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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 05-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #2566
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Tonight's lineup is out:

Dyson Gordon 7 Butler 3 Frenchy 9 Giavotella DH Pena 2 Falu 5 Getz 4 Escobar 6 Chen 1

I'm not a big manager blamer, but this lineup when we are trying to take the series against the Red Sox? Might be the worst offensive lineup in the last couple of years here.
He's doing it to have almost all right handers against a left hand pitcher.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #2567
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He's doing it to have almost all right handers against a left hand pitcher.
So you have Getz, Dyson, Escobar, Falu and Gio in the lineup along with a catcher of choice. Basically the only power in the lineup is Gordon and French and Butler. On top of that you are moving one of the best defensive SS's in all of baseball to 3rd base? I think Yost wants to be fired.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:24 PM   #2568
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**** it. Lets lure Flash out of retirement, he stated recently that he wouldnt mind coming back. Moyer can do it, why not Gordon?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:31 PM   #2569
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So you have Getz, Dyson, Escobar, Falu and Gio in the lineup along with a catcher of choice. Basically the only power in the lineup is Gordon and French and Butler. On top of that you are moving one of the best defensive SS's in all of baseball to 3rd base? I think Yost wants to be fired.
Well I'm just saying thats the thought process. It's a platoon line up. The way Hosmer hits left handed pitchers it couldn't be too bad.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:32 PM   #2570
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #2571
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Guys - Escobar is starting at shortstop. SS is 6, 3B is 5 in baseball scoring.

Falu is starting at 3B, which makes sense (imagine - a utility guy who actually can play 3B!).
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:36 PM   #2572
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Hosmer could use a day off but why Moose isn't playing I don't get. Batting .368 against lefties this year.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:00 PM   #2573
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:07 PM   #2575
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #2577
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On top of that you are moving one of the best defensive SS's in all of baseball to 3rd base? I think Yost wants to be fired.
LOL Do you really not know how scoring and player position works?
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #2578
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #2579
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So you have Getz, Dyson, Escobar, Falu and Gio in the lineup along with a catcher of choice. Basically the only power in the lineup is Gordon and French and Butler. On top of that you are moving one of the best defensive SS's in all of baseball to 3rd base? I think Yost wants to be fired.
Frenchy doesn't even have a homer yet. He's a non-factor.
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LOL Do you really not know how scoring and player position works?
Yes, I know how it works, I wasn't paying much attention and saw someone say Escobar was at 3rd. Then again maybe in the 10 years of playing ball I never learned.
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