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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 07-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #5491
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The price for Garza would likely start with Yordano Ventura (add Cheslor Cuthbert or Jorge Bonifacio, and some filler).

That's fine. Even at that price, if you keep Garza only through the end of this deal, you get comp picks for him when he laves.
I'm also thinking let's just give them like 5 players for one. They need a lot.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #5492
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Would you rather give up Ventura or one of our closer to ML pitching prospects?
Umm... if the Cubs will take Dwyer or Montgomery instead, sure, I'd do that.

I'm thinking something like Ventura+Cuthbert (they need young pitching and a young 3B)+Will Smith+ filler.

I'd also be fine with including either Holland or Herrera or Crow as part of the package, if that helps.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:06 PM   #5493
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1990 to 2009, check this out on Royals spending vs income:
http://www.royalsreview.com/2011/2/2...over-the-years
Yeah, the Payroll vs. Revenue comparison is not going to be pretty any way it is sliced.

The only thing I'll say in the negative on that graph is that it compares 100 percent of the income to an unknown percentage of the spending.

Yes, MLB payroll is the biggest part of the budget. But the Royals have spent considerably - at least under Moore - on amateur talent, minor league coaching, supporting minor league teams, baseball academies, etc.

That's why I'm also skeptical about the "Glass pocketed $xx million last year." We don't get a look at the final bottom line
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:10 PM   #5494
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#Royals designate LHP Jonathan Sanchez for assignment.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #5495
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#Royals designate LHP Jonathan Sanchez for assignment.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:17 PM   #5497
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#Royals designate LHP Jonathan Sanchez for assignment.
Royals also option Bourgeois and confirm decision to call up Verdugo and Mazzaro. Link coming in a second.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #5498
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #5499
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Royals also option Bourgeois and confirm decision to call up Verdugo and Mazzaro. Link coming in a second.
I thought Bourgeois had a chance
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Apparently Dyson getting picked off of 2nd with the game on the line was enough to get Bourgeois sent back down.
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We absolutely should trade frenchy, yuni, dyson and bourgeois for long-term pitching prospects. Then we should expand the payroll to 100mm and sign two of greinke, marcum or hammel. If we stack pitching for 2015 and beyond, we may be able to resign our best hitters and keep payroll steady. Jmo.
This reminds me of one of those fantasy football trade offers.

16 shitty, filler players for 1 or 2 good ones.

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Old 07-17-2012, 02:33 PM   #5503
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I hope he goes lower than Omaha. The StormChasers and city are too good for him
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:37 PM   #5504
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Apparently Dyson getting picked off of 2nd with the game on the line was enough to get Bourgeois sent back down.


Re: Dyson
It's hard to find a replacement for a guy with a .614 OPS..................
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:40 PM   #5505
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Someone needs to start tonight's game thread STAT.

I expect the team to come out and piss pound the M's because of the news that Sanchez was DFA.

Probably something like 31 runs on 31 hits.

And yes, that's 31 solo home runs.
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