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.
*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 because that news had not yet broken at the time of recording. Happy nuptials and cheers for love and all that. We’re ready for spring training to be over.
Betcha thought we were gone, didntja? Well, we’re not! WalkOff Talk is back with Episode 40! This is a short one, since a) it’s the offseason and b) we’re just getting you used to the sweet sound of our bickering voices again. But hey, Salvy and the Royals pitchers report to Surprise in a week, and we’re excited that baseball will soon be back. Listen to our short episode to hear a quick recap of the Royals’ off-season moves, Ben and Audra’s feelings about the upcoming season, and, of course, the silliness without which no episode would be complete. Thanks for sticking around even though you thought we might be dead. We’re excited to share the 2015 Royals season with you!
This week we recap the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. Hunter and Matt made appearances in person at games one and two. We talk about Madison Bumgarner, of course. We talk about the best moments and what they meant to us.
We also talk about a few moves and signings, as well as a few non-moves. Billy Butler was granted free agency and we talk about what his future might hold.
“OMG WORLD SERIES!!!!!”
That is the gist of Episode 39. Enjoy. See you on the other side.
Episode 38 includes a short “OMG WTF IS GOING ON” recap of the ALDS. Then the meat of the episode is a discussion of the upcoming ALCS. This was recorded before the ALCS began; sorry it’s out after 2 games have been played, but most (if not all) of the content is still relevant. Royals excitement, Orioles speculation, in-game strategy analysis, predictions, etc. Have a listen before Game 3!
This week, we dispense with the other news and focus on the Royals.
We recount the miraculous wild card game and talk and how much it meant to us as fans.
Eric Hosmer has been red hot, but more importantly, he looks like he knows what he is doing.
Mike Moustakas turned in his own heroic post-season performance, belting the go-ahead run (and eventual winning run) in game one of the ALDS. He also showed winning humility by bunting his way past the shift in game two.
The pitching staff has looked excellent and we touch on Jason Vargas’s and Yordano Ventura’s performances.
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Episode 37 brings you the first ever official Royals postseason edition of WalkOff Talk! Ben and Audra discuss postseason excitement, postseason joy, and postseason fever. The wild wildcard game, the possibilities in the upcoming ALDS, and more. POSTSEASON POSTSEASON POSTSEASON. The least sad these two have ever been on a show. Maybe. Enjoy! If we’re lucky, the next time you’ll hear us will be for an ALCS show.
Episode 36 opens with the old familiar “let’s make Audra look over-sexualized and crazy,” just like old times. You’re welcome. After that, though… The Royals are down to crunchtime, and they’re blowing it. Why? What’s behind the breakdown? We’re not sure, but we’re sure we want to discuss it. We also talk Danny Duffy, and Dayton Moore’s trade deadline silence. Do the Royals have what it takes to get to the playoffs, or will they find out that they used everything they had to get there, and that they’re out of gas? Are the Royals even all that good, really? These are all questions we discuss over the course of this episode. In the third segment we talk about Eric Hosmer, how he doesn’t deserve to be on the field right now, and why he is. Why Billy Butler’s on the bench completely, rather than going back to DH. Why, in the middle of a pennant race, the managerial decisions being made are being made. Are the Royals, as a team, mentally capable of getting all the way to playoffs? Seeing a trend here… Stay tuned for the Blow Job of the Week and the What Audra Learned segment. See ya next time!
Episode 35 is brought to you exclusively by the state of Kansas. Missouri had no involvement this time. Before getting into the baseball-y meat of things, Audra discusses her new dog. Ben discusses his new career opportunities and aspirations. In the feature segment, Ben and Audra discuss the imminent return of Eric Hosmer, what implications that has for the team, and whether he deserves to automatically reclaim his starting role. Ben blows at bringing you the Blow Job of the Week, and then they share their respective Blow Jobs of the Week. To close it out, Audra has a stupid and pointless story disguised as the “what-she-learned” segment. And, if you really love the Royals, make sure to listen to the very end, because #DennyMatthews.