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The Lounge>*** Official 2018-2019 Royals Offseason Repository ***
Coach 09:05 PM 10-29-2018
As the season comes to a close after an awful season, there is a possibility of some hope since the team played better in late August to the end of the season.

Here are all the important dates you need to know for the 2018-19 MLB offseason. Some of them do involve the Royals, such as:

Oct. 29: As of 9 a.m. ET on Monday, all eligible players are free agents (Escobar - good riddance).

Oct. 31: Most contract option decisions are due on this date (Hammel should be declined, resulting $2 million buyout and Peralta should be accepted, resulting $3 million increase to the payroll, and could be future flip for additional minor leaguers if he performs well).


Nov. 2: Deadline for teams to tender their eligible FA the qualifying offer.


Nov. 3: Free agency begins.

Nov. 4: Gold Glove winners announced (Gordon & Perez).


Nov. 6-8: General manager meetings in Carlsbad, California.

Nov. 12: Deadline for free agents to accept or reject the qualifying offer.

Nov. 14-15: Owners meetings in Atlanta (possible future CBA discussions).

Nov. 20: Deadline for teams to add eligible minor leaguers to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.


Nov. 26-29: MLB Players Association executive board meeting in Dallas (possible future CBA discussions).

Nov. 30: Non-tender deadline.

Dec. 9-13: Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. This is typically when all offseason hell breaks loose.

Dec. 13: Rule 5 Draft (could see the Royals taking a stab here).

Jan. 11: Deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to submit 2019 salary figures (I believe KC has some arb-eligible players).

Feb. 1-20: Arbitration hearings. You win some, you lose some.


As usual, let's have a good off-season discussion on ways that the Royals can/should/would do to improve. I will try to update the OP as the off-season goes along. And Duncan, you're more than welcome to provide us some information that I can add onto the OP. Just let me know.

To see the 2018 Royals thread, go here.
cabletech94 09:36 PM 10-29-2018
suzzer99 09:38 PM 10-29-2018
ChiefsCountry 09:39 PM 10-29-2018
I wonder what relievers the Royals are going after this year.
Jerok 09:40 PM 10-29-2018
In for year 2 of the rebuild.
BigCatDaddy 09:42 PM 10-29-2018
I doubt we see much action.
Chiefspants 09:44 PM 10-29-2018
Woot woot! Fully behind you, Coach!
dallaschiefsfan 09:54 PM 10-29-2018
Rule 5 - reliever candidates
FA - if we're active at all...reliever candidates
25 man roster additions...reliever candidates

Ride with what we have for everything else unless we get the kind of value that can be flipped at the deadline for additional re-stocking.
Al Bundy 01:48 PM 10-30-2018

We have declined our mutual option with RHP Jason Hammel for 2019 making him a free agent.

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) October 30, 2018

DeepSouth 01:52 PM 10-30-2018
Originally Posted by Al Bundy:

Yeah !!!
Titty Meat 01:54 PM 10-30-2018
Royals will have a 2003 run this year
Shogun 01:56 PM 10-30-2018
Just marking my territory on the 1st page
ChiTown 03:21 PM 10-30-2018
big nasty kcnut 03:23 PM 10-30-2018
In it to win it!
PHOG 04:54 PM 10-30-2018
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