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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 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #10531
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #10532
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Everything I'm reading is that he's excited to be "the man" in this rotation. He should bring all those intangible qualities that Jeffy Ballgame was supposed to bring, with the performance to back them up. That kind of chemistry stuff does matter to a contending team.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #10533
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #10534
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #10535
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:20 PM   #10536
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:24 PM   #10537
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #10538
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #10539
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #10540
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #10541
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #10542
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #10543
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:53 PM   #10544
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Ah, **** it. Just trade like six prospects for one year of RA Dicky and get this shit over with. If this organization is going to ambitiously go all-in then ****ing go all-in. Let's burn this thing to the ground.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #10545
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The two concerns over this trade were mainly this:

1) Shields is only under two years control
2) Jeff Francoeur's playing right field

If they can get Shields to extend, it would wipe out at least 50% of the concern. The other one is the tough one to swallow.
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