We hustled to get another podcast up for you since the Royals are still in the hunt and ready for Seattle.
Troy and I talked about the Rangers series, the Wild Card race, and what the Royals need (a miracle).
That led us to talking about the losing streaks in May and August and what each game means. We also delved into the Seattle series and offered a brief preview.
Then we steered towards next season with a brief look at who might be in the rotation, who might return, and the huge amount of arms in the bullpen now (and who might be there next year). Specifically, we talked about Luke Hochevar, Bruce Chen, and Luis Mendoza.
We also discussed some items that came up in Bob Dutton’s chat on KansasCity.com including outfield options for 2014, Emilio Bonifacio, Ned Yost‘s contract situation, and the possibility of trading Billy Butler. We also looked ahead to 2015 and beyond and what Royals might still be around.
And here’s a clip of the Royals highlights from Sunday’s game so you can hear Ryan Lefebvre’s call of the Justin Maxwell grand slam.
And the A’s cheering after the Royals beat the Rangers to help them clinch the AL West.
As always, we’ll take your email questions at kansascitybaseballvault@gmai[email protected] or via Twitter at @KCBaseballVault.
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