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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 06-07-2012, 02:32 PM   #3331
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Why do you think the big markets would have continued to be incredibly stupid, forever?

The slotting system IS a big win for the smaller markets, because the temporary market inefficiency we exploited was starting to close up on us even as recently as last year.
Exactly, if we can throw money at prospects and paid over slot think what the Yankees could have done if they would have chosen to.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #3332
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:44 PM   #3333
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Exactly, if we can throw money at prospects and paid over slot think what the Yankees could have done if they would have chosen to.
And they didn't. Not in '08, '09, '10, and (largely) '11. I'm not buying that '12 would have been the magical year that the New Yorks of the world went all New York on everyone else.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:50 PM   #3334
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And they didn't. Not in '08, '09, '10, and (largely) '11. I'm not buying that '12 would have been the magical year that the New Yorks of the world went all New York on everyone else.
Me neither.

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:58 PM   #3335
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Why do you think the big markets would have continued to be incredibly stupid, forever?

The slotting system IS a big win for the smaller markets, because the temporary market inefficiency we exploited was starting to close up on us even as recently as last year.
But what could they have done? Spend more money on their draft picks?

The whole problem was players using other options than signing with small market teams. By overpaying we got the better players to sign. Unless you have some other option the bigmarkets could have done besides overpaying it would of still worked for us. If if they caught on and spent more money.


Now they are set, if the player does not want to play for the royals he can go to college, we cannot change his mind now with more money.

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Exactly, if we can throw money at prospects and paid over slot think what the Yankees could have done if they would have chosen to.
That does not matter as they would have to have the spot to draft him. The yankees can overpay as much as they want at pick 30, it would not effct the royals overpaying at pick 5 to secure their guy so that he signs and does not go to/back to college.

Sure it is possible the overspend at every pick to screw the draft up, but I doubt they would do it as it would cost a fortune.

They could of caught on as much as they wanted. It just meant spending more money. Slotting without salary floor and ceiling just means it benefits the big markets.
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Royals already signed Zimmer. A very quick signing for a top 5 player.
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