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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 02-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #1036
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:29 PM   #1037
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #1038
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Especially a catcher. That'd be a risky deal, I'd think...
Well I don't think there is much doubt that Salv is a fantastic catcher. But I'd at least like to see one full season from him before we start talking extension/big money. Same with Moose.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #1039
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #1040
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Royals just signed Peyton Manning.
I bet he'd make a decent pitcher with that arm! Better than Mazarro at least.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #1041
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Anything Hochevar and I'm laughing my ass off.

"It's a major award!"
Not quite as bad as George's Getz joke. But some about Hoch would upset me. Which is exactly what the Royals are capable of
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #1042
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I was being facetious, but that could be a bargain 5 years from now.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #1043
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #1046
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Good signing. We have never had a catcher like him. Not as long as I have been alive. Sunberg was ok.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #1047
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Will be interesting to see the the terms. I'm sure the Royals got a few option years for guaranteeing through his arbitration years. Interesting...
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Will be interesting to see the the terms. I'm sure the Royals got a few option years for guaranteeing through his arbitration years. Interesting...
5 years, with 3 club options
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