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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 07-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #6091
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Is it wrong that i hope Grienke melts?
Not imo. He admitted he quit on us.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #6092
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Not imo. He admitted he quit on us.
Can you blame him?
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #6093
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Can you blame him?
not if he were on a slow pitch softball team.

But he wasn't, he was getting PAID to pitch every five days.
So yeah I can "blame him"
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:49 PM   #6094
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Can you blame him?
Absolutely. He was being paid millions to win baseball games. He didn't behave like the professional he was paid to be. Don't want to be here? Finish your time as well as you can so you can get a better pay day with your next team. Losing is no excuse to accept losing or quit.

Or be a more talented Sanchez.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #6095
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not if he were on a slow pitch softball team.

But he wasn't, he was getting PAID to pitch every five days.
So yeah I can "blame him"
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The one thing I don't, and will never, blame him for was the desire to play on a winning team. Grienke had issues, to be sure, but ****ing hell it's got to be hard to keep coming back to team that you just KNOW is going to be out of the running by mid May.

That being said, it still is a bitch move to just not try. Have some pride, for crying out loud.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #6096
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I meant it more on the aspect of him "quitting" on us by asking for a trade. I can't blame him there.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #6097
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The one thing I don't, and will never, blame him for was the desire to play on a winning team. Grienke had issues, to be sure, but ****ing hell it's got to be hard to keep coming back to team that you just KNOW is going to be out of the running by mid May.

That being said, it still is a bitch move to just not try. Have some pride, for crying out loud.
Completely agree that he or no player should be happy losing. His job was to help change that every 5th day though so that's where my understanding ends.

The pride thing is a good point too.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #6098
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I meant it more on the aspect of him "quitting" on us by asking for a trade. I can't blame him there.
Asking to be traded is one thing... in the meantime show some competitiveness and do your damn job.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #6099
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not if he were on a slow pitch softball team.

But he wasn't, he was getting PAID to pitch every five days.
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IMO he did his part. Shit he won a ****ing Cy Young w/ virtually no run support

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IMO he did his part. Shit he won a ****ing Cy Young w/ virtually no run support

****in' Royals.
That wasn't the year he quit.
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Asking to be traded is one thing... in the meantime show some competitiveness and do your damn job.
This. He ****ing said he didn't give his all.
I can see him wanting a trade, no sour grapes there.

Just play it out strong though.
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The one thing I don't, and will never, blame him for was the desire to play on a winning team. Grienke had issues, to be sure, but ****ing hell it's got to be hard to keep coming back to team that you just KNOW is going to be out of the running by mid May.

That being said, it still is a bitch move to just not try. Have some pride, for crying out loud.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #6103
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Can you blame him?
What a stupid ****ing question. If you're a ****ing Cy Young award winner getting paid millions of dollars you pitch your ass off when it's your turn to start no matter how shitty the rest of the team is. IMO Grienke is a piece of shit for quitting in 2010 just because the rest of the team sucked. **** him.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #6104
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Angels have a lot of big contracts, but don't underestimate their chances of signing Greinke long-term.
This is good for us. They won't be able to keep Haren and Santana. Those would be the type of guys we could get in free agency next season.
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