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The Big Show: David Lesky

Apr 3, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals first basemen Eric Hosmer (35) singles against the New York Mets during the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

David Lesky of BP Kansas City joined Matt and BK on The Big Show to discuss the Royals’ pre-game festivities, the order in Kansas City’s bullpen, and which player has the best chance for a breakout season. PODCAST:

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The Sports Wire: Craig Brown

Mar 24, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) hits a solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning during a spring training game at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Craig Brown of Baseball Prospectus Kansas City joined Jeff and BK on The Sports Wire to discuss his season prediction for the Royals. Plus, what is more likely to happen – Yordano Ventura finishes among the top 5 in the AL Cy Young voting, Eric Hosmer finishes top 5 among the AL MVP voting, or the Royals miss the playoffs …

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Best of The Sports Wire: April 2, 2016

Jul 24, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Randal Grichuk (15) follows through on his two run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB season is just around the corner, so Jeff and BK went through their Royals and Cardinals over-unders to begin The Sports Wire. The guys also asked which players we haven’t talked enough about throughout the offseason. Plus, BK is starting to think the Chiefs should consider trading Jamaal Charles. All of that and much more on this week’s …

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Best of The Big Show: April 1, 2016

Apr 17, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (5) is congratulated by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) after recording the final out against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Final Four is upon us, so Matt and BK give their final thoughts on their title picks before the games tip tomorrow. Plus, it’s the final show before the MLB season officially begins on Sunday. The guys give their official predictions for each division, and explain how far they have the Royals & Cardinals going in the postseason. BEST …

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The Big Show: Mark Simon

Sep 25, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez (18) pitches to a Milwaukee Brewers batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Info joined Matt and BK on The Big Show to explain why he believes Carlos Martinez is a dark horse Cy Young contender. Plus, Mark doesn’t have the Royals making the playoffs in 2016. Why? PODCAST:

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Best of The Big Show: March 31, 2016

Nov 14, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback Drew Lock (3) celebrates after a run during the second half against the Brigham Young Cougars at Arrowhead Stadium. Missouri won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Mizzou offense reached historic levels of ineptitude in 2015. But there is some hope, according to the number-crunching by David Morrison. Matt and BK give their thoughts on how it could happen in 2016, and what to look for in the Mizzou offense. Plus, the Chiefs re-signed two running backs today. Is Jamaal Charles becoming more expendable? BEST OF …

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The Big Show: Dayn Perry

Mar 25, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) singles in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Dayn Perry of CBS Sports joined Matt and BK on The Big Show to discuss why he thinks the Royals will once again contend for an AL Central title. Plus, which Royals does Dayn believe will out-perform expectations? PODCAST:

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Best of The Big Show: March 30, 2016

Dec 7, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah (39) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chiefs 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Mellinger wrote in the Kansas City Star that the NFL is re-defining what it means when it says “football player.” Matt and BK give their thoughts on whether they agree with Mellinger’s stance, and why the NFL prefers players that don’t have outside interests. Plus, Jimmy Whitt is transferring from Arkansas, but he’s unlikely to end up at Mizzou. …

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Projecting the Royals: BK’s Over-Unders

Mar 25, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) singles in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball season is right around the corner, and the MLB prop bets are officially on the board! I’m always interested to see how projection systems like ZiPS, Steamer & PECOTA have the Royals. But I’m also interested in what Vegas has to say. Without further adieu, here are the Royals 2016 over/unders, according to Bovada. Player: Batting Average: Home Run: RBI: Salvador Perez .275 …

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The Big Show: Dan Buffa

Oct 9, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (26) and teammate embrace before game one of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Buffa of KSDK joined Matt and BK on The Big Show to discuss his article on why you can’t trust the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense in 2016. Plus, what is Buffa’s take on this story coming out of the Cardinals’ clubhouse? PODCAST:

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