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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 11-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #8821
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Hard to believe no GM in baseball thinks he can fix Hochevar. Only takes one.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #8822
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Hard to believe no GM in baseball other than GMDM thinks he can fix Hochevar. Only takes one.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #8823
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Hard to believe no GM in baseball thinks he can fix Hochevar. Only takes one.
Maybe there is one, but in a trade they'd have to pay a lot of money unless we eat salary. If we cut his ass, maybe Hoch only gets 2 offers for $1MM/1 year
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #8824
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #8825
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Maybe there is one, but in a trade they'd have to pay a lot of money unless we eat salary. If we cut his ass, maybe Hoch only gets 2 offers for $1MM/1 year
Yeah I'm thinking no one wants to pay him whats left on his contract and anyone interested pretty much knows they can get him for less very soon. If team A is interested but on their own terms and team B steps in and makes a trade in the 11th hour then team A is like "oh well."
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I shouldn't even say this, but I think he gets non-tendered.

They leaked that it was virtually certain that they wouldn't do that to increase trade interest. They're obviously shopping him for anything, but when push comes to shove, in light of salary constraints and offers to guys like Dempster, I get the idea his days in KC are done.

I hope.
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I shouldn't even say this, but I think he gets non-tendered.

They leaked that it was virtually certain that they wouldn't do that to increase trade interest. They're obviously shopping him for anything, but when push comes to shove, in light of salary constraints and offers to guys like Dempster, I get the idea his days in KC are done.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #8828
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There's less than 2.5 hours left. Un-****ing-real. Why so late with no announcement, I was certain I'd be pissed and raging, or uncorking a wine I bought for the possibility of Hoch getting cut by now.

Screw it, I'm not waiting, gonna start drinking now.
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There's less than 2.5 hours left. Un-****ing-real. Why so late with no announcement, I was certain I'd be pissed and raging, or uncorking a wine I bought for the possibility of Hoch getting cut by now.

Screw it, I'm not waiting, gonna start drinking now.
Chill al. DM is working the phones trying to make a deal and he likely will until the last second. He's got someone on the line trying to work out the details.
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Chill al. DM is working the phones trying to make a deal and he likely will until the last second. He's got someone on the line trying to work out the details.
Fine, but I'm still drinking. Wine's poured now. I expect to read that Hoch got cut or traded soon.
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Fine, but I'm still drinking. Wine's poured now. I expect to read that Hoch got cut or traded soon.
I wouldn't try to stop you.

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If you haven't made a prediction yet, call your shot now. Will Luke Hochevar be non-tendered, traded, or offered a contract to pitch for the Royals in 2013?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #8834
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If you haven't made a prediction yet, call your shot now. Will Luke Hochevar be non-tendered, traded, or offered a contract to pitch for the Royals in 2013?
I'll make mine official. Non-tendered at the last minute after trade talks fail. I just think DM is doing everything in his power to get "anything" for him.

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