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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 10-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #8131
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #8132
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Finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards revealed

Among the finalists vying for a 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award are 21 past recipients and 11 reigning winners.

The Reds lead all clubs, with six finalists, including second baseman Brandon Phillips and first baseman Joey Votto, who both garnered hardware last season. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is seeking his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award.

Each Major League manager and up to six coaches on each staff vote from a pool of qualified players in their respective league. Voters cannot select players from their own team.

Winners will be revealed during the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Announcement Show, airing on ESPN2 on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Here are the finalists at each position.

American League

Pitcher: Jeremy Hellickson, Jake Peavy, C.J. Wilson

Catcher: Alex Avila, Russell Martin, A.J. Pierzynski, Matt Wieters

First base: Adrian Gonzalez, Eric Hosmer, Mark Teixeira

Second base: Dustin Ackley, Robinson Cano, Dustin Pedroia

Shortstop: Elvis Andrus, J.J. Hardy, Brendan Ryan

Third base: Adrian Beltre, Brandon Inge, Mike Moustakas

Left field: Alex Gordon, Desmond Jennings, David Murphy

Center field: Austin Jackson, Adam Jones, Mike Trout

Right field: Shin-Soo Choo, Jeff Francoeur, Josh Reddick


National League

Pitcher: Bronson Arroyo, Mark Buehrle, Clayton Kershaw

Catcher: Molina, Miguel Montero, Carlos Ruiz

First base: Freddie Freeman, Adam LaRoche, Votto

Second base: Darwin Barney, Aaron Hill, Phillips

Shortstop: Zack Cozart, Ian Desmond, Jose Reyes, Jimmy Rollins

Third base: Chase Headley, Aramis Ramirez, David Wright

Left field: Ryan Braun, Carlos Gonzalez, Martin Prado

Center field: Michael Bourn, Andrew McCutchen, Drew Stubbs

Right field: Jay Bruce, Andre Ethier, Jason Heyward
It's cool that Moose is getting considered for the GG in his first year at the position. Doubt he gets it, but he's definitely on the right track.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #8133
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How the **** frenchy gets any consideration is beyond ridiculous. He was awful in right field.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:13 PM   #8134
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That is pretty sweet seeing Moose get recognized for what was an amazing improvement at 3rd base defensively. Lets just hope Frenchy doesn't get it or else that is more reason for Dayton to keep him around.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:14 PM   #8135
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How the **** frenchy gets any consideration is beyond ridiculous. He was awful in right field.
For real. Hosmer didn't really shine at 1st either, but oh well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #8136
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For real. Hosmer didn't really shine at 1st either, but oh well.
Hosmer made some errors, but he made some plays no one else in the game would make at first. I still believe he will be a star.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #8137
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Hosmer?

The eye says he hasn't lived up to his MiL defensive reputation. And his UZR is -11.5 -- dead last in the AL. Even allowing for the imprecision of defensive metrics, he can't be one of the top 3 1B. Can he?

And Francoeur? He's got a great arm, but his range has really declined.

Moose and Gordon, obviously. And even though he played only half a season, I really think Sal Perez deserves to be there.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #8138
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Hosmer?

The eye says he hasn't lived up to his MiL defensive reputation. And his UZR is -11.5 -- dead last in the AL. Even allowing for the imprecision of defensive metrics, he can't be one of the top 3 1B. Can he?

And Francoeur? He's got a great arm, but his range has really declined.

Moose and Gordon, obviously. And even though he played only half a season, I really think Sal Perez deserves to be there.
If he plays all of next season at the same level, it would be a travesty if he wasn't at least nominated.
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Agree on Moustakas. Defense was supposed to be his weakness. Real happy with him.

And Gordon...just wow. That guy has been a witch in left field for this team, and has become a leader in the franchise.
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