KC Baseball Vault July 23

Kansas City Baseball Vault: On Buying, Selling, and Royals Therapy

We recorded as the Royals were trying to find their first win of the second half, and the month-long plummet from first place to below-.500 had taken its toll. So Jeff and Mike winged it, talking about player development, run scoring approaches, buying or selling at the deadline, the lineage of Royals GMs, and what […]

Triple Play Podcast July 22

Triple Play Podcast 26 – Brady Aiken, Hosmer, Top-50 Prospects

Hunter Matt and Reese talk about the situation with Brady Aiken and the Houston Astros. What a mess. They get into Royals talk and hit several subjects. Hosmer is hitting well. The Royals may want to upgrade at one of the weaker hitting positions, if possible. Or not. They’re dangerously close to being out of […]

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Pine Tar Podcast with Asst. GM J.J. Picollo 7.20.14

A new format to the Pine Tar Podcast after a week off. This week David and Clint talked with JJ Picollo about player development in the Royals system. When does the organization know when a player is ready for the next level and they view a few players within the organization. A few players that […]

KC Baseball Vault July 17

Kansas City Baseball Vault: First Half Thoughts and the Ballad of Billy Butler

After a week off, we got caught up by talking about the Royals first half and some of the key positives and nega—areas for improvement. We also got sidetracked talking about Salvador Perez’s contract. Then we brought back Troy Olsen for a discussion of Billy Butler – why he’s struggled, what expectations are placed upon […]

Triple Play Podcast July 17

Triple Play Podcast 25 – Injury Extravaganza! Molina, Tanaka, Vargas, Gordon

Hunter’s out, but Matt and Reese talk about injuries to Yadier Molina and Masahiro Tanaka that ended their seasons. We talk about their replacements and how it might affect their seasons. We bash hard on the Royals roster construction that has robbed the team of depth during their own injuries to Alex Gordon and Jason […]

Walkoff Talk Orange July 14

WalkOff Talk Episode 33: Dog Days of Ben

In Episode 33, play a fun game with Ben & Audra called “Find the Intro Segment!” Discussion topics this week include: Injury/out-of-commission update (Vargas, Moustakas, Gordon, Aoki). What is the answer for the Royals outfield? What might the Royals be looking to do as the trade deadline approaches? Alex Gordon is out of the All-Star […]

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Pine Tar Podcast 7.9.14

David and Clint don’t have a guest this week but that doesn’t mean the show can’t go for over an hour as the two talk about a myriad of subjects. From possible trades with the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies to trying to acquire Marlon Byrd or Alex Rios. Also David and Clint praise […]

Triple Play Podcast July 10

Triple Play Podcast 24 – Samardzija, Ibanez, Hosmer, All-Stars

Matt, Hunter and Reese talk about Lou Gehrig for the 75th anniversary of his speech and use the Baseball Reference Play Index to dig up some cool stats about him. The huge news is that the Oakland Athletics traded two of the games most highly touted prospects, Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, along with Dan […]

Walkoff Talk Blue July 04

WalkOff Talk Episode 32: Crown Royal

Join Ben and Audra for a truncated Episode 32, wherein they talk about why they were away last week (if you can read between the lines, anyway), and why the show is going to be so short this week. In summation, life is rough, especially for Ben. In a hodgepodge of a Royals segment, they […]

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Pine Tar Podcast with Kevin Scobee

PTP Writer and former pitching coach Kevin Scobee stopped by to talk about the problems with James Shields, the success of Danny Duffy, Jeremy Guthrie and the future of Yordano Ventura and more. Also David and Clint talk the future of the Chicago Cubs and what they should be doing with their future roster. Follow […]

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