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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 07-07-2012, 12:26 PM   #4771
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #4772
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #4773
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That's what sent him off? Man, the press would love him in New York.

And AGAIN with the "this is a small market team" horseshit excuses. Business 101 - you've got to spend money to make money, Dave.

Parkins wasn't in the wrong, imo. As has been said, Glass was all set up for a good fluffing from the media during All-Star week, got hit with the biggest question from the fans by the media, got pissed, and made a bigger story of it by taking his ball and going home. The hell with him.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:39 PM   #4774
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Maybe. At the very least a week or so off.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #4775
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That's what sent him off? Man, the press would love him in New York.

And AGAIN with the "this is a small market team" horseshit excuses. Business 101 - you've got to spend money to make money, Dave.

Parkins wasn't in the wrong, imo. As has been said, Glass was all set up for a good fluffing from the media during All-Star week, got hit with the biggest question from the fans by the media, got pissed, and made a bigger story of it by taking his ball and going home. The hell with him.

See Rays don't spend crap and still win every year in the AL East.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #4776
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You are a liar, David Glass. You do not just break even on the club. Try. To. Win. You'll make even more money, dipshit.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #4777
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That was less dramatic than I expected. Pretty meh imo.

Glass is a small flacid penis though for sure.
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I have no doubt that this city would completely embrace and financially support the Royals if they went out and spent what needed to be spent to build a champion.
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Moved quickly into the payroll bit, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with any of the questions put to Glass.
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Moved quickly into the payroll bit, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with any of the questions put to Glass.
I didn't think so either.
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Pretty thin skinned. Almost makes me refuse to spend any more money on them until Glass is gone. Screw this chump.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:52 PM   #4782
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See Rays don't spend crap and still win every year in the AL East.
True. But if you're going that route, you'd best have superior front office evaluators to go along with a great manager and staff, especially playing in the AL East.

Whatever. I've had my fill of Glass standing over this team bemaoning the hardships of being a "small market". If the ****ing owner is making excuses from the jump, what should a team really expect to accomplish?
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:55 PM   #4783
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True. But if you're going that route, you'd best have superior front office evaluators to go along with a great manager and staff, especially playing in the AL East.

Whatever. I've had my fill of Glass standing over this team bemaoning the hardships of being a "small market". If the ****ing owner is making excuses from the jump, what should a team really expect to accomplish?
The small market stuff has proven to be complete BS. Especially playing in the Central which has the Twins and Cleveland who at least make the playoffs every now and then.
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Whatever. I've had my fill of Glass standing over this team bemaoning the hardships of being a "small market". If the ****ing owner is making excuses from the jump, what should a team really expect to accomplish?
Well said. True leaders don't make excuses. They find ways to win. And if winning is the ultimate goal, you will pay any price to win.

I'm not a huge Glass critic because I'm pleased with the progress of this franchise and the willingness to spend money on draft picks, Latin talent, etc. But I sure would have loved to have seen him respond with some righteous indignation about carving out the "Royals Way" to a title, not tuck tail and walk away like a little bitch.
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If you take away the top four teams in terms of MLB payroll (NY, Philli, Boston, LA), the average ML payroll is around $85M.

There's no reason in the world that the Royals couldn't be at this figure, and they need to be. No excuses.
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