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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 12-09-2012, 10:56 PM   #10096
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How can MLB stand by and watch a fanbase get raped repeatedly as badly as the Royals fans do? Surely the league has to intervene at some point.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:56 PM   #10097
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Does any other city have two GMs that are hopelessly enamored with worthless players like we are with Frenchy and Cassel? And worse these players block better players and alter everything else we do.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #10098
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David Price is convinced this trade is bullshit and Shields will still be his teammate tomorrow
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:03 PM   #10099
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David Price is convinced this trade is bullshit and Shields will still be his teammate tomorrow
So Price is coming as well?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:05 PM   #10100
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The best spin Rany can put on this:

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Here's the most positive spin I can put on this deal: Myers for Shields AND Davis is an overpay, but wouldn't be criminally bad. (1/2)
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So the Royals basically only flushed Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery, and Patrick Leonard down the toilet. When you put it THAT way...
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:05 PM   #10101
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So Price is coming as well?
He keeps tweeting that its lies responding to rosenthal and that him and shields will be teammates tomorrow. I tweeted at him asking why hes ****ing with us royals fans
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:06 PM   #10102
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So Price is coming as well?
Sweet! See I told you guys to back away from the ledge!

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #10103
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He keeps tweeting that its lies responding to rosenthal and that him and shields will be teammates tomorrow. I tweeted at him asking why hes ****ing with us royals fans
Interesting.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #10104
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This trade makes everyone happy, including the players involved, except Shields. That is not a good combination.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:08 PM   #10105
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I really haven't followed the FA availability for position players since all of the talk has been on pitching.

Is there anyone out there who will be affordable that would present a substantial upgrade on Franceour?
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:09 PM   #10106
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I really haven't followed the FA availability for position players since all of the talk has been on pitching.

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Reading the reaction out there on facebook... there are a LOT of people who believe in the Soren Petro philosophy of TINSTAAP (vs TINSTAAPP with that crucial extra "P" at the end). They are like "Myers who? Who cares, he's just a minor league player, we got two real pitchers! Woohoo, Royals are gonna win in 2013!"

The people who are more informed and obsessed about the math behind the trade are incensed, it'll take casual Royals fans a while to catch up. Unless the Royals get really lucky and this somehow actually works.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #10108
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I've been reading tweets regarding the trade, and I think that this is my favorite one:

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Andrew Friedman negotiating with Dayton Moore on this trade probably sounded like Einstein tenderizing a porterhouse with a meat mallet.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #10110
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Reading the reaction out there on facebook... there are a LOT of people who believe in the Soren Petro philosophy of TINSTAAP (vs TINSTAPP with that crucial extra "P" at the end). They are like "Myers who? Who cares, he's just a minor league player, we got two real pitchers! Woohoo, Royals are gonna win in 2013!"

The people who are more informed and obsessed about the math behind the trade are incensed, it'll take casual Royals fans a while to catch up. Unless the Royals get really lucky and this somehow actually works.
Yeah. A lot of those retards should be in bed.
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