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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 09-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #7681
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #7683
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #7684
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Grienke vs Guthrie was one hell of a pitchers' duel, too.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #7685
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Grienke vs Guthrie was one hell of a pitchers' duel, too.
Yeah Guthrie's been a breath of fresh air. Especially after Suckchez.
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How about that Guthrie?
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Seriously, I'm really glad he's doing well. ERA's under 5 now, I think. It was at about 112 after Colorado.
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Seriously, I'm really glad he's doing well. ERA's under 5 now, I think. It was at about 112 after Colorado.
He’s done nice work as a member of the Royals’ rotation, posting a 4-3 record, 3.13 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 46/13 K/BB ratio through 72 innings
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Ah, man, that sucks for him. I've never hated on Grienke and have always pulled for him. Yes, I know he shit all over the organization, but I just can't bring myself to be mad at a guy that wanted to get out of KC during those years.
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Ah, man, that sucks for him. I've never hated on Grienke and have always pulled for him. Yes, I know he shit all over the organization, but I just can't bring myself to be mad at a guy that wanted to get out of KC during those years.
I didn't blame him for wanting to leave, but quitting as a pro athlete making the $ he makes is unforgivable. Period. Especially after the org supported him through his various issues.
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