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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 08-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #7081
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:03 PM   #7082
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It's as if they're dicking around with the hitters in order to take the focus off the terrible pitching staff.
But... the pitching's been surprisingly good lately.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:44 AM   #7083
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Finally Giavotella gets his chance. About time. Too bad it takes an injury before the Royals do what they should have done right after the all-star break.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:37 AM   #7084
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:26 AM   #7085
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:52 AM   #7086
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:18 PM   #7087
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:21 PM   #7088
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:19 AM   #7089
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I did an analysis which suggests both the August surge and July's train wreck were really just statistical variance. What scares me is the idea that if the starters continue to do well, that DM will think he's good to go for next season.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:27 AM   #7090
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Johnny, your article fails to address the fact that our pitchers have given up less walks, and more importantly, fewer HRs per nine inning. The success is not merely a function of BABIP, though that is a contribution.
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