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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, 05:22 PM   #10591
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What say you, Royals fans? I posted this in the Cardinals thread and it honestly seems like a decent idea:



With Myers gone, you'll need someone that you can fall back on in RF if Frenchy is a disaster. For everything Skip Schumaker is not, he is a consistent LH hitter that will give you nice ABs against RH hitters and play his ass off night in, night out. He's a good RFer and a below average 2b that will do in a pinch (though his arm and ability to range into the OF and medium range fly balls is often very useful).

He's inexpensive and fits your roster well. With the Royals now needing to deal with RF, he seems a great trade target for you.
i wouldn't mind schumaker but someone i would really like to take a flier on if u can get them cheap is grady sizemore... not sure if he has anything left but would like to try
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #10592
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i wouldn't mind schumaker but someone i would really like to take a flier on if u can get them cheap is grady sizemore... not sure if he has anything left but would like to try
I think he's out til June or so.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:51 PM   #10593
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Shields has 15+ wins and 200+ strikeouts each of the past two years.


In the 43 years of Royals history, it had only happened twice.

1) Leonard 1977
2) Greinke 2009
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #10594
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Shields has 15+ wins and 200+ strikeouts each of the past two years.


In the 43 years of Royals history, it had only happened twice.

1) Leonard 1977
2) Greinke 2009
People here are over-valuaing prospects and undervaluing ace pitching (even if it is for 2 years)
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #10595
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If shields signs for four years at ~60MM, I will be much less disappointed. However, I was really looking forward to a lineup that went something like this:

Gordon(L)/Myers(R)/Hosmer(L)/Butler(R)/Moose(L)/Perez(R)/Cain(R)/getz(L)/Escobar(R)
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:56 PM   #10596
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People here are over-valuaing prospects and undervaluing ace pitching (even if it is for 2 years)

4 players have 15+ wins and 200+ strikeouts the past 2 years. One is Shields, obviously. Who are the other 3? Trivia!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #10597
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If shields signs for four years at ~60MM, I will be much less disappointed.
Not to mention it would show MLB that the Royals are committed to winning. Players take notice of teams getting set up for contention.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #10598
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4 players have 15+ wins and 200+ strikeouts the past 2 years. One is Shields, obviously. Who are the other 3? Trivia!
It was in the same article.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #10599
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4 players have 15+ wins and 200+ strikeouts the past 2 years. One is Shields, obviously. Who are the other 3? Trivia!
Gio, Verlander, and Weaver would be my guesses.
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I'm going CC and Verlander. Shit CC fell 3 strikeouts short in 2012. Wins are a shitty stat anyway.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #10601
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