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02-22

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Kauffman Stadium - June 28, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

07-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 235: Alex Rios' Value/How the 2013 Pirates Were Built
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-26

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BP Unfiltered: Never Mind What I Wrote About the Royals
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Ben Lindbergh

06-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 229: Derek Jeter, Yasiel Puig, and the All-Star Game/The Royals and Blaming the Ballpark
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-07

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Overthinking It: One Small Step for Kansas City, One Giant Leap for Lineup Construction
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Ben Lindbergh

06-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 219: The Mock Draft Mystery/Joey Votto's Future/Scouts and Espionage/The New-Look Royals Lineup
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-31

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BP Unfiltered: The Royals and Two Weeks of Warning Track Power
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Ben Lindbergh

05-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 213: The Royals and Not Hitting Homers/The Physical Signs of Scouting
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-29

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Pebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Eric Hosmer
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Sam Miller

04-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 179: Extending Barry Zito/The First-Place Royals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-29

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Bottom of the Barrel
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Russell A. Carleton and Ian Miller

03-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 165: The Worst Team to Work For/Baseball Without Outfield Fences/When to Give Up on Top Draft Picks/Would Mariano Rivera Make an All-Time Team?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-13

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BP Unfiltered: Hochevar Heads to the Bullpen
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R.J. Anderson

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

12-11

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Overthinking It: The Royals, the Rays, and the Problem with Windows
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Ben Lindbergh

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 99: Two More Reactions to the Rays-Royals Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: The Shields/Myers Blockbuster
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 88: Wil Myers, the Royals, and Rumors About Trading Top Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 74: The Ervin Santana Trade, the Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-21

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BP Unfiltered: The Call-Up: Jake Odorizzi
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Chris Mellen

09-13

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Head Games: Salvador Perez and the Art of Setting Up
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Will Woods

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

06-30

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BP Announcements: Kansas City All-Star Weekend Meetup - July 8, 2012
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Joe Hamrahi

05-09

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Sobsequy: The Art of Losing
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Adam Sobsey

03-08

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Spring Training Diary, Days 8 and 9
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Jason Parks

02-29

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2012 Preseason Preview, Part Two
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Steven Goldman and Ben Lindbergh

09-16

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals
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Steven Goldman, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

08-18

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Transaction Analysis Blog: Royals Extend Francoeur
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R.J. Anderson

05-18

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On the Beat: The Incumbent
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John Perrotto

05-17

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Clubhouse Confidential: The Royals Embrace Better Living Through Baserunning
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Marc Carig

05-06

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Expanded Horizons: Get it While it's Hot
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Tommy Bennett

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-17

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Transaction Analysis: Royal Re-Gearing
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Christina Kahrl

12-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Greinke Trade
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Christina Kahrl

09-16

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals
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Tommy Bennett, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-13

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Contractual Matters: Opening Act
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Jeff Euston

07-23

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Seidnotes: We Can Hit but We Just Can't Score
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Eric Seidman

05-26

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Checking the Numbers: Royal Pains
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Eric Seidman

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Kansas City Royals
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Baseball Prospectus

07-14

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You Could Look It Up: Royal Pains
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Steven Goldman

06-28

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On the Beat: Weekend Wrap
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John Perrotto

06-14

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Prospectus Idol Entry: Kila Ka'aihue
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Tim Kniker

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-12

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Future Shock: Royals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-02

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Transaction of the Day: The Jacobs Deal
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

06-13

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Royal Rebound
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John Perrotto

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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Can the former No. 1 pick right the ship in shorter stints? Maybe.

Luke Hochevar is going to the bullpen. It's an unsurprising development, given Kansas City's offseason activity and Hochevar's history of failure. The former first-overall pick nearly seven years ago, Hochevar has compiled a 5.39 ERA and 132 starts over his career to date. He did manage a career-best strikeout-to-walk ratio last season (2.36), however, his run average worsened from poor to intolerable—even for a Royals team previously light on starters.

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Ben and Sam preview the Royals' season with Craig Brown, and Pete talks to Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger (at 26:26).



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Was the Royals' strategy in their swap of Wil Myers and more prospects for James Shields and Wade Davis based on a broken windows theory?

