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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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Coach 06:35 PM 10-31-2018
Originally Posted by Al Bundy:

So I assume that option was either torn up or picked up/adjusted due to this new contract.....?

Edited: Found what I'm looking for. https://www.royalsreview.com/2018/10...n-wily-peralta
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ROYC75 12:53 AM 11-01-2018
I'll wait until ST is done before making any win/lost projections.

Go front office and Go Royals!
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WhawhaWhat 12:51 PM 11-02-2018

Brandon Maurer, Ramon Torres, Paulo Orlando taken off the roster. https://t.co/RpVovCeuTk

— Royals Review (@royalsreview) November 2, 2018



Worst ERA, franchise history (min. 50 innings)
Brandon Maurer 7.89
Jonathan Sanchez 7.76
Miguel Batista 7.74
Sidney Ponson 7.36
Yasuhiko Yabuta 7.14

— Royals Review (@royalsreview) November 2, 2018



Final results of Royals/Padres trade

Royals got

Cahill: 8.22 ERA, 10.24 FIP in 23 IP

Maurer: 7.89 ERA, 6.08 FIP in 51 IP

Buchter: 2.67 ERA, 4.49 FIP in 27 IP

Padres got

Strahm: 2.05 ERA, 3.36 FIP in 61 IP, five more years control

Ruiz: 49 SB, 12 HR in Low-A, still only 19

— Patrick Brennan (@paintingcorner) November 2, 2018


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big nasty kcnut 01:00 PM 11-02-2018
damn it paulo was good!
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cabletech94 01:00 PM 11-02-2018
Losing Buchter is worth at least 6 maybe 7 wins right there. That’s the guy you wanna say “fuck that guy”. Fuck him all the way to hell!!
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cabletech94 01:02 PM 11-02-2018
Originally Posted by big nasty kcnut:
damn it paulo was good!
Rest In Peace sweet prince. You will always be Paulo homo in my book. Thanks Rex hudler.
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kstater 01:07 PM 11-02-2018
I'm kind of surprised the Indians aren't putting QO for Brantley

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duncan_idaho 08:58 AM 11-03-2018
Indians donít have a lot of payroll flexibility and didnít issue any qualifying offers. Brantley, Allen, and Miller are probably all gone.

Their window is probably closed.

Iím glad the Maurer insanity is finally over.

That trade made sense at the time it was made and was universally reviewed well. Hindsight 20/20 on it, obviously.

But trading Buchter to facilitate dumping some salary made it worse.

At the time of the deal, you could at least look at the deal and say youíre getting similar control over Buchter, who you could expect to be a good reliever, too.

The salary dump-related deals of Soria, Buchter, and Alexander are just awful, like most deals where you move valuable assets just to save money.

The White Sox got a former first round pick for Soria (who pitched well in AA Biloxi after the deal).

Buchter and Alexander could have been moved, too.

Probably the worst misfires of Mooreís career, other than the Kennedy contract. And obviously weíre at the time of the deals, too.
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Chiefspants 09:42 AM 11-03-2018
Originally Posted by duncan_idaho:
Indians donít have a lot of payroll flexibility and didnít issue any qualifying offers. Brantley, Allen, and Miller are probably all gone.

Their window is probably closed.

Iím glad the Maurer insanity is finally over.

That trade made sense at the time it was made and was universally reviewed well. Hindsight 20/20 on it, obviously.

But trading Buchter to facilitate dumping some salary made it worse.

At the time of the deal, you could at least look at the deal and say youíre getting similar control over Buchter, who you could expect to be a good reliever, too.

The salary dump-related deals of Soria, Buchter, and Alexander are just awful, like most deals where you move valuable assets just to save money.

The White Sox got a former first round pick for Soria (who pitched well in AA Biloxi after the deal).

Buchter and Alexander could have been moved, too.

Probably the worst misfires of Mooreís career, other than the Kennedy contract. And obviously weíre at the time of the deals, too.
The salary dumping deals really illustrated how expensive the "all-in" pushes in 2016 and 2017 were for the Royals.

No regrets.
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tk13 08:50 PM 11-04-2018
#6

#Rawlings #GoldGlove Award WINNER – AL LF – @Royals Alex Gordon pic.twitter.com/8Eni9Y3iWD

— Rawlings Sports (@RawlingsSports) November 5, 2018


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tk13 08:53 PM 11-04-2018
And literally just as I posted that they announced that Salvy won #5. Beat Martin Maldonado, who beat him last year.

Catchers with 5 Gold Glove Awards – Ivan Rodriguez 13, Johnny Bench 10, Yadier Molina 9, Bob Boone 7, Jim Sundberg 6, Bill Freehan 5, Salvador Pťrez 5

— Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) November 5, 2018


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WhawhaWhat 08:58 PM 11-04-2018
Thought Cain might get one now in the NL but I guess I was wrong.
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TomBarndtsTwin 09:18 PM 11-04-2018
Happy for Salvy and Gordo.

It’s a freaking crime that Cain has still not won one . . . . .
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Chiefspants 10:04 PM 11-04-2018
I'm unreasonably PISSED about Cain not getting the gold.
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Prison Bitch 09:09 AM 11-05-2018
Steamer proj just released. Says we are the identical team as last year: 12 wins for position players, 5 for pitchers (0 coming from the pen), and 65.7 wins. (You cannot simply add war to get win totals, but this is close)
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