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duncan_idaho 12-19-2013 11:45 AM

2014 Royals Repository
 
With my 6,000th post on ChiefsPlanet (it only took me 12 years to get here), I bring you: The 2014 Kansas City Royals Repository.

To be discussed here: All things Royals, as they attempt to post another winning season and make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 1985.

25-man RosterAvailable HERE

AL Central Standings:

Link

Duncan's Top 20 Royals Prospects
Spoiler!

dmahurin 12-19-2013 11:52 AM

In!

SuperChief 12-19-2013 12:03 PM

In to win, baby.

Sure-Oz 12-19-2013 12:08 PM

Great start on the thread

Strongside 12-19-2013 12:08 PM

IN! GONNA BE A BIG YEAR, GUYS!

theelusiveeightrop 12-19-2013 12:10 PM

In for the playoffs!

shakesthecat 12-19-2013 12:11 PM

SPPT!

Zeke 12-19-2013 12:12 PM

Royals will get be in the playoffs and have a 30 HR hitter.

Book it.

Coach 12-19-2013 12:20 PM

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C3HIEF3S 12-19-2013 12:26 PM

In for back-to-back Cactus League titles!!




Oh, and a postseason birth.

Brainiac 12-19-2013 12:31 PM

So what grade do you give Dayton Moore for this offseason?

I like what he's done A LOT. We've upgraded at second base and in right field with players whose strengths are a good fit with the strengths of this team. Aoki looks like an excellent defensive right fielder with speed who can hit for average, and the upgrade to Infante at second base is sensational.

I'm lukewarm about what he's done regarding the pitching staff, primarily because he hasn't done anything about extending James Shields. I'm starting to think that he may deliberately let Shields walk after next season if any of the top 3 upside candidates (Ventura, Duffy or Zimmer) looks like a potential ace for 2015.

I'm practically giddy about the trade for Danny Valencia, simply because he's sending a message to Moose that it's time for him to shit or get off the pot. If Moose doesn't tear it up in spring training, he should start the season in Omaha. Valencia would be a more than adequate replacement, and he could very well be an improvement. I think we got pretty good value for our 6th outfielder, and by the way, I liked David Lough a lot. I just think we probably saw his ceiling in 2013.

As of right now, I would give Dayton Moore a grade between A- and B+. If he were to sign James Shields to a contract extension, I'd change that to an A.

BigCatDaddy 12-19-2013 12:35 PM

How do you only have 6000 post in 13 years? Did you take a decade off?

Toadkiller 12-19-2013 12:36 PM

I can't quit them.

alnorth 12-19-2013 12:39 PM

What if James Shields has absolutely no desire to extend, and wants to test free agency? You can't really blame a GM for not extending someone, unless you know for a fact that a player would have extended at a reasonable price, like with that Beltran debacle years ago.

James Shields did not grow up a Royals fan, and he has never had a choice about where he can play. He might like KC fine just as he tried to enjoy living in Tampa Bay, but if I were a player, I'd like to be able to choose where I play at some point in my career.

Brainiac 12-19-2013 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toadkiller (Post 10294013)
I can't quit them.

Why would you quit them now?


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