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Bye Bye Balboni (BP Kansas City Episode 71)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/09/21/bye-bye-balboni-bp-kansas-city-episode-71.mp3 Finally. After nearly three weeks of being stuck at #36, Mike Moustakas did the impossible, dethroning Steve Balboni as the Royals single-season home run record holder. On Wednesday night, just as we started recording, Moose hit home run #37 to set a new Royals record and we were excited. We discussed the significance of […]

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Bullpen Betrayal

What a meltdown. What a mess. The Royals bullpen lost another one on Tuesday night, a painful outcome for a team on the edge of a Wild Card race. (Let’s dispense with the fantasy this team is still in contention for the AL Central. If we’ve learned anything over these 119 games is that, while […]

Mike MInor

Deep Royals Bullpen Is Built For October

The Royals made it to the World Series in back-to-back seasons pretty recently. You may not remember this, but 2014 and 2015 were very special seasons in Kansas City. The Royals rode a ridiculous defense along with an unreal back of the bullpen to two straight American League pennants and a World Series trophy. It […]

Chris Young

The Royals’ Fifth Starter Problem

It’s never too early to look ahead to the offseason, at least not when your team is below .500 in mid-August. The Royals have lots of things to fix this winter: a popgun offense, a suddenly leaky bullpen, and a subpar rotation. I do think that some of the offensive problems will fix themselves; I […]