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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 11-30-2012, 10:37 AM   #8776
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:50 AM   #8777
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Angels trade for tommy hanson



Think they gave up a lot ?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:51 AM   #8778
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Hanson goes to Angels for Walden


Wow didn't really give up much.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:53 AM   #8779
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #8780
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I'd say the Angels made out like bandits on that one...cheese and fries!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #8781
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None, Billy is just being funny. That tweet didn't look out of bounds to me at all.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #8782
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I realize Hanson has some warning signs, but wow... straight up for a reliever (albeit one with closer stuff)? When the Braves have Kimbrel and Venters already?

Seems like they could have used Hanson to get more...
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Wow.

The medicals on Hanson must be really bad.

That said, there is a belief from some that Hanson will either need to scrap his entire delivery (which has an odd hitch in it that's causing his shoulder to overload) or move to a relief role anyway.

It's still a great trade for the Angels. I'd have gladly traded Joe Kelly to the Braves for Hanson if that was the asking price.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #8784
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Wow.

The medicals on Hanson must be really bad.

That said, there is a belief from some that Hanson will either need to scrap his entire delivery (which has an odd hitch in it that's causing his shoulder to overload) or move to a relief role anyway.

It's still a great trade for the Angels. I'd have gladly traded Joe Kelly to the Braves for Hanson if that was the asking price.
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Wow.

The medicals on Hanson must be really bad.

That said, there is a belief from some that Hanson will either need to scrap his entire delivery (which has an odd hitch in it that's causing his shoulder to overload) or move to a relief role anyway.

It's still a great trade for the Angels. I'd have gladly traded Joe Kelly to the Braves for Hanson if that was the asking price.
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Wow.

The medicals on Hanson must be really bad.

That said, there is a belief from some that Hanson will either need to scrap his entire delivery (which has an odd hitch in it that's causing his shoulder to overload) or move to a relief role anyway.

It's still a great trade for the Angels. I'd have gladly traded Joe Kelly to the Braves for Hanson if that was the asking price.
Wow.

The medicals on Hanson must be really bad.

That said, there is a belief from some that Hanson will either need to scrap his entire delivery (which has an odd hitch in it that's causing his shoulder to overload) or move to a relief role anyway.

It's still a great trade for the Angels. I'd have gladly traded Joe Kelly to the Braves for Hanson if that was the asking price.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #8786
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tick-tock. up to 8.5 hours left.

Put up your predictions now, I say Hoch will be non-tendered.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #8787
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tick-tock. up to 8.5 hours left.

Put up your predictions now, I say Hoch will be non-tendered.
I'll go with this because I want to believe it.
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Hoch will be non-tendered.


.... and replaced by Jair Jurrjens after he's non-tendered by the Braves.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:31 PM   #8789
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The Royals will send Hoch to the braves for Jurrjens.

Wait, i'm doing it wrong.
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As a Braves fan as well, i'm surprised they got Walden TBH...Hanson's value has never been lower. I like Walden too...frees up more $$$ to get a LF bat too.

Good trade.
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