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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).

Spoiler!

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

Spoiler!

Nov. 3: Free agency begins.

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

Spoiler!

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.

Spoiler!


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.

Mid-Feb. : SPRING TRAINING!

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.
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MVChiefFan 03:03 PM 12-05-2018
Originally Posted by Chiefspants:
Now this is a dude that screams GMDM.
Kind of what I was thinking.
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Great Expectations 03:13 PM 12-05-2018
I’ve been worried that GMDM will resign Alcides. Hopefully this signals that we are moving away from him. I couldn’t believe that we signed him to the one year deal last year.
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Prison Bitch 03:18 PM 12-05-2018
I had a friend who did this sorta thing with Andy Reid. We all bitched Fat andy was a coward on short + goals. My friend conjured up a theory that Andy fears loss due to the loss of his son to drugs and subconsciously avoids high-risk coaching moves. It all sounded sensible, we had (1) facts about Andy and (2) his coaching behaviors.


Then the last couple years Reid started gojng for it all the time when he had better players and shittier defenses, and the laughable theory went bust. You get the point.
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WhawhaWhat 03:38 PM 12-05-2018
He better start polishing up on his new testament.
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BigCatDaddy 03:43 PM 12-05-2018
Not sure I have seen a shittier 3 page start to a Royals Repository thread. This thing needs a reboot.
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siberian khatru 03:44 PM 12-05-2018
Originally Posted by WhawhaWhat:
He better start polishing up on his new testament.
I’m sure he’s been certified porn-free.
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Chiefspants 03:46 PM 12-05-2018
Originally Posted by BigCatDaddy:
Not sure I have seen a shittier 3 page start to a Royals Repository thread. This thing needs a reboot.
We're just trying to stay consistent with the 2018 season. Just wait until our ASB. It'll get better.
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lewdog 05:56 PM 12-05-2018
Every board needs a know-it-all half retard.

PB I love you.
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ChiefsCountry 12:44 PM 12-06-2018

Royals' center field job is open: Could Billy Hamilton be a potential fit? You'll hear those rumors over the next week. https://t.co/H7Uxi2uEG4 via @MLB

— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) December 6, 2018



Hearing the Royals are looking hard at center fielder Billy Hamilton, recently non-tendered by the Reds. Not a surprise considering they reportedly looked into trading for him in the past and he fits their stated profile of 'action-type' players. Looks like @FlannyMLB is on it.

— Rustin Dodd (@rustindodd) December 6, 2018


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OKchiefs 12:51 PM 12-06-2018
So how does signing Chris Owings affect our roster crunch? We're now set at the middle IF with Merrifield, Mondesi, and Owings. I'm not sure I see a spot on the roster for Roselle Herrera. Phillips and Goodwin seem to be the options at CF. Cuthbert and Dozier are the two options for at least another year at 3B, although I suppose Kelvin Gutierrez could push for a spot at some point? Nicky Lopez appears to be blocked for the foreseeable future, unless Moore still possibly considers a Merrifield trade next week at the winter meetings or at the trade deadline?
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dallaschiefsfan 01:53 PM 12-06-2018
I read recently (can't recall where) that Lopez is effectively ticketed for another year at Omaha, regardless of the ST performance. He's not on the 40 and there's no reason to start his clock at this point. I tend to agree. Barring a crazy haul for Merrifield from another team (doubtful) or prolonged Mondesi injury, we won't see him in KC until 2020.
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duncan_idaho 04:18 PM 12-06-2018
Originally Posted by dallaschiefsfan:
I read recently (can't recall where) that Lopez is effectively ticketed for another year at Omaha, regardless of the ST performance. He's not on the 40 and there's no reason to start his clock at this point. I tend to agree. Barring a crazy haul for Merrifield from another team (doubtful) or prolonged Mondesi injury, we won't see him in KC until 2020.

And if they do get that Merrifield offer, Owings probably becomes your everyday 2B.

Wouldn’t surprise me to see Owings get some time in CF too.
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WhawhaWhat 10:40 AM 12-07-2018
Royals - Ballpark Operations Assistant job posting

Saw this online and posted it just in case someone was looking for a job and wanted to work at the ballpark.
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TomBarndtsTwin 02:13 PM Yesterday
Winter meetings getting ready to start. Should be interesting.


Hold on to your butts . . . . .
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Discuss Thrower 02:17 PM Yesterday
My first thought seeing the Owings signing is that Merrifield is on deck to be dealt away.
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