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Royals Review Radio: The Nicky Lopez Episode!

We discuss Nicky Lopez and talk Naturals with beat writer Paul Boyd.

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Nicky Lopez is here! Nicky Lopez is here! Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk and Matthew LaMar discuss the promotion of the young infielder and talk about who is part of the future. Northwest Arkansas Naturals beat writer Paul Boyd also comes on the show to talk about the Royals’ Double-A affiliate.

Among the topics we discuss:

What was the decision-making process behind calling up Nicky Lopez?

What should we expect from Lopez?

Who stands out for the Naturals this season?

Is Vance Wilson a future MLB manager?

Who is part of the future for the ballclub and who is “just a guy”?

What is “oohmph”?

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Dayton Moore discussed why the team wasn’t bringing up Nicky Lopez last week.

Matthew LaMar’s article expressing doubt about Moore’s statements.

Craig Brown’s article about confronting Chris Owings’ place on this roster.

Matthew’s article categorizing the roster based on whether they are part of the future.

You can read Paul Boyd at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and follow him on Twitter at @nwapaulb.

You can also follow Max Rieper on Twitter at @maxrieper, Shaun Newkirk at @shauncore, and Matthew LaMar at @LaMar_Matt. Royals Review Radio is available on iTunes.