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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 08-30-2012, 05:21 AM   #7381
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I used brand new metrics from Fangraphs to argue that Luke Hochevar is the biggest underachiever in the game.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:22 AM   #7382
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:59 AM   #7383
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heh, Hillman...what a joke of a manager. The Royals have had some bad ones, but he might have been the worst.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #7384
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I used brand new metrics from Fangraphs to argue that Luke Hochevar is the biggest underachiever in the game.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:22 AM   #7385
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Maybe it's just perception, but it seems like pitchers have more arm problems in today's game than they did 25/30 years ago?
It does indeed seem that way. I don't know if it really is or not. I do know that a starting pitcher was once expected to finish the game he started. Now that's hardly even considered. It's become a rarity... yet you're right when you say it seems like there are more injurys from less pitching now.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:28 AM   #7386
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I used brand new metrics from Fangraphs to argue that Luke Hochevar is the biggest underachiever in the game.
Nice to have some statistical support to back up what we see on the field.

From a scouting point of view, I see two things:

1) Hochevar's slide step delivery is horrid. He has significantly diminished stuff and results when using this pitch.
2) Hochevar focuses way too much on getting ground balls when runners are on, instead of being more aggressive and chasing strikeouts.

Those are both things that would lead to higher BA with runners on and lower strand rates.
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