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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 08-02-2012, 01:50 PM   #6511
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You mean when he's having a 30-30 season for the Angels,Red Sox, or Yankees?
If we get a return like we did for Greinke, will you be ok with that?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #6512
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Frenchy out of the line up again. 3 game sweep coming up?
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #6513
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If we get a return like we did for Greinke, will you be ok with that?
I guess. As long as we get enough AWESOME prospects so we can keep talking about how Were Gonna Be Good! Just give us another 2 years! Thats it! Just another year or two! Playoffs Baby! I love looking to the future every year!
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #6514
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I miss the days when I could buy a 5 dollar ticket and walk down to the front row and yell at opposing teams players cus knowone cared enough to go to royals games or even knew they were playing. I miss those days.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #6515
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I miss the days when I could buy a 5 dollar ticket and walk down to the front row and yell at opposing teams players cus knowone cared enough to go to royals games or even knew they were playing. I miss those days.
Yeah it really sucks that the Royals have fans that support the team. Idiot.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #6516
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Yeah it really sucks that the Royals have fans that support the team. Idiot.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #6517
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The Orioles also discussed a deal with the Royals that would have sent one of their young arms to Kansas City for Luke Hochevar and Jonathan Broxton. Rosenthal speculates that it may have been Jake Arrieta.

Not sure I don't like the deal we got done better, of course Arrieta being the piece is just speculation.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:11 PM   #6518
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #6519
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The Orioles also discussed a deal with the Royals that would have sent one of their young arms to Kansas City for Luke Hochevar and Jonathan Broxton. Rosenthal speculates that it may have been Jake Arrieta.

Not sure I don't like the deal we got done better, of course Arrieta being the piece is just speculation.
That sounds like trading a sharp stick in the eye for a nasty case of the clap.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #6520
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I think the Royals got better than that. Arrieta's just not very good, IMO.

There's some potential there, but I like who they got better.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:27 PM   #6521
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Cut Frenchy and Yuni.

Call up Myers and Gio.

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Old 08-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #6522
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I bet we've traded Frenchy and Yuni for Clayton Kershaw and they're just waiting to get the deal finalized to announce it.

OK so maybe that's over-reaching a bit. Maybe we traded them for Lance Lynn or Roy Halladay.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #6523
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GMDM talks about the 40 when discussing Wil Myers saying he doesnt have to be on it til 2014. Wonders if Sep at bats will be worth much.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #6524
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GMDM talks about the 40 when discussing Wil Myers saying he doesnt have to be on it til 2014. Wonders if Sep at bats will be worth much.
Apparently he's saying that can't bring up Wil Myers start of 2013 because it's a 40 man roster problem. Have to bring up Montgomery, Dwyer, Melville in offseason because all have over 5 yrs in minors service time.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #6525
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Apparently he's saying that can't bring up Wil Myers start of 2013 because it's a 40 man roster problem. Have to bring up Montgomery, Dwyer, Melville in offseason because all have over 5 yrs in minors.
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