- Signed pitcher, Yasuhiko Yabuta to a two-year contract.
- Signed right-fielder, Jose Guillen to a three-year contract.
- Acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitcher Billy Buckner.
- Signed reliever, Ron Mahay to a two-year contract.
- Signed catcher Miguel Olivo to a one-year contract.
- Signed pitchers Hideo Nomo and Chin-Hui Tsao to minor league contracts.
- Signed pitcher Brett Tomko to a one-year contract.
With those moves, here's how the team outline looks for 2008:
Rotation: SP1: Gil Meche; SP2: Brian Bannister; SP3: Zack Grienke; SP4/5: Leo Nunez/Brett Tomko/Kyle Davies Bullpen: Closer: Joakim Soria; Set-Up: Yasuhiko Yabuta Field: DH: Jose Guillen/Billy Butler/Ryan Shealy; C: John Buck; 1B: Billy Butler/Ross Gload; 2B: Mark Grudzielanek/Callaspo; SS: Tony Pena Jr.; 3B: Alex Gordon; LF: Jose Guillen/Joey Gathright; CF: David DeJesus; RF: Mark Teahen
Predictions: Easiest: The Royals bullpen will be the best in the Central. Boldest: The Royals will win the division. Team MVP: Yasuhiko Yabuta Best Season: Zack Grienke (12-16 wins) Best Offensive Season: Mark Teahen (20-30 HRs; 85-95 RBIs) Breakout Player: Alex Gordon (15-25 HRs; .300 AVG.; 20-30 SBs)
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