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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 04-12-2012, 10:20 PM   #2056
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dude he hurt his dick, give him a break.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:24 PM   #2057
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I don't know, but the one where he takes the relay throw right in the back is my favorite
Definitely a classic. I also like when he fell down flat on his face running home. He did have legit big league moments though. I distinctly remember being at the game when he hit a walk off HR a few games into the season.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #2058
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I never heard what the injury was. My bad.
He ran facefirst into an outfield wall. It looked...painful.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:36 PM   #2059
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Definitely a classic. I also like when he fell down flat on his face running home. He did have legit big league moments though. I distinctly remember being at the game when he hit a walk off HR a few games into the season.
0-2 hanging slider into left stands to cap off a long winning streak. Followed by firework friday!
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #2060
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #2061
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Same ol sorry ass Hoch.



Yeah, we got THAT Hocheavar today.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:24 PM   #2062
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Anybody else getting a little tired of Billy Butler? He is the king of hitting into double plays.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:34 PM   #2063
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Anybody else getting a little tired of Billy Butler? He is the king of hitting into double plays.
Actually, he only hit into 16 last year, and that was his first one this year. Pretty good for a chubbo.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:37 PM   #2064
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Anybody else getting a little tired of Billy Butler? He is the king of hitting into double plays.
no, not in the slightest. Billy Butler is one of our best hitters, would be worshiped in New York or Boston, and is hobbled only by his lack of defensive ability.

Billy Butler leads the league one year and people freaking lose their minds over it. GDP is a stupid, random, flukey stat that shouldn't exist. No one should pay any attention to it.

That aside, The top 5 in GDP last year, in order, was Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Miguel Cabrera, David Ortiz, and Torii Hunter. If that doesn't tell you that GDP is a stupid, worthless stat, I don't know what would.

Oh, and the Royals GDP leader last season was Frenchy.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #2065
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I never heard what the official line on Hocheavar's injury was. How bad did it turn out to be?
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #2066
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The top 5 in GDP last year, in order, was Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Miguel Cabrera, David Ortiz, and Torii Hunter. If that doesn't tell you that GDP is a stupid, worthless stat, I don't know what would.

Oh, and the Royals GDP leader last season was Frenchy.
Anyone else getting tired of Pujols, Gonzalez, Cabrera, Ortiz, and Hunter?
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I never heard what the official line on Hocheavar's injury was. How bad did it turn out to be?

Officially he has a bruised ankle. I can't imagine that doesn't affect a pitcher.
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Officially he has a bruised ankle. I can't imagine that doesn't affect a pitcher.
If its not broken, I'm thinking it'll be a deep bone bruise of some kind. I was at the game, and you could hear that thing bounce off bone loud and clear. I thought it was broken until he was able to hobble off.

A deep bone bruise would definitely cause him to miss a start or 3, at least.
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Officially he has a bruised ankle. I can't imagine that doesn't affect a pitcher.
He's lucky the thing didn't shatter.
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Anybody else getting a little tired of Billy Butler? He is the king of hitting into double plays.
No. I don't get tired of very, very good hitters.
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