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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 12-07-2012, 08:37 AM   #9646
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Lets take just a moment to laugh at CA.

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Agent points out as a factor in Greinke talks:Because of taxes, LAD would have to offer about $180m just to match a $150m-ish offer from TEX
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:50 AM   #9647
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When Paulino is healthy he is a borerline legit number 1 starter. Hopefully he comes back in July after the All Star break.
that's homerism if I've ever seen it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:50 AM   #9648
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Lets take just a moment to laugh at CA.
And yet, there are plenty of athletes (Greinke not likely one, but the point remains), who would GLADLY forfeit 1/6th of their nine-digit salary to live in LA instead of TX.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #9649
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I'm not the guy who hates the idea of trading prospects, but riddle me this. Isn't the idea behind trading prospects to match players with team needs?

Our single biggest weakness is RF. We have the best RF prospect in baseball. What do we really stand to gain by moving him?

I get the fact that we really need starting pitching, but isn't this literally the worst possible way to go about acquiring some?

It's like saying "one of our our ships is sinking. Quick, run to our other ship that is brand new and functioning perfectly, tear it apart, and use the materials to try to patch a hole in the old, sinking ship."
The Royals have never believed in common sense.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #9650
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The Royals have'nt believed in common sense since the passing of Mr. Kauffman.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:19 AM   #9651
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that's homerism if I've ever seen it.
Paulino has been lights out for the Royals. He just can't stay healthy.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #9652
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Paulino has been lights out for the Royals. He just can't stay healthy.
He's pitched well...I'm not debating that...but he's no #1 guy...and not even borderline. He's a #3 on most good teams.

Greinke is a true #1 Ace.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:33 AM   #9653
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #9655
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Keep getting questions on whether #Royals are interested in R.A. Dickey. Yes. Seem very interested. But not for Wil Myers.

Me: if we can get Dickey for prospects not named Myers, I will be ecstatic--especially if Dickey would sign a 2 or 3 year extension at the rumored $13 million per season.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #9656
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Keep getting questions on whether #Royals are interested in R.A. Dickey. Yes. Seem very interested. But not for Wil Myers.

Me: if we can get Dickey for prospects not named Myers, I will be ecstatic--especially if Dickey would sign a 2 or 3 year extension at the rumored $13 million per season.
How we gonna sign RAD for $13MM/yr when we are already over our payroll limit? This fuggin Organization.....
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Keep getting questions on whether #Royals are interested in R.A. Dickey. Yes. Seem very interested. But not for Wil Myers.

Me: if we can get Dickey for prospects not named Myers, I will be ecstatic--especially if Dickey would sign a 2 or 3 year extension at the rumored $13 million per season.
yeah, this is at the top of mlbtraderumors now. The Dickey possibility might still be on, because we've made it completely clear that we wont trade Myers for Dickey, and yet the Mets still think of the Royals as one of the three most likely trade partners if they decide not to extend him.
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How we gonna sign RAD for $13MM/yr when we are already over our payroll limit? This fuggin Organization.....
Just off the top of my head, we wont be (shouldn't be) wasting ~$8MM on Hochevar and Chen in 2014. 2014 is when the new Fox national TV contract will also kick in.
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One reason #Royals are willing to trade Myers is they believe Jorge Bonifacio is pretty good. At least two years away, though.
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Just off the top of my head, we wont be (shouldn't be) wasting ~$8MM on Hochevar and Chen in 2014. 2014 is when the new Fox national TV contract will also kick in.
Also, no Santana (although IIRC Guthrie's salary escalates to his slot).
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