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Old 12-31-2011, 03:52 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 05-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #2506
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I know it's unpopular to "defend" David Glass and I understand why... and I'm not really even doing that. But keep in mind that we threw big bucks at Bubba Starling for his signing bonus and we've been outspending every other team in MLB in Latin American development the last couple years.

"The minors are loaded" isn't bullshit and hasn't been for a while but the minors don't mean success at the major league level immediately. The first wave is up now and taking their lumps but the talent is there (aside from pitching). It's going to take time when you build from the minors up and this team is just a beginning.

/Royals homer post I'm sure
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #2507
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #2509
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I know it's unpopular to "defend" David Glass and I understand why... and I'm not really even doing that. But keep in mind that we threw big bucks at Bubba Starling for his signing bonus and we've been outspending every other team in MLB in Latin American development the last couple years.

"The minors are loaded" isn't bullshit and hasn't been for a while but the minors don't mean success at the major league level immediately. The first wave is up now and taking their lumps but the talent is there (aside from pitching). It's going to take time when you build from the minors up and this team is just a beginning.

/Royals homer post I'm sure
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This team hasn't let anyone go because of money since Beltran. Just a couple years ago before they whacked everyone to bring up the young guys... this team cracked top 20 in payroll spent. Moronic execution has been a far bigger problem than money the last half decade.
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This team hasn't let anyone go because of money since Beltran. Just a couple years ago before they whacked everyone to bring up the young guys... this team cracked top 20 in payroll spent. Moronic execution has been a far bigger problem than money the last half decade.
This is an excellent point too. A lot of us still like to say we can't/won't re-sign our good players but we've been doing that for a while now.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:18 PM   #2512
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This is an excellent point too. A lot of us still like to say we can't/won't re-sign our good players but we've been doing that for a while now.
It makes it easier when there haven't been a lot of good players around here in recent years.
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And Beltran was never going to sign here in a bazillion years. Boras was taking him to FA... he didn't even give Houston a fair shot. Jermaine Dye was the last guy who we really shouldn't have traded away.
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It makes it easier when there haven't been a lot of good players around here in recent years.
Butler, Gordon, Perez, Escobar have all been extended.... at least long enough to keep working on long term deals in Butler and Gordons case. Frenchy and Chen were re-signed off career years. Debate those two if you want.
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Butler, Gordon, Perez, Escobar have all been extended.... at least long enough to keep working on long term deals in Butler and Gordons case. Frenchy and Chen were re-signed off career years. Debate those two if you want.
Well, I meant more before those guys. You know the Teahens, the Bucks, so on.....

And yes, I had no problems with getting rid of any of those guys back then.
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Well, I meant more before those guys. You know the Teahens, the Bucks, so on.....

And yes, I had no problems with getting rid of any of those guys back then.
In that case I concur. There wasn't much to try to re-sign then.
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I know it's unpopular to "defend" David Glass and I understand why... and I'm not really even doing that. But keep in mind that we threw big bucks at Bubba Starling for his signing bonus and we've been outspending every other team in MLB in Latin American development the last couple years.

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/Royals homer post I'm sure
Definitely homer... time for the Glass' to win at the major league level.
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Definitely homer... time for the Glass' to win at the major league level.
Once the kids gain more experience and we get the pitching up to speed it's likely to happen, but don't let that stop you from expecting the world with a bunch of kids in their low 20's. We're doomed forever.
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