Who will make this year's Opening Day Roster? Guess at what the 25 man roster will look like in five weeks. Whoever guesses the most correct players will receive a free year-long membership to Royals Review. If you want you can even be vague like "pitcher acquired off waivers" or "ex-Brave acquired for Clint Robinson."
Royals in Camp (40 Man Roster players in bold)
Pitchers: Nathan Adcock, Noel Arguelles, Jonathan Broxton, Francisley Bueno, Bruce Chen, Louis Coleman, Tim Collins, Aaron Crow, Danny Duffy, Chris Dwyer, Kelvin Herrera, Luke Hochevar, Greg Holland, Thomas Hottovy, Jeremy Jeffress, Vin Mazzaro, Luis Mendoza, Jose Mijares, Zach Miner, Mike Montgomery, Jake Odorizzi, Sean O'Sullivan, Felipe Paulino, Jonathan Sanchez, Brandon Sisk, Will Smith, Joakim Soria, Everett Teaford, Ryan Verdugo, Blake Wood
Catchers: Cody Clark, Brayan Pena, Salvador Perez, Manny Pina, Max Ramirez, Julio Rodriguez
Infielders: Tony Abreu, Yuniesky Betancourt, Billy Butler, Alcides Escobar, Irving Falu, Chris Getz, Johnny Giavotella, Eric Hosmer, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Mike Moustakas, Clint Robinson
Outfielders: Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson, Jeff Francoeur, Greg Golson, Alex Gordon, David Lough, Mitch Maier, Wil Myers, Paulo Orlando, Derrick Robinson
Consider that in 2006, just a few months before Dayton Moore was hired as Royals General Manager, here was the opening day roster for your Kansas City Royals:
Catchers: Paul Bako, John Buck
Infielders: Angel Berroa, Esteban German, Tony Graffanino, Mark Grudzielanek, Doug Mientkiewicz, Matt Stairs, Mike Sweeney, Mark Teahen
Outfielders: Emil Brown, Shane Costa, David DeJesus, Reggie Sanders
Rotation: Jeremy Affeldt, Denny Bautista, Scott Elarton, Joe Mays
Bullpen: Ambriorix Burgos, Elmer Dessens, Jimmy Gobble, Luke Hudson, Andrew Sisco, Steve Stemle, Mike Wood
DL - Zack Greinke, Mike MacDougal, Mark Redman
If nothing else, thank you Dayton Moore for bringing us out of that era.