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Old 12-31-2011, 03:52 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 04-05-2012, 08:22 PM   #1906
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #1907
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1) Can't wait for tomorrow. Most excited I've been for a season in my life.

2) I'm sure this has been discussed, but I don't feel like going back to find it. Is Getz/Yunicorn expected to be the 2B for the entire season or is Gio in AAA a temporary thing? Cause I can't ****ing stand Getzancourt.

Thanks for any info.
Giavotella's readiness this spring was likely slowed by the hip surgery he had in the off season. Being that he wasn't a plus defender anyway it could well have hampered him getting off to a good start and the team probably thought a little less pressure in AAA might be a better place for him to get his feet under him again. I would expect with a good showing at Omaha he'll be back up before too long. Yuni was a familiar and cheap signing for insurance or a back-up role so now he's needed for the insurance part.

Christian Colon isn't near ready for the Majors, he's in AA.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #1908
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I am still a little upset Chen is are opening day starter. I like Chen- just something about it fails to excite me.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #1909
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I am still a little upset Chen is are opening day starter. I like Chen- just something about it fails to excite me.
Getting excited about Chen is like getting excited about the first day of fall. It's never as bad as it seems, but it still brings that gloomy feeling.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:34 PM   #1910
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They usually are. We'll probably have to watch it on FSKC.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #1912
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wow. read the article on the star about tv marketing, ****.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/04/05...rt-royals.html
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #1913
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I think I saw on the schedule that they're on Fox saturday. That's different.
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I am still a little upset Chen is are opening day starter. I like Chen- just something about it fails to excite me.
Heh, I remember how everyone was so excited last September saying things like "all this team needs is pitching". And DM will make it happen......I got reamed for trying to temper everyone's expectations.....well here we are next April and Chen is our opening day starter.
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wow. read the article on the star about tv marketing, ****.

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/04/05...rt-royals.html
oh hell, we're stuck in our contract for the next 8 years? I looked all over the place recently trying to figure out the details on our FSKC contract, hoping maybe we'd cash in on some of the super-inflating local TV deals.

Well, nothing we can do about it now. KC needs to put a good product on the field, increase ratings, and let FSKC have a terrific bargain in today's sports TV market, so that in 8 years they can get a much better TV contract.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:19 AM   #1916
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Is there a Posnanski article about how the Royals are going to win the Series this year?
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My office let us wear baseball jerseys to work today. I'm the only one wearing a Royals jersey. Everybody else has a Rangers jersey on. I'm psyched for the game tonight.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:35 AM   #1918
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I think I saw on the schedule that they're on Fox saturday. That's different.
Bastards at Fox put the Cardinals on as well which sucks for us in outstate Missouri.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #1919
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Suck it up and get an mlb.com subscription.
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Royals are blacked out on mlb.com in Missouri.
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