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Second Half Stardom (BP Kansas City Episode 114)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/09/13/second-half-stardom-bp-kansas-city-episode-114.mp3 It’s been a difficult year, but the last month hasn’t been so bad. A number of Royals have started hitting, including surprises like Ryan O’Hearn, and a couple of pitchers have been great. It makes for a more entertaining second half and an encouraging finish to the season. We discuss Jakob Junis, Adalberto Mondesi, […]

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RECAP: Junis keeps shoving to take down Chicago

Take away June and July and let him exclusively face the American League Central and Jakob Junis might be the best pitcher in baseball. Now, remove any of those elements from the equation and things get a little more squirrely. Fortunately, that didn’t matter this is September and those were the White Sox and Junis […]

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Look Lively (BP Kansas City Episode 113)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2018/09/06/look-lively-bp-kansas-city-episode-113.mp3 This week we covered the end of Danny Duffy’s season and the impact his varied ailments might have on him going forward. We also talked about the shifting perception of his contract and trade value. In other injury news, we expressed disappointment in Jorge Soler’s setback during his rehab stint. After a strong start, […]

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RECAP: Junis mystifies Tribe in series-opener

Okay, so Jakob Junis two-hitting the Cleveland Indians—not their Triple-A team or the Pedro Serrano/Rick Vaughn/Hats for Bats version of them—reignites the theory that perhaps there is something a little special about Junis after all. He started his season like a house on fire, going 5-3 with a 3.51 ERA in his first 10 starts […]

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10 Things That Have Gone Right For The Royals in 2018

The 2018 Royals are a train wreck. Or perhaps, a dumpster fire occurring on top of a train wreck. This is no secret. But let’s ignore all the many, many negative things that have happened this year and focus on some positives. Yes, there are some. I promise. In no particular order, here are 10 […]

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RECAP: The March to 110 rolls on in loss at Tampa

The campaign to #MakeTheRoyalsScoreAgain finally resonated. Fitting it would be in Florida, amirite? And sure, two-through-four in the lineup were 1-for-the-evening, and that one came with two outs in the ninth and the Royals mustered no walks against a staff walking nearly nine percent of hitters faced this season. The Royals managed to score more […]