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The Current 25 Man Roster

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:

 

John Bale  
Brian Bannister 
Bruce Chen 
Roman Colon 
Juan Cruz 
Zack Greinke 
Luke Hochevar 
Ron Mahay 
Gil Meche 
Joakim Soria 
Robinson Tejeda 
Jamey Wright 
John Buck 
Miguel Olivo 
Brayan Pena 
Willie Bloomquist 
Billy Butler 
Alberto Callaspo 
Ryan Freel 
Tony Pena 
Mark Teahen 
David DeJesus 
Jose Guillen 
Mitch Maier 

Mike Jacobs 

 

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.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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