Note: If you've already listened to today's episode of Effectively Wild, some of this may sound familiar.

If you think about it, the Royals and Rays, the two teams that completed a massive prospects-for-pitchers trade on Sunday, are a lot alike. Both teams are among the have-nots of the American League, competing with payrolls in the mid-60-millions (last season). Neither one draws well—in the Royals’ case, because of all the losing and because Kansas City is small, and in the Rays’ case, because of all the past losing, the newness of the franchise, and the ugliness and location of the ballpark, where it’s almost impossible to catch a foul ball without some painful and/or embarrassing consequence. To compensate for the lack of revenue, both teams try to draft, develop, and extend homegrown players as an alternative to paying for wins from free agents, and both have had among the finest farm systems in baseball for the past few seasons.

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Ben and Sam weigh in on the Rays-Royals trade involving James Shields and Wil Myers a day after the dust settles.

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December 10, 2012 12:06 am

Transaction Analysis: The Shields/Myers Blockbuster

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R.J. Anderson and Jason Parks

The Royals get their front-line pitcher, and the Rays get their front-line prospect.



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Ben and Sam discuss what we can learn from the rumors that Royals prospect Wil Myers is available via trade.

Ben and Sam discuss what we can learn from the rumors that Royals prospect Wil Myers is available via trade.

Episode 88: "Wil Myers, the Royals, and Rumors About Trading Top Prospects"

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Ben and Sam discuss what the Ervin Santana trade says about the Royals' rotation and the pitching market, then talk about what Rick Hahn's ascension to the GM role in Chicago means for the future of front offices.

Ben and Sam discuss what the Ervin Santana trade says about the Royals' rotation and the pitching market, then talk about what Rick Hahn's ascension to the GM role in Chicago means for the future of front offices.

Episode 74: "The Ervin Santana Trade, The Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices"

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The Royals summon one of their top pitching prospects to the majors for some major-league seasoning.

The situation: With the Omaha Stormchasers’ season ending this past weekend, the Royals have decided to call up top pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi and give him a late-season start or two in what should be an initial gauge of whether he is ready for a spot in next year’s rotation. Odorizzi was not on the 40-Man roster, and given his Rule 5 eligibility this off-season, the promotion takes care of an inevitable roster move early while also giving him his first taste of the Show.

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September 13, 2012 5:22 am

Head Games: Salvador Perez and the Art of Setting Up

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Is something about Salvador Perez's catching technique costing the Royals runs?

Jeff Zimmerman wrote an interesting post on Wednesday morning over at Royals Review, in which he claimed that Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez was tipping Will Smith’s pitches during his start on Tuesday night against the Twins. Zimmerman shows Perez, preparing to receive a breaking ball, remaining in his rest position until Smith lifts his leg, rather than giving his pitcher a firm target. Zimmerman’s interpretation was that the Twins noticed this and used it to try to steal on Smith’s breaking ball.

My first impression was that it would be awfully difficult for a baserunner to ascertain the catcher’s posture and try to get the jump necessary to steal third at the same time. I went back and looked at some of the footage, and although I believe Perez is hurting is team in a rather subtle way—as we’ll examine later—I have something of a different take on how and why. Here’s one of the examples Zimmerman cited, a curveball to Pedro Florimon in the fifth with men at first and second and none out. Note the change in Perez’s stance as Smith goes through his motion:

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Ben and Sam reach a milestone (the 20-minute mark) as they tackle the topics of clubhouse chemistry and whether there's more to Jeff Mathis than meets the eye.

Ben and Sam reach a milestone (the 20-minute mark) as they tackle the topics of clubhouse chemistry and whether there's more to Jeff Mathis than meets the eye. 

Effectively Wild Episode 21: "Typewriter"

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Ben and Sam discuss the Royals, and then they discuss the Royals some more.

Effectively Wild Episode 14: "This is Gonna Be Ugly"

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Baseball Prospectus and the Royalman Report Present All-Star Sunday at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Baseball Prospectus and the Royalman Report invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Sunday, July 8 at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum with special guests, the Baseball Industry Network and Royals Authority

Thanks to the fine folks at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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