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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 08-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #6751
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No Moose in the lineup tonight. His knee must be worst than we thought.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #6752
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No Moose in the lineup tonight. His knee must be worst than we thought.
Because they're facing Sale.

Good thing DM, our draft guru, passed on him. Someone make a strong argument for why a blind monkey with DM's budget and high picks couldn't have assembled the same farm system. Monkey throwing darts could have done better than Hochevar, Colon, and Crow. Monkey with darts and Baseball Prospectus subscription would have drafted Myers.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #6753
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Rany on Mijares:

A week ago, the Royals could have negotiated with 29 teams for the best deal. Naturally, they wait until after the deadline and accept nada.
I don't know how you can say that when 22-23 teams could've had him for nothing and just passed him up. That is almost being negative just to be negative. It seems his value was not very high at all. The real concern is why they just turned him loose to begin with.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #6754
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I don't know how you can say that when 22-23 teams could've had him for nothing and just passed him up. That is almost being negative just to be negative. It seems his value was not very high at all. The real concern is why they just turned him loose to begin with.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #6755
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Was he worth nothing? Literally?

This organization is hemorrhaging.
Orrrrrrrr we're finally cutting the dead weight free because we're sick of having it around and realize those types of players aren't conducive to winning.....................................?

/blind, stupid homer

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Old 08-06-2012, 05:16 PM   #6756
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I suspect this is all really about clearing space on the forty man roster for a few rule five candidates. As I said about a week ago, it will be interesting to watch the forty man roster unfold.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #6757
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #6758
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I don't know how you can say that when 22-23 teams could've had him for nothing and just passed him up. That is almost being negative just to be negative. It seems his value was not very high at all. The real concern is why they just turned him loose to begin with.
Nonsense. I can say that because one team claimed him. I don't care if only two teams in MLB would have done that.

He had value, and DM failed to exploit whatever little bit that might have been.

They turned him loose to create further a "winning culture," which is the cliche that losers love most.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:30 PM   #6759
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #6760
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And where are the posts to justify DM as a draft genioius (CP)? What has been his astute move in the draft? The one that only a seasoned participant of Braves excellence could pull off? One that a ****ing doctor in Chicago might not have been able to make after seeing patients?
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:32 PM   #6761
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Looks like to me trading Broxton and dumping Mijares, the teams trying to save on their food bills. Never heard of putting a pitcher on CLEARANCE and getting nothing in return. That's not the WALMART WAY
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Take a walk Deez and get your blood pressure down. This is unhealthy... I speak from experience and with all due respect.

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Nope.

I want to hear what he has done in the draft, specifically, that demonstrated real insight and acumen in evaluating amateur talent.

What is his Crown Jewel of drafting brilliance? And re-acquiring Betancourt--to find out he was a problem in the clubhouse...who could have guessed?--doesn't count.

He took Melville! Several of us in the draft thread we're asking for him. So, nope. Myers!!! Again, covered and nope.
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