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Royals Review Radio: The unpredictable trade deadline episode

Plus we talk to Craig Calcaterra about his newsletter Cup of Coffee.

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No one knows what to expect with the trade deadline this year, but having too many buyers and an uncertain post-season seems like there will be limited opportunities to make a deal. Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, and Matthew LaMar discuss the possibility of the Royals making a trade plus the struggles of Adalberto Mondesi. We also have baseball writer Craig Calcaterra on to discuss baseball adapting to the pandemic and looming labor issues.

Among the topics we discuss:

How well has baseball handled the coronavirus?

Should we expect a work stoppage in baseball next year?

What are some of baseball’s surprises this year?

Why is the Royals’ offense struggling so much?

What should we expect from Adalberto Mondesi?

Should the Royals deal Trevor Rosenthal or re-sign him?

What will the Royals do at the trade deadline?

Here are links to some of the things we discussed:

Craig Brown’s article on the Royals’ failures with the bases loaded.

Matthew LaMar’s article on lowering the expectations for Adalberto Mondesi.

Bleacher Report’s article on Adalberto Mondesi.

Boys State on Apple Plus

Whose Line is it Anyway? on HBO Max

You can find Craig Calcaterra’s newsletter at cupofcoffee.substack.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @craigcalcaterra.

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.