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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 09-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #7486
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http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/2...igers-just-yet

Holland has been $$$$$$$.

If he continues, in what capacity/role do you bring back Soria?!
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #7487
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Heh, so I wonder if the Royals will consider Guthrie their big pitching acquisition and call it a day?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #7488
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Royals listed 19th on CBSSPORTS' power rankings.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/2...igers-just-yet

Holland has been $$$$$$$.

If he continues, in what capacity/role do you bring back Soria?!
Soria has been a setup dude before. Soria's stuff has been shaky for years now.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #7489
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Soria has been a setup dude before. Soria's stuff has been shaky for years now.
Kind of what I figured.

Set up guy and spot closing duties.

Hopefully he can muster something together, and increase trade value!
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #7490
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #7491
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Royals listed 19th on CBSSPORTS' power rankings.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/2...igers-just-yet

Holland has been $$$$$$$.

If he continues, in what capacity/role do you bring back Soria?!
Restructure. Try to stretch him out as a starter. Same with Crow, who is OK in the pen but not elite.

If they fail, they fail. /Drago

And I have no doubt we'll overpay Guthrie, he'll shit himself, and DM will continue being DM.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #7492
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Good work, Ned. Leave Mazzaro out there even though he was clearly struggling and let the Rangers put the game out of reach. Sweet.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #7493
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Good work, Ned. Leave Mazzaro out there even though he was clearly struggling and let the Rangers put the game out of reach. Sweet.
Ned also says "Frenchy's back with 2 hits yesterday. Look for more of him for the rest of the season."
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:24 PM   #7494
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Restructure. Try to stretch him out as a starter. Same with Crow, who is OK in the pen but not elite.

If they fail, they fail. /Drago

And I have no doubt we'll overpay Guthrie, he'll shit himself, and DM will continue being DM.
Serious question... if he can't keep from blowing his arm out twice and needing Tommy John pitching one inning a few times a week do you really think pitching longer/more is going to work?
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:46 AM   #7495
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Serious question... if he can't keep from blowing his arm out twice and needing Tommy John pitching one inning a few times a week do you really think pitching longer/more is going to work?
No way they turn Soria into a starter now.

Heck, I think its more likely they convert Holland into a starter than Soria. I wrote about converting holland the other day on my blog. I don't think you can count on Soria coming back. Everything I've read about two time tj recipients is its about a 60% percent chance, and even then they aren't 100%. But, comeback chances are much better for relievers.

Though I have read about Isgrinhausen who came back from 3 TJ surgeries.
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