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07-10

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Painting the Black: Book Review: The Art of Scouting
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R.J. Anderson

06-24

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Moonshot: Dale Sveum and the Royals Remedy
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Robert Arthur

06-18

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What You Need to Know: Can't Retire the Royals
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Daniel Rathman, Nick Bacarella and Chris Mosch

06-17

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Roll On
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Daniel Rathman

05-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 460: Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, and the Post-PED Good Life
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-14

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Notes from the Field: Carolina League Notes: Wilmington vs. Myrtle Beach
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CJ Wittmann

04-07

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Transaction Analysis: The More Yunel
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R.J. Anderson

04-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 420: Yost, Replay, Porter, and PEDs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/28
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Jason Parks and Jordan Gorosh

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-17

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Rumor Roundup: Drew to Detroit?
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Daniel Rathman

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

02-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 393: 2014 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-14

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Rumor Roundup: Extensions Afoot?
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Daniel Rathman

02-07

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Painting the Black: Slow Jams
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R.J. Anderson

01-21

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Transaction Analysis: The Mark of the Reynolds
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 352: The Day in Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Ervin Santana
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Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

12-16

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18

Transaction Analysis: Omar Comin'
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Royals Make Trade That Even Internet Can't Criticize
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Ben Lindbergh and Mike Gianella

11-22

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Kansas City Royals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-22

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Transaction Analysis: Viva Las Vargas
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R.J. Anderson

11-08

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One Move: American League Central
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Ben Carsley

11-01

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Kyle Zimmer
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Doug Thorburn

10-17

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Transaction Analysis: Sweeney Swings a Deal
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R.J. Anderson

10-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 299: Was the Royals' Season a Success?/October's Best Non-Kershaw Starter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-18

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What You Need to Know: Nothing Quiet on the Wild Card Front
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Daniel Rathman

09-17

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What You Need to Know: Almost Perfect
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Daniel Rathman

09-17

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The Call-Up: Yordano Ventura
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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 287: Preparing for Postseason Narrative-Building/Guerrero, Helton, and the Hall of Fame
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-09

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who Disappointed
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

08-28

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Transaction Analysis: Pirates Get Patch
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

08-22

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What You Need to Know: The Royals Run Out of Runs
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Daniel Rathman

08-19

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Transaction Analysis: Infielders Up, Infielders Down
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face
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R.J. Anderson

08-13

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Transaction Analysis: Mark Reynolds Wanders On
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R.J. Anderson

08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 263: Jose Dariel Abreu and the Future of Cuban Baseball/The Unmade Wil Myers Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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What You Need to Know: The AL Central Gap Grows
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Daniel Rathman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Astros Distributed Elsewhere
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jason Parks

07-10

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Painting the Black: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Intervention
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R.J. Anderson

05-29

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Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Eric Hosmer
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Sam Miller

05-04

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Fantasy Beat: Jeremy Guthrie and His New Success
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Paul Sporer

03-05

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MLBDepthCharts: Kansas City Royals
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Jason Martinez

02-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 134: 2013 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 21: Typewriter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 14: This is Gonna Be Ugly
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-15

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What You Need to Know: Friday, June 15
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Daniel Rathman

06-14

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On the Beat: Trusting The Process
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John Perrotto

05-29

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, May 29
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Daniel Rathman

05-09

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Sobsequy: The Art of Losing
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Adam Sobsey

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October 17, 2013 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Sweeney Swings a Deal

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R.J. Anderson

The Cubs re-up Ryan Sweeney, the Mariners will try to develop Travis Witherspoon, and the Rangers will bring back Jason Frasor.

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Ben and Sam discuss Dayton Moore's comments about the Royals' season, then talk playoff starters.

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September 18, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Nothing Quiet on the Wild Card Front

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Daniel Rathman

The Rangers win, the Royals lose, the Braves drop a close one in unusual fashion, and the Marlins flash some leather.

The Tuesday Takeaway
The Rangers notched at least one home run in each of their first seven September games, though the yardwork did them little good, as they went 2-5. In their next seven, all losses, they didn’t go deep even once. Slugging .291 as a team over the course of that skid, during which they never led, Ron Washington’s squad was in dire need of a jolt. On Tuesday, Ian Kinsler didn’t wait long to supply it.


