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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 08-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #6991
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So..

Obviously this year wasn't "our time." Some thought we could compete in the AL Central. It's been another disappointing season, to say the least.

So, what are you looking forward to the rest of the year?

Other than the usual (bring up WM, DFA Frenchy, firing Ned, etc) what are you looking forward to the rest of the season?

In your opinion -- what would you consider to be a successful end of 2012?

Just curious what everyone's viewpoints are currently.
I'd like to see Hosmer get his shit together so he has something positive to start next season on. Will Smith and Jeremy Guthrie continue to solidify. Frenchy to continue to suck ass making it harder to bring him back next year. Alex to keep growing. Billy to break the team home run record. Win as many games as possible because winning is better than losing even when it doesn't matter.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #6992
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Ah, did I miss it or something? The Royals been eliminated from winning the division? I don't think so. Never give up until they are officially eliminated. Aside from that, still shooting for them to finish at .500
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:24 PM   #6993
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So..

Obviously this year wasn't "our time." Some thought we could compete in the AL Central. It's been another disappointing season, to say the least.

So, what are you looking forward to the rest of the year?

Other than the usual (bring up WM, DFA Frenchy, firing Ned, etc) what are you looking forward to the rest of the season?

In your opinion -- what would you consider to be a successful end of 2012?

Just curious what everyone's viewpoints are currently.
Not much. We have already seen this team have great August's and September's because the pressure is off and they are 20 games out.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:29 PM   #6994
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Ah, did I miss it or something? The Royals been eliminated from winning the division? I don't think so. Never give up until they are officially eliminated. Aside from that, still shooting for them to finish at .500
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #6995
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If the team just went on a tear, they could surely make a run at .500, right? How unrealistic is 31-16 for the remaining 47 games, anyway?
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #6996
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If the team just went on a tear, they could surely make a run at .500, right? How unrealistic is 31-16 for the remaining 42 games, anyway?
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #6997
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If the team just went on a tear, they could surely make a run at .500, right? How unrealistic is 31-16 for the remaining 47 games, anyway?
Screw that. Let's go 36-11!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #6998
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #6999
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**** it. I, too, think we can win this division. IT AINT OVER YOU ****ING SONS OF BITCHES
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:05 PM   #7000
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**** it. I, too, think we can win this division. IT AINT OVER YOU ****ING SONS OF BITCHES
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:09 PM   #7001
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dont give up mother****ers. you're still in the game. CHALLENGES ARE HALF THE GAME. ITS ABOUT THE COMEBACK. DID THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS GIVE UP WHEN THEY FACED OFF AGAINST THE MIGHTY RANGERS? **** NO THEY DIDNT. THOSE POLE SMOKING QUEERS IN THE BAY JAMMED SOME STICKS UP THEIR ASSES AND GOT IT GOIN. **** NO BRO. DID THE ST LOUIS CARDINALS GIVE UP WHEN THE MIGHT RANGERS CAME TO THEIR HOUSE AND TRIED TO DELIVER THE GAME 7 BLOW? **** NO THEY DIDNT. THEY CHIPPED AND CHIPPED AWAY INTO THAT PHAGGOT HOLLAND OR WHATEVER THAT MUSTACHE TOTING QUEERS NAME IS. SO THE MORAL OF THIS IS NOT TO GIVE UP. ITS NEVER OVER. IF SOME ***S FROM THE BAY AREA AND METH ADDICTS IN MISSOURI CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU. WHICH KIND OF GUYS ARE YOU.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:48 PM   #7002
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Would you guys trade Will Myers straight up for King Felix?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #7003
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Guy who won't see the field until Francouer retires for one of the best pitchers in baseball...?
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:03 PM   #7004
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I would do it....considering the morons in the KC front office...Myers may stay in AAA all of next season.
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