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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 10-31-2012, 05:36 PM   #8296
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You Guys just spent 12m on a awful pitcher. I guess when no one wants to play for KC you gotta make moves like this.
Sure, awful. Because only this year matters, right?
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:37 PM   #8297
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Dutton tweeted that GMDM says "We're not done" after aqauiring Santana
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #8298
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Sure, awful. Because only this year matters, right?
With a team that has limited payroll you could of spent 5 to 6 m on a pitcher and get the same results as Santana.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:40 PM   #8299
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You Guys just spent 12m on a awful pitcher. I guess when no one wants to play for KC you gotta make moves like this.
I've pretty much always defended you but **** you this time. Go to one post season in 800 years and now you can talk shit.
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Dutton tweeted that GMDM says "We're not done" after aqauiring Santana
Hell no we aren't done. Jeff Francis or Kevin Millwood are still out there.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:46 PM   #8301
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What a awful deal for the Royals... Santana is not worth 12m a year.


http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/6280/ervin-santana
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:46 PM   #8302
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:47 PM   #8303
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With a team that has limited payroll you could of spent 5 to 6 m on a pitcher and get the same results as Santana.
**** I hoped that hurricane dropped a tree on your dumb ass. Go back to your thread now troll. No one needs your opinion on the Royals.
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Unbelievably great trade on paper, but so was the Sanchez trade.

We're buying ridiculously low on a veteran starter that has all the incentive in the world to have a great 2013 so he can get a big payday after the season. The upside is he has an awesome year and we acquired him for nothing. The downside is he sucks and we keep throwing him out there every five days because we have no one else to take his starts.
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Unbelievably great trade on paper, but so was the Sanchez trade.

We're buying ridiculously low on a veteran starter that has all the incentive in the world to have a great 2013 so he can get a big payday after the season. The upside is he has an awesome year and we acquired him for nothing. The downside is he sucks and we keep throwing him out there every five days because we have no one else to take his starts.
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Dutton tweeted that GMDM says "We're not done" after aqauiring Santana
People shouldn't tweet shit like this. Just gets our hopes up.

Probably sign Kyle Davies again.
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I think that this good news. Weare making moves. get some inertia get some movement going.
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With a team that has limited payroll you could of spent 5 to 6 m on a pitcher and get the same results as Santana.
You're basing your stupid argument on his terrible 2012 season. What if he reverts to 2010-2011, when he was a 2.5 WAR guy?

Please supply a list of FA pitchers that would sign with the Royals for $5-6MM and could be reasonably expected to put up 2.5 WAR next year.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:55 PM   #8309
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With a team that has limited payroll you could of spent 5 to 6 m on a pitcher and get the same results as Santana.
Please point out the Free Agent who is similar to Santana and available for $5-6 million on a one-year deal.

Who is age 30 or less.
Who was two seasons in the past three that are as good as Santana last year.

Santana has been better than Jeremy Guthrie over the past 5 years, and he's younger, and he has more upside... and Guthrie is fishing for 3 years/$30 million.

No one of Santana's pedigree is signing a one-year deal for $6 million.

Also: If Santana pitches WELL this year, there is potential for him to get a qualifying offer from KC and either return on a one-year deal or garner a compensatory draft pick.
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We went from thinking they wouldnt sign shit this off season to Santana. I am grateful we got one, got my hopes up for Haren and if we also sign Guthrie Ill lay off saying any bad shit for a few months, unless Luke is opening day starter.
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