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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