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Early Season Questions Remain (BP Kansas City Episode 53)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/04/20/homestand-questions-remain-bp-kansas-city-episode-53.mp3 The Royals ran into a four-game winning streak, but their offensive numbers wouldn’t make you believe it. Despite a mostly successful homestand, there are still some stragglers in the lineup. Jeff and Mike discussed Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon, and a little more about Raul Mondesi and what kinds of things they can do to […]

Friday Notes

Friday Notes

One of the beauties of baseball season is how long “it’s early.” At some point, things flip and everything that’s happening has relevance, but that moment sort of catches everyone off guard. All discussions begin with “It’s early, but…” until they don’t. I say this to remind everyone that it’s early, but the returns on […]

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Early Struggles, Early Moves (BP Kansas City Episode 52)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/04/13/early-struggles-early-moves-bp-kansas-city-episode-52.mp3 The Royals bullpen hasn’t been very strong. The offense has looked rough. It’s not ideal. So the Royals made a couple of moves to give Matt Strahm a break and get some fresh arms in town. Curiously, their struggling second baseman Raul Mondesi isn’t drawing much attention from the coaching staff yet. We talked […]

Mar 11, 2017; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Christian Colon (24) fist pounds Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) after scoring a run against the Cleveland Indians during the fifth inning at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Minor Happenings

Heating Up in Omaha – Winter quickly flew through the midwest this year leaving near 80-degree temperatures this past weekend. Things don’t look like they will cool down anytime soon for the Storm Chasers who could present quite the rotation for the Triple-A Royals squad. With an excellent spring to date, Josh Staumont may have […]

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Surprises From Surprise (BP Kansas City Episode 48)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/03/16/surprises-from-surprise-bp-kansas-city-episode-48.mp3 This week, a look at some surprising performers in Royals spring training. From Raul Mondesi to Jorge Bonifacio and Scott Alexander to Yender Caramo. These guys are putting themselves on the radar for opening day, or at least another look later in the year. We also talked about the injury to Salvador Perez in […]