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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 09-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #7756
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #7758
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:14 PM   #7759
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Thats okay. im fine with it. Just hope they battle hard to win the last 2 series of the year
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #7762
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Surprised this story about Glass and spending did not get posted today.

Hearing them say they need to add three No. 3 pitchers is a little disconcerting. I'd rather see one of those guys be a true No. 2-caliber guy, but any movement is positive.

Anibal Sanchez
Jeremy Guthrie
Kevin Millwood
Jake Odorizzi
Bruce Chen

That might be good enough to be in the mix in the Central next year. It certainly would have been THIS season.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #7763
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I'm more worried about convincing guys to sign in KC than Glass spending the money. Every time they really stick their neck out in FA guys sign elsewhere for less or use the Royals to leverage an offer. So they're stuck taking expensive risks like Meche or Guillen.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #7764
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Surprised this story about Glass and spending did not get posted today.

Hearing them say they need to add three No. 3 pitchers is a little disconcerting. I'd rather see one of those guys be a true No. 2-caliber guy, but any movement is positive.

Anibal Sanchez
Jeremy Guthrie
Kevin Millwood
Jake Odorizzi
Bruce Chen

That might be good enough to be in the mix in the Central next year. It certainly would have been THIS season.
Words don't mean anything to me. Actions speak louder. Hochever needs to go away as well as Francour. Also need a TOP OF THE LINE starter, NOT 3 #3's!

Glass is a moron. Don't cheapen the ****ing value of this organization by settling for 3 #3's! Get a ****ing top of the line starter!
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:29 PM   #7765
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If they retain Hochevar I might be done as a fan for awhile.
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Words don't mean anything to me. Actions speak louder. Hochever needs to go away as well as Francour. Also need a TOP OF THE LINE starter, NOT 3 #3's!

Glass is a moron. Don't cheapen the ****ing value of this organization by settling for 3 #3's! Get a ****ing top of the line starter!
Yeah, I have the same feeling about it. Don't settle for three guys like Guthrie.

Greinke is the only true ace that's available as a FA at this point, and I'm not sure how realistic that is.

Grabbing one of the second tier guys (Edwin Jackson, Anibal Sanchez) would be an OK consolation prize, though.

Being open to the trade market will be important, too. Nabbing this offseason's Gio Gonzalez is probably the best shot at getting a more elite starter, and I still think that can be done without giving away Myers or Odorizzi (might cost Bubba Starling, but he's so far away - and has such a low floor - I don't care).
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:45 PM   #7767
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I feel that way about Francoeur starting in right field next year. Did we beat the Tiggers tonight? Wasn't on the tube here in KC area tonight
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No, lost 6-2.
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Surprised this story about Glass and spending did not get posted today.

Hearing them say they need to add three No. 3 pitchers is a little disconcerting. I'd rather see one of those guys be a true No. 2-caliber guy, but any movement is positive.

Anibal Sanchez
Jeremy Guthrie
Kevin Millwood
Jake Odorizzi
Bruce Chen

That might be good enough to be in the mix in the Central next year. It certainly would have been THIS season.
That's a dogshit pitching lineup
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