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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 06-03-2012, 01:57 PM   #3136
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BPA. No matter the position. For the sake of argument, you take BPA even if he's a first baseman (not the case in this draft, obviously). Don't find yourself saying, "We can't take __ because we have __."

That's how you avoid Longoria because of a Gordon at 3rd. Get the absolute best talent available and worry about filling out a roster later. Also, though this isn't the case in KC, teams are allowed to trade prospects for proven ML talent.
Good point. Even if we take the best pitcher available (with other players as BPA at 5) he still isn't going to come to the majors for a few years at least. A lot will happen between now and then. This is where the MLB draft and the NFL draft are so different.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #3137
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I'm just saying, before he sprained his UCL, Giolito was the projected first overall pick... A high schooler with a mid 90s plus fastball and three well-commanded pitches. Crazy!
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #3138
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I'm just saying, before he sprained his UCL, Giolito was the projected first overall pick... A high schooler with a mid 90s plus fastball and three well-commanded pitches. Crazy!
Rany talked about this player on 810 the other day. Said he has great upside, and if the team is comfortable with the medical reports, he would be a fine selection.

There probably isn't a pitcher in the draft (or one available when the Royals select) that will be a viable option to help the team in 2013, so I don't think we should get locked into thinking that we must take a college arm. This could pigeon hole us into taking a lesser talent.

BPA in this game.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #3139
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I'm just saying, before he sprained his UCL, Giolito was the projected first overall pick... A high schooler with a mid 90s plus fastball and three well-commanded pitches. Crazy!
That's impressive.
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giolito is BPA at that pick, but he's a huge signing risk. he comes from money and is committed to UCLA (for some reason, it's a bit harder to pry people from UCLA these days)
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:12 PM   #3141
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giolito is BPA at that pick, but he's a huge signing risk. he comes from money and is committed to UCLA (for some reason, it's a bit harder to pry people from UCLA these days)
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:20 PM   #3142
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giolito is BPA at that pick, but he's a huge signing risk. he comes from money and is committed to UCLA (for some reason, it's a bit harder to pry people from UCLA these days)
New collective bargaining agreement means that teams simply cannot throw crazy money at kids. The player is either going to want to play professional baseball now or not.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #3143
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New collective bargaining agreement means that teams simply cannot throw crazy money at kids. The player is either going to want to play professional baseball now or not.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #3144
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I like it.
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I like it.
It hurts the Royals.
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I like it.
why? it kills the market inequality that gave the royals all of the guys who signed for over-slot. it makes it that much harder to compete with the large markets. now, will this force them to pony up the cash to compete anyway? in a perfect world, yes. in this world, no.
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I like it.
It's crushing for the Royals unless Glass is going to start spending in FA.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #3148
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It's crushing for the Royals unless Glass is going to start spending in FA.
Yep, Will Myers wouldn't be a Royal with these new rules.
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Yeah so I was wrong. My line of thinking was a bit naive and short sighted. Perfect world stuff.
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