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September 17, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Almost Perfect

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Daniel Rathman

Andrew Cashner faces the minimum, Cliff Lee does it all, and the Royals win a big one.

The Monday Takeaway
Pennsylvania played host to two Herculean efforts from pitchers last night, but only one of them benefited a Keystone State team. Andrew Cashner earns the Takeaway slot for coming as close to a perfect game as any Padre ever has. Cliff Lee, who dominated the Marlins on both sides of the ball, gets his due in Quick Hits.


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September 17, 2013 12:00 am

The Call-Up: Yordano Ventura

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Jason Parks and Craig Goldstein

Kansas City reportedly calls up a flamethrower who could be a back-of-the-bullpen force or a top-of-the-rotation starter.

The Situation: The Royals find themselves in the playoff hunt for the first time since the advent of manned flight, and adding a potent weapon to an already potent bullpen could help propel the team toward October baseball. With the grind of a long season wearing heavily on the legs and the hands of hitters, a high-octane flamethrower capable of hitting over 100 mph on the gun can be a devastating force, even more so when you consider that the league is unacquainted with the young arm.

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Ben and Sam discuss the onslaught of articles about which teams are best-suited for October, then talk about the Cooperstown cases of Vladimir Guerrero and Todd Helton.

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September 9, 2013 6:00 am

Monday Morning Ten Pack: The Prospects Who Disappointed

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Reviewing the disappointing seasons of Bubba Starling, Trevor Bauer, Gary Sanchez, Francisco Lindor, and others.

This week's theme: prospects who disappointed in 2013.

Gary Sanchez, catcher, Yankees (Double-A Trenton)
We ranked Sanchez 47th in baseball coming into the season, and 26th overall in the mid-season update, but the latter had more to do with the promotion and attrition of his contemporaries than with his rising star. Sanchez is a frustrating prospect, one who possesses a high ceiling that comes at a high risk, and his performance in 2013 gave us a taste of both outcomes. The 20-year-old has the type of impact potential in the stick to warrant the high-6 OFP grade, but the makeup continues to produce mixed response, and despite owning some defensive skills, the overall projection behind the plate is cloudy. While it’s true that Sanchez is still extremely young and attempting to develop into a dual-threat player, the red flags in his game could limit his promise, both in the field and at the plate. He’s still a top 100 prospect in the game—and you can make a case for continued inclusion in the top 50—but his stock has slipped. —Jason Parks


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August 28, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Pirates Get Patch

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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

Pittsburgh gets Marlon Byrd to fill in their injured outfield, while the Red Sox have a potential postseason pinch-runner.

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August 22, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: The Royals Run Out of Runs

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Daniel Rathman

Good pitching hasn't prevented Kansas City's playoff odds from plummeting.

The Wednesday Takeaway
There may not be a truer baseball adage than “you can’t win if you don’t score.” The Royals, who have dropped seven of nine and fallen to 6 ½ games back in the American League wild card race, are learning that lesson the hard way.

Ned Yost’s club was shut out on Tuesday night, its first zero-run output since the 1-0 defeat to the Marlins that started this rut on August 13. Yesterday, the Royals scraped across exactly two runs for the third time since that loss. They have also scored one run once and three runs twice. Only once, in a 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Tigers on August 17, have they exceeded three tallies in a game.


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August 19, 2013 10:11 am

Transaction Analysis: Infielders Up, Infielders Down

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R.J. Anderson

Mark Reynolds, Ryan Roberts, Andrew Lambo, and Elliot Johnson headline the movers.

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August 15, 2013 6:11 am

Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face

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R.J. Anderson

Bonifacio joins Kansas City, Miguel Tejada's season is over, Manny Ramirez loses his shot and Travis Blackley heads to Texas.

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August 13, 2013 8:57 am

Transaction Analysis: Mark Reynolds Wanders On

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R.J. Anderson

The Indians release the slugger, while the Rays add Wesley Wright and the Royals acquire Jamey Carroll.

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