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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 09-22-2012, 08:45 PM   #7741
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It's still worth while to win now imo. Most of this team is still made of kids and they need to experience some winning and maybe even gain a little confidence even if this year doesn't matter. Winning is always better than losing especially for a young team.
It is good it's the young players who actually are worthwhile doing the winning. I won't take the Royals seriously until they have the balls to send Luke and Frenchy packing.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #7742
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It is good it's the young players who actually are worthwhile doing the winning. I won't take the Royals seriously until they have the balls to send Luke and Frenchy packing.
I'm not talking about what the front office decides to do in the off season, I'm talking about the core of the team experiencing some success. Luke and Frenchy don't matter at this point imo.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #7743
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I'm not talking about what the front office decides to do in the off season, I'm talking about the core of the team experiencing some success. Luke and Frenchy don't matter at this point imo.
Luke and frenchy matter quite a bit. You get rid of them and it shows you are serious... you keep them and it shows you aren't committed to winning, ESPECIALLY Luke.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #7744
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Luke and frenchy matter quite a bit. You get rid of them and it shows you are serious... you keep them and it shows you aren't committed to winning, ESPECIALLY Luke.
Again I'm talking about the core players on the team experiencing some winning, not what the front office does.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #7745
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #7746
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April and July were shitty.

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:19 PM   #7747
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:45 PM   #7748
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:59 PM   #7749
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Again I'm talking about the core players on the team experiencing some winning, not what the front office does.
As long as the same core doesn't see guys like Luke and Frenchy being full of suck and still getting paid and sticking around the clubhouse.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:04 PM   #7750
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As long as the same core doesn't see guys like Luke and Frenchy being full of suck and still getting paid and sticking around the clubhouse.
I guess I don't see them as core players anymore. French is holding the spot for Myers, Luke is holding the spot until we sign someone else in my thinking.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #7751
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I guess I don't see them as core players anymore. French is holding the spot for Myers, Luke is holding the spot until we sign someone else in my thinking.
I hope you are right.
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Exactly. All of these symbolic victories are ****ing nothing but complete bullshit. As an organization, the Royals have much in common with Hochevar. They give fans just enough to make them say, "See! There's talent there!!!"

In reality, it's just a well-tapered shit. Just because you're not wiping doesn't mean that it doesn't smell.
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I'd rather replace Luke and Frenchy with someone who actually can help give the Royals a chance to win instead of them being so-called "fan favorites" by that organization.

Both of them are just medicore.
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Exactly. All of these symbolic victories are ****ing nothing but complete bullshit. As an organization, the Royals have much in common with Hochevar. They give fans just enough to make them say, "See! There's talent there!!!"

In reality, it's just a well-tapered shit. Just because you're not wiping doesn't mean that it doesn't smell.
If French and Luke are back next year I'll agree. In the meantime I'd rather we win than lose these games and I'm not sorry for it.
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Both of them are just medicore.
They both have to look up to see mediocre.
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