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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 06-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #4186
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I'm not a doctor... I only play one on the internet... but if you know a guy has "compromised" his elbow isn't there some preventative maintenance/treatment that can maybe be done to keep it from blowing out? Maybe not.
I’ve never heard anything definitive, but it seems to be standard to rest them for a bit and throw them back out there. I’ve heard a similar story about Wainwright after his UCL popped, and also recall the same thing happening with Liriano a few years ago.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #4187
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Interesting tidbit from Dayton Moore’s interview on the radio today. He said that Duffy and Paulino’s elbows were “compromised” a while ago, the Royals were ready for their elbows to blow up at any point. (He might have said the same for Blake Wood, but no one cares about him so they didn’t dwell on it). He said that Duffy’s was “compromised” in spring training of 2010, and was happy that Duffy went this far before it blowing out, since it allowed him to get up to the majors and get used to pitching in the show.

He was optimistic that all would return 100% except for Soria. He said there is little history of people returning from a 2nd tommy johns, so they don’t know what to expect.
Yet there was no room in the rotation for someone like Edwin Jackson.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #4188
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I think everyone should be forced to read and study bulletin boards sites so they will learn from us just how stupid they are.

I'm almost serious about that.
Hehe. Not sure If serious? But I do know the casual fan out there is a lot more optimistic than message board fan.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #4189
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #4190
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Hehe. Not sure If serious? But I do know the casual fan out there is a lot more optimistic than message board fan.
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Depends what message board. If you say anything positive about the Chiefs on here you get shot. If I go over to the KU Phog board and say anything remotely negative about what KU is doing I would get shot.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:43 PM   #4191
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Like I said I was almost serious. Partially serious I guess.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #4192
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Don't worry guys I am starting the game thread again tonight so we ought to win 6-0.

I am hoping that the Cardinals series caused our bats to wake up and realize they need to score more and take better advantage of situations. Tampa's pitcher yesterday was not a part of the double header the day before. He arrived in town separately at a normal time and we crushed him. The offense is in there somewhere.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #4193
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Don't worry guys I am starting the game thread again tonight so we ought to win 6-0.

I am hoping that the Cardinals series caused our bats to wake up and realize they need to score more and take better advantage of situations. Tampa's pitcher yesterday was not a part of the double header the day before. He arrived in town separately at a normal time and we crushed him. The offense is in there somewhere.
It may sound overly simplistic but I also believe in the "hitting is contagious" idea. When you're surrounded by fail it has to temper your expectations/attitude at least some. When other guys are hitting you should feel like you can and should do it too. Someone get it started and others are more likely to follow from a pure confidence standpoint.

It also helps if your pitcher is keeping you in the game.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:51 PM   #4194
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:09 PM   #4195
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:29 PM   #4196
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Ghey post. You know they didn't have any money to spend. Quit being the voice of reason.
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Ghey post. You know they didn't have any money to spend. Quit being the voice of reason.
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They've got all the money they need. They don't WANT to spend it.
I am all for them spending money, but will spending now hamper them from signing all this young talent to long term deals later?
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:05 AM   #4199
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I am all for them spending money, but will spending now hamper them from signing all this young talent to long term deals later?
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I am all for them spending money, but will spending now hamper them from signing all this young talent to long term deals later?
Sal and Escobar are signed long term. Butler, Hosmer and Gordon are under team control for a few more years while they've been working on a deal with Gordon.
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