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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 08-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #6556
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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.
.228/.258/.362 for Frenchy against LH starters, which is worse than what he's doing against RH starters.

But, ****, I've just got this FEELING...
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #6557
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.228/.258/.362 for Frenchy against LH starters, which is worse than what he's doing against RH starters.

But, ****, I've just got this FEELING...
I hope we get shutout and those 2 ****ers go 0-for-8, just to show Ned and Dayton what ****ing morons they are.

Now watch, we'll score 8 and win, with a Frenchy and/or Yuni bomb, just like when Willie Bloomquist hit cleanup (or was it third?) and hit a game-winning HR.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #6558
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #6559
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Didn't we hear it would be about 5 years, 8 years ago?
Fyp.

I cannot believe he actually said "realistically 2014".

WTF?!
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:30 PM   #6560
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WTF is with this lineup Yost?

Gordon - L
Escobar - R
Cain - R
Butler - R
Perez - R
Frenchy - R
Hosmer - L
Betancourt - R
Getz - L

So let me get this straight ned. You stack all of our RH hitters in a row, you start Frenchy when Dyson is on a tear, and you start Yuni at 3B and put him where, if you decide to pinch hit Moose for him later in the game, you have all four of your lefties in a row?
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #6561
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It's like Ned is pulling a Haley and trying to get canned.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #6562
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So let me get this straight, you want RH bats int he lineup so you leave in Getz and pull Moose??? Uh, WTF?
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:37 PM   #6563
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Might as well not even watch tonight. Our best lineup was finally fielded over the last 3 games and we won all of them. Now this trash lineup is taking the field. Guaranteed loss.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:13 PM   #6564
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Guys, the lineup isn't going to be what loses this game tonight.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #6565
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Kinsler NAILED... too bad Guthrie couldn't throw a strike.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #6566
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Kinsler NAILED... too bad Guthrie couldn't throw a strike.
He has thrown several strikes that the ump hasn't called.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #6567
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He walked Andrus on four pretty bad pitches. He did get squeezed on Beltre, however. He hasn't had much for command.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #6568
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God I just about pulled out my hair after listening to that DM interview.

I mean any sane person that follows the Royals would have brought up Myers after the ASB.

There is just simply o justification at all to keeping him at AAA when Frenchy is playing as bad as he is. He's literally playing some of the worst baseball in the majors this season. I mean doing nothing (or bringing up Jeffress) is just being incompetent as humanly possible. DM needs to be canned.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:46 PM   #6569
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Yuni! You suck!
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #6570
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God I just about pulled out my hair after listening to that DM interview.

I mean any sane person that follows the Royals would have brought up Myers after the ASB.

There is just simply o justification at all to keeping him at AAA when Frenchy is playing as bad as he is. He's literally playing some of the worst baseball in the majors this season. I mean doing nothing (or bringing up Jeffress) is just being incompetent as humanly possible. DM needs to be canned.
I don't know that he needs to be canned, but he definitely needs some better advisors. Someone to challenge his decisions. Hes done wonders for our organization from AAA down. Our ML team, not so much.
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