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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
(from alnorth)

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 05-25-2012, 09:38 AM   #2911
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Are O's fans getting cocky now?
Yes & its amusing. Reminds me of our 2003, but we never got cocky, being lifelong Royals fans knowing the other shoe would surely drop. I try to tell them to slow their roll so they dont get crushed come September, but its like telling your little brother his first love is just that, a 1st love.

I live in B-more now and have 7 friends flying in today for the Saturday & Sunday games at Camden Yards & some beers at Sliders afterwards. Should be a great weekend.

Go Roy - Als!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:59 AM   #2912
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:52 AM   #2913
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Sources tell me and @jonmorosi that Adam Jones deal with #Orioles will be six years in $85 million range.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #2914
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #2915
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #2916
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What's the deal with Tim Melville?
He has never developed consistent secondary pitches. This was a kid that had the frame and arm to really develop into a special guy, but he was extremely raw from the slider/curveball/change aspect. I think the Royals' organizational edict against the slider, pre-Rick Knapp, might have hurt his development. I always thought his arm slot/delivery would be much more consistent with that pitch than a curve.

He has struggled as a starter but can probably be an MLB relief arm, if nothing else.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #2917
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #2918
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #2919
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That's a freaking steal, especially if they can keep him from hitting the open market.

Guy probably would have gotten a $100 million contract in FA. I was predicting he would end up with the Yankees...
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:14 PM   #2920
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That's a freaking steal, especially if they can keep him from hitting the open market.

Guy probably would have gotten a $100 million contract in FA. I was predicting he would end up with the Yankees...



Orioles join Red Sox, Phillies, Rangers as teams most interested in Roy Oswalt

By Jon Heyman | Baseball Insider


The surprising Orioles have emerged as a fourth team with interest in free-agent pitcher Roy Oswalt, sources tell CBSSports.com.

The Orioles are joined in the mix by what could be a final four that includes the Red Sox, Phillies and Rangers. It isn't known if any additional teams are involved.

Oswalt, the former Astros and Phillies star, is said to want to be on a big-league mound by about June 15, meaning he's expected to select a team soon.

The Orioles said recently they'd like to bolster their pitching staff, and this certainly would be one way to do it. He was 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA for the Phillies last year.

Oswalt preferred the Rangers and Cardinals this winter when he turned down offers from at least the Red Sox and Tigers. Oswalt also is interested in pitching for a team with a chance to play in the World Series. The Orioles currently lead the American League East by one game. Phillies star Cliff Lee said Wednesday night he knows Oswalt wants to pitch, but hadn't heard where he might go.



Locking up jones and if they get oswalt would be a great week.
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and why are the Royals not interested in Oswalt?
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #2922
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #2923
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and why are the Royals not interested in Oswalt?
I don't think Oswalt is interested in the Royals.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #2925
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