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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 12-05-2012, 06:25 PM   #9361
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Royals might be willing to go to third year w Ryan Dempster @$13m per yr if it gets it done...which makes sense after Jeremy Guthrie 3-yr dl
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:26 PM   #9362
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Royals might be willing to go to third year w Ryan Dempster @$13m per yr if it gets it done...which makes sense after Jeremy Guthrie 3-yr dl
Did the Royals watch him pitch in the AL this past season?
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #9363
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Royals might be willing to go to third year w Ryan Dempster @$13m per yr if it gets it done...which makes sense after Jeremy Guthrie 3-yr dl
No thank you. Not interested in a 3rd year.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:32 PM   #9364
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Did the Royals watch him pitch in the AL this past season?
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #9365
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I guess you didn't see what he did for the O's during the playoff run.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #9366
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No thank you. Not interested in a 3rd year.
Agree. I'm not even interested in 2. There are better options, IMO. But, it shows the Royals are at least willing to add a starter via FA.

Hopefully something gets done. Our SP can only get better at this point.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #9367
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I guess you didn't see what he did for the O's during the playoff run.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #9368
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:44 PM   #9369
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After being traded to Texas

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Royals might be willing to go to third year w Ryan Dempster @$13m per yr if it gets it done...which makes sense after Jeremy Guthrie 3-yr dl
Uhhh.... no. That contract is guaranteed to look terrible in year 3.
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We'll go 13 per for Dempster, but we cannot go 15 per for Sanchez.

But we're still thrilled to have Hoch for 4.4. 2017 cannot get here fast enough, as we should be able to evaluate DM at that time.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #9373
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Sounds like the Royals are hot and heavy after Sanchez.

I'd sure as hell rather go 5 with Sanchez than 3 with Dempster.
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Sounds like the Royals are hot and heavy after Sanchez.

I'd sure as hell rather go 5 with Sanchez than 3 with Dempster.
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