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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 09-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #7861
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Damn I don't like Haren on the open market, I wish he was available on the trade block instead. We have the prospects to trade but I don't see us getting into a bidding war in the free agent market for him. I see us going after somebody like Shaun Marcum instead.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #7862
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Haren's velocity down this year? SO:BB numbers are solid, but the SO total is down.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #7863
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:33 PM   #7864
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Gonna be the same as with the Cheaps. We'll get excited about every pitcher that becomes available, and on opening day of 2013, we'll be starting with NO new pitchers. Hopes dashed into the rocks again
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #7865
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Angels to decline option on Haren, Santana

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Sweet! We have been talking about this all season. Now let's get Haren or Santana, or both.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:00 PM   #7866
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #7867
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Haren's velocity down this year? SO:BB numbers are solid, but the SO total is down.
That's why the Royals might be able to nab him. There's some risk associated, but if they feel his velo loss is due to his back issues (which would make sense, honestly), it's not a big deal.

He's also never really been a huge velocity guy, as someone mentioned.

Either way, more good pitchers on the market increases the chances the Royals bring in some real outside help. So it's a positive thing.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #7868
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Can't believe Falu didn't let that ball go on the turn of the double play. Dude, that's ballgame if they score, you have to give it a shot. Also, I don't think I can take Hosmer grounding out to the 2nd baseman one more time this season. His weight distribution is shit....finishes on his back foot and on his heels more times that not.
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