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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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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 07-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #4486
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ESPN reported Sunday that the Phillies are seeking four or five players for Hamels, one of the best lefthanded starters in the game. CBSSports.com said they wanted "at least three" good young players.
That's not too bad. We could certainly provide that. Doesn't even sound like they are looking for talent ready for the ML right away either.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #4487
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Sanchez still has another year on his contract with the Royals doesn't he?
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #4488
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Sanchez still has another year on his contract with the Royals doesn't he?
Nope. Thankfully.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #4489
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That's not too bad. We could certainly provide that. Doesn't even sound like they are looking for talent ready for the ML right away either.
FA next year. No point for us.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #4490
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Nope. Thankfully.
I thought that was why the Royals were reluctant to let him go. Damn his time is up then
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:09 PM   #4491
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FA next year. No point for us.
Sign him! I know I am dreaming but let me have it for now
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:16 PM   #4492
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #4493
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Intresting note from what was being discussed earlier today, on the Royals facebook page they have a link to SportingKC asking their fans to vote for each other players for the All-Star game.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #4494
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Intresting note from what was being discussed earlier today, on the Royals facebook page they have a link to SportingKC asking their fans to vote for each other players for the All-Star game.
Because Royals fans aren't colossal dicks like a good number of SKC fans seem to be.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #4495
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I haven't seen a person who isn't on board with the consensus of Hamels returning to southern Cal and pitching for the Dodgers as a FA.

He's young, good looking, and marketable (and from SoCal).

I don't think it's a matter of if anyone can afford him. It's a matter of can anyone get him to look elsewhere.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #4496
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #4497
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #4498
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #4499
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Nope.

There are just a bunch of strangers coming in and taking over.

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Never heard of them...
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #4500
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Because Royals fans aren't colossal dicks like a good number of SKC fans seem to be.
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