Just a little depressing exercise I usually do with my fantasy baseball teams - Identify the dead wood.
Ok, just for fun today I decided to go through the Royals' roster and get rid of all the guys we could really do without and not particularly miss if they were replaced with some guy from AAA. Here's what I came up with:
Just a quick note or two: I got rid of all 3 catchers because, really, would I miss any of them? Brayan Pena would be fun to have around, but I wouldn't get up in arms if I found out tomorrow he was out for the season. Half the guys that I marked off, I'd actually be glad if they couldn't be in the lineup anymore this season. Frankly, our hitters are such a joke that we might as well be playing AAA guys. If you told me that starting tomorrow Butler/Kila would be our everyday 1B/DH, I doubt I'd even ask what will happen to the Jacobs/JoGui/Olivo DH trio from Hell. If you said that once Gordon came back, Teahen would start everyday in RF, I'd be happy. If you told me Freel and Pena were cut, I'd be estatic. If Chen, Wright, and Maier are all in AAA tomorrow, I wouldn't miss them.
So that's my "analysis." 11 guys off the 25 man roster are basically meaningless. Blackholes of suck bringing almost nothing to the table and, on the rare occasion they do bring something, they end up spilling it all over themselves.