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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 11-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #8596
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Mellinger comes out swinging, says $70MM is unacceptable, and Glass should be able to push it to 75 or 80.

Time is now for Glass to increase Royals’ payroll
Wow, Mellinger has risen to the occasion since Babb's departure.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #8597
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Not a bad column at all. At the same time, Dayton Moore has played the "poor me" card ever since he arrived in KC. That's just what he does. I don't take him for his word at all. A few weeks ago he was going on about how poor we were and we couldn't do anything, and they turned around and traded for Santana. This team spent $81 million on payroll just a couple years ago before the young guys came up.

There may be a limit there, I don't know... but DM's words never match his actions. It's just how he plays the game.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #8598
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With the Chiefs sucking, you would think the Royals would want to make a splash and take control of Kansas City.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:00 PM   #8599
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That stud would most likely be a prospect, and now we're back to wishing and hoping. So let's say that both guys develop as expected, Myers and this stud to be named later. Best case scenario, Royals still lose the trade since a front-line position player with worth more than a front-of-the-rotation starter.
When I said "stud" I should have clarified I meant a guy like Price, a stud now. Prospects, especially pitching prospects don't cost as much. My thinking being that if your going to move Myers for somebody, load the deal up and shoot a little higher than Shields/Lester.

front line position player is worth more than front of a rotation starter unless your the royals, need plays a role here. Especially if you want to win next year.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #8600
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Price or Moore is the only reason Myers goes.

I keep hearing the Larry Walker comparisons, he should be the starting RFer
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #8601
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Price or Moore is the only reason Myers goes.

I keep hearing the Larry Walker comparisons, he should be the starting RFer
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:51 PM   #8602
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Price or Moore is the only reason Myers goes.

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:51 PM   #8603
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:50 AM   #8604
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #8606
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:26 AM   #8608
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I don't quite understand why ppl aren't willing to give up Myers if it nets us Lester or Schields for at least 3 years. Myers might not even be good once he gets here. We need pitching at this point more than anything. Honestly though, I'd dangle Bubba & Ventura as chips more than Myers and throw in Gio or something. Sell high on guys that probably won't be worth a shit.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:27 AM   #8609
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:31 AM   #8610
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Duncan or Alnorth would be swell.
al has done a bang up job the last 2 years. I have nothing but love for al. He seems to disappear for long stretches sometimes but I guess once the thread is started that's ok. duncan is more than qualified and seems to be here more. Just my take.
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