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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 06-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #3781
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My question was just going to be "When is Cain coming back", but then I thought about Perez after I typed Cain.

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:31 PM   #3782
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I hope ppl don't get too pumped up with Perez. I mean yeah he's going to be a defensive upgrade for sure and should be an offensive upgrade over Quintero and Pena, but don't expect him to hit +.300 like he did last year.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #3783
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I hope ppl don't get too pumped up with Perez. I mean yeah he's going to be a defensive upgrade for sure and should be an offensive upgrade over Quintero and Pena, but don't expect him to hit +.300 like he did last year.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #3784
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I hope ppl don't get too pumped up with Perez. I mean yeah he's going to be a defensive upgrade for sure and should be an offensive upgrade over Quintero and Pena, but don't expect him to hit +.300 like he did last year.
Why not?

I mean, If he can hit around .275, that would be great. But, why do you think he can't hit +.300?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #3785
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Why not?

I mean, If he can hit around .275, that would be great. But, why do you think he can't hit +.300?
Because its the Royals and good things dont happen to us.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #3786
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:05 PM   #3787
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:59 AM   #3789
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #3790
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I hope ppl don't get too pumped up with Perez. I mean yeah he's going to be a defensive upgrade for sure and should be an offensive upgrade over Quintero and Pena, but don't expect him to hit +.300 like he did last year.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:40 PM   #3791
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I hope ppl don't get too pumped up with Perez. I mean yeah he's going to be a defensive upgrade for sure and should be an offensive upgrade over Quintero and Pena, but don't expect him to hit +.300 like he did last year.
I tend to agree to a certain point that we shouldn't "expect" too much from Sal right from the get go. He hasn't faced major league pitching for quite a while and there's sure to be an adjustment period with that. Yes, he's been tearing up minor league pitching from what I've seen and that's great, but there is a difference.

What he WILL do immediately is upgrade us defensively and that's a big, big deal for this team.

Can't wait to have him back.

When he does come back, who goes... Quintero or Pena? I hope and would expect it to be Quintero but who knows with Yost/DM.
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When he does come back, who goes... Quintero or Pena? I hope and would expect it to be Quintero but who knows with Yost/DM.
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Just having a guy who can block the plate and tag people out at the plate is would be an upgrade. How many "missed tags" has pena had.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:24 PM   #3794
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Humberto is abysmal both behind the plate AND standing next to it. So he'll stay and Pena will be sent down.
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This is probably true.
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