Aug 6, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy (41) delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Keeping It In House

This offseason, the Royals face plenty of big decisions in terms of trading some key players on the 25-man roster or attempting to re-sign free agents once on their roster. These decisions will surely lead to the front office examining their current Triple-A and Double-A rosters to decide who is worthy of major league consideration. […]

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The Dynasty That Wasn’t?

Here we are, at the end of the Royals’ championship window for this group of players. I know, the Royals have made some noise about re-signing their impending free agents, but I’ll believe that when I see it. Odds are, the key players are going to be too expensive, and at any rate there is […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Discuss the Draft, David Peterson Edition

This week’s player hasn’t been linked to the Royals in any mock drafts, but as you have seen but what we’ve seen and I’ve written about, the Royals aren’t afraid to get creative like they did in the ’09 and ’13 drafts. One strategy that could produce a nice get in the 1st round and […]

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Remembering Yordano (BP Kansas City Episode 43)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2017/01/26/remembering-yordano-bp-kansas-city-episode-43.mp3 In this episode, we simply reflect on the life and career of Yordano Ventura in light of his tragic death at the age of 25. We’ll be back to business as usual next week, but for now, we wanted to share our thoughts about the tragedy in hopes that it helps others remember. Follow […]

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Rotation Depth Bodes Well For Royals

While this has been a quiet offseason for the Royals, I feel good about the rotation headed into the 2017 season. This is no small feat, because as we chronicled plenty here last season, the rotation was a big reason the 2016 Royals missed the playoffs and limped home with a .500 record. That excitement […]

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Let’s Review (BP Kansas City Episode 28)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kansascitybaseballvault/2016/10/06/lets-review-bp-kansas-city-episode-28.mp3 After the Royals finished 81-81, Jeff and Mike reflected on the season and its frustrations, its high points, and what we take away from 2016. In the second segment, we reviewed our preseason predictions and held ourselves accountable for our bad calls and celebrated the correct ones. Follow the Vault at @KCBaseballVault. Follow host […]

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One Week Left

I had forgotten this feeling. It’s a weird one. At the end of a season without the postseason, it’s always sort of a relief that the year is over. If you’re like me, you can’t look away even though there’s not a ton to look toward. But at the same time, while it’s a relief […]