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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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If you locate something of interest.. ANYTHING.. deals on apparel, best ways in/out of the stadium, giveaways, great stories from this season or from seasons gone by, rumors, trades, anything.... feel free to post it here.

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:48 PM   #3091
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http://deadspin.com/5317107/william-...rst-base-coach

I'm pretty sure the dad was drunk and high on something, and the son was just being a loyal dumbass.
......why am i NOT shocked by this?



The boy—who I assume is William The III—is now 22 and looking at his MySpace (or course) page it doesn't take long to see that starting a brawl at a baseball game is the crowing achievement of his short life. (After "anticipatin" the birth of his "shorty.") One of the pictures in his album is a screen shot of the incident with the caption: "ME AND DAD ****IN UP THA COACH FA THA KANSAS CITY ROYALS." Charming
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #3092
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The dugout's reaction to the father/son attack is probably the highlight of the 2000-09 Royals. Absolute wave of players overwhelm the attackers.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #3093
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The dugout's reaction to the father/son attack is probably the highlight of the 2000-09 Royals. Absolute wave of players overwhelm the attackers.
If I recall correctly (I was watching the game live), I believe Aaron Guiel grabbed a baseball and was pounding one of the meth heads in the face with it.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #3094
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Lowe, Feldman Likely To Be Available In Trades
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [June 1, 2012 at 9:08am CST]

The Rangers are expected to make right-handers Scott Feldman and Mark Lowe available at the trade deadline, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. GM Jon Daniels will look for a right-handed hitting outfielder in return.

The Rangers have an abundance of right-handed pitching after signing Roy Oswalt. Relief prospect Tanner Scheppers continues to pitch effectively at Triple-A, and Neftali Feliz will re-join the pitching staff at some point.

Lowe, 28, has a 2.66 ERA with 8.9 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 20 1/3 innings two months into the season. He'll earn $1.7MM this year before hitting free agency. Feldman, 29, has a 4.50 ERA with 4.1 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 24 innings as a fill-in starter and reliever this year. The Rangers figure to decline their $9.25MM club option ($600K buyout) for Feldman if he's still on their roster after the season.

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #3095
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See ya Frenchy... Hello Will!
This was my exact thought. Let Frenchy go back to Texas.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #3096
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As Rany said earlier today with Petro, there's only 1 GM in the market for Frenchy and he works in KC.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #3097
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Here's video of the Gamboa attack. Starts at 1:05.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG8nYtDkkqE
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #3098
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:08 AM   #3099
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:32 AM   #3100
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To expand on that. The 21 year old had a 2-4 night with another homer. He is averaging a HR about every 3 games in AA and AAA and hitting .345 in Omaha


I have no idea why they keep DHing him though when he obviously will play a position at the next level. Maybe to not tip the hand of needing to move Frenchy?

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:20 AM   #3101
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And Rany is back...thank goodness.
No kidding, real good stuff.

Are you on twitter? He tweets quite a bit atleast...

I hope Myers is up by the end of june if he continues to rake..just don't see it happening unless Frenchy is moved. I dont think that will happen for some strange reason though even if he continues to hit
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Anyone know the timetable on Sal's return? That would be a nice boost along with a Myers call-up and perhaps the acquisition of a pitcher.

We're still very much in this thing.

We need to win 5 or 6 out of these games with Oakland/Minny. Do that, and we'll be past Detroit and starting to move on Cleveland.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #3103
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To expand on that. The 21 year old had a 2-4 night with another homer. He is averaging a HR about every 3 games in AA and AAA and hitting .345 in Omaha


I have no idea why they keep DHing him though when he obviously will play a position at the next level. Maybe to not tip the hand of needing to move Frenchy?
He said on Twitter that his arm was sore so he was just DH'ing, but that he would be back on the field soon.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #3104
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Anyone know the timetable on Sal's return? That would be a nice boost along with a Myers call-up and perhaps the acquisition of a pitcher.

We're still very much in this thing.

We need to win 5 or 6 out of these games with Oakland/Minny. Do that, and we'll be past Detroit and starting to move on Cleveland.
Possibly go on a rehab assignment next week, probably mid to late june at the latest
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #3105
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Injury updates - from KC Star

• Catcher Salvador Perez (knee) and center fielder Lorenzo Cain (hip flexor) are regaining their health in Arizona. Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Perez might be able to leave for a minor-league rehab assignment on Tuesday, while Cain is about a week behind Perez.

According to Moore, Perez caught seven innings on Friday. (He threw out two runners and picked another off first.)

“He’s going to take (today) and Sunday off,” Moore said, “and go out sometime next week.”

• Infielder Chris Getz, who is recovering from a left ribcage contusion, took batting practice on Friday and could leave for a rehab assignment early next week.

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