KC Baseball Vault October 07

Reviewing Predictions and Waiting For The ALDS

While the Yankees and Astros played the AL Wild Card Game, Jeff and Mike went back in time to see how some pre-season predictions finished up. We discussed the production and maturation of Eric Hosmer, the breakout of Lorenzo Cain, the impact Kris Medlen and Chris Young had on the pitching staff, and the tumultuous […]

KC Baseball Vault September 30

Royals Concerns and Optimism: Pre-Playoffs Edition

The Royals have clinched the AL Central, but the rough September has raised some questions. We brought up some of those concerns and discussed how this year’s team is different from last year’s. But we didn’t want to dwell on the negatives, because this Royals team has a lot going for it. So we compared […]

KC Baseball Vault September 24

Royals Pitching Staff Adjustments and Playoff Possibilities

This week, we talked about the demotion of Greg Holland and its impact on the bullpen plus the game of musical chairs taking place with the pitching staff. Appropriately, we recorded during a particularly disastrous Jeremy Guthrie start… Then we talked about Alex Rios’s hot streak, Kendrys Morales’s huge Sunday, and the depth of the […]

Capture September 14

The Plan: Comparing HDH Last Year and Now

It’s a simple formula, and one that the Royals leaned on en route to their first playoff appearance in 29 years. Get a lead. Pitch Kelvin Herrera in the seventh inning. Pitch Wade Davis in the eighth. Finish it off with Greg Holland. In the ALCS, the trio – referred to by Orioles fans as […]

KC Baseball Vault September 09

Step Back From That Ledge My Friend: On the Royals’ Four Game Skid and Panic

We recorded this week’s episode as the Royals were seeking to snap a four game skid that sent the fanbase into an anxious frenzy. We talked about a few of the legitimate concerns, but also wanted to point out the big picture: a talented team with a big division lead, with the calendar getting shorter […]

KC Baseball Vault September 08

Some KC Baseball Vault Updates

If you’ve followed this particular site for any length of time, you’ve surely noticed that we started off with a quartet of Royals shows forming what we liked to call the Royals Podcast Network. Well situations change and the other shows are on hiatus or not recording at least, but we’re still here. So you’ve […]

KC Baseball Vault September 02

September Call-Ups and Playoff Rotation Possibilities

There was a lot to cover this week including the following: -potential call-ups in September -the impending debut of Miguel Almonte -recent starts by Yordano Ventura -figuring out who might be the fourth starter during the playoffs between Danny Duffy and Kris Medlen Plus, while recording, the Royals announced the trade for outfielder Jonny Gomes, […]

kickball2 August 23

Kickball for a Cause

I joined Twitter back in 2009. At the time, it was mostly to join in on the fun of live-tweeting Zack Greinke starts with fellow Royals fans. But what started out as just events surrounding Greinke’s games developed into much more. By 2010, I was blogging for Kings of Kauffman and Royals game live tweets […]

KC Baseball Vault August 19

Sizing Up the American League Contenders

This week on the Vault we took a look at some of the key players on this Royals team. We discussed the breakout seasons of Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain, as well as talked about the performances of Danny Duffy and Yordano Ventura lately. Then we discussed other AL contenders, taking a look at which […]

KC Baseball Vault August 13

Kansas City Baseball Vault – Retro Show with guests Buddy Biancalana, Greg Pryor, and Freddie Patek

With Retro Night coming up this weekend, we dipped into the archives to bring you three interviews with some former Kansas City Royals. First, we talked with Buddy Biancalana, shortstop for the 1985 World Series championship team. He talked about getting into the zone, using fear as a motivator, and his World Series experience. Then, […]


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