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With a quiet trade deadline (for the Royals) the main news this week was an injury to Danny Duffy that will sideline him for a week. We discussed how the Royals will fill his spot in the rotation and what they could or should do instead.

While we were talking injuries, we talked a bit about the latest on Adalberto Mondesi, who’s still a couple of weeks away from returning from a shoulder injury. It’d be great to see him back on the field, but with the way the season is going, the Royals are exercising caution.

While we recorded, Jorge Soler hit his 30th and 31st home runs of the season, and we discussed the chances at the elusive 40 homer season from a Royal.

And finally, we recorded on August 6th, which is 16 years to the day since the Royals brought back Kevin Appier for a last-ditch playoff run in 2003. We shared some memories of Appier, that crazy 2003 season, and along the way, we were reminded of how baseball really creates some crazy memories and moments.

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