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Old 12-31-2011, 03:52 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, 11:13 PM   #8986
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I'm still flabbergasted!!! How the hell were we that dumb to offer Luke Hochevar a contract?!?! Wow!!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:13 PM   #8987
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He ****ing WAS that stupid!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:13 PM   #8988
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I can hear it now : "We feel good about having Luke as our #3 SP instead of our #1. Now, with Santana/Guthrie/Hochever, we really feel like we can compete for a title"
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:14 PM   #8989
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That post I made yesterday about "look at the Royals acting like a major league club." Yeah... nevermind.
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I'm still flabbergasted!!! How the hell were we that dumb to offer Luke Hochevar a contract?!?! Wow!!!!
How many more bottles of wine you have al?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:15 PM   #8992
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That post I made yesterday about "look at the Royals acting like a major league club." Yeah... nevermind.
Sort of sucks the life right out of you huh?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:15 PM   #8993
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I would be willing to bet that Hoch is DFA during '13.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #8994
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Jesus Christ.

I don't want to blow this out of proportion, he wont single-handedly blow our 2013 season, and maybe we will cut him in Arizona in which case we only owe him a portion of his contract, but if he is pitching in April, then we will have thrown away over 4 ****ing million dollars. That is good money, now spent on a loser pitcher, instead of on someone who could have won some games.

Wow, are we dumb!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:18 PM   #8995
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Jesus Christ.

I don't want to blow this out of proportion, he wont single-handedly blow our 2013 season, and maybe we will cut him in Arizona in which case we only owe him a portion of his contract, but if he is pitching in April, then we will have thrown away over 4 ****ing million dollars. That is good money, now spent on a loser pitcher, instead of on someone who could have won some games.

Wow, are we dumb!
All of this, it really defies logic. There is not one rational explanation for this decision. I'm sure DM will say he didn't want to give up on an arm, but give me a f'in break....he is what he is at this point.
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This is not surprising. DM is the same guy who paid and retained both Buck and Olivo.
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This also signals to me that the org is pessimistic about obtaining another starting pitcher via trade or FA, which is almost as depressing as the decision to bring that turd back.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:21 PM   #9000
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Well, now I just want to read Dayton's quotes on why he thinks Hoch is worth holding on to ... how he makes the team better. Why cutting him -- and his salary -- would be worse. That should be fun.
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