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The season has lasted eight full days and the Royals have played four games. That alone makes any kind of significant analysis difficult, and when you add in the abnormally cold weather, it’s hard to come to any real conclusions this soon. The only thing I think I can say definitively is that I still […]

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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 […]

Aug 22, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (41) pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

For Starters, the Royals Might Be Okay

In one week, Royals pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in Surprise to begin the 2018 season. There are an inordinate number of questions left to be asked and answered, but one area where I think the Royals may be surprisingly sound is in their starting rotation, at least as of this particular […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 7-24-17

Reviewing the Trade – The Royals made a move on Monday, flipping a controllable and injured pitcher in Matt Strahm, struggling lefty Travis Wood and rookie league infielder Esteury Ruiz in exchange for Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter. Checkout what David Lesky wrote about it here. In my opinion, the loss of Strahm […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 6-5-17

The Royals affiliates went 3-0 with a win in the Dominican Summer League by the rookie squad. HR Roll Call: Jorge Soler (5), Bubba Starling (3), Brandon Downes (4), Ismaldo Rodriguez (2) BPKC Hitter of the Day: Bubba Starling 2-3, HR, 2b BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Miguel Almonte 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, […]

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Diamonds in the Rough 5-15-17

Two wins and a loss for the affiliates after scoreless starts from both the High-A and Low-A starting pitchers. HR Roll Call: None BPKC Hitter of the Day: Elier Hernandez 3-4, 2-2b, 3 RBI  BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Scott Blewett 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 9-6 GO-FO   […]