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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, Brendon Little Edition

As I further look into draft prospects for the Royals, I must remind you that this front office hasn’t been scared of employing strategies in an attempt to garner further talent in the later rounds behind their first selection. While many remember the 2013 draft when KC chose Hunter Dozier with Sean Manaea on their minds […]

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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 […]

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Shaking Up The Band (BP Kansas City Episode 41)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/01/12/shaking-up-the-band-bp-kansas-city-episode-41.mp3 So after a pretty quiet offseason, the Royals started to make a few moves. In the last week, the big move was trading longtime Royal Jarrod Dyson to Seattle for right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns. As a fan, it’s a tough move because Dyson has been in the organization so long and has had so […]

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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 2018 Royals: Probably Better Than You Think

I told a few people the other day that the Royals are “logically eliminated, not mathematically eliminated” from postseason contention; sure, there is a path to the playoffs, but it involves so many what-ifs and need-this-and-thats that it is only a slightly better bet than a lottery ticket. There will be plenty of time to […]