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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 09-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #7441
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I think you take every shot you have at the postseason seriously. Strasburg gives them the best shot at winning it all. Foolish to have not limited him earlier and shut him down now. I would be PISSED if I was a Nats fan.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #7442
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It looks especially easy to criticize too because the Braves had the same issue with Kris Medlen, protected him early in the year, and now they have him out there tearing up the National League... and he'll be able to pitch in the playoffs.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:52 PM   #7443
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didn't see it here anywhere, so sorry if repost.

610 reported that will myers wins minor league player of year.

no way he stays in the minors next season? right?

/knows nothing.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #7444
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didn't see it here anywhere, so sorry if repost.

610 reported that will myers wins minor league player of year.

no way he stays in the minors next season? right?

/knows nothing.
"Well, if we bring him up in 2013, we start to burn his major league service time, and we still have Frenchy under a big contract for one more year. Let's see if Myers can win minor league player of the year two years in a row, then we'll maybe think about bringing him up for a look see." - Dayton Moore
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #7445
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This ump has an outrageous strikezone for Harrison tonight.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:53 PM   #7446
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This ump has an outrageous strikezone for Harrison tonight.
Yeah, Johnny looked irked when he got called out on that pitch, although I didn't see for a second time myself where it landed.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:55 PM   #7447
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #7448
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I think we may have gotten away with one there. Whatever, tie game.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #7450
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #7451
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hey, do you think someone should tell gio that it's okay to swing the bat with a full count?

but seriously, that's like the 3rd time this season i've seen that same exact location, same non-swing. i mean, sure, i probably couldn't hit a slurve, probably couldn't even half-frenchy a season. but i'm just down right now (on these guys).

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #7452
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hey, do you think someone should tell gio that it's okay to swing the bat with a full count?

but seriously, that's like the 3rd time this season i've seen that same exact location, same non-swing. i mean, sure, i probably couldn't hit a slurve, probably couldn't even half-frenchy a season. but i'm just down right now (on these guys).

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:45 PM   #7453
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #7454
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #7455
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So I'm on the way home from work today listening to sports talk radio and they were discussing the Rangers batter getting hit intentionally yesterday ad nauseum. At one point they were talking about how the Royals probably see the Rangers as like one of the big boy teams like the Yankees or Red Sox. .
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