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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 11-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #8806
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So, what's the worst possible scenario?
worst?

uhh... we buy out both of Hoch's arbitration years at $9MM/2, with one of those mutual options DM loves for a 3rd year.

We can't be that stupid, though.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #8807
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There's no chance we offer a contract at this point, right? Kinda late in the day for that, now. It seems obvious to me that DM is calling everyone in baseball to get Luke out of here.

If there's no deal, just cut him. Please.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:34 PM   #8808
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Why would we cut him when he's just about to turn the corner and put it all together?
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:38 PM   #8809
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Why would we cut him when he's just about to turn the corner and put it all together?
You forfeit your rights as a Royals fan for even jokingly typing this.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #8810
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I feel like a suicide jumper who was just too pussy-foot to leave the ledge. Thank you.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:00 PM   #8811
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that's some serious intraweb business!

7pm, that means 4 hours to go.

hoch-watch 2012!!!!
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Do the right thing, Dayton. I know you love this dog, but take Old Yeller behind the shed and shoot him.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #8813
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Do the right thing, Dayton. I know you love this dog, but take Old Yeller behind the shed and shoot him.
Please be talking about David Glass.

"When you consider the lucrative salaries given to all of my family members, we've been operating at a shortfall for years."

Thousands die everyday, yet...
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:27 PM   #8814
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I really don't get royals fans on the other board flipping out over Gio. He's a good guy with a great family, but he was utterly horrid in 2012. Yeah it wasn't many at-bats, but he's also just not good enough to be patient and hope he figures it out, his defense is worse than Getz his bat was always supposed to carry him, and he hit quite a bit worse than Getz which is incredible considering that he was previously known as Chrisiesky Getzancourt. Maybe Gio will beat him out in spring training.

We have no good option at 2B. Gio doesn't have much of an upside, and Getz is probably capable of repeating his unimpressive sub-par 2012 where he's at least better than replacement value.
I think it is just a sign that there will be no competition and Getz will be allowed to suck out loud with nothing to look over his shoulder at.
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I think it is just a sign that there will be no competition and Getz will be allowed to suck out loud with nothing to look over his shoulder at.
It sucks but I could live with that.

Sign/trade for another quality* pitcher, let Myers allow Frenchy to retire after his stellar career, hope Cain stays healthy and we only would gave one hole on the team. 2nd base.


* by quality I'm not talking about what the royals have tried to feed us the last couple years. I would be happy with the gil meche we got when we signed him.

Think of this team with meche and greinke...
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #8817
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It sucks but I could live with that.

Sign/trade for another quality* pitcher, let Myers allow Frenchy to retire after his stellar career, hope Cain stays healthy and we only would gave one hole on the team. 2nd base.


* by quality I'm not talking about what the royals have tried to feed us the last couple years. I would be happy with the gil meche we got when we signed him.

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I am not up in arms about it, but we all know Getz sucks.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #8818
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