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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 12-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #10546
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It sounds like Shields is excited to join us. I am encouraged by that. And I do think that if DM can extend the contract that would make this a much better deal.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #10547
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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.
Might as well go all in on Dickey.

Shields
Dickey
Santana
Guthrie
Davis

That's not looking too bad. It's not elite, but it stacks up well with just about anyone. Furthermore, Dickey would help a lot because of the absence of a lefty, especially valuable in post-season play.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #10548
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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.
Here's a glass half-full of your favorite beverage.

2011: WAR +2.7, babip something north of .325
2012: WAR -2.7, babip something close to .270

Career babip: .299

We could possibly improve by 3 games JUST from Frenchy being less crappy in 2013.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #10549
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Might as well go all in on Dickey.

Shields
Dickey
Santana
Guthrie
Davis

That's not looking too bad. It's not elite, but it stacks up well with just about anyone. Furthermore, Dickey would help a lot because of the absence of a lefty, especially valuable in post-season play.
Do you think Davis is going to be in the rotation?
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #10550
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Do you think Davis is going to be in the rotation?
Yep, and DM said as much in his presser.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #10551
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Yep, and DM said as much in his presser.
Yeah, I hear that, but I don't see it. I think by June, he's in the BP
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:11 PM   #10552
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Yeah, I hear that, but I don't see it. I think by June, he's in the BP
Why? He's about the 4th best guy on the roster.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #10553
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #10554
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Yeah, I hear that, but I don't see it. I think by June, he's in the BP
You think he's going to be worse than Chen or Hoch?
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #10555
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #10556
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #10557
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This thread, since the deal, has...
Denial
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Acceptance
In that order, all wrapped into one
Looks just like the draft thread after McCluster was taken.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #10558
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Looks just like the draft thread after McCluster was taken.
Imagine if we end up with the #1 overall pick and don't draft a QB? How long until we get to acceptance?
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #10559
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #10560
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Imagine if we end up with the #1 overall pick and don't draft a QB? How long until we get to acceptance?
Speaking for myself?

Never. I'm done.
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