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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
(from alnorth)

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 08-11-2012, 07:12 PM   #6886
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:13 PM   #6887
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #6888
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #6889
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #6890
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #6891
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Dwyer pitched a full 9 innings in 105 pitches at Omaha today. Only gave up 2 runs despite giving up 8 hits and 4 BBs. He also only got 4 Ks. Obviously, you would like to see better peripherals than that, but hey, it's a positive glimmer.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:03 AM   #6892
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Dwyer pitched a full 9 innings in 105 pitches at Omaha today. Only gave up 2 runs despite giving up 8 hits and 4 BBs. He also only got 4 Ks. Obviously, you would like to see better peripherals than that, but hey, it's a positive glimmer.
I was surprised Dwyer got promoted to AAA.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #6893
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Well, you can't have everyone at AA. They've got like a million pitchers at NWA.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:33 AM   #6894
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So, Bruce Chen at Camden Yards. This oughta be a show filled with fireworks. Lets set the over/under at 5.5 HRs for the Os. Any takers?
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #6895
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So, Bruce Chen at Camden Yards. This oughta be a show filled with fireworks. Lets set the over/under at 5.5 HRs for the Os. Any takers?
With the way the royals are hitting the fastball and that's all Tommy hunter does this game could be 10 to 10 quick
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #6896
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #6897
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #6898
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #6899
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #6900
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I have no idea what's happening behind the scenes at the K, but if I was running things, I'd be working on an extension for Hosmer.

I have no doubt that he's going to be an excellent player, and his value won't be lower than it is now, IMO. See if you can lock him up now at a more palatable price.
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