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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 12-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #9556
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I feel for you guys. I've joked this season about how watching Mizzou **** footballs on offense every Saturday is like watching the Chiefs play twice each weekend. Ultimately, though, at least I don't have to deal with 2 owners in the same city that clearly aren't committed to winning.

Thank you, Bill DeWitt and the Cardinals. At least when we do something stupid it's along the lines of giving Randy Choate too much money for too long and not trading away our best prospect to save money.

That's amazingly short-sighted.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #9557
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This is what's probably going to happen: This story is laying the groundwork for when the Royals sign some FA pitcher, for whatever, it will be seen as "Glass, who's barely scraping by at $57 million, opened up his wallet in the interest of the team and the fans to push the payroll to [$65 million/$70 million/whatever]. You're welcome, Kansas City."
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:09 PM   #9558
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #9560
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This is what's probably going to happen: This story is laying the groundwork for when the Royals sign some FA pitcher, for whatever, it will be seen as "Glass, who's barely scraping by at $57 million, opened up his wallet in the interest of the team and the fans to push the payroll to [$65 million/$70 million/whatever]. You're welcome, Kansas City. HOW'S MY ASS TASTE?"
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This is what's probably going to happen: This story is laying the groundwork for when the Royals sign some FA pitcher, for whatever, it will be seen as "Glass, who's barely scraping by at $57 million, opened up his wallet in the interest of the team and the fans to push the payroll to [$65 million/$70 million/whatever]. You're welcome, Kansas City."
Tell me you don't love that verbiage.

And owner pays to field a competitive ballclub and calls anything he spends over and above outright gross receipts 'subsidizing the ballclub'.

What an asshole.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #9562
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Although as Rany points out, by David Glass's own math, in 2009 AND 2010, the Royals "payroll" was somewhere between $90 and $95 million. Now it's $70 million.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #9569
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And there it is.

Glass: "Well, OK, folks ... I'll pony up for Myers/Correia/Jurrjens and DESTROY MY BUDGET. Hope y'all have a Merry Christmas -- because mine just got a little smaller, thanks to my generosity."
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #9570
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