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Old 12-31-2011, 02:52 PM  
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2012 Kansas City Royals Repository Thread

2012 Slogan: Our Time

A better, more accurate 2012 Slogan: It is Finally Next Year
(from Great Expectations)

An alternative slogan if you don't like that one: Someone has to win this crappy division
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With the beginning of a new year, it is time for the 2012 version of the Royals Repository Thread. We've got Hosmer, we've got a 2011-dominating Gordon, we've got Moose, we've got hopefully a killer bullpen, we've got a stereotypical slow slugging DH, we've got easily one of the best defensive shortstops in the AL, we've got a promising catcher in Salvador Perez. Hell, we've got offense and promising prospects galore.

We do not have starting pitching.

Oh yeah, we've also got this:



Get ready for, (as of January 2012 anyway), one of the most confusing puzzles of a baseball season in recent Royals history. Will they suck? Maybe, I don't know. Will we be given a year of 0.500 baseball? Possibly, I don't know. Will they win the division and go to the playoffs for the first time in 27 years? For the first time in a long time, it could happen, I don't know. 92 losses, 92 wins, or anything in between would not surprise a lot of us.

Everything goes here except Gameday threads and really big news. If a giant story breaks, the Royals achieve some awesome milestone, or we sign/lose a highly significant player/coach/mascot/whatever, then it might also deserve its own thread. This being Chiefs Planet, please do not clutter the board with new threads about trivial Royals news or you will only annoy those who come here for just Chiefs football. If you aren't sure and its not a Gameday thread, it goes here.

What sort of stuff often goes here? SPchief explained it well, so I'll just copy that:

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #1681
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Another year of pitching holding us down? Sweet!
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #1682
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Got a question for you guys.

I was watching a show on PBS about baseball you all should check it out it's great BTW. Anyway like 100 years ago an owner played a midget to entertain fans and drive up attendance. His 1 at bat he got on base because him being a midget he had a really small strike zone (I believe it was 1 inch). So what would stop a team from playing a midget?
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #1683
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I was sitting next to a bunch of Tiger fans today. (Detroit trains in Florida, but I guess they wanted to see the cactus league this year) They were all marveling at our lineup and all the home runs we launched today against the Brewers, but I assured them that we weren't going to catch them this year unless our starting pitchers step up in a big way.

Our bullpen ought to be solid, but it'll be difficult to hand them a lead on a regular basis without scoring 6 or 7 runs.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:09 PM   #1684
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Got a question for you guys.

I was watching a show on PBS about baseball you all should check it out it's great BTW. Anyway like 100 years ago an owner played a midget to entertain fans and drive up attendance. His 1 at bat he got on base because him being a midget he had a really small strike zone (I believe it was 1 inch). So what would stop a team from playing a midget?
Eddie something I believe his name was?

We had David Howard and he failed.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:11 PM   #1685
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I was sitting next to a bunch of Tiger fans today. (Detroit trains in Florida, but I guess they wanted to see the cactus league this year) They were all marveling at our lineup and all the home runs we launched today against the Brewers, but I assured them that we weren't going to catch them this year unless our starting pitchers step up in a big way.

Our bullpen ought to be solid, but it'll be difficult to hand them a lead on a regular basis without scoring 6 or 7 runs.
The "good" news I guess is we should be able to score 6 or 7 runs a lot. But yeah... lets go get Oswalt.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #1686
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this was awesome...rep!

My favorite:

Willie McGee's expression tells me that he's just seen a picture of Willie McGee
Many of the captions were not funny. The ones that were.....outstanding. "Catcher Face".
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #1687
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Wait, what? I thought Duffy was having a good Spring Training? Now he's maybe going down?
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #1688
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Without looking it up I want to say Eddie Gadell/Guidel/Gidell.... the midget.
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Wait, what? I thought Duffy was having a good Spring Training? Now he's maybe going down?
Well, maybe not, because I'm not sure who our #5 would be if Aaron Crow is off the table.
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Well, maybe not, because I'm not sure who our #5 would be if Aaron Crow is off the table.
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Well, this is the only baseball thread going, so... It looks like the group including Magic Johnson just bought the Dodgers.

http://news.yahoo.com/dodgers-reach-...7072--mlb.html
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Most of the talk that I've heard suggests that Paulino and Mendoza are competing for the final spot in the rotation. In fact, I was under the impression that Duffy had a spot locked up.

Admittedly, I follow Spring Training very, very loosely. I'll lock in next week.
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Most of the talk that I've heard suggests that Paulino and Mendoza are competing for the final spot in the rotation. In fact, I was under the impression that Duffy had a spot locked up.

Admittedly, I follow Spring Training very, very loosely. I'll lock in next week.
I'm the same way. alnorth would know better than me probably being there. I just read the team website. I hadn't seen anything bad about Duffy on there though fwiw... which may be nothing.
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I would be kinda pissed that duffy isn't in the lineup but Mendoza has made a seriously bid for a spot this spring
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Oh hell, I forgot Mendoza, and I even saw him pitch a couple times. He's been looking good this spring.
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