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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 08-04-2012, 08:45 PM   #6616
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Who said otherwise? I just think it's funny that here's a guy who literally fumbled his way through almost every single inning on a tightrope for 4 months, he gets traded... and has pitched 3 flawless innings for pretty much the first time all season.
He's not under the curse of KC anymore.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:47 PM   #6617
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Who said otherwise? I just think it's funny that here's a guy who literally fumbled his way through almost every single inning on a tightrope for 4 months, he gets traded... and has pitched 3 flawless innings for pretty much the first time all season. Amazing how that works.
Ah, well thats a fair point.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #6618
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Who said otherwise? I just think it's funny that here's a guy who literally fumbled his way through almost every single inning on a tightrope for 4 months, he gets traded... and has pitched 3 flawless innings for pretty much the first time all season. Amazing how that works.
You think he wasn't trying like Sanchez?
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #6619
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Who said otherwise? I just think it's funny that here's a guy who literally fumbled his way through almost every single inning on a tightrope for 4 months, he gets traded... and has pitched 3 flawless innings for pretty much the first time all season. Amazing how that works.
To be fair, being the setup/reliever man is totally different than being a closer, in my opinion.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #6620
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To be fair, being the setup/reliever man is totally different than being a closer, in my opinion.
No I totally agree. Maybe that's what it is. I've always argued against the Bill James philosophy that anyone can be a closer. Broxton was a great closer before though.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #6621
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To be fair, being the setup/reliever man is totally different than being a closer, in my opinion.
That's true. Different mentality... and ftr if anyone remembers he was obtained to be our set up man too until Soria went down.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #6622
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Who said otherwise? I just think it's funny that here's a guy who literally fumbled his way through almost every single inning on a tightrope for 4 months, he gets traded... and has pitched 3 flawless innings for pretty much the first time all season. Amazing how that works.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:06 AM   #6625
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:36 AM   #6626
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In response to your blog posting johnny, I will be pissed if they do not aggressively address the rotation. Yes, Duffy and Paulino will be back 100% in 2014. However, you can never have too much pitching. So we start 2013 with a rotation of Greinke/Marcum/Hochevar/Smith/Odorizzi and end 2013 with a rotation of Greinke/Marcum/Odorizzi/Duffy/Paulino. Maybe Hoch and Smith have good first halves and we sell them to some national league contender for next-wave prospects or to fill a developing gap (ie injury.)
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #6628
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:51 AM   #6630
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BTW: Royals now clearly the worst team in the AL. Four teams are worse in the NL: Rockies, Padres, Cubs and Astros. Too bad we can't play them all to strengthen our draft position. Not fair, really. We could suck worse than all of them if given the proper chance.
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