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Injuries and Bullpen Shakeups (BP Kansas City Episode 68)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/08/24/injuries-and-bullpen-shakeups-bp-kansas-city-episode-68.mp3 The Royals didn’t take advantage of a matchup with Cleveland but they haven’t really lost ground on the teams in the wild card race. Despite injuries, their September schedule will give them a shot at the playoffs, but they’re going to have to take charge themselves, rather than expect the league to help them […]

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Friday Notes

Maybe the Royals have weathered the latest storm, ending their five-game losing streak on the road trip and then winning three of their last four. Of course, with the way the bullpen has thrown, it might not really matter in the long run. We’re at the point now where the long run isn’t really the […]

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Bullpen Betrayal

What a meltdown. What a mess. The Royals bullpen lost another one on Tuesday night, a painful outcome for a team on the edge of a Wild Card race. (Let’s dispense with the fantasy this team is still in contention for the AL Central. If we’ve learned anything over these 119 games is that, while […]

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Singles Night

The Big Blue Machine rolled into Baltimore itching for a fight, but couldn’t solve a pitcher with a 6.93 ERA and were walked off into the harbor. It was the second loss on the road trip, both of which were walkoffs that were ignited by the formerly reliable Joakim Soria. It has not been a […]

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Deep Royals Bullpen Is Built For October

The Royals made it to the World Series in back-to-back seasons pretty recently. You may not remember this, but 2014 and 2015 were very special seasons in Kansas City. The Royals rode a ridiculous defense along with an unreal back of the bullpen to two straight American League pennants and a World Series trophy. It […]

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Reviewing First Half Predictions (BP Kansas City Episode 64)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/07/13/reviewing-first-half-predictions-bp-kansas-city-episode-64.mp3 In this week’s episode, we went back and reviewed our over/under predictions that we made last March to see what we’ve gotten right and wrong so far this season. We also discussed some recent pitching news, reviewed some All-Star Game info, and talked about what needs the Royals may have for the second half […]