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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 12-10-2012, 07:16 AM   #10246
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If Hosmer and Moose become what everyone thought they would be (They were basically Myers 2 or 3 years ago) 30 HR 100+ RBI guys, this will lessen the sting alot more obviously....


Heck, even Alex Gordon was basically Myers 6 or 7 years ago. Hes come around, but i dont think hes the "Superstar" he was originally projected to be.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:16 AM   #10247
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Hilariously stupid trade.

You really have to be a fcking idiot to even care about this shit franchise anymore.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #10248
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Rany on 810. Owning. Scary Shields' splits.

Morning after and I still hate the shit out of this trade and believe DM is dumb as ****. But I'm not going to continue to be a bitch about this, since I've made my overall point, repeatedly and clearly.

Bottom line: Royals must make the playoffs in '13 or DM must be fired. You make this deal, that's the implicit side deal that you sign off on as the GM. Anyone that doesn't hold Moore to this standard is being a chickenshit.
Yes on all counts, especially the last.

And hey, if we're going all-in on '13, they better sign a RF to push/platoon/replace Frenchy. That might make me feel a little better. I still hate the long-term implications of the deal, but actually WINNING in 2013 would at least justify the philosophy behind this deal (and it would feel nice to win something). So there's more work to be done, Dayton.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:18 AM   #10249
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I think the Royals weren't as high on Jake O and Monty, as everyone else may be. I don't know anyone in their right mind that wouldn't be crazy optimistic about Myers.
Yeah, just look at the list of previous Baseball America MLPOY prospects:

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1981 Mike Marshall, 1b, Dodgers
1982 Ron Kittle, of, White Sox
1983 Dwight Gooden, rhp, Mets
1984 Mike Bielecki, rhp, Pirates
1985 Jose Canseco, of, Athletics
1986 Gregg Jefferies, ss, Mets
1987 Gregg Jefferies, ss, Mets
1988 Tom Gordon, rhp, Royals
1989 Sandy Alomar Jr., c, Padres
1990 Frank Thomas, 1b, White Sox
1991 Derek Bell, of, Blue Jays
1992 Tim Salmon, of, Angels
1993 Manny Ramirez, of, Indians
1994 Derek Jeter, ss, Yankees
1995 Andruw Jones, of, Braves
1996 Andruw Jones, of, Braves
1997 Paul Konerko, 1b, Dodgers
1998 Eric Chavez, 3b, Athletics
1999 Rick Ankiel, lhp, Cardinals
2000 Jon Rauch, rhp, White Sox
2001 Josh Beckett, rhp, Marlins
2002 Rocco Baldelli, of, Devil Rays
2003 Joe Mauer, c, Twins
2004 Jeff Francis, lhp, Rockies
2005 Delmon Young, of, Devil Rays
2006 Alex Gordon, 3b, Royals
2007 Jay Bruce, of, Reds
2008 Matt Wieters, c, Orioles
2009 Jason Heyward, of, Braves
2010 Jeremy Hellickson, rhp, Rays
2011 Mike Trout, of, Angels
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:21 AM   #10250
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How can you say Playoffs in '13, and "knowingly know" that Frenchy is going to be your opening day RF? Off with your head!
As others have noted, we must sign another RF to compete with Frenchy in ST. Must do it. DM cannot sell out for '13 and leave that gaping hole.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:23 AM   #10251
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As others have noted, we must sign another RF to compete with Frenchy in ST. Must do it. DM cannot sell out for '13 and leave that gaping hole.
The problem is DM doesn't think we have a gaping hole in RF.

DM has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has zero concept - zero - of what makes a player more valuable than another player.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:25 AM   #10252
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As others have noted, we must sign another RF to compete with Frenchy in ST. Must do it. DM cannot sell out for '13 and leave that gaping hole.
I like it when you say gaping hole.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:27 AM   #10253
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The problem is DM doesn't think we have a gaping hole in RF.

DM has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has zero concept - zero - of what makes a player more valuable than another player.
This is spot on and really makes one question whether it's even remotely sensible to follow this shit franchise.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:27 AM   #10254
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The problem is DM doesn't think we have a gaping hole in RF.

DM has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has zero concept - zero - of what makes a player more valuable than another player.
THIS! MF'ing THIS!

If DM could give anal birth to Frenchy's baby, he'd sign up today, and volunteer for twins.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:28 AM   #10255
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As others have noted, we must sign another RF to compete with Frenchy in ST. Must do it. DM cannot sell out for '13 and leave that gaping hole.
Sounds like this trade added $17 million to the 2013 payroll. Any chance Glass wants to continue the spending spree?
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #10256
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Sounds like this trade added $17 million to the 2013 payroll. Any chance Glass wants to continue the spending spree?
Don't know. We're over $80M in payroll now. Glass has done exactly what we've wanted him to do, and DM has done exactly what his doubters have always known him to do.

As Rany said, given our hole in RF, "We've robbed Peter to pay Paul."
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:32 AM   #10257
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How can you say Playoffs in '13, and "knowingly know" that Frenchy is going to be your opening day RF? Off with your head!
He's not suggesting that he thinks they WILL make the playoffs.

He's suggesting that if they don't, DM should be fired on the spot.

I absolutely agree with him.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #10258
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This is spot on and really makes one question whether it's even remotely sensible to follow this shit franchise.
Unfortunately, I think we already know this.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #10259
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He's not suggesting that he thinks they WILL make the playoffs.

He's suggesting that if they don't, DM should be fired on the spot.

I absolutely agree with him.
I was being Facetious.
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I was being Facetious.
I'm with you, dude.
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