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2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby dmattingly23 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:36 pm

Now they're most likely not going to keep all these guys, but can you imagine the team they could have.

C- S. Perez

1b-Hosmer

DH- Butler

2b- C. Colon

SS- A. Escobar

3b- Moustakas

lf- Gordon

Cf- Cain

Rf- Myers

Ut-Aviles, Kila

4,5 Of- Eibner, Dyson

Sp- Lamb, Mongomery, Duffy, Dwyer, Crow

Cl- Soria, S/U- Jeffress, Collins

**edit, left out Butler, forgot about DH**
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:47 pm

they look to have some potentially great players coming up in the next few years. there was an article in one of the more recent Sports Illustrated about the future Royals.
however, right now these players are just prospects and not guaranteed to do anything. many teams have had can't miss prospects that never made it.
it is nice though for Royals fans to have some hope for the future.
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby MasterX1918 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:00 pm

No mention of Billy Butler? He's definitely in danger of being traded, but he's a huge part of the organization's future and KC should try and retain him. He could be a huge compliment to guys like Moustakas and Hosmer in the middle of that lineup. They have a terrific farm system, but chances are only half of their prospects will pan out. I think out of the Montgomery/Duffy/Lamb/Crow/Odorizzi/Dwyer bunch about 3 of them will be rotation material, and only 1 of them will be top of the rotation material. The rest will fade or become bullpen fodder. Hosmer/Moustakas/Myers/Colon/Cain/Robinson is a great core of talent (along with mlb players Aviles, Kaaihue, Gordon, Dyson and Escobar) but I sincerely doubt all of those guys will become above average major league players. Without a doubt they have a hell of a farm system and the future is definitely bright, but as always nothing is guaranteed.
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby Ender » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:22 pm

These things almost never come as fast as the fans expect, title should probably be like 2015 or 2016.
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:27 pm

They are in good shape to become the new Rays in 2-3 seasons. They only have Butler and Soria signed to long term contracts and both at bargain salaries. Their elite prospects will be coming to the majors over 2011-2012, can't imagine them making some improbable title run in 2013. They can definitely win the AL Central by that point if things fall into place aka Moose and Hosmer producing.
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby mweir145 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:18 pm

Prospects often don't pan out in the majors, even really good ones.
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby Element » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:41 pm

mweir145 wrote:Prospects often don't pan out in the majors, even really good ones.


This. See Alex Gordon.
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:28 pm

mweir145 wrote:Prospects often don't pan out in the majors, even really good ones.


They have like 5 or 6 really good ones, would be a travesty if all are useless.
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby kab21 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:03 am

2013 Royals = > .500

This topic comes up a lot since the Royals have an awesome farm system. But a farm system alone won't carry a team to the WS. It will give the team a solid core of young cheap players but the Royals will still have to make some excellent moves at the MLB level (or hit on all of the prospects) to get to the playoffs. For example the Rays signed a MiLB FA named Pena, swapped Young/Harris for Garza/Bartlett and built a bullpen out of MLB rejects among other moves when they worst to first.
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Re: 2013 Kansas City Royals = World Series Champs

Postby mblax10 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:30 am

Element wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Prospects often don't pan out in the majors, even really good ones.


This. See Alex Gordon.


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