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Rough Waves Ahead (BP Kansas City Episode 57)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/05/25/rough-waves-ahead-bp-kansas-city-episode-57.mp3 The Royals passed the quarter pole of the 2017 season and so far have been consistently inconsistent. The rough patches have them looking up at the rest of the American League and there’s a lot of work to do to turn it around. Can they? It’s going to take some help but that help […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Austin Beck Edition

Early in the GMDM tenure, the Royals draft directors spotted high school prep position players to turn the languishing franchise around. The selections of Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer changed the fortunes of the team from the low minors all the way up to the biggest stage in the World Series. The Royals spent big on […]

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Oh Player, Some Day We’ll Get It Together (BP KC Episode 55)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/05/05/oh-player-some-day-well-get-it-together-bp-kc-episode-55.mp3 Well, there are signs of some life on the Royals, but they’re still digging their way out of early season slumps and futility. We discussed some of the recent bright spots, like an Eric Hosmer hitting streak and Jorge Soler’s performance in Triple-A (and pending recall from a rehab assignment). We talked about Lorenzo […]

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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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Trading Places

After another tough weekend for the Royals, the question seems to be more of a when than an if they’ll be unloading their key free agents. Sitting at 7-16 and drifting farther out of the playoff picture at a far quicker rate than anyone expected, the organization will face some tough questions. As you know, Lorenzo […]

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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 […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

One of the beauties of baseball season is how long “it’s early.” At some point, things flip and everything that’s happening has relevance, but that moment sort of catches everyone off guard. All discussions begin with “It’s early, but…” until they don’t. I say this to remind everyone that it’s early, but the returns on […]