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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 07-17-2012, 05:42 PM   #5536
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Somebody will pick him up. They always do. Once a vet, you always have a job no matter how shitty you are. Look how many chances Jeff Weaver, Ponson, and Kip Wells got.
Yep. Someone is going to give the free (literally and figuratively) lefty a chance. And I hope he ruins someone's season.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #5537
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Yep. Someone is going to give the free (literally and figuratively) lefty a chance. And I hope he ruins someone's season.
Cardinals perhaps?
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:08 PM   #5539
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Did DM just basically admit that he DFA'd Sanchez because of the fans?
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #5540
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Did DM just basically admit that he DFA'd Sanchez because of the fans?
What? I thought the whole thing was basically, "wasn't working out." What did you hear?
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What? I thought the whole thing was basically, "wasn't working out." What did you hear?

I heard "had to do this to relieve the tension and diffuse the situation". So either fans or clubhouse.
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I heard "had to do this to relieve the tension and diffuse the situation". So either fans or clubhouse.
Was passively (at best) listening. Yikes.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:32 PM   #5544
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Probably the clubhouse. The other guys on the team can see Sanchez had no heart out there.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:36 PM   #5545
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Looks like people on twitter still believe Sanchez is a good pitcher. Seems like some are blaming it on the Royals.
Who???

I'm all over that shit and 99% of twitter hates the ****er
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#Royals designate LHP Jonathan Sanchez for assignment.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #5547
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Matt Garza | Starting Pitcher

Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that the Royals are intent on adding a starter and have asked the Cubs about Matt Garza.
They would be acquiring him more for 2013 than this season, as the Royals probably don't realistically consider themselves contenders this year. Garza is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter before hitting free agency. The Cubs wouldn't mind extending the right-hander but might decide to deal him if they get an offer they like. Jul 17 - 7:45 PM
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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are "paying close attention to" Jonathan Broxton.
The Kansas City closer has already drawn interest from multiple contending teams and seems highly likely to be moved at this year's July 31 trade deadline. Broxton has a 2.14 ERA and 22 saves in 26 chances this season. Jul 17 - 6:23 PM
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Why exactly didnt they call up Ordereasy after they DFA'd Sanchez?
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #5549
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Why exactly didnt they call up Ordereasy after they DFA'd Sanchez?
They needed a starter for tonight, pretty sure he just pitched recently
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #5550
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They needed a starter for tonight, pretty sure he just pitched recently
I think he hasn't pitched since Thursday, but I may be losing my mind, too.
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