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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
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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 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #9571
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Is this true? 2011 Royals Payroll 36m
Yes, pretty sad isn't it?
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #9572
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I'd rather sign Jurrjens and hope for the best than trade Myers for Shields. All day. Every ****ing day.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #9573
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Jesus tapdancing Christ I need to find a new baseball team to pull for.

If he can't "afford" to put a quality product on the field, then get the F out or sell it to someone who can.

This Mickey Mouse, Cheaper by the Dozen, plaster Tide ads all over the stadium BS is more than I can take anymore.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:23 PM   #9574
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Yes, pretty sad isn't it?
Well i blame the fans, Stop going to the games. Why would Glass ever change if you keep going to the games.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #9575
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I'd rather sign Jurrjens and hope for the best than trade Myers for Shields. All day. Every ****ing day.
Well, yeah. But ****ing come on! Jair Jurrjens? What, Paul Byrd isn't available?
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #9576
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Well i blame the fans, Stop going to the games. Why would Glass ever change if you keep going to the games.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #9577
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I'd rather sign Jurrjens and hope for the best than trade Myers for Shields. All day. Every ****ing day.
That's like saying: "I'd rather I have to watch my wife get ****ed by a big studly guy than have myself get ****ed by the big studly guy."

It hurts less at the time, but in the end it's still gonna suck.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #9578
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How much are David and Dan Glass paying themselves? This is the only question that matters because it's what allows them to doctor the books, claiming losses while lavishly compensating themselves.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #9579
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Well i blame the fans, Stop going to the games. Why would Glass ever change if you keep going to the games.
I have. Haven't been to one in 2 years.. and won't until Glass sells the team.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #9580
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#Royals exploring a group of free agent starters that includes Brett Myers, Kevin Correia and Jair Jurrjens, source says.
All those pitchers are gonna get 7m a year. How can the royals get them if the reports are true over budget? I mean Joe ****ing Blanton got 2years 15m
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #9581
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Well, yeah. But ****ing come on! Jair Jurrjens? What, Paul Byrd isn't available?
Worth checking on Byrd's status.

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That's like saying: "I'd rather I have to watch my wife get ****ed by a big studly guy than have myself get ****ed by the big studly guy."

It hurts less at the time, but in the end it's still gonna suck.
Statistically, keeping Myers (assuming he plays at even an average level) is more valuable. If DM wants to make incredibly stupid ancillary decisions, well, he'd be staying consistent to his approach as GM.

The guy is dumb as all ****. Solid amateur scouting director. Terrible GM.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #9582
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #9583
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Jesus tapdancing Christ I need to find a new baseball team to pull for.

If he can't "afford" to put a quality product on the field, then get the F out or sell it to someone who can.

This Mickey Mouse, Cheaper by the Dozen, plaster Tide ads all over the stadium BS is more than I can take anymore.
That's pretty much how I see it. He is holding the fans hostage while he reaps the profits, uh-hum, I mean claims losses, for something he can't afford in the first place.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #9584
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So, if we started playing today, who would our 5 starters in the rotation be?

Santana, Guthrie, Chen, Duffy, Hochevar?

not trying to stir shit, honestly curious.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #9585
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So, if we started playing today, who would our 5 starters in the rotation be?

Santana, Guthrie, Chen, Duffy, Hochevar?

not trying to stir shit, honestly curious.
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