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The World Baseball Classic and Royals Camp Cuts (BP Kansas City Episode 47)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/09/the-world-baseball-classic-and-royals-camp-cuts-bp-kansas-city-episode-47.mp3 The Royals’ big league camp is thinning out this week, as they made their first big cut, sending numerous players to minor league camp. Along with that, others are joining their countrymen for the World Baseball Classic. Jeff and Mike discussed both topics in this episode, including thoughts about the importance of the WBC, […]

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Regarding Quite a Lot of Pitchers (And Hosmer!) – BP KC Episode 45

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/02/23/regarding-quite-a-lot-of-pitchers-and-hosmer–bp-kc-episode-45.mp3 After two weeks off, we have returned to talk about a slew of signings that add depth and intrigue to the Royals’ pitching staff this spring. We discussed Seth Maness and his miracle surgery, Jason Hammel and his value, Travis Wood and Nathan Karns and the starting rotation battle, as well as youngsters Matt […]

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Rotation Depth Bodes Well For Royals

While this has been a quiet offseason for the Royals, I feel good about the rotation headed into the 2017 season. This is no small feat, because as we chronicled plenty here last season, the rotation was a big reason the 2016 Royals missed the playoffs and limped home with a .500 record. That excitement […]

Matt Strahm

Prospecting the Royals in 2017

Breaking down the Royals prospects is definitely an inexact science. The development path of each player is different player to player as we saw in the late blooming careers of Danny Duffy, Whit Merrifield and Cheslor Cuthbert last season in Kansas City or the ascension of Matt Strahm into his bullpen role.  Still, every season […]

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The DH and a Glance at Dayton Moore’s Offseason Record (BP KC Episode 34)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/11/17/the-dh-and-a-glance-at-dayton-moores-offseason-record-bp-kc-episode-34.mp3 Since Kendrys Morales signed with Toronto, we talked about how the Royals might fill the DH spot and if they can find the same production by rotating the players they have now…or if they need to go to the market to find a DH. We also talked about some prospect rankings, Dayton Moore’s first […]

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Diamonds in the Rough – Texas League Championship Game 3

NW Arkansas Naturals 4 Midland RockHounds 0 Midland leads series 2-1 (best of 5)  With the season on the brink the Naturals turned to their most impressive starter during the last month of their season and once again he delivered. Fireballing Josh Staumont who pitched NW Arkansas into the playoffs before pitching a fantastic game […]

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Diamonds in the Rough – Naturals Advance to Championship

NW Arkansas Naturals 3 Springfield Cardinals 2 F/10 NW wins series 3 -1 After three games of big offensive performances, the Naturals finished of the division series with some solid pitching. Starter Josh Staumont backed up his 12 strikeout performance last time out with another solid outing. The righty and the Cardinals starter each blanked […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 9-5-16

One affiliate advanced in the playoffs while another qualified for the postseason during a 2-4 day that saw three team’s seasons come to an end. HR Roll Call: Dusty Coleman (6), Ramon Torres (2), Luis Villegas 2 (5)  BP KC Hitter of the Day – Yeison Melo 5-6, 3R, 2-2b  BP KC Pitcher of the Day – […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-27-16

A rough day for the affiliates with just two wins in eight chances. HR Roll Call Nicky Lopez (6), Boo Vazquez (2) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Reymond Fuentes 3-4 3b, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Josh Staumont 5 IP 7 H 1 R 1 ER 2 BB 10 […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 8-6-16

4-4 record for the affiliates on Saturday. HR Roll Call Cristhian Vasquez (1) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Cristhian Vasquez 3-5 2R, 2b, HR, 2 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Rex Hill 5 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 6 K 3-3 GO-FO  Memphis Redbirds 6 Omaha […]