Friday Notes

Friday Notes

You know, in a way I don’t want the baseball season to end because I obviously love baseball. I wouldn’t be writing here and on Twitter and all that talking baseball if I didn’t. I’d be in favor of a 45-game World Series this season just to keep the game rolling for as long as […]

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Debating Upcoming Roster Decisions (BP Kansas City Episode 30)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/10/20/debating-upcoming-roster-decisions-bp-kansas-city-episode-30.mp3 This week, we wanted to take a look at the upcoming offseason and started by checking out potential departures after 2016. This lead to the potential approach to some mutual options in player contracts, the strategy about issuing the qualifying offer, and the fate of a few players after this season and after 2017. […]

MLB: Spring Training-Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics

U.L.’s Toothpick: Steve Balboni’s Record, And The Players Who Almost Broke It

If you’re reading this, you probably know that Steve Balboni still holds the Royals’ single-season home run mark with 36, set back in 1985. Even though we all know Kauffman Stadium isn’t a homer-friendly park, it’s still kind of funny that the record has stood for more than 30 years and yet is rather low. […]

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Feels Like The First Time (BP Kansas City Episode 27)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/09/30/feels-like-the-first-time-bp-kansas-city-episode-27.mp3 The Royals were officially eliminated from playoff contention this week, so we tried to put the 2016 season in perspective as it approaches its end. In the second segment, Jeff and Mike shared their memories of the first Royals game they attended (or, at least, the game they were old enough to remember going […]

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One Week Left

I had forgotten this feeling. It’s a weird one. At the end of a season without the postseason, it’s always sort of a relief that the year is over. If you’re like me, you can’t look away even though there’s not a ton to look toward. But at the same time, while it’s a relief […]

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Milestones (BP Kansas City Episode 26)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/09/22/milestones-bp-kansas-city-episode-26.mp3 So the Royals are going to miss the playoffs, but the Royals are still giving fans some things to watch out for. Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales are aiming to become the second set of teammates in Royals history to each hit 25 homers and drive in 100 runs in the same year, Danny […]