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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 04-01-2012, 12:51 AM   #1786
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Seitzer working with Gordon was probably my fav off season move before the 2011 season it was like a whole new gordon and not even that his defense in left was outstanding
Kevin Seitzer... the unsung hero.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:31 AM   #1787
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Seitzer working with Gordon was probably my fav off season move before the 2011 season it was like a whole new gordon and not even that his defense in left was outstanding
Gordon finally accepted some coaching.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:02 PM   #1788
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Am I reading the schedule right? Our home opener is against Cleveland on Friday the 13th? Jeez....Hope its unlucky for Cleveland and not us.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #1789
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Looks like Moose had a good day today, but what the hell happened to Collins? Looks like he gave up 5 hits and 6 earned runs in .1 IP. We lost 6-4.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #1790
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Speaking of the Indians it looks like Ubaldo Jimenez might be facing some discipline. He faced the Rockies today after recently complaining in an interview that guys like Tulowitzki got a long term deal in Colorado, and he didn't. So first AB today, first pitch... he drilled Tulowitzki and apparently ran off the mound toward the plate as he did it. Bud Selig was in attendance.

Jim Tracy ripped him up.

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“It’s the most gutless act I have seen in 35 years of professional baseball. I have lost all respect for him. To do something like that and walk down off the mound, and if there’s any suggestion whatsoever that the ball got way, I don’t want to hear any of that (expletive). He intentionally threw at him. He should be suspended. I am going to be very disappointed if he doesn’t get suspended. He deserves to be,” Tracy said, his voice raising in anger.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:26 PM   #1791
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The explained rationale makes no sense whatsoever. Drilling the GM or owner? That would at least be logical, not the team's best player.

Anyway, Rany's latest update about the whole Yuni situation is worth reading.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:38 PM   #1792
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Tulowitzki said something in the same article to the effect about how Jimenez should get over it. That's why.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:56 PM   #1793
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Tulowitzki said something in the same article to the effect about how Jimenez should get over it. That's why.
Oh, well...Tulo's right.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #1794
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The Royals now control seven of their nine everyday hitters through at least 2015, with longer-term control over several.

Get used to: Perez, Hosmer, Escobar, Moustakas, Gordon, Cain and Butler, because they're going to be around a while.

Just great, great news.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #1795
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If Frenchy continues his 2011 form, I'd love to see him retire a Royals player.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:57 AM   #1796
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The Royals have gotten extremely lucky that the Jayhawks have gone on a run. The Gtez/Yuni decision would have gotten a lot more heat than it has.
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If Frenchy continues his 2011 form, I'd love to see him retire a Royals player.
Wil Myers hates this post. Not sure there's much room for Frenchy after this season. Though it certainly would be a good problem to have...

Myers is every bit as talented as Hosmer, in my opinion.
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The Reds have reportedly agreed with Joey Votto on a 10 year, $225 million contract extension. If Eric Hosmer becomes what we think he will become, Boras has to be licking his chops now.
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The Reds have reportedly agreed with Joey Votto on a 10 year, $225 million contract extension. If Eric Hosmer becomes what we think he will become, Boras has to be licking his chops now.
What's the most we could pay Hosmer today for a 10 year extension and still call it a good deal?
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The Royals have gotten extremely lucky that the Jayhawks have gone on a run. The Gtez/Yuni decision would have gotten a lot more heat than it has.
People have defended it, but it's really an atrocious decision on about every level, from roster management, player development, and talent evaluation.
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