This week we talk about the Huston Street extension, the Phillies promotion of Maikel Franco, the Astros promotion of Lance McCullers and the MLB/Atlantic League player agreement. On the Royals side of things, we talk about Joe Blanton’s promotion, troubles with the rotation and the red hot Royals corner infielders.
After a big series win in Detroit, the Royals remained in first place, despite some adversity and injury. Jeff and Mike talked about the formula for success as well as some concerns for the next five months of the season. Then we welcomed Mike Groopman to the show as our guest. Groopman is Director of […]
This week, we caught up on all the drama surrounding the Oakland and Chicago series, as the Royals ended up branded the bad boys of baseball. We talked about the team concept, the suspensions following bench-clearing incidents, the immaturity of Yordano Ventura (and the role of Jeff Samardzija and Brett Lawrie in all of this, […]
*Editorial Note: This is a late post, obviously spring training is over. We neglected to post upon publication, so this is for posterity. Apologies for any confusion.* In Episode 41, Ben and Audra get silly about Audra’s upcoming wedding during the first half, but the second half is all-serious, all-Royals, all-spring-training. No Tim Collins discussion […]
Editor note: RECORDED 4/2/15 prior to the final roster being set. As the Royals open their defense of the AL Championship, Jeff and Mike talked about the latest spring training news and the makeup of the roster – which is mostly set, barring injuries. We offered some bold predictions for the upcoming season, some of […]
This time around, we talked about the bullpen battles and how the roster is starting to round into shape two weeks from opening day, including the optioning of Brandon Finnegan to Double A. The bulk of this week’s show, though, was spent guessing at the production of various Royals in 2015 via our first annual […]
This week we preview the Detroit Tigers and American League East. The Royals made some news finally by signing Chris Young. Lots of other teams had news of their own: Yu Darvish Tore his UCL, the Cust signed Phil Coke, Cliff Lee is shut down. Most unfortunately, Tim Collins has ligament damage in his elbow. […]
This week we have another MONSTER show. We preview the NL Central, wrapping up the National League. We also cover the Indians and what they have in store this season. Mike Moustakas says he’ll bunt more and Mike Sweeney was voted into the Royals Hall of Fame. Follow us @HunterSamuels @Deviator77 @DrTokuBall