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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 07-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #4561
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Hoch has no business being in the starting rotation next season.

He can't get throught more than 4 1/2 innings (usually).

I'd put him in the bullpen and let him gas it a couple of innings.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #4562
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Hoch has no business being in the starting rotation next season.
Hoch for Cy Young next year.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #4563
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Hoch has no business being in the starting rotation next season.

He can't get throught more than 4 1/2 innings (usually).

I'd put him in the bullpen and let him gas it a couple of innings.
He'll be around a couple more seasons.

At least until they get some of these young arms up.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #4564
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Hoch would be an ok #4 or #5 guy.


Laughable considering where he was drafted.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:51 PM   #4565
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I keep hoping Holland will show a glimmer of last year's form.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #4566
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Hoch would be an ok #4 or #5 guy.


Laughable considering where he was drafted.
Just the Royals luck they had the No. 1 pick in THAT draft. Should have just taken Longoria, but...

The most successful guys beyond him are Little Bitch Lincecum (whose body and game is falling apart in his fifth full season), who was a gigantic risk and a real lottery ticket, and Clayton Kershaw, a lefthanded high school pitcher (No player of that description has ever made an All-Star game after being selected first overall).

Looking at the rest of that garbage first round, you see a lot of guys who haven't come close to being as valuable as a No. 5 starting pitcher.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:32 PM   #4567
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I keep hoping Holland will show a glimmer of last year's form.
You do realize that since returning from the DL, his stat line is:

22 IP | 4 ER | 1.63 ERA | 1.3 WHIP | 29 K

Pretty damn close to what he did last year, though the WHIP is a bit high.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:41 PM   #4568
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I lot of guys on here have great insight and well thought out takes. I don't think anyone is as well informed over all as duncan. alnorth is close but he hasn't been around in a while that I've seen. I for one appreciate the knowledge duncan.

edit... and it's not that easy for a KU fan to say that about an MU fan heh
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I lot of guys on here have great insight and well thought out takes. I don't think anyone is as well informed over all as duncan. alnorth is close but he hasn't been around in a while that I've seen. I for one appreciate the knowledge duncan.

edit... and it's not that easy for a KU fan to say that about an MU fan heh
Thanks!

Kind of crazy that we have better (IMO) discussions about the Royals here than take place on the Scout board board or one of the forums of the blogs.
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Kind of crazy that we have better (IMO) discussions about the Royals here than take place on the Scout board board or one of the forums of the blogs.
I came back to CP after 3 years away to talk Royals because it was the best place I could find to do it. Kind of sad but it is what it is... so be it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #4571
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I came back to CP after 3 years away to talk Royals because it was the best place I could find to do it. Kind of sad but it is what it is... so be it.
heh, ive never really looked at Royals specific forums, but my guess is there are not alot of true passionate Royals fans left. Alot of them are probably too old to be message board types.
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heh, ive never really looked at Royals specific forums, but my guess is there are not alot of true passionate Royals fans left. Alot of them are probably too old to be message board types.
The others pretty much suck. Maybe RoyalsPlanet will have a chance once it's in full swing. Then again it's mod'ed by Joey. (no offense Joey, you know I love ya man).

I certainly can't blame the under 30's for not being passionate and a lot of people my age that saw the glory years aren't likely into message boards like you said.
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Who takes his place?
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