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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 08-06-2012, 03:03 PM   #6721
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Wha? Seriously? Was he a "player to be named" for the Sanchez deal or something?
He was claimed on waivers and the Royals recalled Bueno from Omaha.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #6722
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He was claimed on waivers and the Royals recalled Bueno from Omaha.
Ah ok. Nothing on royals.com yet so thanks.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #6723
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Attitude problem? "Not about winning"?

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Old 08-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #6724
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Attitude problem? "Not about winning"?

Strange to get rid of a cheap, productive player.
Seriously?
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:07 PM   #6725
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The Royalsification of the Giants continues. Soon it will be their time.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:09 PM   #6726
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The Royalsification of the Giants continues. Soon it will be their time.
The only thing Royalsifying anything will do is dig the floor out of the cellar.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #6727
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Seriously?
Just guessing. This seems like a desperate move by a desperate group.

It's about "culture." No, it's about "talent," fools. Get talent, particularly talented pitching, and watch the "culture" magically change.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:15 PM   #6728
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #6729
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I'm reading now that there might be some big locker room discord issues. A lot of teams passed on Mijares before the royals got him.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #6730
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He must have wanted to compete. We can't have that. Frenchy is the leader of this team... follow his example.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #6731
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I'm reading now that there might be some big locker room discord issues. A lot of teams passed on Mijares before the royals got him.
A link would be cool.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #6732
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Strange they let him go for nothing.

What's even more strange is he was a LHP dangling out there for nothing in return, and most of the league passed on him. Especially considering so many teams are fighting for the wild card spots... probably 12-14 teams, and they all passed on him.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #6733
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:22 PM   #6734
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I think the Royals may be cutting bait with players they had picked up as potential "fixer-uppers" with the intent to trade. Mijares has been garbage in his last few outings, anyway. Maybe there is something more to it than that, though.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #6735
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Just trust the process!

Jeff Francoeur will lead us out of the dark days and into the embracing light of JC.

Did anyone hear how Faith and Family night went? That's going to be really awesome in retrospect, when Josh Hamilton falls off the wagon and gets a divorce (both already pending, it sounds like).
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