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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 03-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #1741
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Royals made 6 more cuts off their active roster today. Most were players no one would have expected to make the team, the only interesting move is that Jeremy Jeffress was optioned to Omaha.
I don't understand why Coleman is being optioned. He was solid last year.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #1742
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I'm excited about opening day, but our starting rotation (beyond Hoch and Medoza) makes me sick to my stomach.
Sanchez and Chen make you sick to your stomach, but Hochevar and Mendoza don't?

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Old 03-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #1743
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:37 AM   #1744
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Nothing much to say. There was a ton of offense on our end, but the pitching blew ass, so we lost despite scoring 8. I bet we'll get plenty of those games this year.
So its the 99-2000 Royals all over again. Yippee!
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #1745
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Sanchez and Chen make you sick to your stomach, but Hochevar and Mendoza don't?

I got to have something to hold on to? Truth be told, it's all mostly shit, with a smattering of corn.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:45 AM   #1746
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Royals made 6 more cuts off their active roster today. Most were players no one would have expected to make the team, the only interesting move is that Jeremy Jeffress was optioned to Omaha.
See, I'm more shocked at Coleman being shipped. Dude was pretty good all year for us in 2011.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #1747
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See, I'm more shocked at Coleman being shipped. Dude was pretty good all year for us in 2011.
He struggled a bit in spring training, but I think the bigger problem is finding space. Collins outpitched him during ST, and earned the spot. If they were carrying 8 bullpen guys, I"m sure he'd be No. 8.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:23 AM   #1748
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He struggled a bit in spring training, but I think the bigger problem is finding space. Collins outpitched him during ST, and earned the spot. If they were carrying 8 bullpen guys, I"m sure he'd be No. 8.
Probably so. I'm sure he'll be the first guy up if needed, assuming he doesn't bomb out in Omaha
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #1749
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He's earned it. He has. He's earned it. He's been very consistent for a couple of years now.
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Looks like Tommy Hottovy isn't going to make it onto the roster.

Damn shame, he's had a great Spring; he's done everything the Royals could ask of him. Went to HS with him and he's a hell of a good dude. Hope he sticks with it, if he keeps pitching like he did in camp, he'll get back up here. LOOGIES have the shelf-life of a Twinkie; he's a pup still for left-handed relievers.
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Alex Gordon's deal: 4 years/$37.5 mil. 12: $6 mil, 13: $9 mil, 14: $10 mil, 15: $12.5 mil. Player option in 2016 is for $12.5 mil #Royals

Per Robert Ford twitter acct.

Coincidentally, this is almost the precise deal that Zach Greinke received, it's awesome that we finally got it done.

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