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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 […]

Mike MInor

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 […]

Joakim Soria

Soria’s Revenge

Joakim Soria is good again. At least he has been to this point. In 15 appearances spanning 15.2 innings, he’s given up five runs (four earned) on 12 hits. He’s struck out an excellent 24 and walked seven. He has a 2.30 ERA, a 1.74 DRA, a 1.28 FIP and a very good number for basically […]

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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 […]