KC Baseball Vault July 28

Kansas City Baseball Vault – That Time the Royals Traded For Johnny Cueto

With the best record in the AL and the biggest lead of any division-leading team, the Royals went out and got better. We talked about the big, unprecedented (for the Royals) trade that sent Johnny Cueto to the Royals for Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed. Not only is Cueto an ace, but his […]

KC Baseball Vault July 23

Kansas City Baseball Vault: The Kelly’s Westport Inn 2015 All Star Game Watch Party Show

With so many Royals involved in the 2015 All Star Game, we invited listeners and Royals fans out to Kelly’s Westport Inn to watch the American League in action. Guided by Ned Yost, the AL won, Lorenzo Cain provided two hits, and the Royals held their own despite media hand-wringing leading up to the game. […]

KC Baseball Vault July 13

Kansas City Baseball Vault: First Half Rundown (and ASG Watch Party Info)

The Kansas City Royals have finished the first half with 52 wins. They lead the American league. They’ve had seven players selected to the All Star team. They’re defending AL Champs. So what elements have come together so far for this run? Jeff and Mike discuss the team approach and identity and the breakouts that […]

KC Baseball Vault July 09

Kansas City Baseball Vault: All Star Game Election and Watch Party Info

Mark your calendar for July 14 when the Royals invade the All Star Game. We’ll be out at Kelly’s Westport Inn recording a live podcast and talking baseball while Royals fans come out to enjoy a watch party. There will be giveaways and guests and a lot of fun. More information will be posted here: […]

KC Baseball Vault July 02

KCBBV Vintage Vault: Bob Kendrick Visits (November 2011)

This episode is a bit different. We’ve talked a lot so far about the Royals and their current play, but one of our goals is to dig into the history of baseball in Kansas City, too. In an effort to do so, this is a rebroadcast of an episode of the old Royalman Report from […]

KC Baseball Vault June 18

Kansas City Baseball Vault – More All Star Hoopla, and Talking About the Rotation

This week we still couldn’t believe the incredible turnout by Royals fans in this year’s All-Star voting so far and offered some theories for the explosion and discussed the general enthusiasm of the Royals fanbase. We also discussed some of the injuries to Royals starters and the depth of the organization and how it might […]

KC Baseball Vault June 05

KCBBV (6/4/15) – Replay, A Weak May (Finish), and All-Star Voting Heyday

The Royals finished May with some weak offense, and it’s led to a slight downturn, but we started out tonight talking about instant replay in baseball, focusing on the call that impacted the Royals in their loss against Cleveland on Tuesday, but expanded to talk about it generally and how it can improve. But the […]

Triple Play Podcast June 03

Triple Play Podcast Episode 63

This week we talk about teams that we underrated at the beginning of the season. We chat about Jeremy Guthrie’s effectiveness and how the Kansas City Royals might adapt.  

Triple Play Podcast – Episode 62

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.

KC Baseball Vault May 13

KCBBV – 5/11/15 – First Place Chatter And Mike Groopman of the Royals Talks Analytics

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 […]

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