Jul 5, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland (56) delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Bargain Bullpen Bodies

It’s pretty clear that even though the Royals aren’t likely to spend much money that they’ll look to reinforce a bullpen that had way too many leaks in it. Actually that’s not a very fair characterization. A leak implies there were just some holes. It was way worse than that. And so, as the Royals […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]