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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
(from alnorth)

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, 09:30 PM   #9766
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Let's not act like Law is speaking from consensus on Tillman and Shoop.

Tillman is far from the first post-hype guy to have a great half season. His K rates and BB rates improved, yes, but he also had a .222 BABIP, which is a far cry from sustainable. Even Luke Hochevar had a great 15-start stretch in him at one point...

And as for Schoop, sorry, don't see it with the guy. He didn't look so hot in his first go at the critical AA jump.

So Law might think it's too much for Butler... I think it's far, far too little. And Royals fans wouldn't be alone in that.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #9767
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #9768
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #9769
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So Law might think it's too much for Butler... I think it's far, far too little. And Royals fans wouldn't be alone in that.
Law also thought Delmon Young was too much for Alex Gordon. He's got a track record spottier than Dayton Moore on player evals.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #9770
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Let's not act like Law is speaking from consensus on Tillman and Shoop.

Tillman is far from the first post-hype guy to have a great half season. His K rates and BB rates improved, yes, but he also had a .222 BABIP, which is a far cry from sustainable. Even Luke Hochevar had a great 15-start stretch in him at one point...

And as for Schoop, sorry, don't see it with the guy. He didn't look so hot in his first go at the critical AA jump.

So Law might think it's too much for Butler... I think it's far, far too little. And Royals fans wouldn't be alone in that.
Rick Peterson using his biomechanical research and psychological principles to help pitchers improve their pitching motions has helped Tillman a lot.
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Rick Peterson using his biomechanical research and psychological principles to help pitchers improve their pitching motions has helped Tillman a lot.

Apparently, Jake Arrietta, Zack Britton, and Brian Matusz aren't buying in just yet?
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Rick Peterson using his biomechanical research and psychological principles to help pitchers improve their pitching motions has helped Tillman a lot.
Didn't we give you a thread to troll and fill with useless information about a team we don't care about?
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Apparently, Jake Arrietta, Zack Britton, and Brian Matusz aren't buying in just yet?
None of them are starters.
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None of them are starters.
Oh. So the pitching coach only works with the 5 starters. Maybe they should hire another pitching coach to help him out with the other 12 guys.
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Rick Peterson using his biomechanical research and psychological principles to help pitchers improve their pitching motions has helped Tillman a lot.
Yes, that makes a .222 BABIP totally sustainable...
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Oh. So the pitching coach only works with the 5 starters. Maybe they should hire another pitching coach to help him out with the other 12 guys.
Peterson not the Pitching coach. But I'm done talking about the O's in here.
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None of them are starters.
Yet two of that three is supposed to be enough for Billy Butler, according to your fellow O's fans...
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Peterson not the Pitching coach. But I'm done talking about the O's in here.
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Yet two of that three is supposed to be enough for Billy Butler, according to your fellow O's fans...
Maybe to some but it's hard to value a DH only player.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #9780
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Maybe to some but it's hard to value a DH only player.
I'm sorry, All I heard was blah blah blah I'm a dirty tramp.
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