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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 11-08-2012, 06:15 PM   #8461
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Interesting.. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about baseball, but I never have heard of that.
Well then you aren't that knowledgable about baseball then, heh.

Giving you shit.... but yeah it's been around forever.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #8462
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #8463
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They must not make that big of a deal out of it. I always hear about gold glove, cy young, batting title, but never that.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #8464
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #8465
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:06 PM   #8466
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so... the mets are apparently dangling R.A. Dickey. What would you trade for him, if anything? any thoughts?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #8467
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so... the mets are apparently dangling R.A. Dickey. What would you trade for him, if anything? any thoughts?
Chen, Hoch and a minor leauger.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:09 PM   #8468
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Chen, Hoch and a minor leauger.
hahaha. it's gonna take more than that, I think. it'll take at least a C+ prospect, but I could be wrong.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:11 PM   #8469
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hahaha. it's gonna take more than that, I think. it'll take at least a C+ prospect, but I could be wrong.
You see the part that said "minor leaguer?"
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:12 PM   #8470
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I don't know. I worry his knuckleball will get whipped around in the American League.
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I don't know. I worry his knuckleball will get whipped around in the American League.
Yes because so many ALers have figured out the knuckler.
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You see the part that said "minor leaguer?"
oh, I thought you were joking by the fact that you threw the names chen and hochevar around.
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I'm just trying to get rid of them.
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Yes because so many ALers have figured out the knuckler.
No, but the offenses are a lot better. And knuckleballers can be unpredictable.
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And even I forget the guy toiled around for years in the AL before going to the Mets and suddenly became a great pitcher. I don't have his stats in front of me but he used to get abused in Texas, and I don't recall him being that great for the Twins either.
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