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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
(from alnorth)

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 08-03-2012, 02:15 PM   #6541
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:18 PM   #6542
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:18 PM   #6543
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Yup......this is the last straw for DM.

He needs to be fired if he's that attached to someone who just completely sucks at the plate and is holding the lineup hostage.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #6544
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he's that attached to someone who just completely sucks
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:33 PM   #6545
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Done. Done saying anything nice about Moore. Ever.

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Good GMs do not trust "the scout's eyes" where there is loads of empirical evidence that proves it is false
(see: Francoeur, Jeff; Davies, Kyle; Kendall, Jason; Colon, Roman; Betancourt, Yuni)

Fix it, Dayton. Goddamit.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:37 PM   #6546
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:46 PM   #6547
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #6548
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Does mean a team now owes him 30 mil a year for the next 3 years?
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #6549
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #6550
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So 2012 is "our time" but we won't compete until 2014?
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #6551
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Didn't we hear it would be about 5 years, 5 years ago?
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #6552
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #6553
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It's always 2 years over the horizon.

That apparently confirms my biggest fear -- that DM won't add any significant pitching in 2013 because he wants to see what Paulino and Duffy look like after rehab, and maybe give some looks to Lamb and Monty, and play out Chen's contract. So he doesn't want to sign/trade for anyone who might "block" these guys.

So once all that shakes out, then in the 2013 off-season he's gonna go full guns assembling a team to compete in 2014. Promise. Pinky swear.

Until the next round of excuses come out and it will be 2016.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #6554
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Yep. It's always next year (or two) in KC. Regarding his statement of loyalty to Frenchy, I'm wondering if this means that he'll be starting in RF in '13? Common sense would say, "No way," but DM doesn't subscribe to this approach.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #6555
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Oh, and after going 3-0 and scoring runs with Frenchy and Yuni on the bench, both are in the starting lineup tonight. I'm sure it's only because Harrison is a lefty.

There's really nothing left to say.
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