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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 10-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #8116
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #8117
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. Dutton just doesn't throw shit against the wall either. Wow. Potentially disastrous.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #8118
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #8119
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I can actually say I'm embarrassed to say I'm a fan of either team anymore.

I've never felt this way before
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #8120
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Dayton's backing out of free agency signing already in October? Seems like just yesterday both him and glASS were saying the team would be competitive in trying to sign free agency pitchers. Oh my
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #8121
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This is the type of move they should always explore as a small-market team. Volstad is a big, talented guy. There's always the chance you unlock that potential. If you do, it's a big plus. If you don't, oh well, and you move on.

Ryan Vogelsong is a similar guy. That's worked out pretty well for the Giants.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #8122
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While this is a perfectly valid feeling to have right now, we still have to see how things play out this off-season with the Royals. Those mother****ers might force me to give up on them, though, at least until Moore is fired or Glass dies.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #8123
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I have a silly question. If the Royals are always strapped for cash, why don't they sell the naming rights of the stadium like the NFL does?
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:59 PM   #8124
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First, the Royals are not really strapped for cash. Glass is a lying, worthless mother****er. Even conservative, reasonable analysts like Rany claim that the Royals could easily support an $85M payroll in '13 and a $100M payroll in '14.

Claims otherwise are complete and utter bullshit.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #8125
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I have a silly question. If the Royals are always strapped for cash, why don't they sell the naming rights of the stadium like the NFL does?
And 16 MLB parks do...
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #8126
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #8127
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This thread is starting to read like Ned's lineup card after he's had a finger or three of Jameson.
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:38 PM   #8128
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Even the Royals acknowledge a new contract with right-hander Jeremy Guthrie is now unlikely before he hits the open market.

I think its pretty safe to say hes going to explore free agency, general manager Dayton Moore said. Well continue to monitor how that goes. Hes going to explore his options, and its important that we do as well.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/27...#storylink=cpy
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #8129
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Even the Royals acknowledge a new contract with right-hander Jeremy Guthrie is now unlikely before he hits the open market.

I think its pretty safe to say hes going to explore free agency, general manager Dayton Moore said. Well continue to monitor how that goes. Hes going to explore his options, and its important that we do as well.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/27...#storylink=cpy
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:59 PM   #8130
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I have a silly question. If the Royals are always strapped for cash, why don't they sell the naming rights of the stadium like the NFL does?
Fire Pioli stadium has a nice ring to it. How much cash do we have?
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