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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 07-06-2012, 04:20 PM   #4756
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #4757
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So came upon an old (2002) Rany article in baseball prospectus about switching to a four-man rotation and limiting starters to ~85 pitches rather than the current 100. It could be of benefit to a team like ours with such a weak rotation and a strong/deep bullpen. How would you build the rotation this year and how would it project to 2013 and 2014?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:33 PM   #4758
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Yesterday, Kietzman was floating the idea of flying a banner over the K, telling Glass to sell the team.
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Nice! I wonder what it would say.
Out on a limb here but it would probably say, "Glass sell the Team".
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:55 PM   #4759
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Out on a limb here but it would probably say, "Glass sell the Team".
I'm sure that, within the vast boundaries of the English language, there is more than one way to express that thought. But I guess they need to keep it simple for people like you.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #4760
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I'm sure that, within the vast boundaries of the English language, there is more than one way to express that thought. But I guess they need to keep it simple for people like you.
Touche!! All in good fun my friend...all in good fun.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #4761
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:27 PM   #4762
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Once we're mathematically eliminated.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #4763
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Once we're mathematically eliminated.
It's so frustrating to be a Royals fans at times like these. Look at the difference Perez' bat has on the aggregate production. What would the addition of Myers do?!
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:35 AM   #4765
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Selling the team question was fine. That is a legit rumor and should be addressed. But asking what he thought of fans that want him to sell the team, that was ****ing stupid bush league bullshit and deserved the response it got.
So which is it - are you related to the Glass family, or do you work for them?
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #4767
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So which is it - are you related to the Glass family, or do you work for them?
Neither. Having worked in both sides of that field (media and sports mgt) I know it was a ****ing stupid question that Parkins asked.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:03 PM   #4768
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i don't agree with it being stupid. while i didn't hear it, it was ballsy. i am actually surprised that glass got up and left.

i don't know if parkins was going for shock, but it seems like it had a pretty signifigant result.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:07 PM   #4769
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Neither. Having worked in both sides of that field (media and sports mgt) I know it was a ****ing stupid question that Parkins asked.
It was obviously designed to get a reaction and it did. Heres some advice for what Glass should have done:

"what do you think of fans who would like you to sell the team?"


"I understand some fans are frustrated with the losing, but I have no intention of selling the team. We have a great program we are building here, and I look forward to seeing it progress all the way to a World Series title"


See how easy that is?

By walking away with his tail between his legs just added more fuel to the fire that he's a shitty out of touch owner. As if the Royals record over the past 20 years didn't already speak for itself.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #4770
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It was obviously designed to get a reaction and it did. Heres some advice for what Glass should have done:

"what do you think of fans who would like you to sell the team?"


"I understand some fans are frustrated with the progress but I have no intention of selling the team. We have a great program we are building here, and I look forward to seeing it progress all the way to a World Series title"


See how easy that is?
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