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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 08-08-2012, 12:36 PM   #6856
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I thinkt he entire "quality start" stat is totally bunk anyway. I think it permeates a mindset in pitchers these days that their job is just to throw for 6 innings and only allow X runs. BS! You're job is to throw until you either win or get knocked out of the game with a some gray area, of course.
I think it has more to do with the handling of the pitchers than the pitchers themselves.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #6857
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Odorizzi today went seven innings giving up just four hits and two walks while striking out four. The only problem is that two of the four hit he gave up were solo homers. From what I have seen of him, he tends to give up a lot of deep flies and foul outs especially early in games. (I didn't watch today's game however.) They did stretch him out to 103 pitches today.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:07 PM   #6858
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I noticed something today. The Royals went on their losing bender right around the time Royalsplanet was founded. I say this may have two implications: 1) Royalsplanet must be destroyed or 2) we should try starting gamethreads there as maybe that's where the luck is hidden.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #6859
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Odorizzi today went seven innings giving up just four hits and two walks while striking out four. The only problem is that two of the four hit he gave up were solo homers. From what I have seen of him, he tends to give up a lot of deep flies and foul outs especially early in games. (I didn't watch today's game however.) They did stretch him out to 103 pitches today.
If he is a fly ball pitcher, then he could end up being real good at Kauffman.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:47 PM   #6860
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Odorizzi today went seven innings giving up just four hits and two walks while striking out four. The only problem is that two of the four hit he gave up were solo homers. From what I have seen of him, he tends to give up a lot of deep flies and foul outs especially early in games. (I didn't watch today's game however.) They did stretch him out to 103 pitches today.
sounds a lot like greinke.

He would give up one hit and it would always seem like it was a hr
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:12 AM   #6861
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:31 PM   #6862
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Christian colon also made his AAA debut yesterday and went 1 for 4.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #6863
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Is everyone good about not having Mike Aviles on this team? He is playing pretty well in a Boston uniform. I don't know his exact numbers though.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #6864
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I think the general misconception about this Franchise is that their goal is to win. The team's goal is just to operate and make money. They are a success at that. Every once in awhile there has to be something to shake things up so people the fringe people will still pay money on the team. As far as a successful business they are doing fine in tough economic times.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #6865
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Is everyone good about not having Mike Aviles on this team? He is playing pretty well in a Boston uniform. I don't know his exact numbers though.
Don't miss him but he's another guy who leaves KC and then gets better and you wonder just how bad our coaching is. Aviles has been Bostons lead off hitter quite a bit. Not spectacular but solid.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #6866
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For a pull hitter the Green Monster helps a bit as well. Especially one that steps in the bucket so much.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:48 PM   #6867
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For a pull hitter the Green Monster helps a bit as well. Especially one that steps in the bucket so much.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #6868
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Is everyone good about not having Mike Aviles on this team? He is playing pretty well in a Boston uniform. I don't know his exact numbers though.
Not sure if serious...

He has an OPS of .683 (Yuni's is .656) and an OPS+ of 79. Yuni's is 76.

They're basically the same exact guy this year.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #6869
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Not sure if serious...

He has an OPS of .683 (Yuni's is .656) and an OPS+ of 79. Yuni's is 76.

They're basically the same exact guy this year.
was serious and thanks.
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