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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 07-05-2012, 05:06 PM   #4666
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Agreed. But the pitching staff is in absolute shambles.
No argument from me. specifically, half of the pitching staff's ligaments are in shambles.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:04 PM   #4667
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Interesting Rany tweet:
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As if his start didn't intrigue me enough, just got this from a Baseball Person: "Bubba Starling's swing is transformed. In like a month."

To be clear, Baseball Person is not affiliated with the Royals. And that was meant as a compliment.
Man if he came up as quickly as Hosmer or Myers (projects to), we could have a truly legit lineup as follows:

LF Gordon
CF Starling
1B Hosmer
DH Butler
3B Moose
RF Myers
C Perez
2B Getz/Gio
SS Escobar

Christ. That could pack a punch in a few years.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #4668
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Man if he came up as quickly as Hosmer or Myers (projects to), we could have a truly legit lineup as follows:

LF Gordon
CF Starling
1B Hosmer
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3B Moose
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2B Getz/Gio
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Christ. That could pack a punch in a few years.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #4669
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I think the organization has given up on Gio.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #4670
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I think the organization has given up on Gio.
A Gio and Getz platoon would be satisfactory, imo, both with respect to defense and offense (given the favorable matchups they would face)
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #4671
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A Gio and Getz platoon would be satisfactory, imo, both with respect to defense and offense (given the favorable matchups they would face)
Given that lineup projection, Getz would be just fine.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #4672
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I think the organization has given up on Gio.
I feel that way too. I think we likely see a new second baseman not currently on the team in the next couple years, unless Colon steps up.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:29 PM   #4673
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I feel that way too. I think we likely see a new second baseman not currently on the team in the next couple years, unless Colon steps up.
Agreed.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #4674
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The young bats will develop, which is what we're trying to say. Moose and Hosmer will get better. Myers, FFS Dayton, will only get better (once he finally arrives).

There's legit talent here. There is no such (healthy) talent, save Odo on the horizon for the starting rotation.
Maybe Lamb? If he comes back well enough.
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Maybe Lamb? If he comes back well enough.
Arguelles will have to shit or get off the pot, imo. He's occupying a 40-man roster spot. Also between Dwyer and Monty, I think we come away with a good starter.
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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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