Predict the 25 Man Opening Day Roster

Its the beginning of spring training, so its the perfect time to post our 25 Man Opening Day Roster predictions. Remember, this is what YOU think will happen, not what you would do, so please factor in things like grittiness, veteran presence and spring training performance and try not to look at on-base percentage, WAR or MLEs. If you think a waiver claim or trade will be made, please feel free to include that.

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"I've never heard of half of these guys and the ones I do know are way past their prime"

"Most of these guys never had a prime."

"This guy here is dead!"

"Then cross him off!"

Royals 40 Man Roster

Nathan Adcock
Noel Arguelles
Henry Barrera
Jesse Chavez
Bruce Chen
Aaron Crow
Kyle Davies
Jeff Francis
Luke Hochevar
Greg Holland
Jeremy Jeffress
Vin Mazzaro
Sean O'Sullivan
Kevin Pucetas
Joakim Soria
Everett Teaford
Robinson Tejeda
Kanekoa Texeira
Blake Wood

Jason Kendall
Lucas May
Manny Pina
Brayan Pena

Mike Aviles
Wilson Betimet
Jeff Bianchi
Billy Butler
Alcides Escobar
Chris Getz
Kila Ka’aihue
Clint Robinson

Gregor Blanco
Melky Cabrera
Lorenzo Cain
Jarrod Dyson
Jeff Franceour
Alex Gordon
David Lough
Mitch Maier
Derrick Robinson

Non-Roster Invitees

Louis Coleman
Tim Collins
Danny Duffy
Chris Dwyer
Blaine Hardy
Gaby Hernandez
Patrick Keating
John Lamb
Luis Mendoza
Zach Miner
Mike Montgomery
Steve Shell
Brandon Sisk
Will Smith

Cody Clark
Ryan Eigsti
Salvador Perez

Joaquin Arias
Irving Falu
Pedro Feliz
Johnny Giovatella
Eric Hosmer
Mike Moustakas
Lance Zawadski

Brett Carroll

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