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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 09-13-2012, 06:26 AM   #7606
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Looks like they have a pretty decent shot at finishing 3rd in the division. Is that the highest since 2003? Baby steps…..
We have a 6.5 game cushion over fourth. I don't think that we could drop that far if we tried.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:34 AM   #7607
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We have a 6.5 game cushion over fourth. I don't think that we could drop that far if we tried.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:51 AM   #7608
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7 of the last 20 or so games are against Detroit who is neck and neck with CWS for the division.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:17 AM   #7609
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If the Royals had just gone .500 over that 12 game losing streak, they would currently sit at 71-71, and would be 5 back of Chicago with 20 games to play
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:42 AM   #7610
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If the Royals had just gone .500 over that 12 game losing streak, they would currently sit at 71-71, and would be 5 back of Chicago with 20 games to play
Someone should analyze our starting pitching during that 12 game stretch. I wonder how bad it was? I know HochaTurd took the winds out of everyones sails with the home opener.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:26 AM   #7611
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Someone should analyze our starting pitching during that 12 game stretch. I wonder how bad it was? I know HochaTurd took the winds out of everyones sails with the home opener.
It actually wasn't that bad. Here are the results from the streak:

A's
L - 1-0
L - 3-0
L - 5-4 (this is the Broxton/hit-batter to win it in extras game)

Indians

L - 8-3 (Puke start)
L - 11-9 (Lost in 10th)
L - 9-3

Tigers

L - 3-2
L - 3-1
L - 4-3

Blue Jays

L - 4-3
L - 9-5
L - 5-3

So, really, aside from the Cleveland series, the starting pitching was not awful. There were a ton of anemic offensive efforts from the Royals, and they lost 3-4 games late.

It's not surprising to see how bad a lineup with Jeff Francoeur, Humberto Quintero, early-season Jarrod Dyson (who was awful), and Yuni Betancourt as regular starters was, though.
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What if they didn't play like a double A team back in July?
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