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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 02-25-2012, 01:41 PM   #991
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:44 PM   #992
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:53 PM   #993
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I'm only 42 it's not like I'm in a nursing home yet. Was 11 during the '80 Series and 16 in '85.
I was a bit over 1 month old during the 1985 series.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #994
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Crow is going to end up in AAA starting or in the bullpen at the bigs unless he absolutely wows this spring. If Mendoza has even a solid spring he'll be in the rotation to start the year, he has no options left.. they're gonna see if they've hit a late gem before letting him walk (see Jose Bautista). If he's horrible in Spring then they'll let him walk, but average or better will garner an extended look into the season. Duffy is more than likely gonna be in AAA, as well... Or we may see one of the guys go on the DL to start the year, depending on what the royals can cook up and how the spring plays out.

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1. Sanchez
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3. Chen
4. Paulino
5. Mendoza

Crow to AAA as a starter. Duffy will either be in AAA, Rotation, or will be the 5th starter if one of the others starts on the DL.
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #995
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:35 PM   #996
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:59 AM   #1001
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Fort Myers, Fla. — Joel Zumaya wanted to show the Minnesota Twins he was OK this spring, hoping to bring the kind of heat that made him so promising before a long list of injuries derailed his career.

His latest comeback attempt took a worrisome turn Saturday not long after it started.

A few minutes after he started throwing to hitters for the first time this spring, Zumaya walked off the mound in a mixture of pain and frustration. He declined to speak to reporters, but Twins general manager Terry Ryan said the reliever injured the inside of his elbow. He was scheduled to get an MRI exam on Sunday to determine the severity of the injury.

"Anytime a guy gets an MRI there's got to be concern," Ryan said. "But I'm not going to overreact until the results come out. Let's hope it's not something serious. ... It'd be a little less concerning if we didn't have the history of what he's experienced in his career."

Zumaya has not pitched since he broke his right elbow while throwing a pitch for the Tigers on June 28, 2010.

He was a critical, but risky, offseason addition for a Twins team whose bullpen was beaten up in 2011. Minnesota hedged its bet by giving Zumaya an incentive-loaded, one-year deal with an $850,000 base salary.

Now Zumaya and his new team will have to wait to see how much of that one year he'll get to play.

Any injury would be another frustrating setback for Zumaya, who has battled them for nearly his entire career while pitching in only 171 games through six seasons.

Zumaya made a grand entrance into the majors in 2006, jumping from an inexperienced arm in camp to a regular and a fan favorite renowned for regularly topping 100 mph on the radar gun.

But soon he was making news as much for bizarre injuries as for his blazing fastball. In that year's ALCS, he had inflammation in his wrist that his general manager, Dave Dombrowski, mused might have come from excessive playing of Guitar Hero.

The next year, Zumaya ruptured a tendon in his throwing finger. Then he separated his shoulder while trying to rescue some of his father's personal items before a wildfire reached his house.

If Zumaya is sidelined for a while again, Minnesota has options. The Twins brought 33 pitchers to camp, many of whom were specifically invited to compete for bullpen spots.

Glen Perkins and Matt Capps seem to have the setup and closer roles nailed down. Ryan said he's looking to 2011 starter Brian Duensing, former Reds veteran Jared Burton and holdovers Anthony Swarzak and Alex Burnett to step up.
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Pretty amazing to see the Twins going through this right now.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #1003
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Indians closer Chris Perez is out 4-6 weeks with a strained oblique. Injured it in his first bullpen session of camp. I guess that means he'll miss pretty much all of Spring Training, possibly the first couple weeks of the season.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:52 PM   #1004
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BREAKING: @Twins reliever Joel Zumaya out for the season with torn ulnar collateral ligament in right elbow. They will miss Joe Nathan.
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