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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 12-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #10696
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That's what I wish for too... mostly for the idea of the Royals winning more. Believe it or not I wasn't actually trying to piss you off.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #10697
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #10698
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holy hell, Kevin Correia just got 2/10

Pitching prices have gotten silly.

edit: if thats really his value then maybe we can trade Hoch!
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #10699
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This is meaningless in a Royals thread, but I just noticed that we are on page 714. There was a time when 714 was a magical number if you were a baseball fan.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #10700
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Whose Royals jersey should I buy that I can cry into every night?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:54 PM   #10701
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Well Myers is good for crying.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:55 PM   #10702
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Whose Royals jersey should I buy that I can cry into every night?
Escobar or Salvy Perez.

If you insist on buying a Royals jersey, those are, by far, the safest. (Probably Escobar, because catchers can sometimes break down) They are 2 premium positions and they are solidly locked up to long team-friendly contracts, and they both look really good. I bought a powder blue Escobar jersey last year. I figure I'm safe to get at least 5 or 6 good years out of it, maybe more.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #10704
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #10705
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So we're NOT signing Jair Jurrjens now?
I'd be down with that, but at this point I'm hoping for a corner outfielder to make Frenchy sweat in the spring. Loser has to be 4th outfielder.
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Escobar or Salvy Perez.

If you insist on buying a Royals jersey, those are, by far, the safest. (Probably Escobar, because catchers can sometimes break down) They are 2 premium positions and they are solidly locked up to long team-friendly contracts, and they both look really good. I bought a powder blue Escobar jersey last year. I figure I'm safe to get at least 5 or 6 good years out of it, maybe more.
I played shortstop during all my baseball years so that could be a good one. Where did you get yours and what did you pay.

My favorite player is Moustakas but I am not sold on his future with this team.
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Those don't count. There's no courage in buying a retired Royals HOF'er.
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I played shortstop during all my baseball years so that could be a good one. Where did you get yours and what did you pay.

My favorite player is Moustakas but I am not sold on his future with this team.
Bought mine online directly from the Royals. I don't screw around with jerseys, I get the authentic ones. That way, its a big, frightening decision with drastic consequences for choosing unwisely (curse you, Mark Teahen!) I'm a bit of a gambler. The white and blue ones are cheapest, powder blue is most expensive, at a bit over $200.
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