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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, 08:15 PM   #8851
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and yes, I had the severe misfortune over the last 3 years of picking an inordinately high number of games to attend where he ended up pitching. If he has a dog, I want it gone, too.
Rich Gale pitched like the first 4 Royals games I ever went to. That has nothing to do with anything but it popped into my head.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #8852
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #8853
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C'mon DM, non-tender Hoch. All the cool GM's are doin' it. You aren't square, are you?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #8854
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C'mon DM, non-tender Hoch. All the cool GM's are doin' it. You aren't square, are you?
Maybe he's just negotiating which Rookie League Bullpen Coach the Rangers are giving us?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #8855
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Glass: Dayton, have you decided on what to do with Hochevar?

DM: No sir, I'm trying to call other teams, but none of them are interested. All of them keep saying that he's not worth anything more than an age 50+ hooker. I have no idea what they mean......

Glass: Well, you gotta make a decision within the next hour or so. Do you still think he has the talent?

DM: I absolutely do! He's a #1 pick for a reason! I just don't understand why teams won't offer. It's not like he's been all that bad, and he has potential!

Glass: Well, I don't know nothing about baseball, so it's all in your hands. Just don't blow too much of my money if you offer a contract.

DM: Don't worry, sir, I'll make sure Hochevar's potential isn't wasted, whether it's here or somewhere else!

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Could anyone else actually imagine this conversation?
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Well, happy Luke Hochevar day, everyone.

Sometime between now and 11PM, we are either going to be very happy, or very pissed.
I really didn't think we'd still be on the edge of our seat with 1 hour left to go.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #8857
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I really didn't think we'd still be on the edge of our seat with 1 hour left to go.
I really did. Just sayin.
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Hoch Watch 2012!!!!

1 hour to go!!!!

place your bets, bitches!!!!
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Hoch Watch 2012!!!!

1 hour to go!!!!

place your bets, bitches!!!!
A trade is not going to happen.

We'll non-tender his useless ass. I hope.
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Wow, this is what we've been reduced to...waiting to the last hour for the decision on a tender.
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A trade is not going to happen.

We'll non-tender his useless ass. I hope.
a cableboy can wish, can't he????????
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Wow, this is what we've been reduced to...waiting to the last hour for the decision on a tender.
DRAMA!
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Wow, this is what we've been reduced to...waiting to the last hour for the decision on a tender.
I know it but would you ever believe people would be this interested in the royals at this in football season?
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In all seriousness I really believe something is being worked on with another team for a trade. If all trade possibilitys were dead we'd have either a non tender or a contract. Will a trade happen? Probably not but you use the time you have to try everything. I'm "sure" the decision was made long before now to non tender him if a trade deal can't be made. But until the time has passed you try. Something has to be going on or we'd have known by now.

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