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Royals Review Radio: The Homer Bailey era comes to a close episode

Plus we talk with DaveO from Clubhouse Conversation

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How will you remember the Homer Bailey era? Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, and Matthew LaMar get together to discuss the first deal of this trade season and the debut of Bubba Starling. Plus, DaveO of Clubhouse Conversation stops by to talk about his podcast, some of the interviews with players he has gotten to do, and share his thoughts on the Royals season. Among the topics we discuss:

Why were the Royals so bad in the first half?

How many baseballs could Rey Palacios fit in his mouth?

What are the Royals getting from the Athletics for Homer Bailey?

Are the Royals limiting their options and asking for “MLB-ready” players in return for Whit Merrifield?

What did we make of Bubba Starling’s debut?

Links to some of the things we discussed:

The Joe Randa and Rey Palacios interviews at Clubhouse Conversation and the SABR book that Max contributed the Joe Randa chapter.

What to know about Kevin Merrell.

The Royals are reportedly not shopping Whit Merrifield unless they get three MLB-ready players.

You can find DaveO’s podcast at and follow him on Twitter at @royalsclubhouse.

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.