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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, 07:59 PM   #3361
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Myers HR was a grand slam off Oswalt
Nice! Who's Oswalt with?
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #3362
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Nice! Who's Oswalt with?
Rangers.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:15 PM   #3363
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Nice. Maybe if Frenchy plays well in center when we go back to AL games we can just leave him there and stick Myers in right. Get Dyson out of there and Hosmer (9 game hitting streak) back to first with Billy DH. That lineup is getting really good then.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #3364
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Of course. I somehow missed that. Thanks.
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Nice. Maybe if Frenchy plays well in center when we go back to AL games we can just leave him there and stick Myers in right. Get Dyson out of there and Hosmer (9 game hitting streak) back to first with Billy DH. That lineup is getting really good then.
Could be:
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #3366
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Could be:
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Catcher
Escobar
I like that line up. I've often wondered about Escobar in the 2 hole though. His bat has become pretty decent.
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Could be:
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Catcher
Escobar
And just think about next year, when Hosmer will be back to being Hosmer! Billy, Hosmer and Myers are gonna' be each vying for the 3 hole, with Moose as an obvious 4.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:25 PM   #3368
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I like that line up. I've often wondered about Escobar in the 2 hole though. His bat has become pretty decent.
Gio actually seems like the most prototypical 2 we have. I like Escobar last because he is like another leadoff guy. Especially when our current catchers make lots of outs.
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Gio actually seems like the most prototypical 2 we have. I like Escobar last because he is like another leadoff guy. Especially when our current catchers make lots of outs.
I don't disagree just thinking (typing) out loud. Once Sal is back hopefully the catcher spot is solved too. We could... should have a very, very good line up before long.
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And just think about next year, when Hosmer will be back to being Hosmer! Billy, Hosmer and Myers are gonna' be each vying for the 3 hole, with Moose as an obvious 4.
Hosmer is on his way back now. Has really raised his numbers lately. I actually like Hosmer batting 3rd, then Billy, Moose, then Myers. That is a sick 4 in a row.
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I don't disagree just thinking (typing) out loud. Once Sal is back hopefully the catcher spot is solved too. We could... should have a very, very good line up before long.
Yep you are right. With him and Cain back there are virtually no holes.

I like Frenchy but there is clearly no space for him and Myers so I would like to see us unload him and Broxton together for a starting pitcher prospect. Frenchy started rough but for the most part you know what he will give you, about .270, 15-20 HR, 40 doubles, and a great arm. He has value. A lot of teams trotting out outfields that need help.
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Yep you are right. With him and Cain back there are virtually no holes.

I like Frenchy but there is clearly no space for him and Myers so I would like to see us unload him and Broxton together for a starting pitcher prospect. Frenchy started rough but for the most part you know what he will give you, about .270, 15-20 HR, 40 doubles, and a great arm. He has value. A lot of teams trotting out outfields that need help.
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