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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 03-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #1666
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Chen named Opening Day starter, BTW.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #1667
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Chen named Opening Day starter, BTW.
if thats true.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:50 PM   #1668
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #1669
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:00 PM   #1670
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Im not totally against it. This was the first day he used his fastball and it was effective. I won't be against it until it blows up in his face. Then I'll Judge.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #1671
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I'm fine with it. There's nothing particularly relevant about the opening day starter since we open in Anaheim (err, I mean, at the home park for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), its not like we're even talking about potentially disappointing a big KC opening day crowd.

I would have taken a 6-sided die, wrote in Hoch, Sanchez, and Chen's name on 2 sides each, and rolled it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #1672
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Looking at the schedule, looks like the Royals home opening day starter is going to be our #2 pitcher, so either Hoch or Sanchez.

Those who don't want Chen should applaud his selection as opening day starter, because he won't be on the mound on our opening day.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #1674
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Looking at the schedule, looks like the Royals home opening day starter is going to be our #2 pitcher, so either Hoch or Sanchez.

Those who don't want Chen should applaud his selection as opening day starter, because he won't be on the mound on our opening day.
love to see Hoch at the K. place should be rockin!!!
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #1675
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Im not totally against it. This was the first day he used his fastball and it was effective. I won't be against it until it blows up in his face. Then I'll Judge.
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I'm fine with it. There's nothing particularly relevant about the opening day starter since we open in Anaheim (err, I mean, at the home park for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), its not like we're even talking about potentially disappointing a big KC opening day crowd.

I would have taken a 6-sided die, wrote in Hoch, Sanchez, and Chen's name on 2 sides each, and rolled it.
Hes not awful, the problem is hes a #3 or 4 starter on a good team.
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The problem with starting Chen is that he'll often end up facing another team's ace; this isn't a one-time deal. However, I'm not entirely sure we have a better option. And that's the even bigger problem.

But, hey, who could have possibly thought that we needed to add another starter this off-season?

Regardless, there's a lot to be excited about, and this season cannot start soon enough, though I might regret thinking this come July.
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The problem with starting Chen is that he'll often end up facing another team's ace; this isn't a one-time deal. However, I'm not entirely sure we have a better option. And that's the even bigger problem.

But, hey, who could have possibly thought that we needed to add another starter this off-season?

Regardless, there's a lot to be excited about, and this season cannot start soon enough, though I might regret thinking this come July.
Oswalt is still out there and I keep wondering.....
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Duffy gave up 4 earned runs in 3 innings in a AAA game. This is definitely not his first rough outing in Phoenix, either. I think we know who is going to Omaha.

Paulino hasn't been lighting it up either, but it looks like Duffy is going to make Yost's job easy.
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