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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 […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 8-12-16

A 3-5 day for the affiliates with all four full season teams losing. HR Roll Call Gabriel Cancel (3), Cristhian Vasquez (2), Nathan Esposito (2), Cal Jones (2), Angel Medina (3)  BP KC Hitter of the Day – Cristhian Vasquez 2-4 2R, HR, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Eric Skoglund 6 […]

Diamonds

Diamonds in the Rough 8-2-16

A 5-2 day with three wins in extra innings on Tuesday. HR Roll Call Dennicher Carrasco (5) BP KC Hitter of the Day – Corey Toups 3-6 2R, 2b, 3 RBI BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Mike Minor 3.1 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 5 K 4-0 GO-FO 63p/45k […]