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RECAP: These are the times that try men’s souls

Note: I wrote this under the influence of severe nighttime cold/cough medicine, as opposed to my usual glass of whiskey. Recalibrate your expectations accordingly. Jose Berrios and Danny Duffy was a legitimate by-God pitcher’s duel. It was an old-school throwback to the days when the Twins and Royals competed against one another for supremacy in […]

May 20, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier (17) singles in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium. The Yankees won 10-1. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Royals Progress Report

The 2018 season for the big league Royals was never meant to be a championship season. It was never meant to provide thrilling moments in August and September. It was never meant to provide even a glimmer of hope that the team could even be in contention at the one-third mark. Sure nobody in the […]

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Third Annual BP Kansas City Predictions

As we do every year at BP Kansas City, we’re here on Opening Day to predict the future. This doesn’t mean that you should skip watching this season, you just know ahead of time how things will turn out. If you’re okay with spoilers, read ahead. In addition to division winners, wild cards and World Series […]

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Play The Kids

If it were me, Ryan O’Hearn would be the Royal tasked with replacing Eric Hosmer. And while that in itself would be enough to be getting on with if you’re O’Hearn, there’s Nick Pratto nipping at your heels and really, aren’t first basemen the most interchangeable pieces on a baseball chessboard? Isn’t that why Hunter […]

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The Royals are tanking at tanking

They lost three of their top four bats. They have a pair of bloated contracts on the books for at least two more years. Their once vaunted bullpen carries more questions than answers. In baseball 2018, this is justification for a rebuild. Or, if you prefer a cruder word, a tank. Bless Dayton Moore’s baseball […]