepare for this year’s draft, we […]