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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 07-27-2012, 08:49 PM   #6121
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Seriously. This lineup will be stacked next year if:
1) Hosmer figures it out.
2) Frenchy and Yuni are no longer in the lineup.
3) Myers and Gio/Falu take their places.


I do think we are going to trade Gio or we are waiting to see if we can trade Yuni prior to calling him up. It has to be one or the other, right?
I would prefer Falu and Getz. Gio and Falu both had pretty equal opportunity this season. Falu was such a better hitter. Package Gio any way we need to in order to get rid of Frenchy or throw him in a deal if need be to acquire someone at the deadline.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #6122
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You lost me at Cards fan, most of them I know think Frenchy is one of our better players.
FWIW this one knows the whole team inside and out. He thinks Wil Myers should have replaced Frenchy at the break. Everyone knows that except....
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:58 AM   #6123
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:59 AM   #6124
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Myers is in a slump right now, his batting is down to .285 and his OPS is around .937 or so.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #6125
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Myers is in a slump right now, his batting is down to .285 and his OPS is around .937 or so.
Did the same thing in lower A ball leagues as well IIRC. He is getting bored with the competition it would seem.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:52 AM   #6126
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Pretty sure Myers was let down going back to Omaha after the AS break...

Please let frenchy somehow get traded
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:54 AM   #6127
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Pretty sure Myers was let down going back to Omaha after the AS break...

Please let frenchy somehow get traded
I hear ya Oz- but anybody who trades for Frenchy right now is out of their freaking minds.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:55 AM   #6128
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Right now would anyone here consider trading Hosmer? I still love the guy- but this season long slump has me concerned. I'm guessing we'd get a pretty good haul in return for him.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #6129
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I hear ya Oz- but anybody who trades for Frenchy right now is out of their freaking minds.
Someone traded for Sanchez.

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:25 AM   #6130
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The only idiots who would trade for Frenchy right now are the Royals. I'm expecting us to sign him to a long term contract by the middle of August.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:26 AM   #6131
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Right now would anyone here consider trading Hosmer? I still love the guy- but this season long slump has me concerned. I'm guessing we'd get a pretty good haul in return for him.
Who's your first basemen if we traded him?

I could see if we got a haul of a major league ready top of the line arm under control for 5 years and another up and comer and a lottery ticket pulling the trigger. We need starting pitching that BAD.
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Pretty sure Myers was let down going back to Omaha after the AS break...

Please let frenchy somehow get traded
If he lets stuff like that affect him, he deserves to stay down in Omaha. If he's still slumping, then Moore is justified in keeping him down.
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If he lets stuff like that affect him, he deserves to stay down in Omaha. If he's still slumping, then Moore is justified in keeping him down.
He's ready, and he's a much better option than Frenchy. Thus, there's really no defending Moore's insistence on running out, easily, one of the worst everyday players in MLB. My guess is that Frenchy is statistically the worst, but I haven't verified that.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #6134
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I am just hoping the Royals back off their ML ready SP shit soon so they can trade their real chips like mijares, broxton and hopefully package some minor leaguers with frenchy somewhere. Myers is ready slump and all there is absolutely nothing Jeff Francouer offers to this team
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I am just hoping the Royals back off their ML ready SP shit soon so they can trade their real chips like mijares, broxton and hopefully package some minor leaguers with frenchy somewhere. Myers is ready slump and all there is absolutely nothing Jeff Francouer offers to this team
Dayton's quotes today in the Star soften that stance. ML- or near-ML ready is what they're looking for.

Basically, just no A or lower guys. As that's where the Royals' system is deep.
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