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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, 09:04 PM   #8866
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #8867
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Behold, the pitching performance of Luke Hochevar, behold, and weep!

2008: 5.51 ERA, 1.473 WHIP, 0.8 HR/9, 3.3 BB/9, 5 K/9, 0.3 WAR
2009: 6.55 ERA, 1.490 WHIP, 1.4 HR/9, 2.9 BB/9, 6.7 K/9, -0.7 WAR
2010: 4.81 ERA, 1.427 WHIP, 0.8 HR/9, 3.2 BB/9, 6.6 K/9, 0.9 WAR (woohoo, high point!)
2011: 4.68 ERA, 1.283 WHIP, 1.0 HR/9, 2.8 BB/9, 5.8 K/9, 0.6 WAR
2012: 5.73 ERA, 1.419 WHIP, 1.3 HR/9, 3.0 BB/9, 7.0 K/9, -1.7WAR (holy God, you suck)

A veritable river of endless suck, bested only by the player whose name is eternally damned: Yuniesky Betancourt.
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For ****'s sake, how hard is it to cut this pitcher?
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For ****'s sake, how hard is it to work out a new deal for this pitcher?
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"He has good stuff."
I swear to God, if he pitches in 2013, I will flip shit.
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Game of chicken. Other teams think DM's bluffing about not cutting him. DM might as well wait till the digital red timer reads 0:00 before letting the ax fall, just in case someone calls at the last minute and says, "OK, a bag of Skittles for Hochevar."
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He's just tipping his pitches.
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Honestly, I think you are right and that DM is not this stupid, but still: no news with less than an hour left, with this team, this close, in a division this terrible and this easily winnable, makes me nervous. The AL Central sucks ass, we can win this division. Maybe. But if we sign Luke and if he pitches significant innings, we're dead.
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Game of chicken. Other teams think DM's bluffing about not cutting him. DM might as well wait till the digital red timer reads 0:00 before letting the ax fall, just in case someone calls at the last minute and says, "OK, a bag of Skittles for Hochevar."
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And he'll forever be known as Ho-Ho-Hochevar.
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Honestly, I think you are right and that DM is not this stupid, but still: no news with less than an hour left, with this team, this close, in a division this terrible and this easily winnable, makes me nervous. The AL Central sucks ass, we can win this division. Maybe. But if we sign Luke and if he pitches significant innings, we're dead.
Right there with ya I'm just not stressing about it. If DM is so dumb as to keep him and prove me wrong then I'll shake my head and go on.
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I bet we won't know what happened until sometime around 11:30-midnight. If this ends up being a deadline thing, it'll take a while for news to leak out.
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