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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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Old 05-28-2012, 12:39 AM   #2971
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Yes, he does. That sumbitch was born to hit a baseball, plain and simple. And he's largely so undervalued that it isn't funny.
The story about the time and effort he puts into studying hitting was cool. I'm not sure why he's still a bit of an enigma to a lot of Royals fans. I guess because he's a lot more focussed on his job than smiling and being friendly in the media or something. Oh and he's not fast. Well to hell with him then.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #2972
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I think people did the same thing with Ken Harvey. Although I don't think Harvey is as good as Butler... he was a guy who had hit everywhere he'd played, had a bit of success, did actually perform well the first-half of that All-Star year... but people just had to see Calvin Pickering, and somehow Baird got sucked into it.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:45 AM   #2973
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I think people did the same thing with Ken Harvey. Although I don't think Harvey is as good as Butler... he was a guy who had hit everywhere he'd played, had a bit of success, did actually perform well the first-half of that All-Star year... but people just had to see Calvin Pickering, and somehow Baird got sucked into it.
What? You're not, right? We're not seriously comparing Harvey to Butler on any level?

This is like the book ending to The Natural, if so.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:46 AM   #2974
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I think people did the same thing with Ken Harvey. Although I don't think Harvey is as good as Butler... he was a guy who had hit everywhere he'd played, had a bit of success, did actually perform well the first-half of that All-Star year... but people just had to see Calvin Pickering, and somehow Baird got sucked into it.
I mean this with all due respect but Ken Harvey was no Billy Butler.
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I just said I don't think Harvey was as good as Butler. Do you people have a reading deficiency?

I meant as a general comparison as people get something in their head and that's that, even though Pickering was not as good as Ken Harvey.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:48 AM   #2976
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Harvey: career best OPS+ of 96.

Butler: career worst OPS+ 93. Five other seasons of above 100. Last four:
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I just said I don't think Harvey was as good as Butler. Do you people have a reading deficiency?

I meant as a general comparison as people get something in their head and that's that, even though Pickering was not as good as Ken Harvey.
I read it and understood perfectly. Perhaps I'm too touchy, but the "I don't think" seems pretty damn unnecessary.

People who bitch about Butler don't really understand baseball or have been so jaded by Royals' shit that reality eludes them.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:51 AM   #2978
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I just said I don't think Harvey was as good as Butler. Do you people have a reading deficiency?

I meant as a general comparison as people get something in their head and that's that, even though Pickering was not as good as Ken Harvey.
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Butler is easily the best royals hitter, no question. The rest of these dipshits could learn from him
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I read it and understood perfectly. Perhaps I'm too touchy, but the "I don't think" seems pretty damn unnecessary.

People who bitch about Butler don't really understand baseball or have been so jaded by Royals' shit that reality eludes them.
That pretty much sums it up.
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If he continues this pace, Butler will have serious HOF consideration, but I don't think a T-Bones reject is as good as him.
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Yeah, but that's even more stupid. I've always defended Butler, he's a great hitter. You people are arguing just to argue at this point.
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Butler is easily the best royals hitter, no question. The rest of these dipshits could learn from him
As I said to lew, not just the Royals best hitter, one of the best in the game. Imagine him on a team like Texas where he has runners on base all the time when he hits.
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Yeah, but that's even more stupid. I've always defended Butler, he's a great hitter. You people are arguing just to argue at this point.
I for one never argued with you. I only made what I felt was a point based on your post.
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