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Your Royals 25-Man Opening Day Prediction Thread

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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.

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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