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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 09-26-2012, 07:56 PM   #7876
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:22 AM   #7877
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #7878
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #7879
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:22 PM   #7882
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He would make a ton of sense. Too much, probably (as he makes a ton of sense for lots of other teams, too).

Probably are looking at 4 years, $65-70 million or so. I'd do it, but that's a lot to spend on a 32-year old who DOES have back problems this year.

I'd probably rather go 4 years, $60 million on Anibal Sanchez, if I had to choose.
Angels pick up the option. Trade them a middling but legit prospect. Win-win for both teams. Angels get something for nothing, and the Royals get a high-upside/low-risk pitcher for around $12M for one year.

He kicks ass and the team sucks? Flip him at the deadline. Otherwise, we get a year of Haren on the "cheap," and can try to negotiate a possible extension, if everything goes extremely well.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #7883
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Angels pick up the option. Trade them a middling but legit prospect. Win-win for both teams. Angels get something for nothing, and the Royals get a high-upside/low-risk pitcher for around $12M for one year.

He kicks ass and the team sucks? Flip him at the deadline. Otherwise, we get a year of Haren on the "cheap," and can try to negotiate a possible extension, if everything goes extremely well.
Stop suggesting things that make sense.
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Hell, take the same approach for Santana, too.

Trade a prospect or two. Angels pick up the buyout money for both, which would be $4.5MM, and then the Royals acquire two legit starters, at incredibly low risk, for $24MM, which the team can easily afford.

No off-season gambling, bidding wars, etc. Rotation = instantly better. Cut Hoch and Chen. Re-sign Guthrie.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:31 PM   #7885
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Hell, take the same approach for Santana, too.

Trade a prospect or two. Angels pick up the buyout money for both, which would be $4.5MM, and then the Royals acquire two legit starters, at incredibly low risk, for $24MM, which the team can easily afford.

No off-season gambling, bidding wars, etc. Rotation = instantly better. Cut Hoch and Chen. Re-sign Guthrie.
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