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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 04-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #1876
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:14 PM   #1877
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #1878
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John Lannan has formally requested a trade.
Lannan is unhappy about being optioned to Triple-A Syracuse for the start of the regular season. He emailed the media on Wednesday night, stating that "a trade would be the best solution for everyone in both the short and long term." His $5 million salary for 2012 is going to make that quite difficult, but he did post a solid 3.70 ERA in over 180 innings last season.


Royals could use this guy.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #1879
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We could use him in that our rotation depth sucks ass and he's probably better than at least 2 of our starting 5, but I wouldn't give up a ton for him. His WHIP, K/9, and K/BB don't make my eyes pop out, but if he puts up such a stink that the Nats have to dump him for a bargain then yeah, if I'm DM, I'm listening.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #1880
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We could use him in that our rotation depth sucks ass and he's probably better than at least 2 of our starting 5, but I wouldn't give up a ton for him. His WHIP, K/9, and K/BB don't make my eyes pop out, but if he puts up such a stink that the Nats have to dump him for a bargain then yeah, if I'm DM, I'm listening.
Well, they are dumping him from 180 innings to AAA, so I think the making a stink is a distinct possibility.

I agree he's no rough diamond all-star, but yeah with our rotation, we need some solid cheap innings eaters.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:45 AM   #1881
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #1883
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Well, they are dumping him from 180 innings to AAA, so I think the making a stink is a distinct possibility.

I agree he's no rough diamond all-star, but yeah with our rotation, we need some solid cheap innings eaters.
A number three starter making five mill would be a great fit.
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so is royals opening day today?
I saw last night ESPN is broadcasting the game tomorrow night. Basically because of Pujols AL debut.
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I saw last night ESPN is broadcasting the game tomorrow night. Basically because of Pujols AL debut.
This is good news. One less game we have to listen to Hudler
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I saw last night ESPN is broadcasting the game tomorrow night. Basically because of Pujols AL debut.
aren't the ESPN feeds blacked out locally?
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