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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, 08:25 PM   #9406
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #9407
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Sources tell me and @jonmorosi that #Royals may be at critical stage in decision on whether to trade Myers for an SP such as #Raysí Shields.
Thats tough. If I knew we could extend him (presuming he doesn't go to hell next season), I'd feel better about it. If Shields were under team control for 3 or 4 years, it'd be better, but 2 years of Shields for Myers is tough.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #9408
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Sources tell me and @jonmorosi that #Royals may be at critical stage in decision on whether to trade Myers for an SP such as #Raysí Shields.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #9409
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Thats tough. If I knew we could extend him (presuming he doesn't go to hell next season), I'd feel better about it. If Shields were under team control for 3 or 4 years, it'd be better, but 2 years of Shields for Myers is tough.
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Believe #Royals won't hesitate to trade Myers for Shields. Probably would require more than Myers. How much more is the debate.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #9410
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Believe #Royals won't hesitate to trade Myers for Shields. Probably would require more than Myers. How much more is the debate.
Oh, F'ing Dutton, bullcrap.

We'd have a hard enough time accepting this straight-up, no way in hell we kick in anything else unless its a who cares C-level prospect.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #9411
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Believe #Royals won't hesitate to trade Myers for Shields. Probably would require more than Myers. How much more is the debate.
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Haven't kept up with the thread, but would you Royals fans oppose a Myers for Shields trade?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #9414
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Haven't kept up with the thread, but would you Royals fans oppose a Myers for Shields trade?
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Haven't kept up with the thread, but would you Royals fans oppose a Myers for Shields trade?
yeah. Shields is a good pitcher, but 2 years? Eesh
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Yes. You give every game back you would make up with Shields by having Frenchy playing every day.
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Here's how ****ing stupid DM is: Last year, Shields was a 2.2 WAR player. If Myers provides even average play in RF, he'd be worth approximately 4 WAR.

Oh, and Shields is more expensive and controlled for fewer years. Dayton ****ing Moore, ladies and gentlemen.
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Here's how ****ing stupid DM is: Last year, Shields was a 2.2 WAR player. If Myers provides even average play in RF, he'd be worth approximately 4 WAR.

Oh, and Shields is more expensive and controlled for fewer years. Dayton ****ing Moore, ladies and gentlemen.
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