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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 12-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #9256
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One of the teams involved in the four-team Ariz-Cle deal is the Kansas City Royals. Not sure about the form yet.
What pitcher are we going for from CLE or ARIZ?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #9257
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Originally that trade was CLE-ARZ-TEX-TB. It involved Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Upton, Trever Bauer and James Shields.

So who do we replace in that foursome?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #9258
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:36 AM   #9259
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:39 AM   #9260
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Let me guess Meyers is the rumored piece in that four team deal.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #9261
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Apparently it started with the Indians shipping Cabrera to the Dbacks for pitching (Bauer, Tyler Skaggs, etc.). The Rangers are eyeing Upton to replace Josh Hamilton.

So that puts Arizona in the middle with two spokes. Do we replace TB as the third spoke and somehow wind up with Holland from the Rangers while sending someone to the Dbacks?

My head hurts.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #9262
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Let me guess Meyers is the rumored piece in that four team deal.
As long as it isn't Myers, I'm down.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #9263
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:50 AM   #9264
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FWIW, Greg Schaum's musings: KC sends 2 prospects to 2 different teams, Cle gets Olt, Texas gets Upton, AZ gets Cabrera and KC gets Holland. Cleveland would get a Royals minor league P like Adam and AZ would get Colon
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #9265
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FWIW, Greg Schaum's musings: KC sends 2 prospects to 2 different teams, Cle gets Olt, Texas gets Upton, AZ gets Cabrera and KC gets Holland. Cleveland would get a Royals minor league P like Adam and AZ would get Colon
Seems like it would take more for Holland am I wrong?
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My head hurts.
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i just hope that we come out on top for once

one really good offseason and we might just compete this year
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #9267
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Seems like it would take more for Holland am I wrong?
Colon and Adam for Holland seems fair.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #9268
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What pitcher are we going for from CLE or ARIZ?
Trevor Bauer?
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #9269
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Seems like it would take more for Holland am I wrong?
Well, TX might be getting more once it all sorts out. In that scenario, they're getting Upton for Holland and Olt, even though the players are going to different teams. ARIZ's getting Cabrera for Upton. CLE gets Olt and Adam for Cabrera, surely more.

Like I said, my head hurts.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #9270
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Before Dayton Moore gets involved in a 4-way trade, I just hope he's familiar with the opening line of "Rounders".
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