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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
(from alnorth)

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 11-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #8746
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Look at the Royals acting like a major league club.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #8747
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Look at the Royals acting like a major league club.
turning the corner.
yup.
yes we are.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #8748
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I support this. It's about damn time.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:20 AM   #8749
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We played hardball with him and Paulino blinked, got him to sign for less than what he would have gotten in arbitration, because I guess we convinced him that we would cut him and then he'd probably get less on the open market.
Ha...whats paulino thinking? He really thought we would cut our best pitcher. We dont cut kyle davies for three years and luke hochevar for like five. He shoulda known he wasnt goin anywhere.have to say we have some guys on some pretty good contracts like escobar and salvy. They might wanna fire their agents
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #8750
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You need to raise your standards. KC averaged about 21,700 in 2012, Royals fans turn out even for horrible games. A good year would be about 2.5MM, a great one would be 3 million tickets.
Nice! I hadn't looked at attendance for a few months but I could have sworn we averaged around 15,000 on the season.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:50 AM   #8751
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He really thought we would cut our best pitcher.
You havenít been following the Royals very long have you?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:01 AM   #8752
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Well, happy Luke Hochevar day, everyone.

Sometime between now and 11PM, we are either going to be very happy, or very pissed.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:03 AM   #8753
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Well, happy Luke Hochevar day, everyone.

Sometime between now and 11PM, we are either going to be very happy, or very pissed.
I'm wearing a brown colored shirt in honor of what an absolute POS this guy has been for this franchise. Hope it works?
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Petro's opening on this yesterday is available on podcast. It's a good starting point for SaveourRoyals.org.

He made Glass out to be a complete liar.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:11 AM   #8758
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Royals agree to terms on a 1 year deal with 2b Chris Getz avoiding arbitration.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #8759
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Royals agree to terms on a 1 year deal with 2b Chris Getz avoiding arbitration.
I'm OK with it, though hopefully within a year or two we'll have a replacement ready to take over. Getz greatly improved from "unacceptably horrible" to "bad" in 2012.
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I'm OK with it, though hopefully within a year or two we'll have a replacement ready to take over. Getz greatly improved from "unacceptably horrible" to "bad" in 2012.
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