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Kansas City Baseball Vault

Kansas City Baseball Vault


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A show featuring analysis, opinion, and stories about Kansas City baseball: past, present, and future. Our focus is usually on the Royals, but we'll also discuss the Monarchs, the KC A's, and other teams in Kansas City's history.

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The Royals found a replacement for Salvador Perez and did some juggling of the pitching staff as Opening Day approaches. After catching up on the news of the day, we made some predictions. Using Baseball Prospectus's PECOTA... more

The Royals' heart and soul is going to be out for 2019 as Sal Perez has undergone Tommy John Surgery to repair UCL damage. For 2019, he leaves a big hole in the lineup, behind the plate, and as a leader on the field. How do... more

The baseball free agency market is finally shaking loose. Manny Machado is getting his big payday. Mike Moustakas landed another one-year deal. Alcides Escobar will be an Oriole. The Royals snagged some free agents as well, all to... more

So far this offseason has been very quiet, but one of the milestones each winter is the publication of prospect rankings. Two of the big ones - Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America - recognized some Royals prospects,... more

It's been quiet this offseason with a lot of attention in Kansas City going to the Royals' next-door neighbors, but we took time this week to talk about an old friend who'll be back in 2019. And since everyone is looking to the past these days, we... more

After a couple weeks off for the holidays, the Vault is back. And during that break, the Royals signed Terrance Gore. We discuss the Royals focus on adding team speed and his likely role within the organization. While we're hesitant to say that... more

Is the Royals outfield wide enough? Are the Royals throwing away their shot? Kansas City sure didn't wait for it and went out and signed center fielder Billy Hamilton. It might be nice to have Hamilton on our side. On top of that move,... more

The Royals took aim at locking down their 40 man roster, purchasing the contracts of three pitchers, claiming one and designating another for assignment. As they massage the roster, they also have some arbitration offers to... more

The Royals made a couple more moves since our last episode, so we recapped the dearly departed, including some minor league free agents. But with new free agents come new signings, so we discussed the signing of post-hype prospect... more

The 2018 season is over, and we're now starting to see some transactions and roster decisions being made. For the Royals, their 2019 team is not likely to change that much from the team that ended 2018, but there are definite... more

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