May 30, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals vs. Cincinnati Reds, June 12-13

The Royals get to welcome in a team in their current class in the Cincinnati Reds as they play a quick two-game set as the first part of a home and home series against the National League Club. The Reds are actually a sort of interesting team because they have multiple star-level offensive players. The […]

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 […]

Apr 17, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie (8) celebrates with first baseman Matt Olson (28) after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals vs. Oakland Athletics, June 1-3

The Royals are red-hot (for them) and welcome in the Oakland Athletics for a three-game weekend set. The A’s are on the upswing, but not quite there yet, though they do have a talented roster with an offense that should honestly be better than it has been, a rotation featuring some promising young arms and […]

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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 9, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara (30) follows thru on a walk off solo home run in the 10th inning against the Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Series Preview: Royals at Texas Rangers, May 24-27

It’s now on to Texas for the Royals where they’ll take on the worst team in the AL West in a four-game battle that could have major ramifications on the 2019 MLB Draft. The Rangers are one of the worst hitting teams in the league but have sequenced well enough that they’ve scored a few […]

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Jason Hammel is sick of this shift

Jason Hammel does not care for the shift. Jason Hammel gave up several soft hits through open spots in the shift tonight. He railed against the shift postgame. “I’ll probably get backlash tomorrow.. But I’m tired of it.” — Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) May 23, 2018 The comments came on Tuesday night, following an outing where […]